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Billy Masters on RuPaul and more
by Billy Masters
2021-09-20

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"The reason I said no wasn't because I wasn't proud of who I was, or I didn't want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter. And Raven Baxter is a character that I was proud to play, even if she is straight, cisgender—I don't mind — let her have her moment."—Raven-Symone reveals that Disney offered to make her sitcom character gay. Raven declined … because she's an actress.

Let me share two things I've learned while traveling through Eastern Europe: A) You can tell who the tourists are, because they're the only ones wearing masks, and 2) The local men are the hottest anywhere in the world. Being a Bostonian, I've always been partial to all-American college boys. But you can keep Hank, Charlie and Steve—I'm totally into Vaclav, Zoltan and Lazlo. Sure, none of them can speak a lick of English, but they'll lick just about anything for a ruble! With the current exchange rates, I can be a human Tootsie Pop for hours!

I'm not the only one in Europe. Gus Kenworthy has been frolicking in the Greek Isles. He was spotted diving off the cliffs of Milos—reminiscent of Peter Gallagher in Summer Lovers (except Peter had the balls to show his balls). Gus then segued over to Sifnos, where he was spotted with an unknown male companion. Kenworthy captioned a photo, saying, "Alexa, play 'Summer Lovin' from the musical Greece!" Oh, he's a clever boy.

Since I'm globetrotting, attending the Emmy Awards was an impossibility. And due to the difference in time zones, I can't even tell you what happened because I won't find out until after this column is published. Instead, let me tell you about the Creative Arts Emmys. The Emmys' poor stepsister took place a week before the real event, and it was a gala affair—make that a GAYla affair. RuPaul won his sixth consecutive Emmy as host of a reality or competition show. He also made a bit of history—he's tied for the most Emmy wins by any person of color. Given that he may have won another award by the time you read this, he may be Emmys' most decorated person of color—and I can't think of a better candidate for that title.

Speaking of decorating, Queer Eye also came out on top at the Emmys. For the fourth year in a row, the show won Outstanding Structured Reality Show. But the series' biggest plaudit happened a few days later: LEGO announced it is immortalizing the show. On Oct. 1, LEGO will release "Queer Eye—The Fab Five Loft." They even went out of their way to include Bruley, the quintet's dearly departed canine companion.

Would you believe that a member of the Trump family is about to be honored by a gay organization? Melania Trump will get the "Spirit of Lincoln" award from the Log Cabin Republicans. And here I thought that award could only be given to two men who shared a twin bed! The presentation will take place at Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 6—and we're told she will be at the ceremony as the guest of honor (a term I use loosely). Am I the only one thinking the group singled her out solely to get a discount on the venue?

Melania's not the only unlikely person getting a gay award. Remember Aaron Schock? He of the hot body and numerous nude photos and videos you can find on BillyMasters.com? Last week, he was honored at a pride event in Nashville, Tennessee. Not surprisingly, this celebration was also hosted by the Log Cabin Republicans. If anyone epitomizes the "Spirit of Lincoln," it's Schock! Who knew those conservative gays had so many parties?

Remember a few weeks ago we told you that Ed Sheeran gave Elton John a marble penis for his birthday? Well, Sheeran has just announced that he's also giving Sam Smith a six-foot-tall marble penis. During an interview on BBC's Radio 2, Sheeran said he was having the statue custom-made after Sam saw one that was in Ed's local pub. "Oh my God, I'd love one of them," Smith said wistfully. Note to Sheeran—Sam may have been referring to the penis in general rather than a statue. And, pray tell, where is this pub with statues of penii?

Since I'm overseas, I decided to pick an "Ask Billy" from this side of the pond. Harold in Manchester writes, "I heard that Benedict Cumberbatch is going full frontal in his next movie. Any details?"

Plenty. The film in question is Power of the Dog, which is a Western about a warring family on a Montana ranch—in other words, it's a film I wouldn't be caught dead seeing. So how do they get Billy Masters' interest? Well, Cumberbatch is playing a gay rancher. Yawn. How's about having him show the full Bene-Dick? OK, my interest is duly piqued. Although the film won't be released until December, one of those lovely people who likes to leak me links sent me the floppy footage. And, naturally, I'm happy to share it with you on BillyMasters.com .

When we've featuring a leaky dick, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Here's my latest dilemma: Do I extend my trip by a week and stop in London to see Jennifer Saunders in Blithe Spirit and Ian McKellen in The Cherry Orchard? If it were Sir Ian as Madame Arcati … well, there'd be no question. While I ponder this predicament, let me direct you to BillyMasters.com—the site that is multilingual. If you have an answer to my question—or a question of your own—drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before I share my special recipe for goulash! So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.


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