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Sundance Premieres Dol (First Birthday) – Interview With Andrew Ahn

Tasteful.  Intense.  Exquisite.

All of these words describe my favorite Korean treats: Soju, Korean Bar-B-Que, and Andrew Ahn.

I first met Andrew Ahn at the 2011 Outfest mixer last year. He walked up to me and I was thinking, “Why is this tall, slender Korean male approaching me?” I’m usually mistaken for either Chris Evan’s body double or to be told that the way I’m staring at them is making their girlfriend uncomfortable, so I was prepared for what he had to ask. It turned out we had a lot of mutual friends in common and he was there for the premiere of his latest short film, Andy.

ImageHis CalArts thesis film, Dol (First Birthday), produced in Los Angeles, CA, has been officially selected as part of the Short Narrative Fiction Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Dol is about a Korean-American man living with his boyfriend who finds himself yearning for a life out of reach at his nephew’s first birthday party – a dol.

The inspiration for the film is just as beautiful as the story itself – Andrew used this film to come out to his parents. About as dramatic and heart-stopping as the Korean soap operas I watch on Hulu – Andrew cast his own parents in the film without telling them what the story was about.

Move over, Boys Before Flowers.

When Andrew told me he got into Sundance it went something like this:

Andrew: So, I’m going to Sundance.

Me: Oh that’s cool! Are you going to see any films?

Andrew: Yeah… Mine.

Me: … O_o

I knew I had to talk to Andrew directly about this, so I picked the most hipster coffee shop in Silverlake, Intelligentsia, where we both wore plaid button ups, skinny jeans and slipons and drank $5 coffee.

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Enter A New Drag Dimension

Hey guys! Oh wow, it’s been a while since I’ve written. But it’s the time of the year again and the contestants for Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 4 has been announced! Check out this fierce trailer below:

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DC Comics Introduces New Gay ‘Teen Titan’

Anyone here read Teen Titans? Or comic books? I haven’t read a comic book in a long time, but I think maybe I’ll start reading this one again… Or just wait until they show a gay love story with one of the characters.

Everyone, meet Bunker!

“OHHAYYY!”

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Extreme Makeover: Attractive People Make Overweight People Lose Weight

If you were swimming and a man who looked like this jumped into your pool, what would you do?

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I <3 New York!

No, my title is not referring to the greatest television show on VH1, I Love New York, starring Tiffany Pollard from Flavor of Love Seasons 1 & 2. But, if you haven’t heard, New York now allows same-sex marriage and has become the largest state to do so!

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I Fucking Hate The ‘F’ Word

by Kevyn

So, I was checking out my Facebook and my friend, straight, changed his status. I was so in shock, I just had to say something. The conversation looked like this:

It still makes me a little upset that people use that word so freely and think it won’t affect anyone around them. Continue reading

Tracy Morgan, Tsk Tsk…

by Kevyn

There has been a lot of backlash pointed directly to Tracy Morgan after his extremely homophobic comment he made while doing his stand up comedy routine over the last week in Nashville. He made a comment during his routine that that if a son of his ever came home sounding effeminate, he would pull out a knife and stab him.

Yes.

Stab him.

Now, I have a pretty open mind when it comes to comedy but I do agree, like most reviewers and critics, this was extremely offensive. Comedy has boundaries that are meant to be pushed but to have something as abusive and literal as this, this is not something to be taken lightly. Other comedians, like Chris Rock, even sent responses in how disappointed they are at his choice of words. Tracy Morgan did apologize for his rants, but I’m sure like most people in the LGBT community, actions speak louder than words. Continue reading

Born This Way – Album Review

by Kevyn

I’m doing this because I’ve had this album on repeat for the last week and I should get all my initial reactions out. Plus, I have a feeling another member may write about it and I need to be the first one to write about it…Just because.

Me with my newly purchased album!

The album has been promoted so heavily by GaGa. I give her big props on going out everywhere promoting the hell out of it. The album sold 1.1 Million copies in its first week (however, there was some speculation as how it came that way) . But enough about that, it’s all about the music with GaGa, so here’s a quick review of each track. I purchased the deluxe edition with a total of 17 songs as opposed to the standard of 14.

1. Marry The Night – A really good song about GaGa’s love for NYC and how she’ll never be a Hollywood girl. Best part is the chorus with the “M-M-M-Marry the Night” parts. Very “P-P-P-Pokerface P-P-Pokerface”. Continue reading

API Wellness’ 2011 BLOOM Event

by Kevyn

I got invited to attend API Wellness Center’s annual charity event, Bloom, last Thursday the 19th, and it was a fun event filled with love, champagne, and Asians. It’s always comforting to see a community come together and donate for a good cause. A lot of the board members have been working with API Wellness for last couple of decades and it was fun to hang out with them and others at the San Fransisco Design Center which is truly a beautiful venue. BLOOM is one of the, if not the, biggest charity events geared towards the API LGBT communities in the US, and it was an honor be apart of such an event.

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2011 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

by Kevyn


Aloha! Just got back from the 22nd Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival and I am definitely more tan than when I first arrived. I haven’t been back to Hawaii since 2009 but everything is the same just as I left it. Brent Anbe and Daniel Chun did an amazing job coordinating everything and I definitely saw some pretty entertaining films while I was there.

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Disney Princes… The Way It’s Supposed To Be

by Kevyn

We all grew up on Disney and all of the princesses, Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, etc. are one of the most influential pop culture icons in the world. However, I know like most of you, like me, have paid attention to their male counterparts –  The heroic and muscular prince.

I stumbled across these photos by  a very talented artist named David Kawena. Let me show you a piece he’s done:

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And The Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Is…

by Kevyn

SPOILER ALERT! After the cut see who won!

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A King With No Crown

by Kevyn

Lady Gaga’s new single ‘Judas’ is out and of course, I just have to spread the goodness. Despite all the symbolism on top of symbolism and so forth, it’s a great dance song. The beat comes at you so hard the only thing I can do is to start dancing… Continue reading