Queer legend Oscar Wilde honoured with portrait on aircraft tailWrite comment (0 Comments)
Irish poet, playwright, and queer icon Oscar Wilde has being honoured with a portrait on two Boeing aircraft.
Norwegian airlines launched two aircraft – a Boeing 737 MAX and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner – ahead of the legendary poet’s birthday on 16 October.
The airliner often honours famous Norwegian people on the tail fin of their planes, dubbing them ‘tail fin heroes’. However, recently they’ve expanded into other territories, allowing queer stars to share a spot in the limelight.
Last year, bisexual star Freddie Mercury sat on the fin.
Oscar Wilde was known as one of Britain’s first ever modern celebrities. He became famous for his razor-sharp witticisms and extraordinary pieces of art throughout the 1880s. His works include the iconic book Picture of Dorian Grey, as well as plays like the Importance of Being Ernest.
However, he was eventually shunned from society after sleeping with a series of men. They ranged from sex workers, to people in the upper echelons of society.
Matthew Wood, Senior Vice President for Commercial Long haul and New Markets at Norwegian, said: ‘Our “tail fin heroes” offer us a perfect chance to pay tribute to some of the greatest Irish men and women of all time.
‘Oscar Wilde has inspired generations and we are very happy to have one of the greatest poets of all time adorn our aircraft.’
Norwegian carries over 33 million passengers a year to 150 destinations.
TINA - SIMPLY THE BEST is coming to Roodepoort Theatre!Write comment (0 Comments)
This sensational show, highlighting the unforgettable hits from the legend herself, Tina Turner, now travels to the Roodepoort Theatre in the West Rand, providing ideal family entertainment for the Festive Season. In the LGBT community, Tina Turner has long been a performance favourite among drags: remember Nomi at Bull’s Eye and Stardust, Charne at Ramp Divas?
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Tina – Simply the Best will be on stage for a limited season at the Roodepoort Theatre from Thursday, 6th December – Sunday, 16th December.
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s which features the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalist and dancers to make this the definitive tribute and a fabulous fun night out for the family.
Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina Turner one of the 20th century's biggest names in music such as Simply the Best, What's love got to do with it, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We don't need another Hero, What you get is what you see, Private Dancer and many more.
Panto time: Janice Honeyman’s Snow WhiteWrite comment (0 Comments)
By Gerard Rissik
For 31 years in Johannesburg Janice Honeyman has delighted us with her Pantomime, so much so that bookings open a year in advance so that people can be sure of getting their seats. This year’s panto is Snow White. The script follows a pretty standard formula and, as always, is written in a way that children and adults will enjoy. A lot of the music comes from current or recent hits and there is a lot of space for the actors to drop in recent news topics to add to the fun.
The absolute star of the Show is Ben Voss who plays the wicked queen Hildegonde Hoggenheim. Desmond Dube as Dame Dolla Diddledaddledoodledragon is also terrific. Kiruna-Lind Devar is a lovely Snow White and has a beautiful voice. The hunky prince is played by Tshepo Ncokoane. Former 702 host John Robbie joins the cats for the first time, and you can see that he is having a lot of fun on stage.
The panto is always fun and a lighthearted evening out. This year there is a surprise in store though. As you enter the theatre you are handed a pair of Super Panto 3D glasses; these are needed for what I thought was a very exciting segment of the performance where 3d technology brings the journey into the forest to life. Using this sort of technology, marrying the magic of live theatre with the ability of film to move long distances and with 3d to give incredible depth and life, can only be good news.
Tickets range from R245 – R375 and can be booked through the theatre or at selected Pick n Pay stores. The final performance will be on 23 December.
Tom Goss Releases New Opus to Plus-Sized Men, Round in All the Right PlacesWrite comment (0 Comments)
Five years after the release of “Bears” — his song that continues to play at gay bear bars and fur festivals worldwide — Tom Goss is reinstating his commitment to plus-sized gay men with “Round in All the Right Places,” a soulful new track that combines sultry lyrics with shapely tones.
It’s no secret that pop singer Tom Goss is attracted to plus-sized men. Five years after the release of “Bears” — his song that continues to play at gay bear bars and fur festivals worldwide — he is reinstating his commitment to them with “Round in All the Right Places,” a soulful new track that combines sultry lyrics with shapely tones. “Even after ‘Bears’, people would constantly ask me if I really had a thing for large men,” Tom says. “I used to get annoyed by the question, but then I started to reflect on it and I came to the conclusion that I hadn’t done an adequate job of describing what is so intoxicating to me about men of size. For this one, I wanted to write something that was more specific and mature. I didn't want to hold back. I wanted to be direct, honest and graphic; to really convey the shape, the allure, the seduction of big men.” Produced by Goss and mixed by Marr Zimm, Round in All the Right Places is available on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital platforms. We have shared it on the Exit group and page on Facebook.
“I had been trying to write ‘Round in all the Right Places’ for some time, but what was coming out simply wasn’t working for me,” recalls Goss from his LA home. “Then I got a text from a friend who happens to be round and absolutely beautiful. I asked him what he hated most about his body. He said his Flintstone feet. I was floored, mainly because, to me, everything about his body is stunning. So I began asking other men of size the same question and no one was able to tell me, ‘not a damn thing, I love it all!’”
See the video here: https://youtu.be/UieVH3A6u40.
Goss hopes to flip the script on perceived beauty with his song. “The world is telling plus sized people that their butts are sagging and their bellies are too flabby. ‘Change who you are, lose it at all costs,’ we’re told. Then we wonder why people often view themselves in a negative light. I want to send some messaging out into the world that says the opposite.”Read more ...
Sweden considering safety standards for sex toysWrite comment (0 Comments)
The Swedish government are concerned about the sex lives of their citizens. Researchers in Sweden have recommend the introduction of more vigorous safety standards for sex toys after looking into the number of cases of people presenting at hospitals because they’ve got a toy stuck in their anus. One hospital has had 73 people with dildos or butt plugs stuck in their anuses seeking assistance over a 7 year period.
The report has triggered the Swedish Standards Industry (SIS) to look into the matter and see if more specific guidelines are needed.
“Sex toys are used in the entire world and as far as I know there is no research which can state what is the most common injury. Since these products are used everywhere it is important that the standard now being developed becomes global,” explained Anna Sjögren from SIS .
The study found that 40% of objects needing to be removed were sex toys while the remainder included things like bottles, candles, cans and edible objects and incidents were almost always linked to “sexual pleasure”. A dispropriate number of the patients were male. The median age of patients was 41, but patients ages ranged from 15 through to 92.
While most people just needed assistance removing the objects, a few had to head into surgery to fix the problem. The researchers recommend that sex toys should be manufactured with a safety string or adequate-sized stopper.
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