Xavier Héraud 「Pangina Heals, Pablo Bravo et Yoshi Kawasaki au Gibus pour l’année du chien」

Posted on February 19, 2018 commentaires
On aurait voulu trouver meilleur moyen de célébrer le nouvel an chinois et le passage à l’année du chien qu’on n’aurait pas pu. Pour clore sa quinzaine en beauté, la semaine LGBT Chinoise à Paris avait invité à faire la fête avec les soirées 「Suck my Beat」 et 「AZN Party」, qui avaient organisé une soirée 「Crazy Dog Year’s Party」, sponsorisée par Hornet.

Et les organisateurs avaient fait venir du beau monde. La drag-queen thailandaise/taiwanaise Pangina Heals, co-animatrice de 「Drag Race Thailand」 est venue assurer le show, secondée par les porn-stars Yoshi Kawasaki (qui avait son interprétation personnelle de l’année du chien...) et Pablo Bravo.

Voir notre interview vidéo de Pangina Heals


Hornet France 「Hornet rencontre... Pangina Heals」 - posted on February 19, 2018.

Ci-dessous, vous pouvez également visionner notre reportage à la soirée, avec des images du show de Pangina Heals ainsi que quelques mots des porn-stars Pablo Bravo et Yoshi Kawasaki.


Hornet France 「Pangina Heals, Pablo Bravo et Yoshi Kawasaki à la soirée Crazy Dog's Year avec Hornet」 - posted on February 19, 2018.

Author: Xavier Héraud/Date: February 19, 2018/Source: https://hornet.com/stories/fr/pangina-heals-gibus/

AZN. Paris Gay-Asian-Night.
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Antoine Mbemba 「Le rappeur KHNG KHAN se travestit pour le nouvel an chinois」

Posted on February 16, 2018 commentaires

Dans son nouveau clip 「Pekin Drama」 KHNG KHAN s’approprie les codes traditionnels du théâtre chinois et les projette dans son univers cinglé.

C’est l’année du Chien de Terre. Synonyme de fidélité, d’endurance, d’honnêteté mais aussi de pessimisme et d’anxiété, apparemment. Aujourd’hui, vendredi 16 février, marque le premier jour de ce nouvel an chinois. Et ça se fête : soit parce que vous avez raté votre mois de janvier et que cela semble une bonne occasion de vous reprendre, soit parce qu’il est tout bonnement impossible de résister aux animations d’une telle journée, ou soit parce que vous tombe au coin de l’œil un clip complètement perché au timing parfait. On bifurque immédiatement sur la troisième option, pour vous présenter Alex, aka KHNG KHAN, 26 ans, rappeur et producteur franco-américain. Débarrassons-nous de suite de l’évidence, le blaze est bien sûr « une référence à Ghengis. Quand j’étais au lycée, j’ai commencé par “Fusion Khan” ahah... et le nom a évolué. Maintenant je dis tout simplement KHKH (kachekache). » En 2014, il faisait d’ailleurs honneur à l’héritage du nom, en direct des steppes mongoles dans le clip de « Chadakh ».

Avec d’un côté de la famille des grands-parents vietnamiens et de l’autre des origines russes et américaines, KHNG KHAN incarne jusque dans sa musique la recherche constante d’équilibre des mélanges. L’exigence d’ouverture sur le monde. Sa musique est folle, et pioche ses influences partout, « dans le Jazz, les musiques “free” improvisés, les rythmes africains et clave latino-américaines, l’électro expérimentale – l’IDM, le grime, le garage, le baile funk, le punk rap trap, la pop... J’aime pouvoir toucher à tout. On vit bien pour se trouver. » Côté rap, ce sont les pionniers comme Kool Keith et KRS-One ou des groupes comme Antipop Consortium et Freestyle Fellowship qui l’ont « propulsé dans le game ». Franco-américain, Alexander a dû faire un choix, celui de la langue rappée. Il a choisi l’anglais, plus naturel à l’époque, mais « commence à écrire en français. » L’idée pour KHKH n’est de toute manière pas de vivre dans toutes ses frontières, mais de les fondre et les dépasser. « Le son du clip de chadakh s’est enregistré en Russie, par exemple, et l’influence jazz, hiphop, le showmanship, ces aspects viennent certainement des states. Le métissage m’a permis d’être connecté à plusieurs pays et de me sentir à l’aise avec l’idée qu’on dépasse très vite les frontières et les origines. »


KHNG KHAN 「Pekin Drama」 - posted on February 16, 2018.

