“So honoured and ecstatic to announce my collaboration with @BALENCIAGA on the upcoming FW15 Menswear campaign!!!!” said Sam Smith via his Instagram account. The new face of Balenciaga showcases his new svelte body on pictures snapped by Josh Olins for the French Fashion House.
I am surprisingly happy to see Sam doing the Balenciaga campaign as this is my favorite brand. Expensive yes, it’s Pret-à-Porter, but I always try to get 1-2 pieces every year, but I love the aesthetic of the brand since Alexander Wang is the designer.
Check out the first images released by the Balenciaga below and the short video teaser above.
Along with learning who won an Oscar at last night’s Academy Awards, we learned a lot more: Who to call (your parents to tell them you love ’em ), and what women should be paid (the same as men). From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases, advocacy was a big part of last night’s show. Here’s a quick rundown of what people are saying the day after the show.
-After winning a best supporting actress Oscar for Boyhood, Patricia Arquette addressed every mother and every American: “We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all — and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” Loud cheers rose as Arquette spoke, with Meryl Streep repeatedly pointing at Arquette as she applauded her alongside Jennifer Lopez.
-Race was also a topic at an Oscars in which all 20 of the nominees in the acting categories were white, and the Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma wasn’t picked to vie for any of the high-profile awards besides best picture. After winning for best original song for Selma’s “Glory,” John Legend and Common outlined a struggle that’s still continuing. In a performance and acceptance speech, they reflected how fully politics were intertwined with this Oscars show
If you were an adult in the 80s, you were probably hit by the HIV storm. Nobody knew what was happening, people were dying one after the other…. I even heard that some gay men lost 15-20 friends in just few years…. It was probably really hard for gay men to live in the 80’s at the beginning of HIV when it wasn’t well known and everybody used it to discriminate gay men.
The Normal Heart is a 2014 American drama television film directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, based on his own 1985 play of same name. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, and Julia Roberts. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 26, 2014.
The film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City (among gay people) between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. Weeks prefers public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner (Bomer). Their differences of opinion lead to arguments that threaten to undermine their shared goals.
Have you seen the movie yet?
Check out the trailer below!
Loved this short film. It definitely shows certain stereotypes our community has of an interracial relationship. In the movie, Yamil Jaiman picks up Ethan Le Phong thinking he is a power bottom. But when it gets to the sweaty part, the asian actor refuses to bottom and the competition starts. Who will be the bottom? Here is what Hieu Tran had to say about his movie :
“With Squared, I want to show that not all Asians fit into the stereotypes that society has constructed, says Tran. I chose to show an interracial relationship because I see many interracial couples in my daily life but usually not on screen. I see interracial relationships as something beautiful – two people who are able to share and learn about each other’s cultures. However, I see a problem when one objectifies or manipulates the other.”
Do you like to date another ethnic group than yours? Let me know why?
Check out the sexy teaser below!
Matthew McConaughey speech at yesterday’s Oscars got different opinions from all over the world. Us Weekly called it a “touching” speech (really?) while Time called it “confounding” and “semi-bizarre”.
I’ll personally say that I’m a bit disappointed that McConaughey didn’t mention HIV/AIDS once in his speech. Given that he won for the “Best Actor” award in his role playing a person with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club,” you’d think maybe he could have paused his self-indulgent, self-congratulatory, self-obessed speech to mention — as did Jared Leto, who also won an Oscar playing a person with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club” — the “36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS.”
What do you guys think?
Check out both speech after the jump!