4minute 포미닛 「What's Your Name?」

Posted on April 26, 2013 commentaires

4minute 「What's Your Name?」【이름이 뭐예요?】- released on April 26, 2013.

Comme les SNSD, les 4minute reviennent avec un morceau et une allure plus hip-hop qu'à l’accoutumé. Grâce à une production efficace, le résultat est globalement réussi. Visuellement, avec un clip hyper coloré, des looks de B-girl mignons et sexys, et des mouvements de bassin énergiques, on a l’impression de voir de jeunes f(x) cochonnes !

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SHINee 샤이니 「Why So Serious?」


SHINee 「Why So Serious?」 - extrait de sorti le 26 avril 2013.

Alors 「Why So Serious?」 est extrait de『Chapter 2. Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me』, le second chapitre de l'album『Dream Girl』, le premier étant『Chapter 1. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You』, ouh... le marketing emprunte parfois des voies bien compliquées...
Jonghyun ne participe pas au clip suite à un accident du nez, enfin, une fracture du nez suite à un accident de voiture (décidément, les idols K-pop ont souvent des accidents de voiture !).
Et donc, bof, on est pas trop enchanté par ce gloubi-boulga aux accents rock, c'est bien d'avoir essayer quelque chose de différent, mais c'est pas très agréable à l'oreille, avouons-le.

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CNBLUE 씨엔블루 「Blind Love」

Posted on April 24, 2013 commentaires

CNBLUE 「Blind Love」 - sorti le 24 avril 2013.

On ne poste pas souvent des ballades sur ce blog, mais on ne résiste pas au dernier single japonais du groupe sud-coréen CNBLUE !
Donna ni hanarete mo itsu demo aishiteru, la la la la la la la
Enfin bon, rien à dire d'autre.

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uBEAT 유비트 「Should Have Treated You Better」

Posted on April 22, 2013 commentaires

uBEAT 「Should Have Treated You Better」【있을 때 잘해 줄 걸】- sorti le 22 avril 2013.

uBEAT est un (enfin le) sous-groupe de U-Kiss composé de Eli, AJ et Kevin, bref les plus mignons, quelle bonne idée ! Mais oh ! Il manque Dongho ! Musicalement, on s'éloigne de l'hystérie du groupe principal pour s'orienter vers une pop R'n'B correcte. C'est gentillet quoi. Même le look s’assagit. Ah on est loin des choré torse-poil de 「Shut Up」 !

Mais ils sont quand même trop mimi !
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Natalia Moscou 「Poupées」

Posted on April 20, 2013 commentaires

Natalia Moscou 「Poupées」 - posted on April 20, 2013.

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Sunnivie Brydum 「Reasons for Pride: Everyone Loves Rex Lee」

Posted on April 17, 2013 commentaires

Rex Lee gets down and dirty about sex, love, feminism, and living in Suburgatory.

Rex Lee sashayed into our hearts as the Lloyd Lee, the long-suffering guy Friday to power publicist Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) on HBO’s 「Entourage」. But these days, Lee has traded his designer shades and skinny lattes for the provincial charm of the fictional town of Chatswin, N.Y., in ABC’s sleeper hit 「Suburgatory」, which airs a special hour-long season finale tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The out Korean-American actor once again portrays a gay man, as Mr. Wolfe, the guidance counselor who often seeks counsel from the show’s teenage protagonist, Tessa (Jane Levy). While Mr. Wolfe was originally intended to be a minor character, fans responded so well that show creator Emily Kapnek wove Wolfe’s storyline into the show’s broader narrative.

In this exclusive interview, Lee reveals what the rest of the season holds for Mr. Wolfe, what would happen if Lloyd and Mr. Wolfe ever met, and what it takes to keep your sanity and sense of self afloat in Hollywood.

The Advocate: Mr. Wolfe has been featured prominently in a couple recent episodes — including when Chef Alan cheated on Mr. Wolfe! Do you think there’s any chance that we’ll see some resolution there?

