Stop. Just stop. I can’t with these. They’re just TOO PERFECT. The backlit hair, the makeup, the outfits, the lavender and lamé. God I miss the ’80s. A new book of celebrity photographer Mario Casilli’s decade-defining portraits hits the shelves November 21, with a forward by Joan Collins. From top left: Queen Collins, Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson, Joan Van Ark, a sexy Barbra Streisand (SO WRONG), and Stryper superfan Oprah Winfrey. Says the Daily Mail: “It was the decade of Dynasty, Dallas, shoulder pads and excess in all forms. Big was beautiful, greed was good, and beauty was bold. Popular television series’, films and music reflected the 1980s trend for beautiful people living extraordinary lives. And cult photographer Mario Casilli captured those mesmerising subjects at their best, defining forever the look of 80s pop culture through his soft focus lens.” Order your copy here.
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The Jeff Stryker Journals: Growing Medical Marijuana to Save Lives is a coffee table book of pot by the former pornstar. I discovered this through New York nightlife impresario Daniel Nardicio, who’s in contact with Mr. Stryker who says, “I decided I would dedicate years of my life to not only bringing attention to the careless growers and dispensaries, but I would also offer an alternative to save lives in the process.” I don’t know much more about the cause but you can check it out here on IndieGoGo. BTW, donkey dicks are what they call the giant buds Jeff is holding. Duh. What were you thinking?
The lavish, photocentric coffee table book, The World According to Wonder, drops today (and at seven pounds, that some drop!) and is available for purchase on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. It would behoove you to own one. On the occasion of this auspicious event, the book’s authors, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, have published an introductory piece on Huffington Post. Here is a slice of what they had to say:
“It might seem vainglorious to write a book about ourselves, but then if we didn’t do it, who would? To be in television, especially reality television, means that you are not going to be the darling of The New York Times or honored at the Oscars. But we had a story to tell. In the past 21 years we have been fortunate enough to have a front-row seat — and a small walk-on part — in the queering of American culture. This is no subcultural sideshow. It is as significant in changing the American landscape as glasnost was in restructuring the USSR. … The World According to Wonder is a tribute to the people who stand up and stand out. And in writing it we came to the happy conclusion that gay is a metaphor for the human condition, because there is no such thing as normal. We are all different, just as every snowflake is unique. Tammy Faye put it this way: ‘We’re all made out of the same dirt, and God doesn’t make any junk.’” (Read all of it and look at photos here)