"I kept hearing about Fat Bear Week and thought it was a celebration of body positivity within a gay subculture. It turns out it is about actual bears! Either way, I am here for it."Lynda Carter Tweets her support to bearsboth gay and otherwise.
Greetings from Billy Masters West. Yes, for the first time in over a year and a half, Billy's back in Los Angeles. Although I've called it home for over two decades, I never miss it when I'm gone. Strike thatI usually don't miss it. Given this pesky pandemic, my absence lasted longer than usual, and I was almost anxious to return. Were it not for some naked boys in Las Vegas, I'd probably stay longer. More about that next week.
The marvelous Miriam Margolyes just released a memoir called This Much is True. In a recent interview, she took issue with people dancing around the word "fat." She said, "We should be kind, but everybody should be able to use the word 'fat' and not die when they use it. It is a real word; it's what I am." That depends on how you use it, as poor Barbara Corcoran discovered. The Shark Tank co-host (who is a dead ringer for Big Mama Masters) was on The View and mentioned Emma Grede's Good American Jeans. When Whoopi asked if the jeans "would fit this COVID ass," Barbara (who is probably a size two) said, "When you get finished with those jeans and decide you don't like them, give them to me. I'm gonna make two pairs." The audienceand Whoopifroze in horror. Leave it to Ana Navarro to quip that Sara Haines and Jill Biden had previously appeared in the dress Corcoran was wearing. It wasn't much of a save, but the effort was appreciated. Barbara later apologized via social media.
We have more casting news for the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Nicky Arnstein will be played by Ramin Karimloowho is not only a gifted actor and lovely singer, but possesses one of the most stupendous physiques to ever grace God's green Earth. While Funny Girl is not typically laden with nudity, I am hereby lobbying for the seduction scene to be done shirtless (and perhaps pantless). The role of Mrs. Brice will be played by Jane Lynchwhich I'm sure came as a shock to people who assumed Rosie O'Donnell was a foregone conclusion. And the role of Eddie will be played by the talented Jared Grimes.
Our "Ask Billy" question was about someone not wearing a stitch of clothing. Frank in Indianapolis asks, "When did Oscar Isaac appear naked? I've watched every episode of Scenes from a Marriage, and I missed it."
You aren't the only one. Many people have wondered where this much-discussed nude scene is. It's a post-coital scene when he's talking to Jessica Chastain on the floor about needing to go "freshen up." It's in episode fourroughly at the 16-minute, 39-second mark … but who's counting? To make it easier, you can just watch it on BillyMasters.com .
When we're playing "Where's Waldo?" with penises, it's definitely time to end yet another column. You see our range? It's from Broadway to television, hard to soft, male to female and everything in between. There is no end to what you can find on BillyMasters.comthe site that simply screams diversity. If you need us to track something down for you, drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before Barbara Corcoran announces what comes between her and her jeans (and here's a hintit ain't Whoopi). Until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.