Music Video: Corey TuT ‘Hey There Superman’

Corey Tut (center)

Following in the success of last fall’s beguiling behind-the-scenes documentary All Male All Nude: Johnsons, acclaimed director Gerald McCullouch decided there was more gold to mine in his footage that followed the hunky Wilton Manors male strippers in the film.

McCullouch teamed with longtime collaborator Corey Tut to create a music video that channels the vibe of the documentary and stars the veteran composer/musician.

The result was a sexy, low-key music video – “Hey There, Superman” – featuring Tut along with two of the featured dancers in the film.

Having followed the films of Gerald McCullouch, which include DADDY, All Male All Nude and the aforementioned sequel, All Male All Nude: Johnsons, I’ve always been struck by the soundtracks of the movies.

I remember thinking, “How can he afford to license all this great music?”

The answer is: he doesn’t. He collaborates with longtime friend Tut on the sexy sonic landscapes that accompany the films so artfully.

I reached out to Tut to talk on how he approaches scoring a film, collaborating with directors and how it differs from his pop music career.

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The Randy Report: You’ve worked with Gerald McCullouch on three films now – two documentaries (All Male All Nude, All Male All Nude: Johnsons) and a narrative film, DADDY. Do you find you develop a ’shorthand’ in discussing the projects and what Gerald wants after a while?

Corey Tut: Gerald and I have been friends for decades and have been working on film projects together for almost as long so we definitely have worked out a shorthand over time.

Our first film was actually a short he wrote and directed called The Morning After. Then we did Daddy and the two dick docs. He has always been super supportive of my music and open to what I bring to the table so that helps the process. 

TRR: I understand you used some music from your catalog as well as new compositions for the new documentary?

CT: Gerald was shooting the Johnsons movie while I was writing for my album Into The Light. I knew we would be needing songs for the film, so I kept writing with strippers in mind. It was really fun to just write sexy stripper songs from a gay point of view.

We had a definite tone set with the first movie, so I just kept writing in that vein. I had written songs specifically for the first AMAN, but for the second one, I just handed Gerald a stack of tunes and then worked with him and Jimmy the sound designer to kinda shape them to the picture as we edited.

TRR:  Is there a difference in how you approach the music for a narrative film versus a documentary?

CT: Not really. I think the music should serve the film and help serve the director’s vision in telling the story, be it narrative or doc. 

TRR: Do personal attitudes or tastes come into play when you decide to work on a project?

CT: Yes and no. Of course, I always want to be excited about whatever I am working on but more than that I want to work with people I respect and enjoy. It also kinda varies from job to job.

If I am producing a record for an artist and they are wanting something that I personally don’t care for, it’s my job to help them execute their vision so that they are happy with the record they are putting out because ultimately it’s their name on the record, not mine.

The same goes for film work or any hired gun jobs. Now, when I am working on music that is just for myself as an artist, it’s a different story, obviously. Then I get to just follow my own muse.

TRR: Did you write ‘Hey There Superman’ for the documentary? It’s such a perfect fit for the mood and the groove of the film.

CT: Surprisingly I did not. I wrote it when I was writing all the other sexy stripper songs so I knew it was in that milieu, but when Gerald found that he had shot footage of the boys at the club stripping in the Superman underwear, it became an obvious choice as one of the anthems of the movie. 

TRR: Can you share a film score that you think nailed it in terms of bringing what a film score should as a contribution to the film?

CT: I have been a huge Trent Reznor fan since the first time I heard Pretty Hate Machine back in the late ’80s and I think his transition into film and television scoring has been very interesting and incredibly successful. His songwriting has such an epic cinematic quality that I have always admired and I think it works brilliantly for the film. I will gladly watch anything he has worked on just to hear how he uses sound and music to further the film.

As far as upcoming projects, I am finishing up production on Peppermint’s new album, as well as working on songs for Kyle Mottsinger’s forthcoming album, and looking forward to starting work on my new album the beginning of the year.