Qui dit dépassement des frontières, dit assez logiquement voyage. L’une des clés pour comprendre 「Pekin Drama」 : « C’est un morceau qui date, je l’ai écrit après avoir passé du temps à Taipei en 2015. L’inspiration principale vient des archétypes du théâtre chinois, et de leur incarnation sociale. » Le clip – « shooté avec mon frère Lazlo, un gars qui arrive à bien capter ou je veux en venir avec un track et à le transcender » – est aussi intrigant qu’envoûtant. On y croise des personnages antiques, figures de l’opéra chinois, flippants, grimaçants, maquillés, aux costumes impressionnants. « Notre pote Francis Jaillans, un diggeur de sapes de fou, a confectionné à partir de pièces antiques les costumes des perso de l’opéra chinois. Il a aussi fait tout le maquillage qu’on voit dans le clip. Le chœur à trois têtes a été fait par l’Atelier Darwin de Margot Dusé, une couturière incroyable qui fait naître créatures, animaux et monstres magnifiques avec ses petites mains. Ils ont tous les deux fait un taff formidable. » Un taff qui risque en tout cas de rebondir dans nos rêves les plus louches et nos plus beaux cauchemars pendant quelques nuits.

La suite pour KHNG KHAN, c’est déjà continuer de bouger avec son collectif, Big Brothers, né il y a 7-8 ans (« On était 5 au début, maintenant on est 10 à vivre ensemble dans une ferme, où a d’ailleurs été tourné le clip de 「Pékin Drama」. Il y a de tout : des zikos, plasticiens, peintres, vidéastes et pas d’orga attitré haha »), puis de laisser échapper beaucoup de contenu et faire beaucoup de concerts entouré de sa grosse équipe cette année : Amor Satyr & BLO. Et justement, on souhaite quoi pour cette année du Chien de Terre ? « On peut se souhaiter l’équilibre et la liberté et on peut souhaiter au monde la vie et l’explosion harmonieuse. » Et un peu de drama, tant qu’il vient de KHAN.




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Alexander Kacala 「Faites connaissance avec le ‘Pit Crew’ de ‘Drag Race Thailand’」

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「Drag Race Thailand」 commence le mois et dire qu’on a hâte de voir les premiers épisodes est un doux euphémisme. C’est le premier spin off international de 「RuPaul’s Drag Race」. Hornet vous tient régulièrement informé ces dernières infos, avec notamment des interviews exclusives et toutes les infos disponibles sur les participantes. Il était donc normal que nous nous intéressions au Pit Crew de 「Drag Race Thailand」.

Une bande-annonce a été postée il y a quelques jours. Elle ne contenait pas de sous-titres initialement, mais la magie du web aidant, quelqu’un l’a traduite et on peut d’ores et déjà voir que les queens thaïlandaises ne sont pas du genre à s’en laisser conter.

On peut y voir les tenues qui seront montrées sur le runway et on peut aussi y découvrir le Pit Crew de 「Drag Race Thailand」. Lorsque celui-ci fait son entrée pour première fois, on peut les voir servir un verre aux drag-queens. Commentaire de l’une d’elles: « Je ne veux pas boire à leur verre, mais plutôt à leur robinet. »

Fais la queue, chérie! Après avoir vu la bande-annonce, nous avons brusquement ressenti le besoin d’enquêter sur ces jeunes hommes.

Nous sommes donc allés faire un tour du côté d’Instagram pour en savoir plus.

1. Nut


Nut a l’air d’être un gros fan de cosplay. Mais dieu merci, il enlève sa combinaison dans l’émission pour nous montrer son corps de super-héros.

2. Pae


Pae est sans doute le plus conservateur du lot. Avec son air pimpant, il a l’air plus à l’aise en costume-cravate. On ne s’en plaindra pas!

3. Nakkii


C’est peut-être le plus sexy des trois membres du Pit Crew thaïlandais. Nakkii a l’air d’avoir fait pas mal de mannequinat et de performances dans le milieu gay (peut-être pour 「Songkran」 ou 「gCircuit」). Nikki se produit avec Pangina Heals, co-animatrice de 「Drag Race Thailand」 au Maggie Choo’s tous les dimanches.

Author: Alexander Kacala/Date: February 16, 2018/Source: https://hornet.com/stories/fr/pit-crew-drag-race-thailande/

Alexander Kacala 「A Deep Dive Into the ‘Grams of the Very Sexy ‘Drag Race Thailand’ Pit Crew」


It’s no secret that we’re super excited about the new 「Drag Race Thailand」 series that begins next month. It’s the first official international 「Drag Race」 spinoff to actually happen. We’ve been keeping you up to date with exclusive interviews and details about the new series, so of course we have to do our due diligence and make sure you know who the sexy members of the 「Drag Race Thailand」 Pit Crew are.