Rex Lee: Well, it’s interesting. I’m going to go ahead and say that there’s not a lot of resolution. There will be an episode where the story moves along a little further, but then after that — I don’t know why it was done this way — but it doesn’t really resolve before the end of the season.

It’s funny, the actor that plays Chef Alan [Evan Arnold], my boyfriend, I’ve actually known him a really long time. I've known him longer than anybody else I work with on 「Suburgatory」. So we occasionally email back and forth and he's like, “Have you heard anything? Are we getting back together?” I'm like, “I'm really sorry, I don't know anything!”

Mr. Wolfe was integral in helping Tessa assimilate to Chatswin, and by the same token, Tessa inspired Mr. Wolfe to come out.

I love that about their relationship. And that’s not an accident. I think from the beginning, Emily [Kapnek], my boss, talked about this. I don’t think I’ve ever had a job where I’ve thought so much about the backstory of the character before the show ever started. We had a lot of conversations about the idea that he was this guidance counselor that was sort of, not frustrated, exactly, but sort of ineffectual. His heart was in the right place and he wanted to be a good guidance counselor to those kids, and they basically have ignored him and so it’s been — well, let’s just say he’s been ineffectual, because they haven’t been listening. Then all of a sudden, this girl moves to town, and she does listen to him and she does talk to him, and he blossoms. And I love that. It definitely is a two-way street. They help each other.

Absolutely. Do you think Mr. Wolfe would be able to serve as a guidance counselor in a real-life high school?

[Laughs] I think he’d have a great deal of difficulty.

Because of that unorthodox relationship with students, or because he’s out, or any combination of those things?

I was just mainly thinking that he’s this very specific character who has his own sensibility. And I think that in the real world, he would have a great deal of difficulty relating to actual kids.

「Suburgatory」 has this wonderful, subversively feminist nature that’s encapsulated in Tessa’s independence and even in some of Mr. Wolfe’s growing tendency to stand up for himself. Who’s behind that?

Well, you know, my boss is a woman — Emily Kapnek, and I’m not going to say the entire writing staff is female, because they’re not. I don’t think that she’s in anyone’s face about not being misogynistic and being pro-woman. … But she’s a strong woman, and I think she leads by example. And therefore, I just think that any writer or actor is going to bring some sort of thought process or storyline or performance or any of those things — no one’s going to bring something that’s antiwomen.

Looking back to some of your other roles, do you ever think Lloyd [from 「Entourage」] and Mr. Wolfe would hang out or be friends?

[Laughs] I don’t think that Lloyd is a snob, exactly, but I think that Lloyd probably wouldn’t have patience for Mr. Wolfe. I think Mr. Wolfe is a little bit innocent in a way that Lloyd is not. Lloyd is really trying to be a man of the world and get ahead in business, and in his own way, he’s a little bit cutthroat.

Did you ever worry about the impact being an out actor might have on your career?

I certainly worried about it. I worried about it, but that worry was never going to be anything that made me do anything differently than I have. I come from a school of thinking and a school of acting that’s all about honesty. I’m just the kind of person that there was really no way I was going to be able to be in the closet and be happy. There was no way I was going to be able to be in the closet and be productive, be effective. It just wasn’t going to work. I didn’t come out to my parents until I was in my 20s. I know what it’s like to be in the closet, and it takes a lot of energy. And I don’t have enough energy to devote to that. I’d rather just be honest with people. And I’ve certainly run into people in the world who don’t appreciate me because I’m gay, but I have no need for them in my life.

Are there unique hurdles you’ve had to overcome as a gay Asian actor?

Well, maybe. [Laughs] I think that a person’s own thinking about themselves and their place in the world is significant, so I’ve definitely had to deal with myself. And then in terms of living in this artificial community that I’ll call Hollywood, it certainly comes up. … I think that the reason that we have this discussion is because Asian people and gay people are probably underrepresented. If you think about how many people exist, and the percentage of those people who are gay or Asian, or gay and Asian, I think we’re underrepresented. … To a certain extent that there’s been a bit of a lack of imagination, and this weird idea that people in the United States are only straight white people. That’s certainly something we have to combat, and therefore it’s something that I have come in contact with, and have had to overcome. So it certainly exists.

