The Alternative (Real) Pride Power List 2015

(Alternative) Pride Power

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Every year, after the London Pride events in June, a list arrives celebrating and ranking the top 100 influential forces or do-gooders for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender and community equalities for LGBT regions of the country.

Usually this list has had an interesting and respectful collection of such people, but the 2015 ‘Pride Power’ list, which seems to change its name every year, has proven to be somewhat of an upsetting embarrassment to all LGBT communities.

Mis-represented, omitted and influences have been shelved for more ‘traditional television personalities who actually do nothing to support, influence or highlight community aspects. Many have a ‘secret panel’ where some people choose their favourites for the list. Not exactly moving in the direction it should be and actually neglecting who has REALLY made a difference in the world of equality for all.

Not every man who helps equality with women, race, gender and sexuality is ‘a gay.’ Cheating, depravity and ‘on TV’ idiots prancing around like Rylan Clark, who also had it off with a man who was on the TV show he presented, whose now partner had a boyfriend at that time, do not scream influence. Nor does it move gays into a forward position. Even gays are upset with this listing. Clark was never reprimanded for his abuse and break-up of such couple. Something every gay man should be seen as even though ‘real’ non-celebrities are nothing of the sort? Lunacy. This is one example of the choices that affect and disassociate the real LGBT communities with office listing desk writers unaccompanied to the real feeling of such a society.

So, once again, where others fails (for more than one or two years) it is up to FalseFabs to intervene and address the ‘Proper’ Pride Power 2015 list. June/July’s original release, which has stopped number rankings, has still managed to upset those in the gay communities, to which we have links, just as many other sectors and sources. So here is the alternative and accurate 2015 Pride Power List. We are available for list creation bookings, should anyone wish to liaise on this or many other subjects.

The list is usually printed in The Guardian newspaper, as supplement. Though an alternative has been drafted since recognition and inclusion of those omitted time and again, inclusive on the part of LGBT voices of the same expression has led this list creation. All are adequately placed, in the correct manner.

These are actual influencers, writers, personalities and helpers of equality for all. Not a list of gay love in’s. And yes, some straight people can be included.

Well, here it is.

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1. Max Waltham

Wrestling Blogger, Writer, Journalist, Pioneer

Known to all and not referenced at all but all ideas taken, re-defined written word and re-structured ethical dimensions on sport, including Wrestling in general. Envy of all the world, yet looked upon for every piece of advice. Sets righteous boundaries and level understanding of actions. Moralistic and gay rights champion.

2. Ellen DeGeneres

U.S Chat Show Host

Multi-award winning Emmy Chat Show host, dominates mainstream US television chatter with precision and skill. Came out in 1997 to staunch criticism to come on top. Ethical Vegan puts American and gay culture at top of priorities with humble, caring and cool nature without any hate fuelled abuse,

3. Stephen Fry

Writer, Actor, TV Presenter,

Work on people dealing with gay issues and lifestyles charismatically investigated. Campaigner for Gay Rights international, especially in hostile, negative environments. Hilarious tweets and communications encourage droves of onlookers listening to legitimate concerns. Gentlemanly ways and eloquent cultural icon.

4. Sir Elton John

Singer, Songwriter, Campaigner, Pianist

Multi-faceted talent uses fortune for good in charity work, raising funds for HIV and AIDS support in many countries, helping non-gay sufferers also. Spoke out on fashion label Dolce and Gabanna for immoral calling of children to same sex couples as “synthetic.” Stands for moral foundations. Beacon of UK Award winning culture.

5. Sir Ian McKellen

Esteemed Gandalf ringer and X Man aficondao continues charity and activist work in numerous fields. Campaigns for equal rights for all, especially LGBT communities often forgotten. West-End icon and respected international actor. Also stars in self-penned TV Drama, Vicious with Derek Jacobi, focusing on fictional elderly gay lifestyle.

6. Russell T. Davies

Creator of age old iconic drama Queer as Folk returned to TV writing with modern gay lifestyles troubles in Cucumber and Banana.

7. Graham Norton

Witty and humourous TV chat show host attracting huge guests for fun show entertains all. Fun, skilled at chat and a presence of modern day TV lead by gay powerhouse with talent shines light on LGBT communities as one with public under no detractions.

