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DNA Magazine | #211 – Grooming Issue
DNA #211 is jam-packed with features. Gay In Trump’s USA interviews a variety of Americans to find out how they’re coping in a Trump world. WWF Pro-wrestler Anthony Bowens talks about his boyfriend, being bisexual and what he thinks of wearing those tight-fitting lycra onesies. Nick Cook catches up with music and media legend Molly Meldrum in a fascinating follow-up interview. Justin Trudeau turns up at Toronto Pride, and cover model Blane is fit and bulge-tastic on the cover!
In the Photography department, we take Joseph Vumbaco’s invitation to join his beautiful naked male models in bed to discover the fine line between pornography and art. Our Pin-Up Boy is the one-and-only Willy Wagtail, who strips off and goes for a swim in one of the most picturesque rivers.
Grooming Editor-At-Large Will Fennell helps us choose the right fragrance, Dear Diva calls it like it is (“You’re a piece of ass!”), and The Deplorables continue to disgrace themselves!
We chat with pop-star-reality-TV-star Melissa Tkautz, talk the comedy of The Family Law with Ben Law, find out what Harry Cook has been up to, discover that electro-pop pioneer Alison Moyet has a new album and Aussie tour planned, and how Mat Verevis and Ricky Martin became such chums!
All that and more!
FROM THE EDITOR
BURNTTOAST: READERS’ LETTERS
THE MONTH IN A MINUTE
THE DEPLORABLES: SAY WHAT?
THEATRE: LIP SERVICE
STRAIGHT MATE: MAT VEREVIS
DEAR DIVA’S ADVICE
MELISSA TKAUTZ – She’s been a pop princess, a serious actress, and now she’s Real Housewife Melissa Tkautz! Interview by Marc Andrews.
ROCCO BENE – Paula Abdul, Madonna and Rocco Bene’s mum inspired his remake of weepy hit The Day You Went Away. Interview by Marc Andrews.
BENJAMIN LAW – Embarrassing mums, amateur theatre, closetted gay teens – The Family Law has it all! Matthew Galea asks writer Benjamin Law, where to next?
HARRY COOK – He’s played Geena Davis’ son, a violent homophobe, hopes to produce The Normal Heart, and found time to marry his boyfriend. It’s all go for Harry Cook, reports Matthew Myers.
ALISON MOYET – In the ’80s, Alison Moyet pioneered pairing cool electronica with warm, soulful vocals in the pop group, Yazoo. A solo career of chart hits followed, until her pop flame faded. Then, in 2013 she reignited with a brilliant album of grown-up electropop; The Minutes. Now, after a massive life re-boot and another amazing album, Other she’s headed to Australia for live shows (and words with Margaret Court). She spoke to Andrew Creagh.
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY – The legend of music and media, Molly Meldrum still causing trouble! By Nick Cook.
SEDUCTION IN THE AIR – Personal scent is one of the most important but least understood aspects of men’s grooming. Will Fennell helps you choose the right one for you.
“HEY, FAGGOTS… YOU LIVE IN A TRUMP COUNTRY NOW.” – Gay Americans express their feelings about the Trump presidency. By Munyarukumbuzi Emmanuel.
TORONTO PRIDE – Justin Trudeau and all the gay dudes! Canada’s LGBTI community celebrates its Pride with a massive street parade. Photography by Cameron McCool.
“ALWAYS LOOK LARGER THAN LIFE!” – Pro-wrestler Anthony Bowens talks about his boyfriend, being bisexual and what he really thinks of those bulges in tight-fitting lycra wrestling onesies! Interview by Marc Andrews.
IN BED WITH JOE – Joseph Vumbaco uses the bed as his canvas, with his models inviting us to join them in moments of captured intimacy. 8-pages of stunning models.
ON THE COVER – Sexy, hairy Blayne, shot by Rick Stockwell.
ADVENTURE ISLAND – Magical but maddening Madagascar, explored by Marc Andrews. (Yes, there’s a gay scene.)
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER – Willy Wagtail by Joe Mazza.