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A Gay, Black, Married Santa; Chris Colfer’s First Trip To NY; Jack Falahee On Playing Gay Face

A Gay, Black, Married Santa

This is about a new children’s book where Santa is gay, black, and married.

Bored of seeing the same old white Santa? Well you’re in luck.

A new children’s book will depict jolly old Saint Nick as a gay black married man,publisher Harper Design announced.

Santa’s Husband will tell the tale of Santa, who is black, and his husband, who is white, both of whom live and work in the North Pole.

You can check that out here.

Chris Colfer’s First Trip To NY

When you grow up in the New York/northern New Jersey area you take it for granted, and you forget that people from other places are intimidated by NYC. But they are, and this is a classic case.

‘Getting into the taxi of a complete stranger was the most terrifying experience of my life up to that point. I was convinced that I would be whisked away and murdered like one of the victims in The Bone Collector.

‘I was too afraid to look my driver in the eye or try pronouncing his foreign name (it was Gerald, by the way). The taxi’s door locks were broken and clicked loudly whenever the vehicle accelerated, so naturally, I thought gangsters were shooting at us.’

You can read the rest here. It’s an adorable article. I would like to add that if I had been expecting a friend who’d never been to NY, I would have driven to the airport and picked them up myself. Even in NY, that’s what friends do. They pick their friends up. So don’t be mislead about NY from his experience. Unfortunately, his friends suck.

Jack Falahee On Playing Gay Face

I never know how to react to these things. On the one hand I do think Falahee is sincere about his experience. That’s not something I doubt. However, I can’t help wondering how this would sound if they had made him up in black face and hired him to play a black male character. And then there’s the straight splaining that always comes afterward. Whenever a straight guy plays gay face, it never fails.

‘Going into this, it was never written on the page that “Connor Walsh is a homosexual,” so when it came to the first love scene I just thought, “Wow, this guy is willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead” and now I know that was the heteronormativity in my mind back then that was rationalizing this whole aspect of his character.

‘It wasn’t until [series creator] Pete Nowalk was like “Oh no, Connor is gay” that I’ve been really trying to become a student of the history of LGBTQ rights and learning more about the struggle of those in the past and in the present day.

Here’s the rest. I’m not going to comment at length. That would be a much longer post. But don’t you love the way he says “homosexual?” I know I’m impressed. Go Hollywood.









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