Category: Gay Men and Bisexual Men

The "Sassy" The Real O’Neals Cancelled; London’s Secret Gay Past; Sex With Men Helps Him Have Sex With Women

The “Sassy” The Real O’Neals Cancelled

I don’t know what it is about the word “sassy” that irritates me sometimes, but it may have something to do with the fact that it’s a word often used to describe something by people who aren’t very clever…when there are no other words left. Kind of like “peppy.” And, oddly enough, one of my all time favorite books was titled, Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns. Cold Sassy Tree is one of the most wonderful books ever published. If you haven’t read it, you’re missing a fantastic reading experience. And I think the word sassy works perfectly with that book because there’s nothing contrived or fake about it. In the right context, sometimes there is no better word.

In any event, I digress. Here’s more about the world of peppy, “sassy sitcoms” from good old Hollywood.

Bad news in the world of sassy sitcoms: The Real O’Neals has been cancelled by ABC after two seasons.

Despite its loyal fanbase, the show ranked as the station’s least watched comedy last season. Until next time, Noah Galvin.

There’s more here. It’s actually a link that talks about a lot of other TV shows, including these new Will and Grace episodes everyone’s talking about. I don’t have time…literally…to watch any of it so I can’t comment.

London’s Secret Gay Past

If you’ve ever wondered about gay culture and gay history (I have) prior to the late 1960s, here’s something you might enjoy.

Obviously, gay people have existed since the beginning of time. But little is known about just what it was like to be homosexual 100 or 300 or 500 or 1000+ years ago. Until now.

 Peter Ackroyd’s latest book Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day offers up some surprising revelations about London’s secret gay past dating all the way back to the Roman age. 

Check it out here. The comments are mixed. But don’t take them all seriously. One person commented that the author is straight, which isn’t true. I’ve found that the best way to decide between what’s fake news and what’s real is to distinguish the difference between a journalist and an idiot.

In all fairness, here’s a link to wiki about the author.

I think I may have to get this book myself. When I’m writing fiction, I prefer to read non-fiction.

Sex With Men Helps Him Have Sex With Women

Here’s one from the bisexual camp. I love hearing from them because we so rarely do.

Lewis Oakley is a proud bisexual man and he’s not apologizing for it.

“I’m not gay, I’m not straight, I’m a bisexual man,” he writes in a new column for Esquire. “I’ve had sex with men, women and long lasting relationships with both. Personally, I have no preference.”

For Oakley, sex, in general, is “amazing,” regardless of who it’s with. Though he admits he gets his best sex tips from other men. 

Here’s the rest. There are comments, and they are all over the place. I don’t think anything can spark a heated conversation with a group of allegedly tolerant gay men better than someone stating they are bisexual and they like women, too. It’s interesting to see those tolerant gay claws come out (smile).

Not All Gay Novels Have Sex

In Their Prime by Ryan Field