Fun Fact: The column was originally going to be called, “That’s So Dangerous!” Glad we changed the title last minute.
Lady Gaga arrives inside an egg to the Grammy Awards, a disappointment since Miley Cyrus had the whole bird metaphor pegged circa summer 2010. Mick Jagger struts out right after the In Memoriam. His subtle way of saying, “I’m still here, bitches!” Barbra Streisand can’t pronounce the word, “suburbs.” The singer presented the Album of the Year award to Arcade Fire. The band’s response: “Is it a mistake?” Safe.
San Francisco becomes the first city to create a marketing campaign to promote the use of female condoms among gay men. The Department of Public Health is using the $100,000 grant from the MAC AIDS foundation to put up illustrated posters throughout local businesses and on Muni stations. Scott Metzger, the guy who designed the Healthy Penis campaign illustrations, was commissioned to do the new female condom ones. Safe.
“To be or not to be?” That is the question all servicemen weren’t asked under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Now, Shakespeare rejoins the military; this time in a new gay adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, a film titled Private Romeo. The characters have their accents on, but we’re not sure if they’re reciting the original source or if it’s new dialogue imitating the Bard. Risky.
After taking a long vacation since the release of “I Kissed a Girl,” bisexuality is making headlines again! Darren Criss, the straight actor who plays the “don’t mean to sound cocky, but…” gay teen on Glee, poses wet for OUT magazine, while rumors of his character’s bisexuality have diehard orientation extremists outraged. Risky.
Just to show bisexuality really is timeless, Barbara Walters confessed her girl crush on Jennifer Aniston live on The View. The venerable host has also admitted being fond of Julianne Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker. When Joy Behar called Barbara a “big lesbian,” Walters denied, but bisexual? “Whatever!” Risky.
While delivering the keynote speech at the CPAC conference last week, Anne Coulter said gays are natural conservatives, just not natural human beings deserving of equal rights. She goes on about convincing the GOProud to drop support for gay marriage, and even goes so far as to say, we have the same taste in men! Meanwhile, controversially shirtless GOProud chairman Christopher Barron had a breakdown and stormed out the Michael Signorile radio show, presumably to go dive straight up Sarah Palin’s butt. Dangerous.
Daily moisturizer? Check. White sailor’s hat? Check. Three grams of meth? A West Hollywood dealer took to the high seas in “the largest gay cruise” ever but didn’t get far. He was escorted in handcuffs off the Atlantic Cruise while docked in St. Thomas. Safety aboard these gay cruise ships has caused recent concern since there are usually not enough medical personnel to assist in an overdose - or a circle jerk. Dangerous.