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Gus van Sant Shoots Dustin Lance Black For Vogue Paris pour Hommes

The awards season brings out the weird in many people.
How I came to end up with a copy of what purports to be the Fall/Winter edition of Vogue Hommes International with a photo shoot that Gus van Sant shot and Dustin Lance Black posed for in various states of dress and undress is really not the point.
But to the studio that feels slammed and endangered by the images in this profile, written by Bruce Benderson and Philippe Garnier, it is a low blow meant to derail their movie

11 Responses to “Gus van Sant Shoots Dustin Lance Black For Vogue Paris pour Hommes”

  1. I really want a copy of that MILK screenplay.

  2. LexG says:

    It would rule if Vogue ever had Adrian Lyne photograph a Kristen Stewart layout.

  3. I don’t see what’s weird about a 56 year old man taking photos of a mid-30’s screenwriter in various states of undress. Sheesh…sensitivo people out there…

  4. leahnz says:

    ‘A Beautiful Mind-style smear campaign’
    and look how that turned out

  5. I mean, remember when Jason Reitman photographed Diablo Cody in her bra and panties last year? No one said squat about that.

  6. The more semi-naked photoshoots Dustin Lance Black wants to do the better.

  7. LexG says:

    This is meant in all innocuousness, and with a wide-eyed straight guy cluelessness:
    But don’t gay guys notice that women are, like, hotter and shit, than guys?

  8. urmomsdealer says:

    I’m vacillating between 1) wishing that the openly gay director and openly gay screenwriter of the most mainstream gay-themed film in several years had avoided this type of stereotypical display and 2) thinking, goddamn, that is one hot screenwriter.

  9. In regards to #1… well, I just think that’s pretentious. This whole “we’re better than the others” mentality won’t get us anywhere.

  10. CaptainZahn says:

    Have you ever seen Paul Newman in The Long Hot Summer, Richard Gere in American Gigolo, a young Bruce Springsteen performing, or, ya know, Hugh Jackman at any point in time, Lex?

  11. jeffmcm says:

    I don’t know if ‘generous’ is the right word for this situation (I just now read the accompanying text). ‘Conciliatory’ seems more appropriate.

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