"Longhorns" Gay Movie Male Full Frontal Nudity; If Harvey Milk Were Around Today; Mr. Gay Great Britain On HIV

“Longhorns” Gay Movie Male Full Frontal Nudity

I recently watched a gay film titled, Longhorns, on Netflix, and there was some male full frontal nudity. And not the kind of stupid male full frontal you see in mainstream films with Ben Affleck. This was the real thing…no jokes, no teasing. 

Here’s the IMDb page, which I think is as thorough as it gets

 Back in 1982, a Texas University student who was curious about the male sex fantasies he had been having, decides he needs to hook up with an out gay student on campus.

I’m not reviewing the movie in this post, but here’s a good review I found in Variety. And I did like it and I would recommend it. It’s really a gay film about gay men…and the challenges they faced back in 1982, and still face now.

And, last but not least, here is a web site with photos of the full frontal nudity in Longhorns I’m talking about. This film has a good storyline and there is full frontal nudity, so it can be done.  I would imagine this last link is NSFW, so you’ve been warned. But the movie itself is much more than you would imagine it to be. There’s even a character who is a woman who loves gay men.

If Harvey Milk Were Around Today

If Harvey Milk would have lived, he would have been 86 years old today. And this article talks about the things that have happened to the gay community since his death.

It’s been an incredible year for LGBTQ rights, both in the US and around the world. Of course, there’s still lots of progress remaining to be made — particularly in the area of trans freedoms — but even just halfway through 2016, there’s a ton to feel great about.

You can check that out here. They list 10 things that would have probably amazed him.

Mr. Gay Great Britain On HIV

Here’s a story about how Mr. Gay Great Britain, Sadiq Ali, not taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and then testing positive. According to this report, he claims he didn’t take PrEP because he was afraid of the stigma that went along with it, which ultimately caused him to be HIV positive. 

So, Sadiq waited a few more months, had second thoughts, and decided to enroll in the PrEP study after all. Unfortunately, fate had dealt him a crushing blow.

Between the time Sadiq heard about the study and before he actually began taking PrEP, he was infected with HIV. It occurred literally days before he started taking the pill. His first HIV test during the study, in January of 2014, revealed the infection.

You can read more here. There are a lot of gray areas with this one that I can’t get into in such a short post. But the comments are definitely worth reading. I wouldn’t advise taking each one to heart, but definitely worth reading for the sake of discussion.


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Photo Shop Makes You Gorgeous; Colton Haynes Lashes Out With the Truth; You Tube Star Bryan Hawn’s Booty

Photo Shop Makes You Gorgeous

I follow a few celebrities around on social media and some use photo shop all the time, and some usually don’t. One of the reasons why I love John Barrowman so much is because he doesn’t use it like many celebrities I see. His photos are real; his videos are real; he’s a class act all the way around.

And I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little photo shop sometimes, to cover blemishes and clean a photo up a little. We all want our photos to look as good as possible. In fact, some people should do it sometimes. It’s just that when some of these people get into totally changing their bodies it gets a little ridiculous. Who do they think they are fooling?

In any event, here’s an article about how everyone can photo shop themselves into the perfect human specimen. I think it brings new meaning to hook up apps…because you never know what you’re getting based on photos anymore.

Photoshop can do wonders, and its body altering techniques are known to be widely used in the fashion industry.

This time, BuzzFeed has sent its Try Guys to get a digital makeover, where they each choose a celebrity with the style and body type that they aspire to be and then the computers will do the rest of the magic.

You can check this out here, with examples of how some guys will photo shop themselves into completely different humans. The one guy even photo shopped the package between his legs.

Colton Haynes Lashes Out With the Truth

This is refreshing…for a change. Colton Haynes is starting to speak up about some of the things he’s had to deal with in the vicious Hollywood environment very few people talk about openly.

‘For those of you who are new to Hollywood or any business …be careful who you work with,’ he warns.

‘Watch out for liars, brainswashers and manipulators. Those who promise you the world then f*ck you over leaving you blindsided.’

The Arrow star adds: ‘If and when this happens to you, I promise you you will make it out alive. Take it from me, I knew it was happening the entire time and I’m doing so much better in life without that fake influence who projected negativity on me because they were too afraid to own up to their own insecurities.

I see a lot of it on social media…what he’s talking about. They are fakes, liars, and all around douches blowing smoke up everyone’s ass. I’ve even seen them switch politics, when  they know it’s going to serve them well. They don’t care about the issues. They care about the photo op. And frankly, I can tell you from experience book publishing isn’t all that different.

