5 Things Straight People Don't Know About Being Gay in the Old West, Ryan Field Gay Romance

5 Things Straight People Don’t Know About Being Gay in the Old West

There’s a movie out based on a book written by a straight man who was married to a woman. At least that’s as far as I can tell. He might have been in the closet, but I’m not sure about that. There is also a movie based on the book that is titled The Power of the Dog and it has some “gay” content…if you could even call it that. The movie was interpreted by a straight woman, Jane Campion, and the “gay” content is coming from a hetero POV. And we all know how that works. The “gay” content is never accurate, it’s usually dark, and it’s filled with stereotypes. 

With that said, I’ve done my share of research for gay romance that I’ve written with regard to being “gay” in the old west. I love westerns and I like to be accurate…or as accurate as possible. And I always come up with interesting pieces. Here’s one that gives 5 different examples of what it was like back then for “gay” men. Here’s number two. 

2. Partly due to a lack of women in the Wild West, “bachelor weddings” were a thing.

Here’s more. It’s also interesting that whenever I see something promotional about The Power of the Dog on Twitter and I comment with facts, all the straight people treat me as though I know nothing at all about being a gay man. It’s also interesting that a film as awful as The Power of the Dog is up for a few Oscars. 

It’s a self-indulgent film that reminds me of something someone in high school who just discovered symbolism might do as a way to be “deep and meaningful.” 

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