A super trailer for 「Drag Race Thailand」 was released earlier this month. Admittedly, it helps if you understand Thai because there are no English subtitles. There’s only a little bit of English in the trailer – most notably the phrase “Don’t fuck it up!” But even if you don’t know Thai, the video’s worth watching because of the looks and the very sexy eye candy.

We get a few glimpses of some of the outfits to come down the runway. We also got a glimpse of the 「Drag Race Thailand」 Pit Crew, who the queens gush over. After the Pit Crew makes its sexy entrance for the first time, they pour the queens mimosas. One responds, “I don’t wanna drink from their glass. I’d rather drink from their faucets.”

Get in line, honey! After seeing the trailer, we had to learn more about these Thai hunks.

So, we took a deep dive into the ‘Grams of three 「Drag Race Thailand」 Pit Crew members.

1. Nut


Nut seems to be a huge cosplay geek, but thankfully for us he gets out of the spandex to show off that superhero body.

2. Pae

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Pae is probably the most conservative of this bunch. Looking dapper as hell, he seems to be more comfortable in a suit and tie. We’re not complaining!

3. Nakkii


Quite possibly the sexiest of these three very sexy 「Drag Race Thailand」 Pit Crew members, Nakkii seems to do quite a lot of modeling and performing in the LGBT community. If you happen to be in Bangkok anytime soon (maybe for 「Songkran」 or 「gCircuit」), you can catch Nakkii and 「Drag Race Thailand」 co-host Pangina Heals at Maggie Choo’s on Sunday nights.

Author: Alexander Kacala/Date: February 15, 2018/Source: https://hornet.com/stories/drag-race-thailand-pit-crew-instagram/



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Lee Doud 「The Gay Community's Fear and Loathing of Asian Men Must End」

Posted on February 01, 2018 commentaires
Being mixed-race, actor-producer Lee Doud has heard unbelievably ignorant comments from gay and bi men for much of his adult life.


Talking about race is tricky. I think we can all agree on that.

Nobody wants to be the boy who cried racist. But it’s also important to reflect and dissect some of the ways that we think about, feel for, and judge others. Society has grown more inclusive in so many ways, but we still have a long way to go. I share my experience not for myself, but for the furtherance of inclusion and understanding of minority experiences. I also understand that we all have our types. Maybe I’m not yours. Maybe I am. I’m not here to convince you that you should find men of Asian-descent to be sexy. What I do want to have is a conversation about why this marginalization of Asian men exists not only in our own culture but on a much larger scale. For my battle personally, it’s the perception of race and the stigmas behind it, true or not, that is the issue. I hope you continue reading, continue thinking, and continue growing. I hope we can do this together.

In the last few years, I have suddenly become very aware of my race. No, I wasn’t adopted, and to my knowledge, I’m only partially color-blind. It wasn’t until Hollywood started to have a conversation about whitewashing Asian characters when I fully realized that I was part of a minority group who wasn’t being seen or heard.

I am mixed race. My mom was born and raised in Hong Kong, and my father is from California. In case you need further clarification, I’m half Chinese and half Caucasian (mostly German, we think). I ride the line 50/50. I was also born in Hong Kong and then raised in a mostly white, affluent suburb in Northern California; less than 20 miles outside of San Francisco. I even went by my Chinese name for the first 20 years of my life before deciding to go by my legally given first name for “professional reasons.” I never thought twice about it until I moved to Los Angeles to act and began to learn that some people just want to put you into an identifiable box. Asian (check!). Nerd (check!). Asexual (wait). Where I was told my “ethnic ambiguity” would be an asset, I later realized that it simply made me harder to define.

Now let’s set Hollywood aside and deal with another problem at hand: the desexualization of Asian males, specifically within the LGBTQI community. It’s 2018 and people still feel that it’s OK to write “No blacks, no Asians. Not racist, just my preference” in their dating profiles. (OK, fine. Hookup app profiles.) Excluding an entire group of people by calling out a specific race is the absolute definition of racism. Plain and simple. By writing that, one implies that if someone were choosing between the last two men on earth (regardless of personality, skills, size, shape, etc.) that one option could feasibly be eliminated solely based on skin color.

Behind a veil of anonymity on these apps, people feel that they can say whatever, no holds barred, and that no one will be offended. I believe that sexual racism exists. Those who are writing “not into Asians” on their profiles aren’t necessarily mistreating Asians in their day-to-day lives, but there must be something else that lies beneath the surface, subconscious and dormant. Again, I’m not telling you that you can’t have a type, but I want to question where this “type” stems from.