In 2011 you said you were single and looking, but that it was really difficult to find someone in the “artificial community of Hollywood,” as you called it. Have you found somebody to nest with?

No, no, no. I’m still single, but I’m a little bit more hopeful than I used to be. Not that I was ever feeling hopeless, but I’ve felt pretty good. I’ve been in therapy for a little while, and that’s a good thing, because I’m getting out of my own way a little bit. And I’m sort of recognizing my own worth more than I did, which is a good thing. You know how RuPaul is always saying at the end of his show, “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love anybody else?” I’m misquoting him, but that’s true. You have to appreciate yourself before you can put yourself out there and hope that other people will appreciate you too.

Do you think there are additional difficulties or peculiarities that make that more difficult within Hollywood?

Maybe. Probably. I mean, whatever — I’m just going to be very honest about this. Even though I’m not really dating anyone, and I haven’t found love, looking back on the last eight years of my life, I can say that some of the sex that I’ve had that didn’t lead to love, in hindsight, I can say, “Wow, that person was really attracted to me because I’m on television.” And that’s a weird piece of information to have after the fact. It makes me wonder, Oh, if I had known this ahead of time, would I still have gone ahead and had that sexual encounter? And the truth of the matter is, sometimes the answer is yes, I would have gone ahead. Sometimes I just want companionship of some kind. And sometimes sex will do. It does nicely. … I have to accept that it’s part of my life and behave accordingly.

Do you have any particular message for Advocate readers?

As I was talking about learning to appreciate myself so that I can go out in the world and interact with people with an understanding of my worth, I think my message to Advocate readers is to just, really, be proud of yourself and love yourself. And go out into the world loving yourself.

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Keiichi Nitta 新田桂一 「WE ARE OUT!」


Tenten/Sky Liu & Masaki Koh photographiés par Keiichi Nitta

「WE ARE OUT!」 is a series in which samurai photographer Keichii Nitta cracks open Japan's taboo on open homosexuality, by delving into the intimate lives of gay and lesbian couples.

Keiichi Nitta 「WE ARE OUT!」 Episode 1 - publiée le 14 décembre 2012.

In Part 2, Nitta goes to the home of international Chinese/Japanese couple Tenten and Koh. Having left his friends and family in China, Tenten found love when we met Koh. Behind closed doors, their outward macho appearance is shed to reveal an intimate portrait of modern love.

Keiichi Nitta 「WE ARE OUT!」 Episode 2 - publiée le 2 février 2013.

The long awaited 3rd episode of our series on gay and lesbian couples in Japan is here! This time we go to the home of fashionistas Satoshi and Tsuyoshi.
Tsuyoshi works in an animal hospital and Satoshi teaches at a fashion school. The handsome couple met through a dating application and now enjoy a serene life in the clouds together.

Keiichi Nitta 「WE ARE OUT!」 Episode 3 - publiée le 17 avril 2013.

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Rina Sawayama 「Sleeping in Waking」

Posted on April 14, 2013 commentaires

Rina Sawayama 「Sleeping in Waking」 - released on April 14, 2013.

Performed by: Rina Sawayama
Directed by Jack Greeley-Ward
DOP - Matthew Ritson
On set assistant - Andrew Ford
Additional Footage - Jack Davison

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Angry Homosexual 「5 Reasons Gay Asians Should Give Up Potatoes」

Posted on April 11, 2013 commentaires
Many gay Asians have a problematic addiction to potatoes, aka white guys. I was there myself. For years, I always pictured the “ideal guy” for me to be a dashingly handsome white guy with the perfect features – blue eyes, sandy hair, and a bit taller than me.

