Silver-Haired Daddy Is Dancing Us Through Hump Day

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This past Saturday, a Facebook user shared a clip of this silver-haired daddy throwing down some serious moves. Accompanying the video was the simple question, “Who’s father is this? I’m trynna make him my daddy.”

The post has been viewed 2.7 million times on Facebook and shared more than 51,000 times.

Well, you know someone was going to come up with the pertinent details 🙂

Turns out his name is Gianluca Vacchi, 52, and the video is from his own Instagram where he has 14 million followers. Vacchi posted the clip six days ago, and so far has racked up over 4.4 million views.

Take a look and you’ll see why we’re having Daddy Gianluca:

Vacchi has been described as an “entrepreneur,” “a multi-millionaire,” even a “hedonism-loving playboy” according to GQ Magazine UK.

The Evening Standard named Vacchi as the 4th most influential fashion Instagram celeb, and he reported commands over $16k for a single post.

Back in 2014, Vacchi was discovered dancing with hottie Zac Efron in some Instagram posts shared from Italy.

 

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Daddy GV can bust some serious moves.

He takes a good pic, too. Take a look at some more from the oh-so-woofy Vacchi.

 

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Isn’t it the purest love you can receive?What do you think? #Doyoulovedogs? 🐶 ❤️ • • #dogbestfriend #gvlifestyle #miami #dog

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(h/t Queerty)

Music Video: Christopher Sorensen “Afterglow”

The new music video from Christopher Sorensen, “Afterglow,” explores the dynamic between an 18-year-old teen and an older man who connect through a gay dating app.

The video chronicles the first meeting of the pair at the older man’s home, complete with cocktails and a swim in his pool.

Things do go the way of romance and there are follow-up encounters.

But when one night goes late, there are fireworks at home after what looks like a missed curfew.

As his parents argue, the young man erupts in anger and goes looking for his older paramour, only to find a surprise.

Sorensen’s reps told Towleroad that the storyline is “very personal to Christopher.”

“His goal is to create a safe space for young gay men to talk about any experience where they have felt taken advantage of,” the statement continued.

“Afterglow” is the first time Sorensen has included his own LGBT identity in his music. His 2015 music video, “Balloon,” addressed bullying.

Any readers have a similar experience with dating apps? Let us know in the comments.

Watch the video below.

(h/t Towleroad)

Exploring Who Is And What Makes A Gay “Daddy”

Eric Rutherford (L) and Patrick Dempsey (R)
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While the term “daddy” has gotten more and more popular in the gay community over the past several years, therapist Matthew Dempsey’s latest YouTube video explores what makes a gay “daddy?”

“Growing up gay, most of us didn’t have parents who shared that identity and could guide us through that experience as we stepped into adulthood. Enter the gay daddy,” Dempsey shares in the intro to the video. “Whether for friendship or romance, we can easily find ourselves drawn to older gay men for answers we never got and always needed.”

Dempsey enlists the aid of his friend and “resident daddy,” Eric Rutherford, to chat on how being a gay “daddy” affects gay men in regard to aging, dating, and taking care of yourself mentally and physically.

First up, Dempsey and Rutherford note some of the physical reasons why some men are labeled “daddy.”

Dempsey shares that he’s begun to get called daddy in part due to his greying hair and also thanks to being a therapist. But Rutherford, who works as a model for IMG, says when he was younger he felt a daddy was someone who displayed physical/muscular stature, presence and maturity.

There’s also aspect of whether or not some men “own” their age and experience. It’s no secret that gay culture can be a bit youth-obsessed.

Rutherford, who allows his hair to grey naturally but cops to occasionally using botox, encourages a balance in addressing how we physically age. “You can’t hide behind it, because no matter what, you could have all this done, fixed,” he says. “At the end of the day it’s still you.”

Dempsey concurs adding, “If at the core you’re really wrestling with deeper seated things about not feeling good about who you are, if you just look to the exterior to be the thing that’s gonna fix that, it’s not gonna work.”

Side note: I think Mr. Rutherford’s exterior is just fine. Definitely qualifies as “daddy” material.

When it comes to dating and sexual attraction regarding a daddy, Rutherford notes that when he was younger he was attracted to older guys, but as he’s reached his 40s and 50s he now dates a man 17 years his junior.

However, Rutherford admits that initially he had reservations about dating a younger man because he had “some judgement about a stereotype” not wanting to fall into a “sugar daddy” kind of role.

Both men agree that mental outlook is also an important component to daddyhood.

Instead of allowing age to become a negative in his mind, Rutherford, who’s 51, says he works everyday to keep a positive perspective and “living my best life to the fullest.”

“And I don’t have it all together by any means,” he says. “Every day I still wake up, I’m curious, I want to learn more, I want to experience more.”

And as a man who’s been sober for years, Rutherford says he stays grounded by making a conscious effort to stop and express gratitude for what he has achieved.

That doesn’t mean everyone escapes the pressures of aging. Rutherford shares that the “first big love” of his life committed suicide when he reached his 60s feeling he had “aged out” of gay culture.

“He was wildly accomplished, good-looking guy, incredible friends,” gushes Rutherford. But he adds that his former partner “felt invisible in this community and this culture – he wasn’t wanted.”

It’s an interesting chat for anyone who is, or is attracted to, a gay daddy. Watch below.

“Will & Grace” Explores The World Of Dating Younger Men

With the reboot of Will & Grace acknowledging the passage of time, it makes total sense that we would see both Will and Jack explore the idea of dating younger men.

And that’s exactly what we get.

In this clip from Thursday’s upcoming episode, titled “Who’s Your Daddy?,” both men are coping with the angst of not only younger paramours, but coping with their own ages.