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Check out the sexy, chill music video for “Hey There, Superman” above.

You can follow Corey Tut on Instagram here, and you can check out my exclusive interview with All Male All Nude: Johnsons director Gerald McCullouch (CSI, Bear City, DADDY) here.

Podcast: Gerald McCullouch Chats On New Film ‘All Male All Nude – Johnsons’

Today I’m chatting with award-winning filmmaker Gerald McCullouch – whose acting work you know from movies like Daddy, the Bear City franchise, as well as his ten seasons as ‘Bobby Dawson’ on the hit TV series, CSI.

Gerald has spent years exploring and documenting the world of male strippers. Two years ago, he shared his acclaimed documentary ‘All Male All Nude’ which took a look behind the scenes of Atlanta’s famous Swinging Richards strip club.

Now he’s back with a second feature-length documentary titled, ‘All Male All Nude: Johnsons.’

Here’s the official synopsis:

Journey into the unique world of male stripping at a small gay strip club located in America’s Second Gayest City.

‘All Male, All Nude: Johnsons’ is set in Florida’s newest gay strip club, Johnsons, located in Wilton Manors, Florida and new home to the creator and owner of Johnsons – Matt Colunga, an award-winning bodybuilder, who has been in the male entertainment industry for 23 years and was introduced in the first documentary film.

The cast of characters in the film range from Matt, to a hunky 26-year-old who spends his days dressed as Spider-Man creating early memories for children at kid parties and then spends his nights stripping down to his G-String for gay men, to single fathers putting themselves through college with their stripping income, to entertainers in the adult film world.

The men who compose the heart of Johnsons are diverse, unique, and captivating.

Hit the play button to hear my chat with the always-awesome Gerald McCullouch:

‘All Male, All Nude: Johnsons’ will have its official premiere in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, September 15 at 6:30 PM at the Gateway Theater (1820 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304).

A pre-reception for VIP guests which will begin at 5 PM at the Modern Sixties Wine Lounge next to The Classic Gateway.

As well as an exclusively catered VIP afterparty following the premiere at Johnsons the club, complete with an open bar where guests are welcome to mingle with the chiseled centerpieces of the film.

Plus, guests attending the premiere will be treated to a special performance by acclaimed NYC musician Corey TuT performing songs from the film’s soundtrack.

Click here for ticket information: tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/OSFF/On…E53D31B

Out Documentary: “All Male All Nude” From Gerald McCullouch

Check out the next big project from my longtime buddy and uber-talented filmmaker, Gerald McCullouch (CSI, Bear City and Daddy).

All Male All Nude (I’ve already got your attention, yes?) is an upcoming documentary set in one of America’s only all-nude, all-male gay strip clubs, Swinging Richard’s in Atlanta. Continue reading “Out Documentary: “All Male All Nude” From Gerald McCullouch”

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.

Out Films: “DADDY” Now Available For Streaming & Download

Award-winning actor Gerald McCullouch directs/stars in DADDY

I’m excited to share that the award-winning film DADDY is now available on iTunes, Video On Demand, and most cable systems – plus, if you’re in Los Angeles April 8th you can see the movie on the big screen at Arena Cinema Hollywood.

Making his directorial debut, Gerald McCullouch (the BEAR CITY trilogy, CBS’s “CSI”) stars alongside DADDY screenwriter Dan Via, with Smash’s Jaime Cepero, Tamlyn Tomita, Tony Award winner John Rubenstein, Jay Jackson and Mackenzie Astin.

McCullouch was named Best Actor at the 2015 California Independent Film Festival, where DADDY made its U.S. debut, and was honored as one of the 100 most compelling people by OUT.

The film was lauded by critics like The Film Reel, which wrote, “It’s hard to say that the film is anything but wonderful… very powerful and filled with emotion.”

Progressive Pulse calls the movie “an impressive directorial debut” with “beautiful performances.”

