Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Legend: The Verdict

We took former Kray hitman Freddie Foreman, now 83, to see the film, starring Tom Hardy in both lead roles.

Here is his verdict.

TOM HARDY plays both Ronnie and Reggie in the film — and watching him in action on screen was like seeing the twins reincarnated.

His physical likeness to both is uncanny. It was like watching their ghosts looming from 50 years ago.

But one thing the film gets totally wrong is the relationship between Reggie and his wife, Frances Shea. It portrays him to be a Romeo who charms all the birds off the trees, and that could not be more wrong. 

He was gay, just like Ronnie.

The film gives the impression that Frances killed herself because she couldn’t cope with Reggie being a gangster or being drawn into violence by his brother, and all that cobblers.

The truth is that their marriage was never properly consummated and she referred to him as “bacon bonce”, which is Cockney rhyming slang for nonce...

And the film makes Ronnie out to be a psychopathic lunatic, but actually he was a very warm person and capable of great kindness. He also had a very good sense of humour.

 Yes, he did walk into the Blind Beggar pub and shoot George Cornell dead. But in the earlier days, Ron was still not as bad as the film makes out...

The Sun.

Classic.

PS Mirror; 9 things you never knew about the notorious Kray twins!!! (Except you probably know at least some of them, unless you're a bit 'McCormick').

Queen: Off With Her Head!

Daily Mail.

Little Miss Controversy strikes again!

This is everywhere - Mail Online has already run TWO correctives.

Property: The Horror! The Horror!

Daily Telegraph.

Warning: Contains the word 'buy-friend'.

TV: Double Vision

From An Evening With Harry Enfield And Paul Whitehouse.

Cause you can never have enough Grayson Perrys...

Monday, 31 August 2015

Krays: Brotherly Love

Vicious gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray had an incestuous sexual relationship with each other as they were growing up.

The pair, who ran a cruel and violent criminal empire in London's East End in the 1960s, were terrified of their secret coming out.

They were worried that rivals would see their sexuality – Ronnie was a homosexual and Reggie was bisexual - as a sign of weakness so only had sex with each other in order to keep the secret.

Author John Pearson who extensively interviewed the brothers and their associates has made the revelation as a new film comes out on the twins.

John said: “Homosexuality was nothing to be proud of in the East End.

“But as they became more notorious, Ronnie became quite shameless about it.

“According to Ron in the early days they had sex with each other because they were terrified about people finding out.” ...


Daily Mirror.

Nicked from The Sun this morning.

Oh, and John Pearson was first flogging this - completely unsubstantiated - story five years ago.

Journalism!

PS Pearson, a prolific author, has written three books about the Krays - he published this under a pseudonym.

Lord Montagu Of Beaulieu: Notorious Car Collector Dies

Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies - BBC News.

Hmm...

Hilariously BBC News don't mention how most people will know his name. [It was updated after about half-an-hour - most odd, or did I dream it?].

PS I think The Independent was the only paper to pause and reflect on the import of the Montagu-Wildeblood trial.

Lord Montagu, pictured with friends in happier times.

Pink News: Hard News

I am pleased that Pink News has finally given up any pretence of being a serious news site.

Update: Though later PN returned to being the home of sophisticated political debate...

Beavis: 'Putin looks gay!' Buttfuck: 'Hur hur hur.'

Guy Burgess: Slut-Shamed

Guy Burgess (all three pictures) became an agent for the Soviet Union after leaving Cambridge University in 1935. It was well known that he exploited the blackout in wartime London to pounce on and pick up young servicemen for his own pleasure and locked in the drawer of his desk was evidence of his twin vices: a bottle of gin and a book on flagellation. The dangerous flaws in his character were obvious to all, yet his job in the news department, briefing the Press, meant he was privy to almost all material produced by the Foreign Office, including top secret telegraphic communications, along with the keys for decrypting them. 

Daily Mail.