The media controls much of what we see and experience as a culture. When I was growing up in the '90s, there were ever fewer Asian actors/models/storytellers in the public eye. Sure, we had Jackie Chan and Jet Li, but they were known for their martial arts and were never considered to be traditionally “sexy” leading men – and it’s definitely not to say that they couldn’t be. I always think back on the 2000 film 「Romeo Must Die」 with Jet Li and Aaliyah. In an R-rated film, the two of them had a pretty PG relationship. Even as a leading man, Jet Li wasn’t ever set up to “get the girl.”

How often did we see the token Asian character as just a tech nerd or sidekick? How often were Asian men included in『People』’s Sexiest Man Alive issue? How often were Asian men positioned to lead a film that wasn’t just based in martial arts? We are making progress and kicking down doors now in 2018, fighting for diversity and inclusion, but you can’t help but wonder if this period of time has shaped the way many people think and feel about who or what they are attracted to. My mind races back to what we did consider to be sexy (or even just slightly scandalous) back then and I can really only think of the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogues, filled with what they wanted us to view as the male ideal – young, straight, muscled, and white.

When I was approached to do our second season of 「I’m Fine」 (now streaming on Dekkoo), creator Brandon Kirby and I had dinner, and after a few tequilas, I told him that I wanted to talk about race. My character’s race. My race. Synonymously. I wanted to bring my own experiences to the table and put them out into the universe for others to see and hopefully relate to. Even for those who aren’t Asian, my hope is that there is still recognition of similar experiences in some of these stories. Being mixed-race, I find that I’m often not enough of one race or the other to appease someone’s compartmentalization of race. Whether it’s with casting or while dating, I find it difficult to navigate through everyone else’s preconceived notions. It’s either that, or I’m confused with being Latino or Native American. This is what I mean when I talk about the perception of race instead of the race itself.


Dekkoo “I Don’t Usually Go For Asian Guys” Scene | 「I'm Fine」 S2 Ep5 | Dekkoo.com - posted on February 02, 2018.

I had an instance once where a guy told me that I was cute and that he was into me, asking me if I was Latino. When I thanked him for the compliment, I also told him that I was actually mixed-race – half Chinese and half Caucasian. The conversation then took a turn and he became disinterested. I decided to confront the situation head on and asked him if he was suddenly turned off because he found out I was part Asian. He vehemently denied that and suddenly claimed that he had been questioning his interest from the beginning, even after telling me I was cute and sexy, and that he wanted to hang out. In his perception of my race, I was exotic and sexy as a Latino, but his idea of what an Asian male represents caused him to lose interest. This is not an isolated incident.

I’ve been asked repeatedly which half of me is Asian and which half of me is white, referring to the upper and lower halves of my body, indirectly asking about my penis size. I’ve been told that I’m quite “hairy” for an Asian and that my eyes are so much bigger. I had one situation where someone told me flat-out that they could “never get a boner for an Asian guy.” I’ve been the butt of bad Asian jokes, only to be followed with “but obviously, you’re half, so I don’t even think of you as Asian.” Even something as seemingly innocent as “you’re the first Asian guy I’ve ever been attracted to” stings in ways that most can’t comprehend. As if I’m supposed to feel honored and grateful that I’ve somehow become the exception to an unspoken rule.

On the flip side of all of that, I’ve also been told by other Asians that I shouldn’t complain because I have the privilege of being half white. My plight somehow doesn’t hold any validity because part of me is part of the majority. In many ways, I feel like a nomad, wandering through no-man’s-land in search of a like-minded party, a group of individuals who have shared experiences. In other ways, I feel that everyone’s battles and experiences are so differemt that by lumping them all together, we continue feed the stigmas and stereotypes. Each and every individual voice deserves to be heard, to be seen, and to be respected.

Again, I’m not here to convince you that I am enough. I’m here to encourage you to think about where this prejudice stems from. I’m here to encourage you to think before you speak (or type). I’m here to start an important conversation about sub-marginalization within our already marginalized community. I hope you’ll join me in this open dialogue.

LEE DOUD (@LeeDoud) is an actor-producer known for his work in projects such as Ktown Cowboys and Showtime’s Californication. He can currently be seen in Dekkoo’s original series 「I’m Fine」 (@imfineseries), available internationally via iTunes, Google Play, AppleTV and Roku, and in the U.S. and U.K. via the Amazon Dekkoo Channel. www.Dekkoo.com Doud resides in West Hollywood.



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Red Velvet 레드벨벳 「Bad Boy」

Posted on January 29, 2018 commentaires

Red Velvet 「Bad Boy」 - from『The Perfect Red Velvet』released on January 29, 2018.

Retour des Red Velvet toujours plus sexy et un petit peu plus lesbiennes !



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