Just to be clear so I can stop checking my email every second or so, yes I have seen the pictures of Dustin Lance Black, that were leaked by a miscreant, and no I am not going to post them. I consider Lance to be a friend, but more to the point, the pictures, stills taken from a video that was made and is about to be leaked as well, were made presumably in private and not for the raw consumption of the faceless masses that is the internet. There has been a discussion about the photos and video for more than a week now, started by an ex-boyfriend of Lance’s, who sent me a random email, which I would gladly share, enquiring if I knew how to go about leaking them to the highest bidder. Honestly, the entire episode is such a complete corruption of what is private and what is public, as well as the utter display of vulgarity is something that, at this point, I will not participate in. Perez Hilton might – and to be clear, he paid for them, dearly – but I’m not Perez Hilton, as in I am not needy and require the approval and attention of many to somehow validate my character and my work.
If there were lessons to be culled, it would be one, never tape sex with strangers and by strangers I mean someone you cannot trust implicitly, two, turn your cell phone off, and three, unprotected sex with someone who is a stranger is never the best idea.