I'm going to start this out by saying: if you haven't seen the Starz series Black Sails (2014-2017) leave this page right now and go watch it by any means necessary. Do you like Narrative? Do you like wrestling with Enlightenment ideals and the ideology of colonialism? Do you like love? Do you like romance? … Continue reading All Eternals Deck is a Concept Album About Black Sails’ James Flint
Last night, months after the rest of you gays, I finally watched Phantom Thread and let me tell you it had everything I was promised; painful levels of repression, sub-textual pegging realized via poison, Daniel Day-Lewis's sexy fucked up thumbs, Vicky Krieps being iconic in every single shot. I'm in love. It was also definitely … Continue reading Phantom Thread (2017 dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) is a Rom-Com: A Scientific Proof
There is a lot of dark, chaotic energy contained in the show that we here at The Niche know as Hate Crimes MD. The weight of sadness and repression palpable in each and every sentence is truly unbearable. It seems fitting, then, to take that sadness and repression and attempt to make it even worse … Continue reading Housman MD, or, House MD but House Speaks Only in Lines from AE Housman Poems
There is currently a void in your life. There is something missing, something that should be there but isn't.You're not quite sure what it is. It is a playlist composed entirely of songs about American modernist writer Gertrude Stein. With content ranging from hypothetical lesbian bars to imagined hangouts with Gertrude herself to to a … Continue reading Collected For Your Convenience: Songs About Gertrude Stein
If you can think of a gay artist, writer, or other historical figure then there has probably been an article written about them with some variation on the title "The Secret Life of [insert name here]". I end up finding a new one around this time of night at least once a week. The secret … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
The collection of poems known as Leaves of Grass were published in various editions between the years 1855 and 1892. Despite the fact that this was all more than a century prior to my own birth I feel reading them as though the man himself has dogged me through life. Many of his poems, if … Continue reading Excerpts From Leaves Of Grass Which Prove That I’m Being Chased By Walt Whitman
One of the first things I consider when picking out a new novel to read is naturally the author. When doing so, there is one question I find myself coming back to time and time again, is he a twink? I offer you here an incomplete list of notable Edwardian authors and attempt to arrive … Continue reading Is This Edwardian Writer a Twink?
10. Only mildly so, the sleeves are rolled up and the vest is rather offensive. A younger Bobby Lenz and this pose would have been dysphoria central to be sure. 9. Just ridiculous. Barely makes me long for a lost boyhood at all. 8. A little too much Disney prince and not enough all boys … Continue reading Pictures of Robert Sean Leonard Ranked in Order of How Much They Trigger My Dysphoria