Film

Exclusive: *NSYNC VHS Remastered in 4K

Oops!... I did it again. After the excitement surrounding the DerekPlease.com exclusive 4K remaster of the Britney Spears half of the "Your #1 Video Requests... And More!" VHS tape, I decided to post the *NSYNC portion. 

This video cassette was on for sale for only $5 exclusively at McDonalds in the year 2000. Check out the boys in all their Y2K glory, below.

Missed the Britney Spears half of the tape, or just wanna hit play one more time? I got you: 


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In Memory of Stevie Ryan (1984-2017)

My friend Stevie Ryan has died at age 33. 

Currently crying because I found out my YouTube friend and someone I have looked up to for over 10 years, Stevie Ryan, committed suicide this weekend.

A lot of you know my brother Justin committed suicide 10 years ago last month. That summer, Stevie Ryan hosted a YouTube video contest in costume as “Little Loca,” one of her many characters. The topic was “Who or what inspires you the most?”

I did my video about my brother and his huge trip around the world he completed not too long before he died. The video was posted under 2 weeks after his suicide. The real life Stevie Ryan, not the character, reached out with an extravagant Edible Arrangement, and a thoughtful and touching card. She also awarded me the grand prize including an original piece of art. When people accused me of faking my brother’s suicide for attention, she vehemently defended me and shamed her own hateful audience, something barely any celebrities or politicians dare do now, even when it’s right.

This is why fundraisers like the one we did for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention last month are so important. Together we raised $510. That may seem small but it is huge. Especially for a topic and organization that is so totally made taboo by the public and media, who largely pretend doesn’t exist, beyond a television storyline

Stevie Ryan was an accomplished and hilarious, young, beautiful comedian, but she was also a GREAT PERSON and someone I was proud to call a friend. We still casually kept in touch on Twitter and such prior to her death. .

Devastated and wishing her family and friends and fans all the best. 😢❤️ RIP my love, I will never ever ever forget you your talent or your kindness...
— Derek - July 3, 2017

XOXO D: Wonder Woman

This week I had the honor of asking some of my friends across social media to lend their opinion on the superhero film phenomenon that is Wonder Woman. Emotional and cathartic in a society of systematic patriarchy, the film has touched many in different ways.

Read more below, and head to Twin Cities Gay Scene's website to enjoy the full Pride issue. 

XOXO D is an original column by Derek Scott
which runs in each biweekly issue of Twin Cities Gay Scene magazine.

Top 10 YAAAS Reasons to See "Alien: Covenant"

Escape the Pride parade heat and cuddle up close to that new beau you met at the club. It's my ten reasons you need to go get your Xenomorph on at a theater near you. 

  1. What happened to David and Shaw after they left LV-223 at the end of "Prometheus (2012)"? You'll find out everything! Well, almost everything... it IS a Ridley Scott movie after all. #troll
     
  2. Hot guys for days. Michael Fassbender in two roles! Plus, Billy Crudup can get it. And James Franco. Maybe even Danny McBride. Too much? 
     
  3. Homoerotic flute scene. Director Ridley Scott intentionally included a rather... interesting musical lesson between the two Michael Fassbender robots in the film.

    "You do the blowing, I'll do the fingering" - David
     
  4. Extra extra! Read all about it! If you're left wanting to know more about what happens between "Prometheus" & "Covenant," There's an official prequel book coming this fall. 
     
  5. Gorgeous locations. If you thought LV-223 was beautiful, wait until you see the Engineers' home world of Paradise. Try not to scream "yaaaas!" too loud.
     
  6. Nancy Botwin's third husband is in it. I'm ready for the "Weeds"/"Alien" fan fiction that might ensue. 
     
  7. High stakes. There are 2,000 colonists asleep onboard the film's titular ship, Covenant. It's the crew's job to keep them safe. Like mama RuPaul says, "good luck... and DON'T f*** it up!" 
     
  8. The return of the Xenomorph. Many fans were disappointed that "Prometheus" didn't include the iconic alien itself, aside from a bas relief mural in the Head Room. Fear not... err, fear YES because the Xenomorph is back and bloody terrifying! 
     
  9. Sam Waterston's daughter is the lead and OMG you will never not see the "Grace & Frankie" star's striking features and eyebrows when you look at her. 
     
  10. The free, official Prologue scenes on YouTube are essential viewing. Seriously, James Franco's actual role is limited to the first one, "Prologue: Last Supper." And the second, "Prologue: Crossing," is the "Prometheus" sequel we were more directly expecting.

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