See, you just can't trust these buggers.

PS 'The most promiscuous man who ever lived' bit is an actual scientific fact!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

John Grant: Live In Iceland

There's a lovely, lengthy interview with John Grant in The Observer.

That is all.

Rugby: Another Bloke Comes Out (As Gay)!

Someone else we've never heard of til today has come out as a gay.

Apparently he plays something called the Rugby Union.

So brave etc.

Here's some stuff we read in his Sunday Times interview and saw on Wikipedia...

Gay Star News.

PS One also suspects Pink News hadn't heard of Oliver Sacks when they woke up this morning...

Oliver Sacks: 1933-2015

Neurologist, author, biker boy...

Update: Mail Online has all the goss on the 'drug-taking muscleman who brought people back from the dead'!

Harvey Proctor: Nick 'Nick'

Those of us who have been criticising the ever more lurid accusations of child abuse against a cavalcade of politicians (mostly Tory and usually dead) have become used to being described as “defenders of paedophiles” on the wilder fringes of the internet, where the idea of sex with children exerts a peculiar fascination.

So I wonder what this thriving branch of the conspiracy-theory business will make of the article in today’s edition of The Sunday Times by Mark Williams-Thomas
[Savile was a fair cop, this is a witcvh hunt], which denounces the way some people have “determined to be at the forefront of trying to set out that a significant number of well-organised paedophile rings existed involving politicians past and present” and lamenting that “these individuals are not evidence-focused, preferring to pass off rumour as fact”.

For Williams-Thomas is the man whose 2012 ITV film The Other Side of Jimmy Savile was the spur to belated criminal investigations of the sexual activities of the late BBC presenter; and in his earlier career as a police officer he was involved in a number of successful cases against men who had abused children for sexual gratification...


A former rent boy, known to us only as “Nick”, [has] claimed Proctor was one of a number of Tory bigwigs, army generals, spy chiefs (the entire so-called Establishment, in effect) who had “raped and tortured” him and other children as far back as 1975. 

Proctor took the extraordinary step of reading out the police disclosure document. It contains the claim that, in the presence of “Nick”, he had murdered one child by strangulation, having stabbed him with a penknife “over a period of 40 minutes”. It also alleges Proctor was prevented from taking his penknife to “Nick’s” genitals only by the intervention of “the other male present”. This, according to “Nick”, was Ted Heath.

The law as it stands grants anonymity to those who make charges of sexual abuse, and there are good reasons for this. But here’s the thing: who is being abused now? Due process is the victim. And that puts all of us at risk. 

Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times.

There was also a good piece on this orgy of cruelty and stupidity in the Telegraph this week, Harvey Proctor's accusers are making sure he will never get a fair trial. 

And in the Independent, Harvey Proctor and a worrying case of trial by lynch mob.

And LBC interview with Iain Dale. 

Gareth Williams: Murdered By Clinton!!?

The Sun On Sunday.

He printed off a guestlist for a Bill Clinton reception that a friend was going to!

After five years, is that the best you can do?

Update: Obediently regurgitated in The Indendent.

Check out the NUTS! comments from tinfoil-hat wearing readers.

'You forgot to include the fact that the '' safe house'' refered to is DOLPHIN SQUARE the same establishment owned flats reportedly used by VIP child abusers to do their evil deeds. The same spy was also reported to have hacked the now prime ministers wifes email when she worked at the Bristol School of Creative Arts. It's all oviously unrelated conjecture............right.'

Thought For The Day: David Starkey

Life is good at the moment. I used to be very moody and, to be blunt, I think it was the result of a lack of success and control in my life. But now, by and large, I have been successful, and to a great extent I am in control, so I have become much more equable... far less bad tempered and edgy. My temper now is very much a performance. 

A Life In The Day Of, The Sunday Times magazine.

And if you believe that...

