New Out magazine editor tells Women’s Wear Daily that he wants his vision for the magazine to be “[David] Bowie gay rather than Cher gay.” He also says that he would like to see Vanity Fair and The New Yorker as his competition rather than Genre orInstinct: “The question I ask myself is, ‘What would those magazines do if they were gay?’ I’d rather have mainstream magazines with an aesthetic I admire as the competition (rather than other gay titles). For an editor, you create the magazine you want to read. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that.” (via gawker)
MTV’s Real World/Road Rules: Fresh Meat Challenge features plenty of gay drama this season. Reality Blurred reports that contestant Shane is upset they cast his ex-boyfriend Ryan on the show. “If you’re stick gonna another gay guy on there, don’t give me [my ex-boyfriend] Ryan, and don’t give me this closeted fucker.” The latter reference is to Fresh Meat contestant Jesse, who has not publicly admitted to being on Shane’s team, sexuality-wise. Shane goes on to explain a bit of backstory on Ryan: “I had the distinct joy of meeting a superfan in New York City. Well, his name is Ryan but he’s just Asshole in my opinion, so that’s how I view him, as a big fucking stinky asshole. We dated for a while, off and on, like, he would come to North Carolina, and I’d go to New York. And it was, like, all right, I was never in love. I think that he was, because he turned out to be a stalker in some sense. Basically what happened was he called me one day and was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know how to tell you this but I just signed up for the challenge.’ And I go, ‘Oh, well, you’ll make it, and don’t ever call me again.’ And then we broke up. I knew he’d make it. Believe me, I know a reality whore when I see one. He was going around thinking that his whole life was going to change, he’s going to be famous, he doesn’t need to be a waiter any more. And I kind of laughed and was like, you fucking idiot. I’ve been on five of these shows. Believe me, I’m still waiting tables. We said hello. Actually, I pulled him aside and we had a little one on one. He would like, every second, he would be like, he would say like gross words like, ‘Baby.’ I haven’t dated you in three fucking months; you’re a fucking psycho. Stop. I don’t want him near me. I want him sent home. I told everyone, I said, ‘Listen, if you’re my friend, the first person to go home is Ryan, so don’t partner up with him.'”
Shane’s rant may be the best example yet of why the pecs-and-ass show is best watched with the “mute” button on.