8. Lord Alli

First openly gay peer able to repeal unfair or wrong laws among gay communities. Instrumental in lowering age for consensual sex and supports gay marriage. Continues campaign work for fairer equality.

9. Peter Tatchell

Tackles numerous gay issues over many years past. Focused more recently on anti-gay laws in oppressed countries like Russia and Uganda. Also challenges perceptions against AIDS. Activist with strong, moral intentions and debatable yet respectful opinion from community lives.

10. Laverne Cox

Sprung to attention as funny and chirpy personality in new drama Orange is the New Black. First African-American transgender female to produce ans star in own reality show, guiding light on trans life. Honoured by GLAAD last year for trans community work.

11. Paul O’Grady

Chat show host who pulls no punches and stands tall on issues while adding fun humour entertains and puts moral points into effect. Stands up for oppressed, including vicious attacks on welfare abuse and homophobic issues. Patron of Peter Tatchell foundation including wider recognition in dealing with pressing LGBT issues often forgotten or mis-represented.

12. Clare Balding

Supreme TV presenter in demand continuously for sterling work in capabilities to multi-task genre. Presents Women’s Hour programmes for BBC Radio. Defiantly stood up to negativity but presenting Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia despite anti-gay laws passed, said to be unreflective of LGBT Russians. Respected with OBE in 2013.

13. Angela Eagle

Liverpud MP and greyhound fighter for equality uses time in parliament to fight for oppressed in charismatic, caring fashion. Unrelenting and strong willed, politician continues to embrace fair society for all. Came out in 1997 as first lesbian MP.

14. Carol Ann-Duffy

First openly gay Scotswoman to be named UK Poet Laureate. Strong playwright and poetical strength display talented individual recognised for talent and not sexuality.

15. Sue Sanders

Chair of School’s Out focusing on LGBT rights and tackling homophobia in schools. Co-founder of LGBT History month, shedding light on historical foundations and moving with relevant times to society today.

16. Christopher Bailey

Mentor to Royal College of Art. Leading force at Burberry, boosting it’s business interests and communications to further success.

17. Claire Harvey

Captained Team GB in Paralympics for Sitting Volleyball squad, 2012. Assistant Director to Youth Sport Trust, working with others to reach their full potential in sport and community.

18. Kate Stone

Took stand against Press Complaints Commision (PCC) after wrongful printing of transgender status without consent or truth. Immoral actions turned in Stone’s favour, holding Press misprints without consent or moral implications, as then non-public figure, to account.

19. Tim Sigsworth / Albert Kennedy Trust

CEO and campaigner at Albert Kennedy Trust, working for young, homeless people needing LGBT support from neglectful families and friends. Helps those in hostile and homeless environments, mostly on 16-25 year olds.

20. Tom Daley

Olympic diver made bold decision to come out publically in 2013 in viral YouTube video. Role model mostly for young people struggling with sexuality. Adored by all for brave choices in growing, negative world. Gold Medallist preparing for next upcoming Olympic games.

21. Luisa Bradshaw-White

Soap actress involved in careful and charismatic portrayal of same-sex domestic violence drama. Handled with care and shone light on unforetold abuses gay couples face.

22. Stephen Beresford

Responsible for 2014 film Pride, telling the story of gay support with the 1980’s miner’s strike, in a witty, fresh and smooth script. Brought two sets of communities together, to broaden horizons on attitudes of singular groups in times of strife.

23. Gerald Jones MP

Battles for LGBT rights and fairness in Parliament as sitting MP. Welsh Politician elected in May 2015.

24. Jacqui Gavin

Gender and Diversity role model. Ex-model who helps organise Liverpool Pride events.

25. Sue Perkins

TV Presenter of Spring cooking show The Great British Bake Off, adding fresh and witty humour. Constantly high on Rainbow List since 2008. Credible television host with comedy partner Mel, including own daytime chat show. Capable of conversation and fair debate on widespread LGBT issues. Doesn’t overdo herself, to own advantage.

26. Conchita Wurst

2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner became international Role Model and Icon for gay rights. Campaigns for equality and peace. Developing funky dance tunes with latest album release. Flawless pristine facial hair.

27. Andy Woodfield

Created LGBT Network in workplace, for community inclusion at Price Water Coopers. Supports LGBT communities and Human Rights often tampered with or forgotten.

