I never got around to watching any of Caspar Lee’s videos so hopefully someone in the comments can link to the source video. In the meantime, he has an interview with Troye Sivan, I’ll check that out… some day!
The Guardian has teamed up with writer Kieran Yates and director Marcus Plowright to produce a short documentary on the small but tight-knit community of London’s Muslim drag queens.
At 12-minutes long, the film takes us behind-the-scenes as Ali, a gay Pakistani asylum-seeker, prepares to perform for the first time. “Ali fled Pakistan, where he was persecuted for being gay, but now faces abuse from his neighbours in London,” reads the blurb. “Mentored by Asifa Lahore, the UK’s first Muslim drag queen, Ali is determined to overcome his fears and express himself in a dance performance at the UK’s biggest ‘gaysian’ club night.”
You can watch the video below and read more about it here.
Photos by & with Milo <3
This Wonderwear Wednesday is an odd one: it’s the first (and probably last) time that it features a guy who’s actually not that pretty. The story behind the picture was just too weird to let it pass though. Above you see a recent Calvin Klein ad featuring Justin Bieber. This one caused a bit of a controversy after a gif turned up that implied that this photo was indeed photoshopped to make Justin look better equipped than he is. You can see this gif on the side. These allegations didn’t fly with Justin’s legal team, they forced the creator of the gif to put up a statement in which he explains that, according to Bieber, the ad is not photoshopped. Justin’s trainer also chimed in, claiming that he’s well endowed for American standards.
Whatever! There’s always Ronan Parke if you want to see a cutie in Calvins ;)
In nakedyouth director Shishido takes us on a journey through the uncertainty and excitement of young love. This gentle short film quivers with sexual tension, which is linked to the natural world: trees reflecting on the surface of a pond, butterflies fluttering in the breeze…