Gay Adult Bookstore Circus of Books; What Buzz Feed Thinks Are Funny "Gay Tweets"; Ryan Field Books

Gay Adult Bookstore Circus of Books

I had a chance to watch the Netflix documentary last night about the gay adult bookstore in West Hollywood called Circus of Books. The documentary has the same name. I loved it. The owners were a straight couple who weren’t activists or anything really political or social. They simply wanted to own a business that gave them a decent living and that’s as far as they took it. They had 3 kids to support.

For decades, a nice Jewish couple ran Circus of Books, a porn shop and epicenter for gay LA. Their director daughter documents their life and times.

When I first started learning about gay culture I depended on bookstores just like this to educate me and inform me about all the things I needed to know. There was no other way to find out in the 1990s. These book stores were important to the entire gay community at one time. 

You can check this out, here. And I highly suggest watching the documentary.

What Buzz Feed Thinks Are Funny “Gay Tweets”

This is an interesting article because I’ve been on Twitter since November 2008 and I’ve always thought of it as the ultimate heteronormative social media platform. To the point where it can be homophobic in an obvious way, and also homophobic in a passive aggressive more subtle way. 

However, this article talks about funny gay tweets and that’s as far as it goes. And I also have to admit that there are gay people on Twitter that follow each other regularly. I know I follow the same gay people all the time, and I’ve grown to love them all dearly. 

You can go check the Tweets out, here. Some are kind of funny, and humor really is subjective.  

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. 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.”

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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

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