28. Claudia Brind-Woody

Senior Executive and co-chair of Global Executive of growing firms of LGBT notice-ability.

29. Broken Rainbow

Charity raising awareness on combating same-sex domestic violence and abuse.

30. Kathyrn Nawrickyi

Ambassador of Albert Kennedy Trust and Diversity Role Models continuing diverse work for good in LGBT communities.

31. Alison Berryman

Created Barclay’s first LGBT network, Spectrum. Continues to move forward with open and diverse workplace initiatives.

32. Wes Streeting

Elected MP in 2015 General Election. Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council. Campaigns for gay rights in parliament. Precious work with Stonewall charity who often missed ball on certain gay issues, lately. Streeting plans to rectify those wrongs into fairer ways forward as sitting MP.

33. Diversity Role Models

Focuses on preventing homophobic and transphobic bullying in Schools.

34. Dean Ashton

Editor of FalseFabs, reporting and exploring on issues affecting LGBT communities with links issuing concerns. Campaigns for fairness and equality for all fragmented communities and poor societies abused by law and politicians illicitly, not just concerning LGBT. Community work and moral perspectives added to factual truth than fabricated stories in media.

35. Alison McFayden

Created in-house company LGBT network. Also regular speaker at events on growing issues of concern.

36. Marc Jacobs

Respected designer looked up to for creative designs and role model in succeeding fashion industry. Said to take Men’s fashion into account than focus on female cheapness to sell goods.

37. Kaleidoscope Trust

Works to uphold the Human Rights of LGBT people as well as its communities.

38. Kellie Bright

Soap actress playing tender scenes with on-screen son both coming to terms with sexuality. Received excellent praise for initial upset to loving mother-son relationship overcoming the barrier of sexual orientation still relevant today.

39. Ian Thorpe

Australian Olympic Swimmer came out recently in rare and smooth interview not playing up to any media farce. Expressed attitude of simple man who happens to be gay. Questions why people should have to “come out” for having sexual attractions as any other man or woman.

40. Jack Monroe

Achieved level of fame blogging on issue highlighting inability to feed her child on low income after evil UK government benefit restrictions, deemed ‘picking on the poor’ as no other sectors or people where penalised. Struggled to feed child as single-parent on £10 per week.

41. Dean Atta

Viral 2012 poem regarding Stephen Lawrence lead to tackling issue of homophobia in Hip Hop to thie very day. Focuses on the issue further through artwork.

42. Lord Browne

CEO calls for responsibility to set right levels of inclusion and setting the right tone for LGBT preferences in the workplace.

43. Stella Duffy

Stonewall’s writer of the year in 2010, continues to focus on work, publishing over 13 novels, ongoing.

44. Vinay Kapoor

BNP Paritas diversity week and inclusion as part of Bank’s work is main asset to Kapoor.

45. Russell Tovey

Humble actor most known for roles in Him and Her, Being Human, The Job Lot and Banished. Adds smooth and graceful way of living, without any overdoing of issues. Respected for style and attitude.

46. Ivan Massow

Campaigner and gay rights activist. Placed bid as runner of 2015 London Mayoral Election bid.

47. Heather Pearce

Former decade actor as leading female fire-fighter now turned singer/songwriter adds strong presence to LGBT achieveability. Strong role model. Patron to Manchester Pride. Continued charity work includes DRM and AKT.

48. Lord Cashman of Limehouse

Labour Peer and former EastEnders actor works within LGBT sectors. Co-founder of Stonewall charity.

49. Paul Burston

Acclaimed and respected writer, previously leading editor of Time Out Magazine’s LGBT section. Now opens new and exciting literary salon with Polari events to encourage skilled writers and community inclusion. Knowledgeable and skilled veteran with sheer grace.

50. Cyril Nri

Most recent acting in riveting new TV series Cucumber gained respect from all audiences as warm, gentle, oppressed middle aged black man struggling with gay relationships.

51. RuPaul Charles

Leading star of America’s drag scene with TV exposure on ‘Drag Race’ contest. Stylish gent with humble wit and cool grace guides hopefuls in how to be drag-tabulous. You can have that one. And don’t, f**k it up!

52. Chris Bryant

Focused MP in first ever Civil Partnership as member of Houses of Parliament. Continues to stay strong on surrounding issues despite media attention in then grubby, now highly attractive Y-Fronts.