Jack attempts various ways to look younger (incorporating some hilarious physical comedy) while Will wonders if it might be “creepy” that he’s getting amorous with a 23-year-old (played by Tony Award winner Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen fame).

“So what, they’re young and hot, and we’re old and not. Nothing else matters!” screams Jack. “We need this.”

Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.

Snow White’s 7 Dwarfs Reimagined As Beefy Daddies

The Disney animated classic Snow White has introduced generations of fans to those lovable Seven Dwarfs – Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey, Doc and Grumpy.

But visual artist Silverjow has taken a new look at the colorful characters and reimagined them as strapping muscular daddy-types, and the results are eye-popping.

You can check out the “new dwarfs” below and find more of Silverjow’s work on his Patreon page.

Who wouldn’t want to run into these guys in the woods?

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Hunky Daddy Balances Life As Performer & Father

Wayne Skivington, Cirque du Soleil artist in Zumanity here in Las Vegas, shares a compilation of some of his most popular Instagram clips from 2016.

He’s a hunky super-dad who features his adorable son in balancing tricks. That little boy has the best sense of center I’ve ever seen.

Oh, and he makes a pretty sexy Santa, too 🙂

Gerald McCullouch Talks “Daddy” & “Bear City 3”

Director/actor Gerald McCullouch chats on his new indie film, DADDY, and the upcoming BEAR CITY 3 in this episode of my online radio show, The Randy Report.


I know so many of you read my posts here on the blog, I really encourage you to hit the player below and hear what I actually sound like when I’m interviewing folks.

As an actor, Gerald (“Bones,” “NCIS,” “House”) is recognized around the world for his 10 seasons as Bobby Dawson on “CSI,” as well as his critically praised portrayal of “Roger” in the Bear City movies.

Thanks to the global and diverse fan bases of “CSI” and the Bear City movies, he was honored as one of the 100 most compelling people in OUT Magazine’s “OUT 100,” and featured in The New York Daily News, LA Daily News, The New York Post, US Weekly and The Advocate, among others.

Gerald originated the role of “Colin” in the NYC world premiere stage production of DADDY and produced the critically acclaimed West Coast premiere, in which he also starred, receiving rave reviews.

DADDY The Movie fared equally as well with the critics. Here are a few quotes from critics:

CIFF: “Funny, erotic, and heart-tugging DADDY explores what a hot, beautiful mess friendship and loyalty are and how to age gracefully while kicking and screaming.”

The Film Reel: “It’s hard to say that the film is anything but wonderful…outstanding.. very powerful and filled with emotion…a fantastic film.”

Zone Culture: “Nothing short of miraculous… credit must be given to the talent of the Via-McCullouch team for making one of the most touching, heartwarming and believable friendships in the history of gay movies.”

Progressive Pulse: “Wonderful and beautiful performances…an impressive directorial debut”

More info on Gerald at www.gerald.biz

Listen to my interview below. And if you like, I really ask that you share 🙂

This Week In LGBT News – Will & Grace, Aston, & Daddy The Movie

Kick back and listen in as I recap several of the top LGBT stories of the week including:

• Pansexual music artist Aston dropped her new dance single “Circles” this week

• Update to the tragic story of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide after cyber bullying by his college roommate.

• HIV history gets a rewrite as the myth of “Patient Zero” is debunked

• The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an important transgender rights case

• Rumors swirl about a possible Will & Grace reboot, plus Sean Hayes apologizes to LGBT community for not coming out sooner

• Randy’s interview with hunky Bear City / DADDY film star Gerald McCullouch

And much more!

Radio Show: Director/Actor Gerald McCullouch Chats On His Acclaimed Film DADDY

Had a great time interviewing director/actor Gerald McCullouch last night on my BlogTalkRadio show.  You have checked out some of my recent episodes, yes? 🙂

As I mention during the radio chat, having Gerald on the show is like Christmas for a me cause he’s just a great guest.

As an actor, Gerald (“Bones,” “NCIS,” “House”) is recognized around the
world for his 10 seasons as Bobby Dawson on “CSI,” as well as his
critically praised portrayal of “Roger” in the Bear City movies.

Thanks to the global and diverse fan bases of “CSI” and the Bear City movies, he was honored as one of the 100 most compelling people in OUT Magazine’s “OUT 100,” and featured in The New York Daily News, LA Daily News, The New York Post, US Weekly and The Advocate, among others.

Gerald dropped by to chat on his new indie film, DADDY, and the upcoming BEAR CITY 3.

The DVD of DADDY
was recently released, and is packed with lots of fun extras, which we
talk about at length. Interesting to see scenes Gerald cut or which
songs he swapped out for the right tone of a scene. You can get the DVD from Amazon by clicking here. 

Gerald originated the role of “Colin” in the NYC world premiere stage production of DADDY and produced the critically acclaimed West Coast premiere, in which he also starred, receiving rave reviews.

Critics raved about DADDY The Movie. Here are a few quotes from critics:

CIFF: “Funny, erotic, and heart-tugging DADDY explores what a hot, beautiful mess friendship and loyalty are and how to age gracefully while kicking and screaming.”

The Film Reel: “It’s hard to say that the film is anything but
wonderful…outstanding.. very powerful and filled with emotion…a
fantastic film.”

Zone Culture: “Nothing short of miraculous… credit must be given to the
talent of the Via-McCullouch team for making one of the most touching,
heartwarming and believable friendships in the history of gay movies.”

Progressive Pulse: “Wonderful and beautiful performances…an impressive directorial debut.”

More info on Gerald at www.gerald.biz

Listen to my fun chat with the hunky, handsome Gerald below.