Do Gay People Care About A Call Me By Your Name Sequel?
It’s no secret I’ve never been a fan of books or movies with gay content that are written and controlled by straight people. I believe that’s discrimination, homophobia, and cultural appropriation. It’s the worst kind of exploitation because many of us still don’t even realize we are being exploited. And those of us who are still in the closet…and there are many, indeed…can’t even speak up about it.
I also don’t like movies or books where sex between a 17 year old gay boy and a 24 year old man is normalized. In all the years I have written gay erotic romance novels I have never once done that. My main character in An Officer and His Gentleman, Chance, was a victim of this kind of abuse, but I did NOT normalize it. And Chance was not still a kid. No one would ever dare write a book or make a film about a 17 year old girl that way and get away with it. But they do it with a young gay boy and it’s perfectly fine. They give it an Oscar.
With that said, here’s an article about a sequel to Call Me By Your Name. And I can’t help wonder if gay people actually care about it. I know straight people love it because they don’t know any better. But are gay people really that much in love with this project. It actually fascinates me because I see varying opinions all the time.
Seriously. This is what happens when you let straight people write gay content.
In , Elio makes the choice to look up Oliver in New York. The next time we see them together, they’re a full-blown couple, and that’s how the book ends. It’s literally the last 12 pages. I’m not kidding.
Here’s a link to the rest. You know, sometimes it’s not always subjective. Sometimes it’s just plain wrong.
The Wonderful SF Gay Men’s Chorus Gives Virtual Performance
This is one of those times where I have learned how to love and embrace technology. This would never have been done if we weren’t able to connect with each other virtually.
“SFGMC’s first virtual chorus performance is dedicated to the “Truly Brave” first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. You are our heroes,” the chorus said in a statement accompanying the video.
You can check this out, here. There’s a video. You’ll love it. Check it out.