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Leo Buck

Cypress, California, United States


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Leo Buck (born August 17, 1967) is an American entertainment journalist and television personality,[1] having contributed to a number of gay-related publications throughout the United States and Europe since 1996. His work can be seen in numerous periodicals including The O.C. Blade, 4-Front, Gay Chicago Magazine, Gay & Night, Rocket San Diego and Specialty Publications' Men, Freshmen and Unzipped Monthly. In 2006, The Village Voice cited Buck as "among the most adroit at covering all aspects of gay entertainment whether it be films, theater, television, or adult videos.” [2][3]

1 Early life
2 Professional life
3 References
4 External links

Early life:
Born in Long Beach, California, early on his abilities in writing and storytelling were recognized, and he credits his very first writing experience as being when he and some friends began a neighborhood newspaper as children.

Professional life:
In 1993, a chance meeting with adult film star Steve Fox would set Buck's career in motion when Fox challenged Buck to write erotic stories for Fox's 976 toll line.

Out in the professional world, Buck’s first big assignment was editing Superstars #2, a book about gay adult film stars[4]. Shortly thereafter, he wrote several behind-the-scenes articles for Unzipped Monthly by Specialty Publications [5] including one published in the very first monthly edition (August 2000) and he was on the judging panel of the first GayVN Awards sponsored by Adult Video News in December 1998.

In February 2002, Buck was hired as Entertainment Reporter[6] on The Gay News[7], an often comical news show featured weekly on Village TV, a news and entertainment video website for gay men.

Leo Buck’s reviews have more recently focused on mainstream films, particularly international releases. His reviews have been quoted in national ad campaigns for productions such as Hellbent (2004) and Sordid Lives: The Series (2008). Leo started writing for publications in England, Germany, and The Netherlands, including Gay News Amsterdam, that country’s most read gay-oriented publication. Since then, Buck has been bringing several prominent European Gay & Lesbian film festivals to the attention of filmmakers and performers in the U.S. and vice-versa. Primary among these is Amsterdam’s annual Roze Film Dagen (Pink Days) Film Festival.

Currently, Leo Buck resides in Orange County, California, where he recently began contributing to Camp Magazine in Kansas City Missouri. Chief among these are several in-depth interview-based stories spotlighting several of "cuir" culture‘s notable personalities. Buck's recent work includes red carpet interviews with nominees at the 2008 International Escort Awards (also known as The Hookies) in West Hollywood, CA, and the opening of the Sex And The City movie at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, CA.

1.^ Farrar, Charles (2003-10). [ "First All-Gay Net TV News On Village TV"]. AVN On-Line 6 (10): 52. Retrieved 2009-04-02.

2.^ Loftus, Cindy (2001-06). [ "Insider Reports: H.I.V. In The Adult Industry"]. X-citement Magazine: 70–71. Retrieved 2009-04-02.

3.^ Skee, Mickey (2000). TheBest Of gay Adult Video 2000. Laguna Hills, CA: Companion Press. pp. 5. ISBN 1-889138-21-5.

4.^ Jamoo (May 1, 1999). Superstars #2. Laguna Hills, CA: Companion Press. pp. 5. ISBN 1889138207.

5.^ Johnson, Floyd (1999-06-22). "Secrets: Hot Insider Gossip". Unzipped (176): 10.

6.^ "Want Some GLBTV". David Magazine: pp. 18. 2003-04-25. Retrieved 2009-03-30.

7.^ La Pointe, Bill (June 2003). "All News is Gay News". Orange County Blade Newsmagazine.

External links:
Gay News Netherlands
Pink Film Days
Camp Magazine

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Categories: 1967 births | Living people | American television personalities | People from Long Beach, California | People from Orange County, California | Writers from California | California journalists

Interests: My expereince spans a wide range of subjects catering primarily to the LGBT communities both in the US and abroad; I've covered everything from Braodway opeings, celebrity interviews to restaurant, theater, film and book reviews to local politics as it af

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • "House Of Versace" Review
  • TV’s ‘Makeover Messiah’ Makes His Own Kind Of Music
  • Kaye Ballard: America's 'Golden' Standard
  • Other

  • Outsiders Inspire In