Revisiting Animal Drill
I was reviewing the Cypher Avenue Youtube channel thinking about the podcasts of yore that have since been removed (for valid reasons) when I noticed that the short film Animal Drill has over 1.2 million views and close to 300 comments. 6 years ago, Cypher…
Lafayette’s Greatest Hits
Many years ago Cypher Avenue highlighted 13 of the Best Black non-heterosexual characters in film and television. Many reader’s favorite characters were not listed which caused some criticism. We explained that since the site is primarily here to celebrate masculine leaning non-heterosexual men of color,…
Ocky Williams – Stand Up Comedian?
I’ve gotten tens, no…millions of letters and emails requesting that I release the lost tapes that were made of my rumored stand-up routines from when I toured back in 2008. I’m not saying they do exist but if they did, there is a very very…
Textbook Example of How Gay Mainstream Media Continues to Push Negative Gay Stereotypes
The Logo channel has a new dating / bachelor style show, Finding Prince Charming that features a main bachelor (Price Charming Robert Sepúlveda) and a number of suitors vying for the final spot on his arm. In reality TV land, this is cool…in real life,…
Loving Myself as a Gay Man in Hip Hop
Written by Todd Dahn. Originally published at Raprehab.com For more than half my life, I’ve lived in constant fear that my secret of being a gay man, who was a lifelong member of the Hip Hop community, would be exposed. The heaviness that ensued while…
Listen To Music By: Driss
I had no idea that actor Idris Elba has been making music and DJ’ing for a couple of years (yes I’m late) under the name Driss. After I smirked in disbelief, the first video of his that I watched was for the track Private Garden….
WATCH: BAG MAN
More disappointing time spent this week viewing another black gay web series on YouTube from a “can you review my web series on your website” director’s email request. I’m replaying dialogue in my head between Nick Delmacy and screenwriter James Peoples from Podcast #23 about…
The Best Muthafukin Video Game Trailers For 2014 We’ve Seen So Far*
The Best Muthafukin Video Game Trailers For 2014 We’ve Seen So Far* It’s the weekend and I finally have the opportunity to devote some time to the Cypher Avenue gamers. Video game publishers blessed us with some hot trailers and game play footage at this…
COMMENTARY ON THE SHORT FILM: DENNIS
There’s a lot more depth to this excellent 2007 Danish short film that is meant to spark discussion. One thing is for sure; I found that Kim Kold’s portrayal as the protagonist Dennis was outstanding.
KUSH TRAILERS OF THE WEEK
KUSH TRAILERS OF THE WEEK: 300: Rise of an Empire, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Man of Tai Chi, Seventh Son
A Gay Interracial Version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith?
Acclaimed film maker Lee Daniels states one of his next films will feature a gay action hero.
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