Colt and aussieBum unite

Posted on 31 Aug 2006 at 5:28pm

Erotic studio and swimwear line team up for perfect fit



Next-best thing to being naked: Colt Studios stud Luke Garrett sports a pair of aussieBum swimwear.

Forget Abercrombie. Here’s a fashion line that knows its customers.

aussieBum, the Australian-based men’s leisure, swim and underwear company, is taking a bold step by aligning itself with America’s foremost muscle-erotica company, Colt Studios. This strategic co-branding, will unveil itself in an upcoming Colt film, the studio announced last week.

In a press release, Sean Ashby, president of aussieBum said the partnership “further demonstrates our desire to be part of the gay community in every respect.”

aussieBum was launched in 2001. None of the menswear stores in the Cedar Springs Entertainment district OutLines, Union Jack, Crossroads, Skivvies currently carry aussieBum, although Skivvies has in the past.

Colt says it will announce their aussieBum title later this year.

aussiebum.com



PETA enlists Peaches

Canada’s annual seal hunt, once just the target of protests during the spring kill, is now facing a yearlong PETA campaign. Posing next to a photo showing a hunter about to bludgeon a baby seal and bearing the tagline “Canada’s “‘Club’ Scene Sucks” queer Canadian rocker Peaches appears in a PETA ad that was unveiled Aug. 18.

Peaches isn’t one to mince words her new album is titled “Impeach My Bush.”

The campaign will attempt to draw attention to the slaughter of baby harp seals. According to PETA, this year, 333,000 have been killed for their fur.

Peaches joins a growing list of musicians and actors including Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson and Brigitte Bardot who have condemned the seal hunt.

For more information, visit FurIsDead.com.



FASHIONABLE FUNDRAISING

Global accountant for SBC by day. And for evening charity events a tiara-and-wig-wearing female illusionist.

On Sunday, longtime Dallas drag persona Donna Dumae (Don Jenkins, pictured) kicks off his 10th annual “Friend Helping Friends” show at the Dallas Eagle.

Proceeds benefit AIDS Services of Dallas, for people and families living with HIV. Donna, the current Empress XXIII for the United Court of the Lone Star Empire, says she’s bringing a lot of friends to keep the entertainment ball up in the air.

Dallas Eagle, 2515 Inwood, #107. Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. 214-357-4375. www.dallascourt.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, August 25, 2006.

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