You can read the rest here

You Tube Star Bryan Hawn’s Booty

I have to admit that I love You Tube Stars and what they represent. They are the new breed of celebrity and they make it all on their own. Think Steve Grand. There’s no slick Hollywood type manager wheeling and dealing in the background to get them trumped up PR that makes no sense at all half the time. These You Tube people are working it and they are resonating with the public…while the old time brand of celebrity seems to be vanishing.

Here’s a story about Bryan Hawn…a You Tube star:

Bryan Hawn has made a name for himself by having a killer butt.

His YouTube videos – there are more than 250 in all – have parodied hits by Beyonce, Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert and other artists.

Many have gone viral and all have one thing in common: his amazing booty.

There’s more here with a photo of Hawn.

I hope it continues. 



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Gay Guy Has Sex With 400; The Gay Adult Theater; Prince Harry’s Nipple Tweak

Gay Guy Has Sex With 400

A guy named Dylan Jones no one has ever heard of wrote an op-ed piece…because that’s what you do now…about all the sex partners he’s had, and how he’s proud of it, and why he hates slut-shaming. Yes, slut-shaming, again.

Jones estimates his number of paramours falls “somewhere around the four hundred mark. An average of two every week for four years. And that’s not even counting weekends.”

I’m not remotely insecure about it,” he writes. “I have absolutely no shame.”

He goes on to mention how one guy slut-shamed him …by using a really bad stereotype to define this guy, which I think negates his point because that is a form of looks-shaming. And he claims that he only gets the slut-shaming thing from gay men.

Frankly, I couldn’t care less who, or how many, he screws around with. 

You can read the rest here. I’m also not fond of kissing and telling. There’s this thing called discretion and good taste. You don’t have to tell the world how many men you’ve been with.

You’ll want to check out the comments with this one. 

The Gay Adult Theater

This is something I’ve never done…gone to a gay adult theater. That’s before my time. However, I think it’s interesting from a cultural POV. And, this is another part of gay culture I hate to see disappear during a time when almost all of gay culture is vanishing.

This time a gay adult theater in San Fransisco called, The Tea Room Theatre, is closing down. For those who don’t know what a “tea room” is in gay culture, you can read more about that here. I know a lot of you don’t know what that means because I once mentioned “tea dance” in a forum and most people didn’t even know what that was. And “tea dance” and “tea room” are not the same thing. Here’s more about tea dance. (I get into a lot of these things in my next book, yet to be titled.)

Blame goes to the usual suspects: the internet, hookup apps, and a more open culture that no longer forces queer people to hide. These days, porn is practically something you can find out in the open — especially in San Francisco.

There was a time when porn theaters like these were one of the primary ways that men hooked up. You’d spend a few bucks to slip into a grubby theater, or loiter in a hallway, or watch a live dancer. If theaters weren’t your thing, you could also poke your head into certain bathrooms; or hide in the bushes down by the ocean. Half a century ago, for a lot of men, there simply weren’t any good clean wholesome ways to meet each other — and for some people, that was just fine.

You can read the rest here. I think it’s a huge part of gay culture, and once again, it has nothing at all to do with any other aspect of LBTQ. This was predominantly about gay men, only gay men, and gay culture. 

The comments are interesting because one gay guy who is 30 left a comment that it is so off base about what these theaters were all about, it’s as funny as it is sad. He thinks guys went there to watch movies. He wants to see “events” held at gay adult theaters now. He thinks that’s what gay adult theaters need: events. 

Bless his little gay soul. Someone should tell him.

Prince Harry’s Nipple Tweak 

I think everyone can agree that Prince Harry does a lot for good causes, and he inspires a lot of people all over the world. And, he’s great with people.  

While attending a volleyball event at Britain’s Invictus Games, the Paralympic-style games that Harry himself founded in 2014 in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports, the young Prince of Wales could just couldn’t resit tweaking the nipple of participant.

You can check that out here,  with a video of the incident. Someone in the comments claims this is pretty normal for straight guys to do.



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"Sex Roulette" and HIV Bugchasing Parties; Women Who Love Gay Porn Studio CockyBoys; Gay Anthem Booty Boy

“Sex Roulette” and HIV Bugchasing Parties

I’ve heard about these HIV…Bugchasing…parties for a while now and I never saw anything that was mainstream enough to post about. In other words, from what I’ve always gathered these parties are not widespread and you can only find out about them through some kind of underground network of men who are into this sort of thing. But I even hesitate to say that because I really don’t know much about them. I’ve only heard a few things, and I want that to be clear.

