Daddyhunt Blog Posts from November 2013

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November 29, 2013
Category: Gay Culture

Welcome to "Gay Founding Fathers," an exclusive series that goes back—sometimes way back—through queer culture to introduce you to gay men who made a difference, made history, made us swoon, and just plain made us be proud to be who we are.

Showbiz is a notoriously tough game for actors, especially if they’re not willing to play by the rules. Image is everything, and one misstep can turn even the Hollywood royalty into box-office poison faster than you can scream, “Cut!” But this week’s entry in our Gay Founding Father series, actor turned interior designer Billy Haines, managed to buck that trend with a career second act that was even more successful—and honest—than his first.

Born on Jan. 2, 1900 in Staunton, Virginia, Haines became fascinated with movies as a child and spent a great deal of time watching silent films at the local theater. Recognizing his homosexuality at an early age, he ran away from home with a boyfriend to the bigger city of Hopewell, where the two opened up a dance hall. But Haines knew there was more out there waiting for him, so like thousands of other young men with big dreams, he moved to New York City, working odd jobs, modeling, and becoming a presence in Greenwich Village’s burgeoning gay community.

He soon struck pay dirt. Spotted by a talent scout, who was taken by the 20-year-old’s handsome good looks and silver screen appeal, Haines signed a $40-a-week contract with mega movie producer Samuel Goldwyn. His career started small with a string of small supporting roles in less-than-memorable films, but...

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November 25, 2013
Category: Wellness

It's almost that time of year here in the states. The time when we think about all that we're thankful for: Thanksgiving! Our friends, our family, food, shelter, water - we sit down to appreciate all the good stuff. But this year, I'm tasking us all with thinking about the bad things that we should be thankful for and flipping the script a little bit. Because let's be honest, without the bad there can't be good. It's important to acknowledge both sides to really truly be grateful for what you have. For instance, I'm truly thankful that I got my heart broken a year ago because it ultimately led to me the best year of my life so far. I'm also grateful for the weight I gained recently as it's been the only thing to motivate me back to the gym to get into the best shape of my life. See? There's plenty of seemingly bad that can be used for good. In either reflection or goal setting looking at the bad things can make you appreciate what you have more and/or be an incredible incentive to change things for the better.

So this year, when you sit down to give thanks, think about the bad things to be grateful for. And in the meantime tell us about them in the comments below.

November 18, 2013
Category: Entertainment
Daddy the Play

We love a good Kickstarter campaign, especially when it creates something we want to see made. Not too long ago Dan Via and Gerald McCulloch brought their play, Daddy to New York and LA. For those who couldn't make it to either coast we've got some good news as the pair are looking to take the play from stage to screen and are using Kickstarter to help raise the production funds. For someone who loves a good daddy tale in any media, I'm hoping the pair hit their mark and can create this funny and heartbreaking play into an equally funny and heartbreaking film.

Here's a quick plot synopsis:

Colin McCormack (Gerald McCullouch) thinks he has it all — a great job, a steady stream of hot younger men, and a best friend, Stew (Dan Via), whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering truth that may cost Colin everything — and everyone — he holds dear.

Take a look at Daddy's Kickstarter page and throw 'em some daddy love.

Do you wish there were more daddy relationships shown on screen?

November 11, 2013
Category: Gay Culture

We all love a good list. Whether it be countdown or bucket, lists help us bring order to this world and make life more manageable. Over at Queerty they've compiled a list of the 40 Things Every Gay Man Should Do Before Turning 40. If you've got the time you should be sure to give it a read and cross off a few things on the list. But for the purposes of this post, we're going to do a little bit of crowd sourcing. You see, there's plenty to do before 40, but we want to know what are those very specific things that you can only do after 40. Let's compile a list that's speaks to the good the, the bad, and the ugly of post 40 life and all those special privileges that only a seasoned man of this world gets to enjoy.

We want you to have fun with it, so if it's no longer staying out till 6 AM or owning property send it our way. Chat with your friends and bring back some good ones and when we've got 40 worthy entries we'll post the article for all the enjoy and adhere to. Let's make this the list for the post 40 crowd. Now get to it!

November 7, 2013
Category: Entertainment

This video was making the rounds this week and it got me thinking back to my days in the locker room with the lacrosse team. There's always plenty of hijinks and hot moments when you're a gay man on a team sport (as evidence by the video below), so we want to hear some particularly hot stories from all of you. Share your best/hottest locker room tales in the comments below and don't skimp on the details. Let's get each other worked up.

And might I add...this is the twerk to end all twerks.