reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
[personal profile] reviews_and_ramblings
Since I browse quite a lot on the net, and I have my notorious lists on Amazon, at one point I started to find this title, "Mulligans", practically every time I did a research. I first found it as a movie, and since it seemed interesting, I ordered the movie. Then I discovered that there was also a book with the same title, the adaptation from the movie, and I put it on my Wish List. So whenI received an email from a certain Charlie David, asking me if I was willing to list his coming soon book in my Manlove & Sport list, I said, "sure", I already had in mind to do that anyway and I bought also the book (I prefer to read the books I promote... silly me ;-) ).

As all you know, I'm Italian, so the name "Charlie David" didn't ring any bell in my brain, I thought he was a newbie author who was nice enough to write to me to present himself. And so, when I started to browse his name (I always do that with new author I have in mind to read), and found who really was Charlie David, I was in awe, I couldn't believe that someone like him had written to me. Charlie is a good actor, with some important movie to his credit, and he is also a producer and now a writer. In his private life he is also a very kind man, and when I told him that I would have liked to post about him, he was happy of the idea, and he replied to my email even if he was in Greece for his travel show (Bump!) and with limited internet connection. He also said that my LiveJournal "looks wonderful", and saying that he won my heart since if you complimented my "baby" you will always be in my "Nice" list. So I know he will read this post, but maybe not so soon, probably in this moment he is basking under the Greece sun!

Charles David Lubiniecki (born August 9, 1980), better known as Charlie David, is a Canadian actor, writer, director and producer, best known for the male lead in the LGBT horror series Dante's Cove. He has also worked as a TV host on a number of shows like F.Y.E!, SpyTV, Bump! and Crash Test Mommy. He is co-owner, alongside Derek James and Linda Carter of Border2Border Entertainment, a production house of film and television projects.

Charlie David was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in Yorkton. His family is of Polish origin. During high school, David performed in the musical group Sask Express. In 2000, he graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria, British Columbia.

He then moved on to co-found the boy band 4Now, in which he played piano. The band performed around Canada and the United States and opened for acts including Destiny's Child, The Black Eyed Peas and Pink. The band released two recordings before going their separate ways. Derek James, later to play opposite David in the film Mulligans, was also in the band.

David later turned his attention to hosting and acting. He hosted for E! Television, NBC, OUTtv, here! TV, Pink TV, EGO, and Life Network on such shows as F.Y.E! in 2002, SpyTV in 2001, Bump! in 2005-2012 and Crash Test Mommy in 2004-2005.

He appeared in the mini-series Terminal City in 2005 and received second billing in the gay movie A Four Letter Word (2007) and Kiss the Bride (2008).

David took on heartthrob status when he played Toby in Dante's Cove a gothic styled tv mini series which ran for three seasons from 2005 - 2007. The series has developed its own cult following and still has a strong and universal following among an ever growing fan base who hope in vain for a fourth season.

David played the lead character of Toby in the LGBT horror series Dante's Cove. His character was portrayed in a monogamous and loving relationship with boyfriend Kevin (Gregory Michael). David said in an interview, "What was attractive [about the role] was for me to portray a gay relationship, in which it's not always a different guy every night. Many gays and lesbians do pursue—and have—loving relationships in which we are very committed to each other. I think that is what Toby brings to the show. He is kind of a voice of reason, and has a definite dedication to his boyfriend."

David has consciously chosen to be "out" as a gay man in his personal life and career. He feels that "it’s a unique gift and perspective on the world" and one of his personal mantras is to "create visibility for LGBT people in the media". Although happy to play both gay and straight roles, the exploration of gay themes are continuously reflected in his projects, be it his novels, documentaries or movies.

David wrote the novel and screenplay and starred in the film Mulligans, which had its premiere at the InsideOut LGBT Film Festival in Toronto in May 2007. Mulligans explores the theme of what happens to individuals and their families when a young man and his friend's father "come out". Sensitively written, the piece showed literary ability and David's focus on gay themes, in this case, helping to promote an understanding of what happens when gays do not reveal themselves to be who they really are. For him personally "Being in the closet is way too much energy and deceit – both for the individual and the people who must lie for them."

David starred in the independent film Judas Kiss. David played the role of Zachary Wells, a washed-up filmmaker who returns to his peculiar alma mater, where he meets his younger self and gets the chance to change his troubled past so he can avoid a disturbing future.

In 2012/13, David moved behind the camera to produce two documentaries, "I'm A Stripper" which he also wrote and directed and as "Positive Youth" about young people living with HIV. "We made this documentary to educate those who know little of HIV, shed light on the rise of infection among today’s youth, give hope to people living with HIV and let them know that they are not alone, ” said David. "Overall I see myself as a storyteller. Whether I attribute that to writing my books, or if I’m on E! hosting Bump, or acting, or if I’m directing or producing something, those are all different means and avenues to experience being able to express the human condition."

David has narrated the audiobooks for his works as well as for other writers such as Damon Suede (Hot Head), D.W. Marchwell (Falling), Eric Arvin (Simple Men and Woke Up in a Strange Place), TJ Klune (Who We Are) and Cardeno C (Wake Me Up Inside).

In addition to the movies he has been in, David is of a literary bent. Apart from Mulligans, Charlie has also published the novel Boy Midflight and Shadowlands, a compendium of short stories. To date his most unique work, Shadowlands is "Charlie David's celebrated collection of short stories exploring the heartfelt, and sometimes heartbreaking passion and pain of gay sexuality. Ancient myths are re-imagined with an exciting queer twist masterfully depicting the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today."

Charlie David was honored by Out Magazine as one of the "Out 100" for Remarkable Contributions to Gay Culture in 2005.