53. Robert Keese

One of most inspired LGBT business leaders in Financial Times. Continues to encourage other business executives to lead from the front in modern age.

54. Huma Qazi

Raising awareness on LGBT issues and sociability in work and in schools.

55. Daniel Winterfeldt

Co-Chair and founder of Interlaw Diversity Forum helping LGBT communications further with law and society. Part of Purple Rain Campaign.

56. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

In charge of and originated UK Black Pride and instrumental in LGBT Black communities.

57. Stephen Whittle OBE

Professor of Equalities Law in school of Law in Manchester, helping inclusion on LGBT Law.

58. Jane Fae

Writer of political issues and sexual liberty.

59. Antonio Simoes

Increased visibility of LGBT issues at HSBC bank. Also a Pride Networker.

60. Stephanie Hirst

Openly trans-gender radio host. Titles include Hit40UK and Capital FM Yorkshire.

61. The Gender Trust

Helping affected people by gender identification issues.

62. Leng Montgomery

Volunteers with Diversity Role Models. Regularly speaks on growing trans-gender issues.

63. Mark Mackenzie MBE

Develops strategy on diversity for Barclays. One of Stonewall’s top 10 employers.

64. Nicky Moffat

Most Senior female in British army including leadership and consultancy.

65. GALOP

Helps victims of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Also deals with sexual violence or domestic abuse.

66. Toby Whitehouse

Director of UK’s first and continuous radio station Gaydio, as co-founder.

67. Paris Lees

First transgender woman to be called up by media and appear on TV shows as trans commentator. Has receive some neglect as over-exposure as only trans voice as demographics booster. Has extensive knowledge of trans issues.

68. Michelle Visage

Confessed lover of LGBT communities and personalities. Seeks to influence and connect on wider scale with affecting problems of gay communities for greater good. Respected female campaigner also helps as number 2 to RuPaul Charles on ‘Drag Race’ constest, on U.S TV.

69. Fisayo Akinade

Newest face on television playing over-typical interpretation of gay man perceived to be myth. Comfortable nudity and presentation of young gay black men’s troubles smoothly enacted. Talented skill on offer with tender, non-overexposed dramatic gay character in modern gay life drama Cucumber and Banana series.

70. Bisi Alimi

HIV consultant and global LGBT advocate working for wider cures and prevention.

71. Jane Czyzselska

Editor of Diva Magazine is also political commentator and columnist making mark on affective issues requiring attention.

72. Juno Roche

Former teacher, now working to support other transgender and teachers’ visibility and rights among society and educational areas.

73. Stonewall

Big dip for LGBT charity which is now seen as helping only those ‘in the know’ or pre-selected in bigotry standards by the charity, undermining its outreach in initial intentions. Claims to work for equality and justice for al LGBT affected communities. Needs work on outreach programs and care for all not receiving support or inclusion. Elitist club for gay rights compromises foundation on ‘come see us if you can find us’ attitude.

74. Alya Holdom

Openly trans-gender military pilot in Royal Air Force.

75. Glenn Greenwald

Criticised for revelation of Edward Snowden files on NSA’s illegal and immoral snooping on World Nation’s and publics. Boyfriend publicly harassed by authorities, which was eventually dropped. Oscar award winning Citizenfour journalist prepares to stand up for moral rights of LGBT and equal communities, worldwide.

76. Andrew Hayden-Smith

Years old Byker Grove badboy returned to screens by popular demand as mature hunk in Cucumber and Banana series. Still looked at as non-traditional overhype of gay assumption in media and television.

77.  Opening Doors

Charity focusing on needs of older LGBT communities including elderly.

78. Tris Reid-Smith

Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, covering Worldwide and international gay issues.

79. Scott Nunn

Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, with partner Tris Reid-Smith (above) covering global gay news.

80. Amy Stanning

Co-chair of Barclay’s in-house LGBT employee network Spectrum.

81. Mermaids

Transgender charity helping children and teenagers with support on gender and identity issues.

82. Dr Christian Jessen

TV doctor specialising in sexual health. Travels abroad to help with other body issues, including weight problems. Participated in immoral and painful gay-conversion therapies, which failed to work. Is an occasional columnist and gives Twitter advice to would be patients needing quicker, informal attention.

83. Edwin Sesange

African LGBT Out and Proud Diamond Group President. Focuses on gay rights as well as Gay Rights Act issues.

84. Craig Revel-Horwood

Pantomime villain and TV nasty on-screen, with kind heart off-screen entertains most vividly on Strictly Come Dancing with low or non-farcically scores. Works in West-End productions and quietly campaigns as role model for gay issues, where appropriate.

85. Suran Dickson

Hopes to prevent homophobic and gender based bullying.

86. Barack Obama

Slow on the uptake and an odd choice, initially, though still attempts to highlight gay issues as priority in moving lacking equality issues forward in America. Slow, but still effective in supporting LGBT advancement for recognising people and love, rather than sexuality incrimination.

87. Jane Hill

Newscaster at BBC and prominent on TV broadcasts. Married partner in 2013. At top of BBC coverage, reporting on many high-profile stories.

88. Tom Ford

Fashion designer holds strong position as one of LGBT’s leading forces in community and global issues affecting men of all ages in modern gay times.

89. Gok Wan

Chinese British TV stylist and presenter leads with fashion make-overs, mainly for women, and helps work with body presentation issues. Has briefly investigated LGBT issues in a documentary.

90. Lance Pride

Former advisor to Tony Blair government and ex-BBC journalist. Founder of Kaleidoscope Trust.

91. Ruth Hunt

CEO of Stonewall, and supporter of Same-Sex Couples Act. May have work to do in re-branding Stonewall’s outreach to wider gay people than brand of so-called ‘Community’ it places itself in. Intentions are fair.

92. Ditch the Label

Support for online and offline bullying charity, covering levels of low-self esteem, mainly in teens.

93. Amy Lame

Bubbly, big and beautiful comedienne unafraid to speak on harder issues to mature audiences. Has strong links in LGBT regions and campaigns occasionally.

94. Benedict Cumberbatch

Intervened after playing Alan Turing, in biopic, to call of decriminalisation of other people at time of Turing, labelled as criminals, for being homosexual. Noble attitude, but went about it in secret with LGBT people calling them ‘community’ who were trying to get noticed for self bragging rights. Went about it in secret with evil homo-hater David Cameron, hiding full details from the public, to this very day. Used LGBT to get it.

95. Anthony Watson

First British, non-American, representative making the Board of Directors at GLAAD.

96. Omar Sharif Jr.

Egyptian son of screen legend Shariff migrated to America for better lifestyle. Made big statement in coming our for Arab men in time of uncertainty. Role model hopes to raise awareness for struggling modern gay issues.

97. Adam Lambert

New age Queen frontman on occasion and singer in own right has interested and kept LGBT issues a hot topic. Contributes calm and effectively with level of thought. Talented rockstar filled with style and grace.

98. Will Young

West End star and singer/songwriter still has place in LGBT world commenting, debating and keeps keen interesting on contributing to positive change.

99. Sarah Brown

Former Liberal Democrat MP, who became first transgender politician to be elected, continues to strive for further equality on recent and developing issues.

100. Arnold Schwartzenegger

Odd initial choice, yet Arnie shocked the world with his endorsement of gay rights and necessary attitudes to homophobia be lifted. In a shock challenge to governmental powers in America, Arnold recognised the love for people, not sexuality, which highlights slow moves forward in America’s political challenge to moving forward, in doing the right by people, not emotion.

Any queries or choices for inclusion on next years list can be emailed using the mail provided on the contact page above.

Debate: Should 1800’s gay people receive pardons?

Debate: Should 1800’s gay people receive pardons?

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Today The Guardian newspaper in the UK printed an Open Letter on the subject of pardoning 49,000 gay men who were labelled as good as criminals when anti-gay laws were in the UK in the late 1800’s. This is an open response to the letter adding clarity and careful consideration of the debate.

The debate/campaign is about men who were criminalised for being gay in an old age century of the 1800’s and beyond. Alan Turing, an infamous codebreaker who help end World War II, received a Royal Pardon last year. Now calls for another 48,000 are asked to be pardoned. Approximately 15,000 are currently in the UK today.

The letter includes signatures from leading campaigner Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Alan Turing in a recent biopic. Also signing are leading gay frontman of intellect Stephen Fry and others including gay lads mag writers.

Wartime hero and mathematician, Alan Turing.

