Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tom Holland, Rihanna, Troye Sivan, Pete Davidson, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Gus Kenworthy, Russell Tovey, Colton Haynes, World Sex Worker’s Pride Day, and More: #GAYNRD DAILY

#GAYNRD DAILY Our daily round-up of things we like or find interesting on the web and social media for Tuesday September 14, 2021. Above: The Thinker by @isuke5238. Below: London saw a huge spike in manspreading on the underground in August.

“I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.”

Director, Francis Ford Coppola

THE DIRECTOR is willing to spend up to $100 million of his own money to make Megalopolis. Deadline: Breathtaking bets on his vision established him as one of the greatest living American filmmakers and a vineyard magnate. Now, Francis Coppola is ready to put a lot of his hard-won chips on the table one more time to make his epic dream project, Megalopolis. While the financial configuration is still evolving, Coppola at 82 years young is betting big on himself once again, by sharing the financial risks of a film that will cost between $100 million-$120 million. He is in deep discussions with a stellar cast of actors eager to work with the director of The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now!The Conversation and other classics, on a seminal picture that is decades in the making.

(L-R) Francis Ford Coppola, Oscar Isaac and Forest Whitaker. Mega; AP

Emboldened by the recent sale of a portion of his considerable vineyard holdings in Sonoma County to Delicato Family Wines, Coppola has fortified his resources to borrow against, and is ready to gamble once again on his vision to make a movie he feels can be a North Star for a younger audience, and society in general, searching for optimism in a moment where global warming is taking its toll, and polarizing politics and digital misinformation are so pronounced that half the country is resisting Covid vaccines that scientists honed in a remarkably short time to combat a global pandemic. “It has become like a religious war, in that it’s not about anything logical,” Coppola told Deadline. “I think the big news here is that I am still the same as I was 20 years ago or 40 years ago. I’m still willing to do the dream picture, even if I have to put up my own money, and I am capable of putting up $100 million if I have to here. I don’t want to, but I will do it if I have to.

THE VMAs were gay as hell.

VAXXED That’s Bats and Harley in a PSA from DC.

THAT TIME Andrew Garfield listened to a fan who showed up when they were shooting The Amazing Spider-Man.

TOM HOLLAND five times.

LOST A generation of American men have given up on college. The Wall Street Journal: The number of men enrolled at two- and four-year colleges has fallen behind women by record levels, in a widening education gap across the U.S.

Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.

Read the full story here.

SHAZAM! The cast of Black Adam is shaping up…

AFTER HOURS Pete Davidson revealed the secret location and dress code to the MetGala after party.

 

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PHOTOSHOP Colton Haynes really wanted to go to the gala…

 

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TROYE SIVAN in a dress.

 

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HOT STUFF That’s Shawn Mendes  at the Met Gala.

 

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ELIOT PAGE‘s first red carpet since coming out trans.

 

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REMEMBER WHEN Tom Ford was the story?

 

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CELEBRATE SEX POSITIVITY with World Sex Worker’s Pride Day is today.

ISLAND HOPPING Gus Kenworthy now in Sifnos.

 

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BISEXUAL F.A.Q.

DANCE DANCE Britney Spears is finally free.

 

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GRATUITOUS Boys’ cabin.

 

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NEVER FORGET Here’s your daily reminder that voter registration should be automatic as it is many democratic societies. If the government has enough info to send me my draft card on my 18th birthday and tax me they have enough to register me to vote. DAVID HOGG

BUNNY LOVE Ben is crated for the night.

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

 

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER Rihanna.

AIN’T THEY A PAIR Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X.

 

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GRATUITOUS Chillaxin.

RUPAUL UK Best day of my life – @dragraceukbbc series 3 judge duty come thru @rupaulofficial.

 

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CLASS IS IN SESSION with Radam Ridwan. Pssst, even cis people have pronouns. Keep swiping for more thoughts and follow @radamridwan this instant—and visit the link in our bio to support their work. Almost everyone has pronouns! Who doesn’t, you might ask? Some folks prefer to avoid using pronouns entirely, often by replacing them with their name. That is totally valid!

 

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In the case of someone called Alex for example, instead of saying “she/he/they doesn’t/don’t use pronouns,” you would say “Alex doesn’t use pronouns.” Instead of saying “that belongs to her/him/them,” you would say “that belongs to Alex.”

ADVANCED GAY VOCABULARY

MARY AT THE MET

 

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COVERBOY

 

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COFFEE TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE Sandro Paris Officiel.

LOOK FOR THE HELPERS Tom Holland helping.

BARA MAN IN A MASK what could be hotter?

PARTING SHOT “Fuck these kids.”