Jonathan Franzen: the man, the myth, the guy whom I thought I saw emerge from a men's room at the L.A. Times Book Festival, but since I wasn't wearing my glasses, I couldn't really be sure; my only clues were silver hair and glasses and something he'd said to someone else about "the kids," and … Continue reading Has Jonathan Franzen Ever Said Anything About Trans People? A 3:46 AM Investigation
Samurai Tops to Tokugawa Twinks: Ten Favorite Moments From Japan’s Gay Tokugawa Literature
From the dedicated, warrior top, to the Tokugawa twinks of Edo, these character archetypes enjoyed wide public knowledge and appreciation, which was unheard of in contemporary areas of the Western world. The literature produced in this time reflected a world where love and sex between men could be accepted and celebrated.
What Does “Queerbait” Even Mean Anymore?
Yesterday, in what still feels like a targeted effort by scientists in a government laboratory to make me, personally, weep myself into blindness, Warner Brothers released the second trailer for The Goldfinch. If you're not familiar, I'll catch you up in just a second -- but have a look, first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAfCD9MVq_c Yes, as if it wasn't enough … Continue reading What Does “Queerbait” Even Mean Anymore?
Boris Pavlikovsky Asks for Love Advice on r/relationships
Best friend (26M) is mad at me (26M) because I steal his picture and make him to commit murder. How do I fix? (X-posted to r/legaladvice) By u/Cheburashka42069 Hello reddit. I write this on throw away account so police cannot trace back to me. When I was very little, like fifteen, I have best friend, … Continue reading Boris Pavlikovsky Asks for Love Advice on r/relationships
Supporting Male Characters of the NBC Comedy Golden Age, Ranked by Gayness
If, like me, you are trying to escape the hellscape that is being an alive human right now, you might find yourself turning to comfort TV. Let's look back on a simpler time, when Mike Schur and Tina Fey ran TV, and every single human being was straight. Here's a primer of the paltry scraps … Continue reading Supporting Male Characters of the NBC Comedy Golden Age, Ranked by Gayness
All Television Roommates Are Gay and Here’s A List of the Gayest
Longtime Muppeteer Eric Jacobson, who has played Bert since 1997, has gone on record as saying he believes The Odd Couple was the inspiration for Bert and Ernie. He used this as a reason to dispute their implied queerness, saying, "If you know the genesis of the characters, it’s an absurd idea." You know what’s … Continue reading All Television Roommates Are Gay and Here’s A List of the Gayest
Three of Them: A Short Gay Socialite Theater Piece concerning Remy, Despereaux, and Stuart Little
A note: the Stuart Little depicted in this work of fiction is derived from E.B White's 1945 novel of the same name, and, in this short work of fiction, is depicted as an old man. Remy and Despereaux are approximately the same age, working from the assumption that since Tale of Despereaux was published in … Continue reading Three of Them: A Short Gay Socialite Theater Piece concerning Remy, Despereaux, and Stuart Little
Remember That One Scene in Maurice (1987) Where James Wilby Stroked Hugh Grant’s Hair? Was That Fucked Up or What?
Like, The Notebook who? Casablanca who? Titanic who? Love Actually who? Pride & Prejudice who? Sleepless in Seattle who? Romeo and Juliet who? You've Got Mail who? Before Sunrise who? Jerry Maguire who? Lost in Translation who? When Harry Met Sally who? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind who? Never Let Me Go who? Moonlight wh- okay, no, too far.
If Piglet Was Your Favourite Winnie the Pooh Character, Let’s Be Honest, You’re Gay
Three years ago, our very own Thea received a phone call from a friend. She accepted the call. She lifted the phone to her ear. Her friend said, "Piglet from Winnie the Pooh was androgynous," and then immediately hung up. That was it. That was the entire call. It was a brief message, but a potent … Continue reading If Piglet Was Your Favourite Winnie the Pooh Character, Let’s Be Honest, You’re Gay
Five Topman Models Who Make Me Feel Inadequately Androgynous
1. the tattoos say "I'm a sensitive tough boy with a troubled past" but the eyebrows say "I know I'm pulling off this outfit that would make you look like a 13 year old girl at a fall out boy concert and I'm smug about it" 2. the mohair sweater.....the feathered hair....the earrings?? how are you … Continue reading Five Topman Models Who Make Me Feel Inadequately Androgynous