So should the homosexuals wrongly labelled as criminals receive a pardon in today’s lifted laws? Cumberbatch, asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to acknowledged it, who passed it off as a “government matter.”

The 49,000 should not receive a royal pardon. Here’s why.

The campaign, which was done secretly, around the houses and did not include anyone other than carefully, selected members of what they call the ‘gay community’ failed to recognise the actual gay community. With our strong links to all sources in many communities, including the LGBT, they do not feel represented in this attempt at glory by ‘London’s gay elite’ business sector. None have influence, intellect or expert opinion. Even gay lads mag editors have been included at the forefront which denounces the campaign. The mag’s, which show sexy snaps of men in underwear to leer at on almost every page and plagiarise content from us on our sources also, the inclusion is neglectful of the cause at hand.

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Where are the real voices of the gay community, human rights activists over than ‘that obvious bloke always asked’ (who is credible but blindly sought out for the sake of it) and women? Finally, as Mr. Cumberbatch very clearly knows, where is the Fifth estate? Online newspapers do not count as fifth estate. It is the influential bloggers and he knows it. Failure for inclusion of these which lead a way for new age journalism and public voices has been somewhat of a failure for Cumberbatch. Even magazine editor’s followed us on Twitter to steal and leave. Hiring television cast off’s as bland columnists who make no change to gay lifestyle and plagiarism from online blogs by ed’s and writers is a disservice to gay men, women, trans people and its very ‘community’ which decides who is ‘in’ and who is ‘out’ instead of its open arms rhetoric of welcoming all. Which then see’s attacking reports in the writing due to a bitter lack of understanding how to take criticism and become nasty instead. A great denunciation for homosexuals which puts the perception of gays backward as bad than pushes them forward for good which the majority are.

The campaign was not even advertised properly and did not seek out the proper voices to make a difference. Barely no-one of worth knew it was being implemented, no-one outside of London’s ‘community’ and barely anyone mentioned it to go and sign. Naïve and pointless. This does no justice to the victims. It was pitiful outsourcing to assume business people are a ‘community’ for gays and lesbians when all it does is serve a capitalist function with a stain on professionalism. This ‘gay community’ is one thing only. A space in which the cute, twinks and physically well chiseled bodies and looks are the selected few. Any undesirables they are not attracted to can be abused and cast out by ‘bitchy queens’ and take on a level of bullying tactics. This doesn’t put forward a dignified light to such a campaign.

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Often nicknamed “The Slag Mag.”

Some of the leading gay voices of influence, who are also not gay, have been as forgotten as the victims of the campaign.

For David Cameron the buck now passes. His decision is crucial and determines his future. Alienate his Conservative, Tory Party who despise homosexuals, or cave into pressure to get a vote that won’t support you at all and remove you from your job. Agreeing to it is a lose-lose situation for the already failing country leader. It is also not up to politicians to ‘play god’ with sensitive material to people’s lifestyles. These matters should not be implemented willy-nilly and take time to consider. Anyway, what good is pardoning them now? Will it make a real difference? Now is not a time for celebritism and self-lobbying interests of gay businessmen trying to be ‘influential’ as a gay icon.

Until there are more voices to the campaign that have real talking points, intellect and persuasive common sense, this decision should not be agreed. Until there are more credible people on this ‘list’ than glossy sexy pictures of men dressed up as journalism to create a bigger self-profile in the world of the gays, this should be quietly subsided. There is ‘not enough polarity to consider the case from a wider community of voices.’

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British GQ 2014 Awards and Alternative ones too

British GQ 2014 Awards

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On Tuesday last week British GQ hosted their Awards of the year bash. Meaning Gentleman’s Quarterly, GQ’s awards cast a doubtful shadow over the legitimacy of accuracy and rightful winners, instead plagued with favourites and ‘hot right now’ winners.

Whilst talented some winners such as Peter Capaldi as TV Personality after just One episode of Doctor Who as the new Doctor aired do not show off GQ as a credible entity to look towards, something it usually prides itself on as a brand. We like Peter, but come on, he only had one episode last week.

Cumberbatch accepts award though still deserved and funny too.

Cumberbatch accepts award though still deserved and funny too.

