DNA Magazine #216 (January 2018)
What will we be watching, dancing to, wearing, eating and slipping our fingers into in 2018? Our trend spotters preview all that’s new and exciting for the coming year.
Speaking of big things… meet Luke Pearce, our cover model. The New York-based model/personal trainer loves sport, the outdoors and helping others achieve their best in the gym. We have 8 stunning pages of Luke in this issue by photographer Rick Stockwell.
What’s it like being a webcam performer with thousands of fans around the world who regularly log-in to watch you, er, log off? We meet one of the web’s most popular “sexhibitionists” who claims he’s really very shy. You be the judge.
Some people might say Star Trek has always had a queer-ish bent but now it has a gay male couple as leading characters. We find out what changed in the Trek universe after all these years that has allowed some long-overdue LGBTI content.
Hector De Silva – you may know that name from several of the world’s leading adult websites, but away from the bump and grind of his “day job”, Hector is a humble Spanish farmer and fire-fighter. We visit him on his family farm and find out how his family and neighbours feel about living with an internationally famous gay porn star.
Coming out – if you’re a celebrity there’s a right way and a wrong way to come out. Kevin Spacey did it wrong, but there are plenty of better examples. We look at some of them and face some awkward questions head on. Plus, win a gay honeymoon in Vienna, Austria. Find out what Courtney Act thinks of some of her Drag Race co-stars, check out Gay Chef, Jordan Bruno’s avocado smash, meet International Mr Leather’s first Muslim contestant and more!
Features and regular spots: THE MONTH IN A MINUTE.; THE DEPLORABLES: THEY SAID WHAT; LOVING: THE STUFF WE’RE INTO NOW; MUSIC: TAYLOR, WHITNEY, BIELFIELD; BOOKS: HOT HOLIDAY READS; GAY CHEF: JORDAN’S AVO SMASH; STRAIGHT MATE: DR RUPY AUJLA; DEAR DIVA’S ADVICE; ALI MUSHTAQ (Ali Mustaq is the first Muslim International Mr Leather competitor – and has a few more surprises, too.)
HANDSOME: Queer musician Caitlin Park has reinvented herself as handsome. Little surprise, then, she describes her pretty electronica songs as “Tomboy Pop”.
VIZIN: Drag sensation Vizin comes with a fiveoctave voice and she turned down Rupaul’s Drag Race.
NEXT BIG THINGS, 2018
MUSIC: Justin Bieber’s former “boyfriend”, the male Taylor Swift, and a gay lovers’ tiff in the desert – yes, that’s the sound of 2018,
THEATRE: Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Cher are all the subjects of bio-musicals, more films are leaping from screen to stage, and a few original Australian stories will be making their debut.
STYLE: From London’s catwalks to the streets of Milan.
GRAYSON BOYD: DNA spoke to two Aussie boys who leapt straight into the big league by debuting the first range of their brand, Grayson Boyd, at Miami Swim Week in the us.
PROJECT CLAUDE: Bring back the crop top!
FILM AND TV: Ryan Murphy explores voguing, a rural gay love story, a riot in Sydney, and The Murder Of Gianni Versace… 2018 will deliver a whole lot of queer into our screens.
DNA Profile: COURTNEY ACT; After a big 2017 in the US, Courtney’s headed home with her new show, Under The Covers. DNA probed our favourite drag diva for more details!
REMEMBERING DAVID CASSIDY: Matthew Myers pays tribute to a legendary bedroom pin-up, David Cassidy.
LIGHTS, WEBCAM… SEX — Meet Zar. He’s at home wacking off with thousands of people worldwide watching but, he tells DNA, he’s a little bit shy!
STAR TREK: IT’S IN THE STARS — Gay characters have finally made it into the Star Trek franchise. We look at the show’s reflection of identity politics.
ON THE STUD RANCH: Ruggedly handsome porn star, Hector De Silva invites us to his family farm in rural Spain. He tells Victor Garcia about his life, his parents’ reaction to his career choice, and what’s on his neighbours’ Whatsapp group chat.
KINGS, QUEENS AND KNAVES: There’s a right way and a wrong way to come out. Kevin Spacey got it wrong. Nick Cook writes that there are three essential questions around coming out that the LGBTI community must grapple with and own, no matter how uncomfortable.
THE NEXT BIG MODEL: Introducing our cover star, Luke Pearce.
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