In any event, aside from the poor quality of writing in this particular article, here’s more about bugchasing parties.

 If a sea of new articles from the likes of Dazed Digital, The Sun, The Daily Mail, and The Mirror are to be believed (and we strongly suspect they aren’t), you’ve just attended your first (or maybe your fifth) “sex roulette” party, a troubling and probably totally pretend new trend that’s a new spin on the idea of “bug chasing” or “gift giving.” Even some gay press reported the story as reputable news.

Even wiki knows about bugchasing:

 Bugchasing is the practice of pursuing sexual activity with HIV-positive individuals in order to contract HIV. Individuals engaged in this activity are referred to as bugchasers. It is a form of self-harm. Bugchasers seek sexual partners who are HIV-positive for the purpose of having unprotected sex and becoming HIV-positive; giftgivers are HIV-positive individuals who comply with the bugchaser’s efforts to become infected with HIV.

Evidently, it’s all about the thrill of not knowing whether or not they will be infected with HIV. They also call them “Blue” parties because that’s the color of the Truvada pill. 

There’s a lot more here to learn, but you get the basic point. I don’t think it’s something anyone can actually figure out. But again, I hesitate to comment because I don’t know enough about the topic in the first place. And it’s just too sensitive and complicated for one short post like this.

And there is a huge twist to all this. I would be highly remiss if I didn’t mention it. Many people believe this is all legend and that it’s not true.

 According to snopes…

There is no credible evidence that such an event has ever occurred, much less is “on the rise.” The claim of HIV-infecting sex parties sweeping the globe is based on vague statements purportedly made by a single physician in Spain, and none of the published articles carried firsthand reports. The closest was a statement made at one time by a stripper in Serbia who simply claimed such events were happening (not that she had ever attended or witnessed one).

I honestly don’t know whether it’s true or not. I didn’t hear about it from a physician in Spain. I heard about it from a guy in Palm Springs who claims he went to one of these parties himself. 

Women Who Love Gay Porn Studio CockyBoys

It’s no surprise to me that some women love gay porn, gay romance, and all kinds of gay erotica. I write gay romance and m/m romance and a good deal of my readers are women. I even edited an anthology titled, “The Women Who Love to Love Gay Romance.”  So I found this particular article interesting from writer’s POV, too.

Cosmo recently took a deep dive (mildly NSFW) into the very particular community of female fans who are obsessed with the twinky stars of gay porn studio CockyBoys.

“If it wasn’t for our women fans, I don’t think we would have the level of exposure that we’ve had,” former porn performer George Alvin (a.k.a. Max Ryder) tells the mag. So, what makes these nubile young dudes so appealing to 20- and 30-something ladies?

You can check this out here. If you don’t know about this, you might want to find out more. I thought is was thorough.

Of course someone in the comments brought up the age old argument I’ve seen many times before from other gay men. I don’t think it’s a very strong argument. I’ve always found that women want the gay content from a gay POV…at least that’s what they tell me themselves.

I feel like knowing this diminishes the appeal; gay porn should be enjoyed by gay men without thinking about the women who watch it.

Gay Anthem Booty Boy

Here’s another interesting piece about female rapper, Malka Red, creating what is being called another gay anthem…Booty Boy. And she didn’t even know she was doing it.

The video, which has been steadily racking up views since it was released earlier this month, centers around the almighty boy booty, and while it takes Malka some time (and ample booty) to get her friend to come around on the topic, gay men certainly don’t need any nudging.

You can read more of this here and watch the video.

Frankly, though, I find very little in this video relating to gay culture and I don’t see what the big thing is. You see, if gay men were to tell you the truth you might learn something new about gay culture instead of what you see in videos like this…or what you read about in articles that are not geared toward gay culture.


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Ryan Field Books In France; Huge Frog Dick; A Huge Penis Pothole; John Barrowman’s Husband’s Huge Penis

Ryan Field Books In France

The other day I came across something on social media that made me wonder. An author I don’t know was talking about “France” buying her books. I think she meant that her books are being sold in France, and that’s what confused me. And that’s when I realized that I’ve been taking this all for granted by assuming that people knew that most books on Amazon are pretty much sold all over the world. At least my books are, and I don’t think I ever mentioned that here on the blog. And that’s because I simply assumed that everyone knew. I humbly apologize for not mentioning this sooner.

So for anyone who didn’t know, my books are in France, the UK, Japan, and other countries. I’m not going to link to them all because readers in those countries know where they can find them. I get e-mails from them all the time. I also know where my books aren’t being sold and I’ve sent readers in those countries complimentary PDF copies at various times over the years. I get e-mails from them, too.