So below, we shall list the Alternative awards with a list of who SHOULD have won and who COULD win also. The SHOULD have won is clear enough. The second, will be who COULD feasibly win for GQ’s reputation to gain interest and be somewhat deserving of the gong over a joint or compromisable decision, keeping the tone of its brand in tact.

Those in bold are the one’s we would have chosen this year. It’s not personal, but these aren’t the ‘give them an award because I like them awards’.

 

The Alternative British GQ Awards

 

Comedian 

SHOULDMiles Jupp/Jon Richardson/Lee Mack/John Bishop

COULD –  All of above

DID – John Bishop

 

Editor’s Special

SHOULD  – Liam Neeson

COULD – David Bowie, Mick Jagger

DID – Liam Neeson

 

Chef

SHOULD – Micheal Roux Jr.

COULD – Either

DID – Tom Kerridge

 

Designer

(no complaints)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Christopher Bailey

 

Writer

(no complaints)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Michael Lewis

 

Breakthrough Fashion Designers

(no complaints)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Agi and Sam

 

Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man

SHOULD – Gary Oldman,

COULD – Whoever Hugo Boss decides

DID – Douglas Booth

 

International Man

SHOULD –  Jon Hamm, Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chris Hemsworth, Aaron Paul, Peter Dinklage, Ryan Gosling,

COULD – Jon Hamm, Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chris Hemsworth

DID – Jonah Hill

 

Philanthropist

SHOULD – Sir Elton John

COULD – As above

DID – Tony Blair

 

TV Personality

SHOULD – Josh Bowman

COULD – Ben Whishaw

DID – Peter Capaldi

 

Innovator

SHOULD – James Dyson

COULD – Max Waltham

DID – Ewan Venters

 

Inspiration

SHOULD – Stephen Sutton

COULD – Tom Daley

DID – New Order

 

Sportsman

SHOULD – Mark Cavendish

COULD – Jenson Button, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, George Groves,

DID -Lewis Hamilton

 

Entrepreneur 

(no arguments)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Andre Balazs

 

Special Achievement

SHOULD – Michael Fassbender

COULD – Anyone (in theory)

DID – Paulo Nutini

 

Vertu Breakthrough

SHOULD – Henry Cavill

COULD – (Anyone young and stylish, in theory)

DID – Jamie Dornan

 

Solo Artist

SHOULD – Pharrell Williams

COULD – Jake Bugg

DID – Pharrell Williams

 

Leading Man

SHOULD – Either below

COULD – Damien Lewis, Idris Elba

DID – Colin Firth

 

Humanitarian

(no complaints)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Ringo Starr

 

Actor

SHOULD – Tom Hiddleston

COULD – Andrew Garfield, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy, Dan Stevens, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch,

DID – Benedict Cumberbatch

 

Legend

(no complaints)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Van Morrison

 

Woman

SHOULD – Angelina Jolie

COULD – Dolly Parton

DID – Kim Kardashian

 

Icon

(no complaints)

SHOULD/COULD/DID – Iggy Pop

 

It wont be long before Nicole, Cheryl, Louis Smith and the like of luvvie duvvies get their gongs at this rate.

One thing you can be sure of, every fashion company will now undoubtedly endorse many of the names printed above. Clearly they can’t think who is deserving and need to pilfer from here. That’s because they are mindless at how to run the show. GQ UK Mag, Esquire and the like can hire me for job roles. Hell, even I would be better as GQ Editor in Chief. Make it happen GQ, I will boost your sales, instead of declining them and your reputation you sought so hard to achieve as a credible focal point, along stars of the mag.

The awards had some questionable winners including Tony Blair and Kim Kardashian.

Richard Dodgson – who organised the GQ Men of the Year Awards – said controversy is no bad thing.

“We like to have celebrities at our event who cause a bit of a stir,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “So having Tony was fantastic. We like to have people who have opinions and are forthright.”

Clearly trying to make a name for themselves to gather attention, this has been done in the wrong way and Dodgson clearly sees to lack the nature of grasping media in a correct context to establish brand identity. Instead it made laughable fools of them instead.

 

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Is this the new Batman?

Batman Vs Superman!

It appears we may be having a new superhero battle on the way.

Two dueling might’s may collide in a Batman Vs Superman epic.

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Zack Synder, producer of recent Superman success Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, is said to be behind the idea. He also recently held talks with actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 47, tipped to play the new Caped Crusader. Morgan had previously worked with Synder and most know on the hero circuit as The Comedian in Watchmen.

