Category: Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana and Je Suis; New Release: The Way We ALMOST Were…Parody, Gay Parody

Dolce and Gabbana and Je Suis

I really didn’t want to post about this again, but Dolce and Gabbana released another statement after they received backlash from celebrities…and virtually everyone…for things they said about the modern family vs the traditional family. This is how they responded to people like Elton John and Ricky Martin, and the proposed boycott of their brand:

They’ve appropriated the “je suis Charlie” slogan that was used after the Paris attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left twelve people dead.

Of course, D&G are screaming free speech as a defense, which is becoming the most convoluted argument of this decade for whenever someone sticks his or her foot in his or her mouth. D&G didn’t get arrested for what they said, and they had every right to say it. They can say anything they want. But we who don’t agree with them have every right to dismiss them and their brand now. That’s how free speech works. There are always consequences. Always. Some topics are not up for discussion with me because my mind is set firmly and nothing will change it.

In any event, you can read more here. This has sparked some lively conversation on Twitter. I personally took on attacks that included calling me a “faggot” and a no good rotten “fag.” I won’t repeat the more detailed slurs they tweeted me. I deleted them from my twitter feed. And this is all thanks to Dolce and Gabbana and their right to free speech…but in their case free speech without consequences in some kind of alternate universe.

Thankfully, in this case the comments all seem to agree that this is big time WTF-ery.

New Release: The Way We ALMOST Were…Parody, Gay Parody

My newest release as an indie book is out this week and I really would like to promote this as fun, sarcastic sometimes, and filled with enough romance, sex, and emotion to keep m/m romance fans interested. And I hope, a few cross over readers who normally don’t read m/m romance.

It’s a novel that’s very loosely based on The Way We Were…the film. I’m by no means laughing at the original film. I’m only adding a little satire to a storyline that worked well in a very exaggerated way. And the fact that it’s sexy and very erotic I think makes this book even more tender in some respects.

As with all my books, you can gladly skip over the sex and still get the story. The sex scenes are there to move the story forward, but they don’t actually carry the storyline. I don’t believe in writing erotic romance where the sex carries the story. If you removed all the sex scenes from this book it would still work. I’ve proven that with my other books in several instances by releasing them in two versions, which I thought was important to do.

The main objectives for The Way We ALMOST Were are fun, escapism, and absolute fantasy. The kind of fantasy you won’t see anywhere else because I don’t think there’s another one like it anywhere. In full disclosure, because I don’t hide these things from anyone, this was released once before and when the rights were reverted back to me this summer I decided to release it again…as an affordable indie book. The reason I’m doing this is because it was marketed and promoted as a serious romance four years ago, and I never agreed with that marketing but had no way to challenge it. There are also a lot of new readers reading e-books now and I didn’t want this book to just disappear from the shelves.

If anyone has any questions, please e-mail me. My e-mail is on the side bar.

Here are a few links. I’ll post more as I get them. I do know it’s available at iTunes and Google books as well.

Amazon

Smashwords

Allromanceebooks.com  

Oh, and there’s a brand new cover I hope people will like.

The Puppy Pile; Dolce and Gabbana Douchery; Philadelphia Hate Crime Suspects

The Puppy Pile

I hope people realize that when I post about these things I’m as unfamiliar with them as the next person reading an article like this. In other words, this is a part of gay culture with which I’ve never been familiar, and most gay men I know aren’t familiar with it either. You can’t choose to be gay, but you can choose to live your life a certain way. I don’t choose to live mine this way. This whole pup thing gets attention because it deserves attention…it’s a freaking side show.

Not that I’ve pissed off all the bearded pups out there, here’s an excerpt from an article about The Puppy Pile. Yes, The Puppy Pile.

Things got ruff last weekend at Arf!, a wild night of kink, fetish, bath house disco and sleazy dance tunes. Just how ruff? You’ll have to see the pictures to find out. Honestly, we wouldn’t mind taking a dip in the puppy pile.

You can read more here. And forgive me if I sounded a little harsh above, but you rarely ever see a headline about the quiet gay couple who pay their taxes, vote, and don’t cross the lines of kink into bestiality. At least not in public.

Dolce and Gabbana Douchery

Get this one. Dolce and Gabbana designers who are both gay, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, recently said they don’t think certain things should be challenged. For one thing, the family structure and how it has always been perceived.

This self-loathing is priceless:

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, founders of luxury fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana, attacked modern families by saying ‘the only family is the traditional one.’

And they said this:

While Gabbana says he would like a family, Dolce says he does not.

‘I am gay, I cannot have a child. I guess you cannot have everything in life,’ he said.

‘Life has a natural course, some things cannot be changed. One is the family.’

The two were a couple, and then they split up. But they’ve obviously maintained a business relationship. 

And this is a perfect example of two stupid queens with too much money and not enough self-respect.  I don’t want kids. I don’t even want them in my house. But I find it impossible not to embrace the modern family and those who do have kids these days…and all it’s done for society. I think kids are much better off for it.

There’s more here, with a photo of the two old queens posing in that quasi dramatic way…because they’re so chic. I won’t be wearing them anymore.

Side note: I’m sorry for breaking my rule about going after gay people on the blog. I’ve been so good since January. But these two really deserved it.

Philadelphia Hate Crime Suspects

Remember the straight people in Philadelphia who allegedly beat up a gay male couple a few months back? One of the lawyers representing one of them claims there isn’t enough evidence to prosecute and they’re claiming innocence.

During the crime, one suspect allegedly called one of the victims ‘a, dirty, fucking faggot.’

‘All three defendants steadfastly maintain their innocence,’ Knott’s lawyer, Louis Busico, said during the hearing as reported by Frontiers Media.

The next court date is 16 April. Busico noted he would file a motion then to dismiss the charges due to not enough evidence.

I’ll follow up on this one. It’s almost all hearsay right now. You can read more about it here. 

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