PS We also learn his parents were Quakers! Mind you, so were Richard Nixon's.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Worst Tweet Of All Time: LGBTory

Beaton: Photographs

Introduction by Annie Leibovitz.

Ian McKellen: Well, There You Billy Well Go!

BBC News.

Gay Bars: Last Orders

BBC News.

Integration, Grindr, property development, a thousand non-gay pubs close every year blah blah blah...

PS The article also says there are a million Grindr users in London. That's 1 in 4 men. Erm...

Matthew Parris: Our Glorious Queen

Heretic!

Cosmonauts: The First Gay Man In Space

Cosmonauts: Birth Of The Space Age, The Science Museum, London, from September 18th.

The cosmonauts who wanted to paint the stars red, The Times.

Thought For The Day: John Waters

“I’m now for autosexual people. The people who believe that if they have sex with someone else and don’t just masturbate that they’re unfaithful to themselves. I’m for people now that want to marry themselves. That’s the next battle with the Catholic Church. I’m the only person that wants to lead that fight.”

The Independent, cause you can't have a weekend without a (error-filled) John Waters interview in the broadsheets.

PS It Isn't Very Pretty... The Complete Films Of John Waters, BFI Southbank.

'Rugby Hunk': I Mean Where Do You Even Fucking Start With This Mess?!!

TATTOOED rugby hunk James Haskell poses with a rainbow splash over him as he calls for sport to accept people of all sexualities. The England star, 30, — dating Chloe Madeley — rapped homophobia in an interview with Gay Times, on sale now.

 The Sun.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Dale Winton: Has Hair Cut

Daily Mail.

Naturally, no friends are quoted.

Big Gay Cry Baby: Has A New Poo

Big Gay Cry Baby has heard some gays are having deadly CHEMSEX!!! in the evil RUSSIA!!!!!

My heart - literally - bleeds. :(

Must write an hysterical article about this subject of which I know nothing.

The Independent: Taboos Destroyed!


No-one does inane winky-wanky liberal tripe like The Independent.

A school magazine would have rejected this happy-clappy crap.

James Bond: Homo 7

Former James Bond and Professional Heterosexual Pierce Brosnan certainly thinks it’s time, but he admits that there was always resistance about the idea of a gay Bond. In a recent interview, he said: “"Actually, I don't know how it would work. I don't think Barbara [Broccoli, the James Bond producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for
interesting viewing.”

He's largely talking out of his tail-pipe; of course Bond could be gay. He could be blond, vegetarian, he could back Jeremy Corbyn if he really wanted. None of those qualities directly tie into what the films are about - a secret agent fighting a group of slightly racist stereotypes in the name of protecting our beautiful little country.

Bond being gay is fine, in theory. But beneath the surface, there's a clearer subtext to Brosnan's words. It's not that he couldn't be gay, but that many believe he shouldn't. The Great British public, the thinking goes, would reject a gay Bond, and in doing so would destroy a dearly beloved institution and a pillar of masculinity in one fell swoop.

"Who would choose to go and see a gay Bond?" is just a fiddlier version of the argument "who would want to be gay?" The logic is that 'straight' is 'normal' and therefore 'best'. It's the default, it's not offensive. So making Bond gay would be a gamble; throwing away something we know straight audiences love and trying something they might be hostile towards...

Chris Mandle, Daily Telegraph.

Vester Flanagan: Hate-Flag Found!

From the hilariously right-wing Breitbart.

PS Pure evil! 


PPS Gay Crime And The Media The cover-up!!! The even more right-wing and loopy The American Thinker.


Daily Express: Raving

Lol etc!

PS Still no news on Fagburn's request to rejoin the Labour Party...

PPS Positively glowing interview with loopy gay wannabe Labour deputy leadership candidate, Ben Bradshaw, in the new GT (Gay Times) by... Benjamin Butterworth, his de facto press officer!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Belast: I Wonder

Find out with this fun-packed interactive thing from BBC iWonder!