Further Readings:

Mulligans by Charlie David
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Palari Publishing (May 25, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1928662196
ISBN-13: 978-1928662198
Amazon: Mulligans
Amazon Kindle: Mulligans

Based on the film of the same name, Mulligans is a novel about a poignant family drama with a twist. Tyler, a straight college jock, brings his best friend Chase home to stay with his family for summer vacation. The Davidson family welcomes Chase with open arms, but as the summer progresses, so does an unexpected attraction. Stacey, Tyler's Mom, tries to hold on to her family while Tyler's Dad Nathan struggles with his long-suppressed sexuality.

Date: 2009-05-17 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's really cool he e-mailed you like that. \o/

I've also added the book to my poor, beaten wishlist and look forward to it being released and me being able to help push it onto my friends. ;-)

Date: 2009-05-17 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I was like, OMG! it can't be true! And after the first email he wrote (that it could have been a standard message), he replied again to my email, so I was even more happy ;-) Elisa

Date: 2009-05-17 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*nods* I know what you mean. I run a fansite for an actor and was the same way the first time I heard from him.

Date: 2009-05-17 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really think that spending a bit of your time being nice around the net helps a lot in gaining success. The words of mouth is the best promoting tool. Elisa

Date: 2009-05-17 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Absolutely agree with you there.

Date: 2009-05-17 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mmmmmmm. Love the white shirt shots.

I watched the trailer for Mulligans and hope it's going to be on release in the UK; hopefully at the local indie cinema.

Date: 2009-05-17 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
From what I saw it's a movie that can be distributed in an indie circuit without problem. Elisa

Date: 2009-05-17 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He seems so nice!!

I saw him in Dante´s Cove and Kiss the bride. I think his a good actor but I prefer him with bear and long hair. My God! He´s so hot with long hair :P

Date: 2009-05-17 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't had the chance to see Dante's Cove, but I have in mind to see A Four Letter Word and Kiss the Bride soon. And yes, he is hot with logish hair and bear! Elisa

Date: 2009-05-17 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love Kiss the Bride, but don´t expect a lot of Charlie´s minutes :( but the other two men are handsome and hot too LOL

Date: 2009-05-17 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
First in my list is A 4 Letter Word, and then Kiss the Bride ;-) And maybe, but only maybe, I will consider Dante's Cove collection. Elisa

Really looking forward to this film

Date: 2009-05-17 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As someone who can never get enough GLBT themed film and TV(of which there is precious little) I'm really excited to see this one.

The trailer looked incredible and Mr. David is dreamy...regardless of the length of his hair, LOL! I've enjoyed him in Dante's & Four Letter Word. I have no doubt he'll be great in Mulligans.

Re: Really looking forward to this film

Date: 2009-05-17 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wouldn't mind also a dreamy end, but well, in any case it's a good movie, and all the actors are very good, even the little girl (maybe above all the little girl ;-) ). And yes, Charlie David, with long or short hair, is a joy for the eye. Elisa

Date: 2009-05-17 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dante's Cove is one of my guilty pleasures (yes, I have all of it on DVD), and the character Toby was definitely my favorite (right after Van.LOL)

VERY cool that he contacted you. Just goes to show that people ARE paying attention. :D

I had no idea he was a writer, though. Learn something new every day.


Date: 2009-05-17 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I ordered his book Mulligans, so I will let my friend know if he is good at writing as he is at acting.

And yes, it is strange to realize that people outside my circle of friend are paying attention... lately it is happening quite often, I'm always in awe and wonder the dynamics.


Date: 2009-08-17 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OH OH! So I finally saw this last night on Logo. I have to say that if you hadn't done the write up, I may not have but NOT because it didn't sound good. It was on late and I was exhausted.

MAN am I glad that I stayed up to watch it. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was well acted, well written and paced perfectly. It had me wincing in places, though I'm pretty sure those were the places I was supposed to.

Will be buying the movie (and book) ASAP but so glad you talked about it first! \o/

Date: 2009-08-17 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mulligans has a quality that seldom I find in a low budget movie. And the novel is good as well if not better than the movie. Elisa

Date: 2009-08-17 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're so right there. It helps that I enjoy the entire cast to begin with (although? I think this may have been the first time I'd actually seen Dan Payne in something). Looking forward to the novel, too.

Date: 2009-08-17 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The novel is good also since it will give you an insight in the casting. Charlie David is actually good friend with Derek Baynham, Tyler in the movie. Derek Baynham is the son of one of the producer of the movie and the role was written exactly for him by Charlie himself. Elisa

Date: 2009-08-17 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's incredibly cool. I always love little details like that. ;-)

Date: 2013-08-09 11:14 am (UTC)
idamus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] idamus
Mmmmm, he's yummy
Never heard of him but I'll go hunting on Amazon right away

Date: 2013-08-09 12:06 pm (UTC)
idamus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] idamus
I'm going to start with the movies, I only have 15 to-be-watched on my list, whereas I have about 400 to-be-reads on my ereader


reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

March 2019


Most Popular Tags


All cover art, photo and graphic design contained in this site are copyrighted by the respective publishers and authors. These pages are for entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended. Should anyone object to our use of these items please contact by email the blog's owner.
This is an amateur blog, where I discuss my reading, what I like and sometimes my personal life. I do not endorse anyone or charge fees of any kind for the books I review. I do not accept money as a result of this blog.
I'm associated with Amazon/USA Affiliates Programs.
Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. However, some books were purchased by the reviewer and not provided for free. For information on how a particular title was obtained, please contact by email the blog's owner.
Days of Love Gallery - Copyright Legenda:

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Mar. 19th, 2019 03:51 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios