"The Queen" Mother of Drag Documentary on Netflix, London Book Shop "Gay’s the World" Attacked Again, Ryan Field Books

“The Queen” Mother of Drag Documentary on Netflix

I watched this documentary the other night because I was interested in the information from a gay cultural POV, and also to see how it relates to LGBTQ history. I really don’t know much about drag culture, but I know a little from what I’ve seen over the years, and this documentary was fascinating to watch. For those of us who weren’t around, it’s also interesting to see what the world was like before AIDS. That’s something we don’t see very often. 

Just over an hour in length, The Queen is a depiction of parts of queer life before the Stonewall Uprising, before gay liberation, and much before drag hit the mainstream. It chronicled the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant.

You can check out the rest here. I wish someone would do a follow up documentary about all the people in this documentary. At one time we had a big drag presence in New Hope, and even one older entertainer named Joe Cavalluci that everyone called “Mother.” 

London Book Shop “Gay’s the World” Attacked Again

There’s a very well known book shop in London called, Gay’s the World, and it’s been the target of crime more than once. At least this time it doesn’t appear to be a hate crime. This is from Twitter.  

Hi everyone. Thought someone had kicked in the window but it was an actual break in. Guys have been arrested. Shop in a bit of a mess. Getting ready to clear up. We may open later today – depends on police. At least it’s not a hate crime. 

— Gay’s The Word (@gaystheword)

Here’s the rest. They get into some history about the shop, and some of the previous attacks. It’s definitely worth reading.

What readers are saying about “Pretty Man”

“It is sexy, naughty and raunchy but romantic and just fun to read. Another great addition to any bookshelf.”

Pretty Man by [Field, Ryan ]

What readers said about Kendle’s Fire. 

While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.

Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

Written by Lambda-Award winning author Ryan Field, A Starr Is Born is a queer retelling of an old rags to riches trope that’s been reinterpreted many times, but this time it’s totally different with gay main characters, a gay love story, and a gay male point of view. It’s partly a light-hearted parody and partly sarcasm. It’s also highly erotic and charged with authentic, emotional gay male romance.

From the day they meet for the first time until the day their lives change forever, Harrison Parker and Morton Starr were destined for greatness—and each other. A Starr is Born follows the paths of handsome, badly-behaving rock star Harrison Parker and sexy gender-bending performer Morton Starr, who is just starting his career.

Morton is so madly in love with his husband, Harrison, he’ll do anything to please him, including overlooking all his self-destructive issues. However, as openly gay Morton gains more fame and success in the mainstream with his popular gay love songs and his unique gender-bending image, and Harrison continues to slide downhill, there comes a point where everything has to change. And when that climax finally happens, Morton isn’t certain about anything in his future or his marriage.
A Starr is Born by [Field, Ryan]

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

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