Russell Tovey’s Graphic Gay Sex Scene; 90 Year Old Talks About Being Gay In the 1940s; Ryan Field Books

Russell Tovey’s Graphic Gay Sex Scene

Clearly, with the kind of fiction I write I’m no prude. And I’ve never apologized for that. So I’m glad to see Tovey talking about this up front, and without reservations. The no sex people always seem to get the last word, and they get it in an elitist way. I even see authors bragging about NOT having sex in their books, as if they should get a prize for that. I get tired of listening to them preach and pontificate about sex in books and movies. It’s nice to see something different for a change that’s not family friendly or g-rated. The one thing you rarely see is someone bragging and boasting about having too much sex in a book or movie. That’s a novelty.

Tovey recently commented on an upcoming TV series he’s been working on. 

“Everything has to be shown because, otherwise, if you don’t show diversity, if you don’t show gay sex, if you don’t show men in love, or women in love, or whatever, then how the hell do you normalize it? The only way for people to really get cultural references is through television.”

You can read more about it, here.  There’s a trailer you can watch, too. 

90 Year Old Talks About Being Gay In the 1940s

When I wrote the novel, Altered Parts, which is set in the 1940s in rural America in the south, I found it nearly impossible to research what it was like to be gay back then. There are a few sources on the Internet, but not much because everyone who was considered ‘homosexual’ back then never talked about it openly. They didn’t dare. So I used my own knowledge as a gay man who was closeted once. Some things never change. I know what that’s like. And when I see articles like this where a 90 year old talks about his experience so honestly, I’m amazed. 

90-year-old Don Middleton recently sat down with Pink Planet to talk about growing up gay in rural Canada, including having sexual trysts local farm boys and discovering Ontario’s gay community in the 1940s.

He goes on to mention what it was like when he first discovered other gay men. That’s something all gay men can understand, because up until recently when we came out we didn’t really know for sure there were other gay men out there. There was nothing in the mainstream to let us know. When you’re gay you grow up very isolated. And if there were gay people around, how did we find them? No one told gay people anything back then and you learned everything on your own. And I’m sure it’s still happening now in some places. It’s also a good example of the kind of basic privilege that we didn’t get.

Here’s the link. There’s a video, too. It’s very good.




Reader Reviews: “This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina. A sequel is in order and a film as well. Bravo Field”

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]








Sleepless In San Francisco






Kendle's Fire by [Field, Ryan]

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