Morgan has had numerous credits in TV and Film including Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy and co-starring with Penelope Cruz in Hollywood.

Cavill beat Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and  Joe Manganiello for the role of Superman. Brolin is being tipped by others as the favourite to get the role.

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Fans allover the internet have gone wild for the craze, adding actors ranging from Michael C.Hall to Bradley Cooper and beyond. Even the Lex Luthor debate has begun.

Shortlist

Who could play and who would WE suggest for the role of the Gotham saviour?

The film is going to need someone who meets particular criteria. This is a level selection consisting of certain factors. They need to be young, able to work with the new Superman Cavill and therefore should be a fresher, modern hero than a pure Hollywood name, however there are a couple of exceptions to that rule. Below are a few names capable of taking the dark robe and shining yellow utility belt.

Should not come with already hero starring baggage. In translation, no one who has been a mainstream hero should switch to another.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Too mainstream, too typecast and rather sweetly somber in attitude the role would not suit him, overall.

Ryan Gosling

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Gosling would be a decent choice, and a good back up should other names fall through but with his own commitments to filming his own movie and fresh from other roles, Gosling is taking downtime. This is good not to overdo his recent cinema entries. Time is vital to recoup. He doesn’t fit the full profile of a full on Batman, however.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Fair choice but not needed and no place for curly haired Batman, even if he had a shave. Just doesn’t fit plus busy with other epics and Sherlock, but has earned a nomination.

Joseph Gordan-Levitt

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Too young, too sweet and lacking depth.

Karl Urban

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Doesn’t fit the role, look too scrawny and had hard connection as CIA agent in RED. Too wooden.

Wes Bentley

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New, fresh and has a look. Would need some strong screen tests for consideration. Smile, eyebrows and frown add to figure of the Batface. You may remember him as that ‘weirdo’ in American Beauty with the shopping bag and camera.

Michael Fassbender

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Has strong and technical skills for film. Dark, mysterious and intriguing. However questionable for a full on, all round Batman.

Gerard Butler

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Hot candidate here. Has sultry mood and stage presence with actions. Could be worthy of the cape.

Chris Pine

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Has a strong, young and fresh take on screen. Proved can hold his own in tight main role. Does he have enough to transfer those skills as Batman, though? Has other commitments for release but is worth a look for the younger generation.

Bradley Cooper

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Has the look, Hollywood name and sweetness with audience. Would be considerable but overall is a no. Just too dreamy and not strong as a hero. Some roles are not meant to be given if only requirement is to fulfill a dream on paper. Outstanding in other roles. Hype too heavy for Cooper as hero.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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Is looking rather credible as a candidate. May add maturity to the role, but would need to present a strong modern take to enhance younger audiences.

Lex Luthor

The search is also on for the super villain. Three more high worthy candidates are below.

Bryan Cranston

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Has a tender, troublesome and tense screenplay brought to life on camera. Another worthy choice.

Mark Strong

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Tipped as the one most likely Strong has kept super villain working well, last seen in Kick-Ass. Would be huge asset.

Idris Elba

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The only exception with a black gentleman highly gifted with onscreen talent. Highly rumoured to have been offered and turned down the role of Doctor Who, Elba, always in demand overseas would be an excellent choice. Also starring in super sleuth series Luther, he has the name written all over him.

The lead role of certain characters cannot be altered to present mutli-cultural society because the role just won’t work, only be about causing buzz for headlines and devalue the name of the hero. It would lose all credibility. It has nothing to do with race or gender as many assume is the cause of discussion, this sparked controversy from Twitter when discussing Doctor Who.

I don’t have to justify myself but I have numerous black and female friends as well as ‘migrants’ but I say what is right when everyone cannot be forthright to speak up for fear of being branded abusive in some manner. Caving into Political Correctness does not help the role or the movie grow and because center to a farce of media attack. Certain roles can, but there are a few such as James Bond, Doctor Who and superhero’s that cannot be altered. Changing them just for the sake of it rather than who is correct for a role is plain mindless. Choosing a superhero of such magnitude is a tall and distinct order.

Our top 5?

(in no order)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Gerard Butler

Wes Bentley

Chris Pine

Ryan Gosling

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