SNL's Bill Burr and His Passive Aggressive Stupid Homophobic Comedy; The Lesbian Storyline in Bly Manor on Netflix; Ryan Field Books

SNL’s Bill Burr and His Passive Aggressive Stupid Homophobic Comedy

Well, the heteronormative TV show, SNL, is at it again with their special brand of passive-aggressive homophobia. First, Bill Burr claimed he didn’t even know what Pride Month is or that it existed, and second, he made this comment below. 

He continued: “The month of June is gay Pride Month… that’s a little long, don’t you think, for a group of people that were never enslaved?

Here’s the rest. Of course, he failed to mention that we were only imprisoned, killed, and hospitalized for being gay, just to name a few things. And of course, all the shame is gone and it’s perfectly fine for all gay people to come out of the closet now. This guy is some serious straight white privilege. 

I see this kind of homophobia all the time, especially from so-called allies. We need to call them out on it more often loudly, and clearly. We need to slam them right back, and hard, so they do not continue to do this to us. 

But we have to know it’s being done to us and so many of us still do not realize this.

The Lesbian Storyline in Bly Manor on Netflix

Netflix has a new series out called The Haunting of Bly Manor. It’s in the horror genre and we’re watching it right now. There’s also a lesbian storyline, but it seems as though they’re playing it safe. They lead up to it very carefully, and they tease us with it. But it’s still done in an almost invisible way. 

You also have to remember it’s based on the Henry James Horror novella The Turn of the Screw. So a certain amount of poetic license was used here.

Here’s where things go completely off the rails — the rest of the staff, including cute chef Owen (Rahul Kohli) and Jamie the cool lesbian gardener (Amelia Eve), aren’t in the book, and neither is the fun sexual tension between them. The other plotlines woven in are inspired by James’ other works. 

Here’s more.  I’m enjoying it more so than most Netflix projects I’ve seen this year. 




“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

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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