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Michael Henry has thoughts on mastering the art of YouTube, plus gay demons! / Queerty

Michael Henry has thoughts on mastering the art of YouTube,

It’s that time of the week! The latest installment of Queerty: The Podcast, our weekly breakdown of the biggest headlines of queer news and pop culture, is here and oh so queer.

On this week’s episode, host Gabe González talks everything from Kate Winslet’s running tally of closeted actors, to a hate group fundraising off of a video that should’ve been taken offline by now, and why one Alabama pastor thinks there’s a demon inside gay people.

Plus, comedian Michael Henry joins in the conversation to talk about his YouTube videos and how he would personify the gay demon inside of him.

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Luke Evans’ transformation, Jack Falahee’s pool dream, & Michael Turchin’s buddy / Queerty

Luke Evans’ transformation, Jack Falahee’s pool dream, & Michael Turchin’s

This week Japan took one step closer toward LGBT equality, Gayle King spilled the post-royal interview tea, and Daniel Franzese was fired for being gay. Here’s what happened on Instagram:

Lenny Kravitz made breakfast.

Cheyenne Jackson challenged his brother.

Devin Ibañez tended goal.

Tim & Rod traveled together.

Antony Tran escaped to the lake.

Grandy Glaze took a shower.

Michael Turchin carried the dog.

Luke Evans transformed his body.

Matteo Lane wore white.

Lil Nas X made an announcement.

Jack Falahee lived in the pool.

Taylor Frey tried the self timer.

David Gandy went backstage.

Conrad Rocha hiked to the Hollywood sign.

Indar Isaiah Smith played peek-a-boo.

Miguel Angel Silvestre showed off for GQ Spain.

Mena Massoud changed his hair.

Bob Harper stayed active.

Charlie Puth stepped outside.

RJ Portales took the back seat.

And David Ortega woke up in Hawaii.

Comic Michael Henry wonders why he can’t find a boyfriend / Queerty

Comic Michael Henry wonders why he can’t find a boyfriend

Michael Henry and Meatball
(Photo: YouTube)

It can be tough being single on Valentine’s Day. It can be particularly tough being single for Valentine’s during a pandemic!

That’s the subject of the latest video from YouTube comic, Michael Henry, which besides being humorous, finds Henry in a more reflective mood and revealing he’s “Never had a Valentine.” and “Never had a boyfriend. Never been in love.”

Although a friend (played by the drag queen, Meatball) reassures him Valentine’s Day is just a “silly holiday”, Henry wonders why some people seem to find it so easy to fall in love, while others do not.

After further probing from the friend, it seems Henry’s experiences with “love” have all involved “games, chasing, rejection, and feeling crushed,” … something which, well, many others might be able to relate to.

Related: Michael Henry takes no prisoners in new video about Gays Over COVID

Indeed, the commentators on YouTube appreciate Henry’s honesty.

“I’ll be 33 this year and have never had a boyfriend. It gets lonely,” says one.

“My Valentine is my little doggie and we usually cry together and go to bed early,” offered another.

The gays react to Michael B. Jordan’s “Sexiest Man Alive” status / Queerty

The gays react to Michael B. Jordan’s “Sexiest Man Alive”

Following in the footsteps of Brad Pitt, Idris Elba, and John Legend, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020. The magazine announced its pick on November 17, commending the actor both on his chiseled body and his pushes for diversity in front of and behind the camera.

“It’s a cool feeling,” Jordan says of the distinction in the magazine’s cover story. “You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of.”

Related: Michael B. Jordan gives fans heart palpitations with thirstiest share yet

Following the announcement, one Reddit user celebrated Jordan’s SMA status in a Reddit “appreciation post” on the r/askgabybros forum.

“For the first time I completely agree with the guy they chose to be the sexiest man alive,” that user wrote. “Michael B. Jordan is just so damn sexy.”

Others heartily agreed. “I found him to be so hot in Black Panther. Great choice,” one commenter wrote.

Another said, “I’m all for it,” while someone else observed that Jordan is “deffo sexy” and a different guy reported having “a hard time not being hard for every scene he was in in Black Panther.

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One Redditor even said he has followed Jordan through his career highs and lows. “The first time I saw him was in Chronicle, and he impressed me right then!” he wrote. “I’ve loved him [in] everything, even the Fantastic Fourflop.”

Related: “Map Daddy” Steve Kornacki named one of ‘People’ magazine’s sexiest men alive

Others, on the other hand, are relieved that it’s Jordan this year and not a certain past Sexiest Man Alive. “Better than 2017 when it was Blake Shelton’s homophobic basic ass,” one commenter wrote. Another asserted that “nobody agreed with Blake Shelton being chosen.”

And finally, one Reddit user could probably use a crash course in both sports and pop culture: “TBH, I never knew Michael Jordan looked like that and now I have a new crush.”

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What’s wrong with Michael Douglas & Matt Damon getting naked? / Queerty

What’s wrong with Michael Douglas & Matt Damon getting naked?

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.

The Glittering: Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas may have taken home the Emmy for his performance as Liberace in this biopic, but the movie belongs to Matt Damon who gives an uninhibited performance as Liberace’s on-again, off-again lover Scott Thorson. As directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra isn’t so much a biopic of the Las Vegas-loving, oh-so-gay pianist as a biography of the very weird relationship between Liberace and Thorson. As Liberace says in the film: “I want to be everything to you, Scott. I want to be your father, brother, lover, best friend.”

That, folks, is a recipe for disaster.

By now the details of Liberace’s final years have become common knowledge: his drug and spending habits, his death from AIDS, and the bizarre narcissism that drove him to own Throson as a kept man and undergo plastic surgery to look more like Liberace himself. Neither Throson nor Liberace comes off well in Behind the Candelabra, and yet somehow, Soderbergh, Douglas and Damon make us love the couple, their hedonistic lifestyle, and even their flaws. Though Thorson & Liberace’s relationship ends on a bitter note, the move doesn’t. Rather, it celebrates the real affection between two men who really did love one another, even when their relationship turned destructive. Featuring outstanding performances from its two lead, as well as Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe and the late Debbie Reynolds, Behind the Candelabra is a film as complicated–and joyous–as the men who inspired it.

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