Will the BBC send Scott Mills, Reggie Yates and Stephen Fry to investigate???

The Independent: Irony Is Dead, Study Reveals

Study reveals that most studies are nonsense!

The Indepedent - written by 12 year-olds since 2010.

PS Well done boffins!
The Sun.

Tyler The Creator: Ban Everything!

The Home Office has responded to Tyler, The Creator's claims that he is banned from entering the UK until at least 2018.

The rapper pulled a series of UK dates earlier this week, including an appearance at this weekend's Reading & Leeds Festival. Explaining his reason for the change in plans, he went on to say that he has been told he cannot come back to Britain for a period of 3-5 years.


A spokesperson for the Home Office refused to address the specific case but issued the following statement, in which the reasons a person can be banned from entering the UK are explained.


"Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values.

 

"The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds."

Tyler's manager Christian Clancy posted a more detailed explanation behind the ban in a lengthy Tumblr essay that saw him express his dismay at the Home Office's decision.

"Tyler has been banned from entering the UK for somewhere between 3 to 5 years per a letter from the secretary of state for the home department of the united kingdom," Clancy wrote.


"The letter specifically cites lyrics he wrote 6-7 years ago for his albums bastard and goblin – the type of lyrics he hasn’t written since… highlights from the letter include that his work 'encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality' and 'fosters hatred with views thats seek to provoke others to terrorist acts..' ...

  
This story is a bit murky, but basically he said the word 'Faggot' a lot on his early albums.

Big deal. 

Get over it, you big cry baby.

He's probably a faggot anyway...

PS Fagburn's book of the year may be Mick Hume's Trigger Warning: Is The Fear Of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?

Ellen Page: Not #SoBrave

When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive. I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be. It’s hard to say this, because the context of the film is so deeply tragic, but for me there was a deep sense of peace on set that I had not felt in a really long time, potentially since I was a teenager and first having these really beautiful, fortunate moments in films. There was something about being out, getting to play a gay character, and getting to play a woman who is so inspiring to me—it was such an amazing experience for me. Honestly, if I played gay characters for the rest of my career, I’d be thrilled. I wish I could, honestly!

Time.

Rentboy.com: A Raid On Rights

It is hard to see the harm done by Rentboy.com, but it’s easy to see the harm done by the raid on society at large. The criminalization of voluntary, consensual sexual relations among adults is incompatible with the rights to personal autonomy and privacy – internationally recognized human rights that everyone, including individuals engaged in sex work, is entitled to. Criminalization creates barriers for those engaged in sex work to exercise basic rights and to seek access to justice, health care, and other available services...

Grameme Reid, Human Rights Watch 

PS New York Times condemns Homeland Security's Peculiar Prosection Of Rentboy.

Margaret Thatcher: Soviet Agent Led VIP Paedophile Ring - Claim

The late prime minister was a Soviet agent who ran the notorious Dolphin Square VIP paedophile ring and drank the blood of young boys, claims Mr Al Coholic, 66.

Other members are said to include Harold Wilson, Lord Lucan and Pinky & Percy.

Finchley police are eating donuts investigating.

Naturally we can't be arsed to check this insane idea, but will run it anyway.

Fagburn: Current Mood

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Right-Wing Illiterate Gay Cunts: Oh Do Fuck Off

Queerty.

Pink News.

Something something, no idea what I'm trying to say here, blah blah blah, stop it, I'm great...

Vester Flanagan: Eek!

Daily Star.
Daily Mail.

Morrissey: Song Of The Loon

True To You.

Alternative cover...


Tweet Of The Day: So Sad

To quote Saint Oscar; 'It would take a heart of stone...'

Survey: Shock News

In a shock new poll, 99% of people have declared most polls utterly meaningless.

Tall gay men with ginger hair were more likely to identify as 'nonplussed'.

102% said they were 'survey curious'.

6% said they were Jeremy Corbyn.

More when we get the rest of the press release...