New Gay Movie "Swan Song" and Disappearing Gay Culture, Ryan Field Books

New Gay Movie “Swan Song” and Disappearing Gay Culture

I believe the disappearance of gay culture began around 20 years ago, around the same time that the Internet started to take off. There’s definitely a connection. On weekends back in the 90s, (for Tony and me), our lives revolved around gay restaurants and bars and gay culture in general. We took our vacations in gay destinations like Provincetown, MA and we mostly patronized gay businesses there. 

But times have changed in 20 years. And a lot of gay people have assimilated. Tony and I have done it, but not as much as other gay couples we know. Straight people now think they know more about gay men than we do. The other day I got into a heated discussion on Twitter with a straight guy who tried to tell me what “Gay Twitter” is. 

In any event, you get the point. Gay culture has been disappearing for a long time now. And this film, Swan Song, seems to target that fact. It’s a new release from the filmmaker, Todd Stephens, who did two other films prior to this titled, Edge of Seventeen and Gypsy 83. I haven’t seen either, but Sawn Song is apparently the third in his trilogy.  

“As it has become more acceptable to be queer, what used to be a thriving community is rapidly melting back into society … ‘Swan Song’ is dedicated to all the forgotten flaming florists and hairdressers who built the community and blazed the trail for the rights many of us cling to today. But, above all, for me this film is about learning that it’s never too late to live again.”

Here’s more. I don’t think gay culture will ever truly disappear. I think it will evolve into something else. 

The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf


Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”


“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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