Media, LLC, owner of the leading entertainment site for gay women,
today announced the launch of AfterElton.com (www.afterelton.com),
the first entertainment site for gay and bisexual men. AfterElton.com
seeks to inform, entertain and serve readers interested in the portrayal
of gay and bisexual men in fiction, movies, television, music, theater,
and the media.
idea for the site was borne out of the popularity of AfterEllen.com
has grown to over 400,000 unique users/month and is frequently used
by academics and journalists to research topics related to lesbian
and bisexual women in entertainment—and the lack of anything
similar for gay and bisexual men.
the last two and a half years, we've received numerous emails asking
whether there was a site like AfterEllen.com for gay men,"
said Erosion Media President & CEO Sarah Warn. "After saying
no a dozen times, we finally decided to create one."
features news, reviews and analysis of films, TV shows, books, music,
and theater related to gay and bisexual men, as well as interviews
with gay men in entertainment, like writer Paul Rudnick (The
Stepford Wives), director Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother),
and gay fiction writers Brent Hartinger and Michael Jensen (Geography
Club and Frontiers, respectively).
site launched with articles on the rise and fall of Queer Eye for
the Straight Guy, the recent increase in censorship of gay materials
like the musical Naked Boys Singing!, a review of the indie
film Straight-Jacket, and an interview with Jeremy Irons
about his queer roles in Merchant of Venice and Callas
the majority of magazines and sites for gay men,” explains
Warn, “we’re all gay entertainment, all the time. That
means no reviews of Madonna CDs. No analysis of Martha Stewart’s
latest book or TV show. No interviews with Johnny Depp, unless he’s
playing a gay role. Our focus is on giving readers more information
about gay men in entertainment--at least until we run out of gay
men to write about.”
site dedicated to improving the visibility of gay men in entertainment
is especially important in such a conservative climate, when there
are less and less gay characters on network TV, movies continue
to de-gay historical gay and bisexual figures, and many actors and
musicians still remain guarded or closeted about their sexuality
for fear of reprisals.
offering gay men an entertainment outlet, AfterElton.com is also
one of the few sites to specifically recognize and write about bisexual
men in entertainment.
plan to offer queer men the same quality of entertainment commentary
and information we have provided queer women for the past three
years,” says Warn.
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