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Photography by Michael Gregg Michaud

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The Shortlist…Day 2 (Xavier Dolan)

Yep…This one’s a hottie!

He’s not just a pretty face though. He’s so much more than that! I don’t know how many people you know who have won 3 prizes at Cannes from the Director’s Fortnight, but I’m pretty sure Xavier is the only one! One of the prizes recognizes his undeniable talent as a screenwriter, another one from the Youth segment and the last one for the CICAE (Confédération internationale des cinémas d’art et d’essai).

And just like with Denis Villeneuve… I’ve actually worked with Xavier in the past as well! I played a small silent role in his upcoming film, Laurence Anyways. Check out the trailer at the link, it looks really interesting! Now… I’m ready for more!

…Oh, by the way, he’s even cuter in person!

Last Night I Got Choked Up…

This video set me off.

You have no idea how much seeing this would have changed my life if I had seen it as a little kid.  For the best.  In every. Single. Way.  And I’m only soon-to-be 32.  I have friends who are much older.  I lost one of them not too long ago. This guy:

I am proud to be who I am today.  I can thank Alan Sues for it, in part.  He was a major pioneer as far as being in the spotlight goes.  For gay people, that is .

I don’t know if kids realize these days just how much dedication to compassion, love and enlightenment was put into giving us a better World to live in today.  Alan was dedicated to those values in his own quirky way, whether he realized it or not.  I feel like it is my Honor, my Privilege and my Duty to give back to this same World.

 

In my own little way.

Thank you Alan.


R.I.P. Alan Sues (March 7, 1926 – December 1, 2011)

Many of you don’t know this, but a very dear friend of mine gave me an opportunity to help Alan Sues out last summer in Los Angeles. In case you don’t know him, he was a well-know comedian, particularly in the 50s to 70s. He was a trailblazer for the gay community, even though he never made a big stink about it, to my knowledge.

His Wikipedia says: Sues died on December 1, 2011, at his home of an apparent heart attack,[1] according to his friend and administrator, Michael Michaud. Michaud said that even though Sues never disclosed publicly during his career that he was gay, his over-the-top, flamboyant, stereotypically gay mannerisms displayed on Laugh-In were an inspiration to many viewers when they were young, as he was “the only gay man they could see on television at the time.”

Here’s a very funny anecdote about his early career, conducted from his home. He drew the painting behind him by the way.

Finally, I thought I’d share an anecdote from one of our conversations. I remember him telling me about how forceful he was as an ambitious flaming young man. I thought he wasn’t very nice in his story and I told him so.
He gave me the creepiest yet funny look and said: ”You weren’t put here to be nice”. It took me a while to accept it, but he was right! It’s helped me a lot in portraying characters at least.

My monologue!

Hi again everyone! As part of my acting class at the Montreal School of Performing Arts, I was asked to perform a monologue in front of a live audience. Since not enough people got the privilege to watch this artist in action, I figured it might be a good idea to share it with as many people as possible. Enjoy! And leave your feedback! 🙂

Now you can own my soul!

Some tribes used to believe, may still believe even, that taking one’s photograph meant taking their souls as well. Well, now’s your chance to own my soul! 😉

I’ve been doing shoots with Nicolas McComber lately. He’s a really great, professional guy. He teaches photography as well. I thought I’d link our shots from his website, where you can purchase your very own “pieces of Victor” for very moderate fees!

Some of these photos will make you sizzle. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

Be sure to check out the rest of his website as well! This guy is fantastic, I adore his architecture portfolio in particular. Enjoy!