Lucky for me, I woke up in time to smell the coffee. Many of my fellow gay Asians aren’t so fortunate. They stick to their proverbial guns and hang to the pipe dream of landing a white male model, even when they’re years past their dating prime.

If you’re a potato queen, I have news for you. You need to get over your addiction to white guys ASAP. Here’s why:

1. You need white guys more than they need you

For every white guy who’s open to dating an Asian, there are no fewer than 3 Asians fighting for his attention.

White guys are the least willing of all the races to date outside their own racial group, and when they do, there’s plenty of competition for them.

Don’t believe me? The folks over at OkCupid, one of the biggest free dating sites, collect statistics on this stuff. The picture isn’t rosy...

  • White guys are almost 4 times as likely as Asians to say they strongly prefer to date someone of their own race (43% vs 12%)
  • White guys only reply to Asians 35% of the time when they make contact, whereas Asians respond 55% of the time to white guys

See the disparity? There’s a much bigger potential pool of Asians seeking white guys, which means it’s a white guy’s market. Actually, going strictly by reply rates (read the chart vertically downwards), white men are the biggest snobs on OkCupid, with the lowest reply rates of anyone.

And even if you get lucky...

2. You’ll eventually get dumped for a younger, cuter Asian

White people invented the concept of leasing a car and trading it in when it’s old, and they’ve carried that concept over to their dating lives too.
97% of the time when you see an East-West (Asian-White) couple, it’s an older white guy with a substantially younger Asian. Because there are many more Asians seeking white guys than vice versa, white guys have plenty of choice, while potato-seeking Asians have to settle for whatever they can get. Usually, it’s an older, often chubbier white guy who, for all his shortcomings, is, well, white.

Years down the road when you’re getting a bit long in the tooth, you can expect to be traded in for a younger, hotter Asian model, and there will be plenty of those to choose from.

3. Rice queens don’t care about you as an individual

Although your average white guy is a poor dating choice for all the reasons above, you should be extra suspicious of rice queens.

A rice queens is a special variety of white guy that primarily (or exclusively) dates Asians. You may think that you’ve hit pay dirt when you land a rice queen, but you should beware – they only like you because you’re Asian.

White guys become rice queens because they like smooth skin, smaller bodies and what they perceive as more submissive personalities of Asian guys. When a rice queen sees you, he notices only those features he’s attracted to, not necessarily your other qualities.

At some point down the road, your rice queen will find an even better Asian who embodies even more of the qualities he likes, and you might end up sitting on the curb on garbage day.

4. Potatoes age faster

White guys age faster than us Asians, at least on the surface. Caucasian skin tends to be thinner and looser, and more susceptible to wrinkling at an earlier age. White men also gain a considerable amount of weight sometime after their early 20s, and that weight gain continues steadily until middle age, at which time it’s pretty rare to find a white guy who doesn’t have a visible beer gut.

What this means is that your 25-year-old Abercrombie model will see his looks depreciate considerably by age 35, and will almost certainly wind up in the visual bargain bin by age 45. How often do you hear people saying to white guys “OMG you’re 38?? You look 10 years younger!” And yet it happens all the time to Asians.

5. You will end up old and lonely

For all the reasons above, you’re unlikely to land the white guy of your dreams. And even if you luck out, it may be short lived.

A disproportionate number of my old, lonely gay friends are Asians and the one thing they share in common is a strong preference to date exclusively white guys. Year after year as they age they become even less attractive to the white guys who, as we’ve seen, have plenty of younger, cuter Asians to choose from.

If gay Asians want to do themselves a favor, they might consider being more open-minded to dating any other race besides white men, perhaps even giving other Asians a chance. It’s probably not a good idea to base a relationship on superficial physical criteria like skin, hair or eye color, which narrows down your choice of partners. Yes, physical attraction is difficult to consciously change but everyone’s looks fade over time and physical attraction is only a small part of successful long term relationships. At least, that’s been my experience.

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Awkwafina 「NYC Bitche$」

Posted on April 04, 2013 commentaires
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