But more than that, I know that the books I’ve done with German publishers are sold all over the world as well. That’s what good publishers do. 

Here’s the Amazon link to one book in France…Pretty Man  

Everything is pretty much the same as it is here in the US and in the UK. 

Publishers will try to get their books distributed as far and wide as they can, even my own little Ryan Field Press distributes almost everywhere we can in the world. We want people all over the world to have access to them. That’s the main goal.

Huge Frog Dick

When someone showed me this link even I got a little stunned. And that doesn’t happen often. It’s about a frog that looks as if it has a huge penis. But there’s one huge problem…

See, frogs don’t have dicks. 

Gerry Marantelli from the Australian Amphibian Research Centre told BuzzFeed News it was most likely an “extra partially formed leg”. 

It’s impossible to know what the growth truly is without seeing the potential frog dong first-hand, but Marantelli believes the extra leg theory to be the most likely.

You can check this out on Buzzfeed here. There are photos, and this one is all about the photos.

A Huge Penis Pothole

I really hate potholes, especially this time of year…and when they don’t fix them in a timely manner. They are everywhere, and they can be costly if you don’t see them. Very costly.

So someone in the UK got tired of potholes and they drew a huge penis around one…

The phallic symbol and wording will leave Gloucestershire County Council in no doubt about how many feel about the state of our potholed roads.

It appeared on Saturday morning, around potholes already marked up to be filled in, in Brickrow.

You can check this out here, with photos.

John Barrowman’s Husband’s Huge Penis

I follow John Barrowman on Facebook and I come across the homemade videos he posts almost daily. I like them. I’ve even shared them. He’s funny and I think he’s very clever. But somehow I missed this one.

The Torchwood star was relaxing in Palm Springs and speaking to fans from a hot tub.

Around 4,000 people were watching the actor chat about the weather when his hubby Scott Gill came into view.

Not realising John was actually live streaming a video Scott whipped off his towel and got into the pool – completely starkers.

You can read the rest of this here. You can check out the video in question, too. And this is yet another reason why I’m thinking of going to Palm Springs at least part of the year sometime in the future. A lot of gay people I know from New Hope have already moved out there full time. I’m just not sure I could take that much fun and sun all year long.


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First Penis Transplant in US; Man Who Fractured His Penis; The Trendy Male Duck Face

First Penis Transplant In US

A man who had to have his penis removed because of cancer just received the first penis transplant in the US.

Thomas Manning, 64, a bank courier from Halifax, Mass., underwent the 15-hour transplant operation on May 8 and 9. The organ came from a deceased donor.
“I want to go back to being who I was,” Mr. Manning said on Friday in an interview in his hospital room. Sitting up in a chair, happy to be out of bed for the first time since the operation, he said he felt well and had experienced hardly any pain.
Here’s the entire article. It really is amazing, but they are monitoring him because this is all so new. 
Man Who Fractured His Penis
Here’s the story of a 32 year old man who fractured his penis during sex. And he describes what it was like the moment it happened.
The 32-year-old was rushed to hospital in New Delhi after he heard a loud ‘snapping sound’ during ‘vigorous’ sexual intercourse – and then felt severe pain.
When he arrived at hospital his penis was bent at an odd angle and had turned completely black.
Here’s more. It’s a long, but fascinating, article. Other examples are given, too.
Male Duck Face
In a totally unrelated story, on a much lighter note from the gay presses, here’s a story about male duck face. Frankly, I’ve been seeing this a lot on Twitter and I never really paid much attention to it before.
 According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, “duck face” is “a trend of photographic pose, which is well known on profile pictures in social networks. Lips are pressed together as in a pout and often with simultaneously sucked cheeks.”
You can check this out here, where there is a series of male duck face photos. 
I still don’t get it…other than the fact that it shows how some people will do anything to be part of the crowd. And this is, indeed, “anything.” 


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Brent Corrigan On King Cobra Movie; Real Life Queer Stories; That Gay Single Life

Brent Corrigan On James Franco’s King Cobra Movie

Even though the independent film community has given straight James Franco and his film, King Cobra, “acclaim,” I still think it’s important to hear comments and thoughts from  a gay perspective. Not an LGBT perspective this time. There’s a difference. I’m talking about only the “G” in LGBT. A gay perspective, with respect to gay culture and a gay man’s POV. And sometimes that’s VERY different from LGBT.

But more than that, since the film was allegedly based on the early years of Brent Corrigan’s film career, without his input, his thoughts are even more important.