The flick is based on Via’s stage play which had a critically acclaimed world premiere in New York City, followed by subsequent success in a Los Angeles run.

I saw the play in LA and found the artistry of the writing and the performances compelling and provacative. The story doesn’t exactly take you where you think you’re headed, and that’s all I’ll say about that. I was happily surprised at the issues explored – best friends, boy friends, family relations – and how skillfully they were interwoven without being heavy handed.

The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in fall 2015, where Progressive Pulse raved DADDY features “wonderful and beautiful performances.” DADDY went on to win awards at the California Independent Film Festival and Atlanta’s Out on Film International LGBT Film Festival.

Official Synopsis:

Colin McCormack thinks he has it all — a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering secret that may cost Colin everything — and everyone — he holds dear.

Watch the trailer below. Congrats Gerald!

Film: DADDY Starring Gerald McCullouch Will See April 1st Release

Very excited to see my longtime friend Gerald McCullouch’s award-winning film DADDY will have a Los Angeles release April 1st, followed by DVD and Video-On-Demand availability on April 5th.

Making his directorial debut, Gerald McCullouch (the BEAR CITY trilogy, CBS’s “CSI”) stars alongside DADDY screenwriter Dan Via, with Smash’s Jaime Cepero, Tamlyn Tomita, Tony Award winner John Rubenstein, Jay Jackson and Mackenzie Astin.

McCullouch was named Best Actor at the 2015 California Independent Film Festival, where DADDY made its U.S. debut, and was honored as one of the 100 most compelling people by OUT.

The film was lauded by critics like The Film Reel, which wrote, “It’s hard to say that the film is anything but wonderful… very powerful and filled with emotion.”

Progressive Pulse calls the movie “an impressive directorial debut” with “beautiful performances.”

The flick is based on Via’s stage play which had a critically acclaimed world premiere in New York City, followed by subsequent success in a Los Angeles run.

I saw the play in LA and found the artistry of the writing and the performances compelling and provacative. The story doesn’t exactly take you where you think you’re headed, and that’s all I’ll say about that. I was happily surprised at the issues explored – best friends, boy friends, family relations – and how skillfully they were interwoven without being heavy handed.

The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in fall 2015, where Progressive Pulse raved DADDY features “wonderful and beautiful performances.” DADDY went on to win awards at the California Independent Film Festival and Atlanta’s Out on Film International LGBT Film Festival.

Official Synopsis:

Colin McCormack thinks he has it all — a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering secret that may cost Colin everything — and everyone — he holds dear.

DADDY will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, and cable VOD starting April 5, 2016.

Watch the trailer below. Congrats Gerald!

DADDY The Movie World Premieres At Montreal World Film Festival

Gay themed play-turned-feature-film DADDY, starring BearCity star (hottie) Gerald McCullouch, will world premiere today at prestigious Montreal World Film Festival.

DADDY chronicles the intergenerational tale of an older gay male (played by McCullouch) falling for a younger man played by Jaime Cepero, from the NBC show Smash. McCullouch not only stars in the flick but also directed.

Montreal Gazette talked with the handsome McCullouch about whether being out has affected his acting career:

I get asked that question a lot. And I really don’t know how it’s affected my career. I only have the career I have.

I’ve never been one to hide who I am or what I think. And I’ve never understood people’s belief that my eye color, or shoe size, or sexual orientation limits my imaginative capacity to pretend to be someone different.

Mind you, I’ve also appeared in many non-gay-themed shows like Bones and House and Law & Order and many others where I have a wife and kids and no affinity for dudes at all.

And I think the terrain is changing daily of opportunities for out actors and artists. But I’ve been “out” since before it was in fashion. Never really considered being “in.” Not sure what my life would have been. Or my career. Only know the life I have.

DADDY screens at Cinema Quartier Latin at the Montreal World Film Festival:
Aug. 30 at 4:10 p.m.
Aug. 31 at 9 p.m.

Click here for more info and tickets.