(If you enjoy reading this and have some change to spare, consider donating to India’s ongoing Covid-19 crisis. A curated list of fundraisers can be found here, and another list spotlighting small grassroots organizations doing good work can be found here.) -Ed. note: Transcript has been (lightly!) edited for clarity. INTRODUCTION TO TMWBIP3 Alex: [plays … Continue reading Tobias Menzies Will Be In Paddington 3
This article contains homophobic slurs and references to suicide. ¡Hola Papi! was an accident. “It had to be an accident,” says John Paul Brammer, “or I would have taken it too seriously and bunged it up.” When Brammer launched the advice column in 2017 for Into, Grindr’s editorial venture, he wasn’t planning on a phenomenon. … Continue reading How to Find A Rabbit: A Niche Interview With John Paul Brammer, the Author of ¡Hola Papi!
Reader, I come to you now from inside a dark and damp cave. For years I’ve bided my time, collected my data, risked my neck… All while you have been out galavanting in the world, getting gay married with a legal weed wedding registry and inventing new yoga moves in what I assume you now … Continue reading 20 Men Whose Bad Hairlines You Haven’t Noticed Due To What I Suspect Is A Multi-Level Government Conspiracy
If you're like me - and you're almost certainly not - you like to dunk your buttered toast in hot chocolate and you think socks should be a legal requirement in public spaces. More relevantly though, you'll also have childhood memories of being up late at night with your hair in sponge curlers, a fire … Continue reading So You Want To Know Who From Classic TV Was Gay?
We all know the story: from the shy little mouse adopted into a home with two loving dads, to the Instagram sensation he is today. Stuart Wilson-House Little has been called a tastemaker, a taste-breaker, and a cultural icon. And he turned down an interview with an unnamed fashion icon (who either is or is … Continue reading A Niche Interview With Stuart Little: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know From His Instagram
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
In 2012 - or some year similar to that - Mitt Romney approached me, shook my hand with moderate firmness, and asked me why I was standing in his driveway. He did not question the Jedi robes I was wearing at the time, nor did he flinch when my lightsaber went off later on in … Continue reading How I Stole Mitt Romney’s Jacket, and You Can Too
I've been devoting a good amount of headspace recently to mid-20th century beloved gay icon William Shatner, most notable for his kind, liquid eyes and for recording the audiobook version of his book Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable in 2016. Shatner is compelling enough to think on just as an abstract concept--obviously. … Continue reading Set-Ups to 32 Jokes About William Shatner
Greetings Niche Nation, and welcome back to our ongoing quiz series/hyperfixation dumping ground. Once again, we're here to test your wits and ask the question on everyone's mind: is this a quote from that one gay play we're all weirdly obsessed with, Angels in America, or from Emmy Award winning satirical series The Colbert Report? Confused? Keep … Continue reading I Am Angels in America (And So Can You!) : A Niche Quiz
Like anyone with a bad childhood and worse posture, I like to think of myself as an aspiring comedian. Accordingly, I try to model my own maladaptive public displays on those of the industry legends— legends such as Louis C.K. After all, who could be a better inspiration than Mr. C.K.? The man is a stand … Continue reading How to Succeed in Comedy Without Your Pants On: The Louis C.K. Method