It was Reighly’s turn. The redhaired cop squatted in front of Martin and unlaced his boots. Martin looked at the big bulge between Reighly’s legs. His skin prickled as he thought of the moment in his cell when the cop had made him drink his piss. Reighly took off his boots and socks. He rose. “Up”, he said. Martin stood up and looked around. All the men were watching them. The commander was slowly unbuttoning his shirt, his eyes fixed on Martin. The man’s massive cock was jutting out of his fly. Henderson was wiping his head and chest with his shirt. Lowe, dressed only in his briefs, had opened a bottle of beer and handed it to Henderson. G’s gleaming body was swinging in the chains. He was breathing agitatedly through his nose, his face was bloated.
The international press prepared Andrew Fleming’s The In-Laws a lukewarm welcome, but naturally you’re entitled to your own quite different opinion. The film might not add significantly to comic film history, but does offer more than enough laughs.
The plot only serves to bring all kinds of slapstick, funny types and screwball situations to the screen, good for laugh upon laugh. So what about the plot? Undercover cop Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) is also a family man, but likes to keep both worlds strictly apart and fails of course to do so.
In 1999 Bruce Weber published his beautiful Chop Suey Club covering four years in the boyhood of Peter Johnson in some 200 pictures. Weber is not the only photographer catching his fascination for a boy in a book. A few years after Chop Suey Club Reed Massengill’s Brian: A Nine-Year Photographic Diary appeared. Recently this book resurfaced again in Dutch bookstores at a much nicer price than when it first came out. In his annotations in Chop Suey Club Weber wrote that Peter at first had to overcome some shyness to appear in front of the camera in his birthday suit.
The third in a series of interviews at Pink Point, the gay information kiosk at the Homomonument. Thijs Bartels is the author of Dancing on the Homomonument, a new book that looks at this world famous monument.
Only recently Holland got to know the work of the Hungarian writer Sándor Márai (1900-1989) with the translation of his novel Gloed (Glow) (1938). Upon his suicide after the death of his wife and son Márai’s reputation quickly grew. The beginning of his career was at the time of Hitler’s rise to power, the chaos of that era resulting in WWII. These days the press can’t find words enough to praise his work, comparing it to that of Robert Musil, Thomas Mann and Stefan Zweig.
At the eve of the Amsterdam Gay Pride, the completely renovated Homomonument was put into use again. The ceremony was conducted by Anne Lize Van Der Stoel, president of the City Center Council, who, from 1981 till the unveiling of the memorial in September 5, 1987, was the president of the Homomonument Foundation. At the time of the unveiling Pieter Koenders’ book The Homomonument was published. It soon sold out and since then no other study on the subject has been available.
Some years back the city of Amsterdam was divided into several quarters, each with its own council. Blessing or curse, the debate on this decentralization of political power still flares up now and then.
Since in the opinion of certain business enterpreneurs the status of Amsterdam as "Gay Capital of Europe" has been thoroughly undermined by the mania for organization of the above mentioned City Center Council, Gay News thought it was high time to grill its president Anne Lize van der Stoel.
In de maand September zijn er twee tentoonstellingen te zien in Galerie Faubourg aan de Amsterdamse Overtoom.
Allereerst is er werk van Wim van Heeswijk te zien. Van 24 augustus tot en met 10 september zijn naast acryl- en olieverfdoeken ook bronzen sculpturen van hem te bewonderen. Van Heeswijk (1962) woont en werkt in Brabant en schildert sinds het midden van de jaren tachtig. Zijn productiedrift en expressie komt het best tot uiting in zijn acrylwerk, terwijl hij in olieverf zijn stijl lijkt te verfijnen.
In September there are two exhibitions in Gallery Faubourg.
First Wim Van Heeswijk, showing oils, acrylics and sculptures in bronze, from August 24 till September 10. Van Heeswijk (b. 1962) lives and works in the south of Holland, in the province of Brabant, and has been painting since the
mid-eighties. His portraits are never ‘beautiful’, but strong and expressive, with an adventurous palette. His oils show a more refined touch.