However, the real Corrigan/Lockhart has lashed out once again at the production, accusing Hollywood of “bastardising my early years in porn”

You can read more of this here, where Corrigan talks about a book he’s writing, from his own experience and perspective.

And this is from an earlier article on the same topic.

In a post to Facebook, Corrigan said: “The internet has been a buzz regarding some recent news that a movie is being filmed right now in New York State chronicling the Bryan Kocis murder and the early days of my adult career.
“I was originally approached to be a part of the film as a consultant and the cast. I was asked to play a small part in the film and declined the role.
He added: “Ultimately, I chose to move forward with my own plans to finally release my book in place of taking part in someone else’s presentation of events that I personally lived as a young adult.

You can read that one here.

I can’t comment because I have no intention of seeing King Cobra. But I will read Corrigan’s book when it’s released.

Real Life Queer Stories

I saw this on Twitter recently and thought I would share. It’s a web site filled with real life LGBT stories coming from real LGBT people.

I very clearly remember being 13 and being a bit concerned that I might not actually be straight as I had expected to be. I also remember thinking, ‘don’t be stupid, of course you’re not,’ and burying it deep inside where I didn’t deal with it for nearly ten years. Ahhhh, adolescence. Of course I…

You can check this one out here. It’s a simple web site that’s smooth to navigate. And you would be amazed at how much Twitter opens the world to all people coming from the LGBT community. It’s not like Facebook.

That Gay Single Life

Here’s a post with more of those memes that have quotes. This time from single gay men. The premise is that it’s okay to be single.

I’m a single gay guy and all I want is a husband…until I take a close look at my friends’ relationships and I’m all like “ew but not like that.” 

I actually think some gay men are happier being single and they function better. At least that’s what I’ve seen from personal experience through more than a few good single friends. I would imagine the same goes for straight people.

Here’s the rest.


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Tea Bagging Facts; Dating Someone Disabled; Olly Murs Is Nude

Tea Bagging Facts

This is actually pretty informative, especially if you’re a tea drinker. It gets into the history of tea bags and how they were originally intended.

Thomas Sullivan, a New York tea merchant who may or may not have been homosexual, began sending samples of his loose leaf teas in silk sachets. Customers mistakenly thought the sachets were supposed to be used in the same way as metal tea infusers, by dropping the entire bag into a cup of boiling water.

You can read the rest here, and see a few amusing photos.

One person who commented didn’t think this was serious enough. And even that butthurt will make you smile a little. 

Dating Someone Disabled

At first this story bothered me a little, but after I read it I changed my mind. I kept wondering why should this even matter. I would never ask a question like the one below, but I guess there  are a lot of people who would ask it.

What’s it like to be with someone who is gay and disabled and an occasional hot mess?

As a gay man living with Cerebral Palsy, I get asked this question a lot–in one form or another. I could tell you all about it. But what’s the fun in that? Instead, in a moment or sheer genius (or sheer stupidity, depending on who you ask), I decided to ask my non-disabled former flames what it’s like to be with someone who is gay and disabled.
You can read the answers here. I especially liked the one about sex.
And for more insight, you’ll want to read the comments. 
Olly Murs Is Nude
This is about as light-hearted as it gets this week. Because who doesn’t want to see a cute young guy in his twenties celebrating in the nude, in a locker room?  And, It’s SFW. 

Look no further than performer Olly Murs for proof.

The “Troublemaker” singer recently took to Twitter to celebrate his soccer team, the Coggeshall Town Football Club, winning their division championship. Naked, of course.

You can read the rest here and check out his cute little hairy legs. 



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A Catholic Priest, Orgies, and Grindr; Anti-Gay Pastor and Child Porn; The Gay Daddy Movie

A Catholic Priest, Orgies, and Grindr

This story caught my eye because I get into a little bit of this type of thing in my newest book, Unabated. But no spoilers.

It’s also classic. A Catholic priest in Ireland was recently outed for having a Grindr account, and it was another alleged Church cover-up.

Coyle was outed when an unnamed source contacted the local Catholic newspaper to confess he had sexted with the holy man on Grindr on several occasions.

In an email to the whistleblower blog Thinking Catholicism, the source, who is over the age of 18, explains: “[Coyle] spoke to me on Grindr a few times and kept wanting to come to my mum’s house for sex with me while she was at work. He sent me lots of naked pics of himself too. When I realized who he was I sent them to a journalist along with the screenshots of his sex chat.”

You can read more here. It’s a disturbing story on several counts that I’d rather not comment on. But there are more than a few people commenting at the link.

Anti-Gay Pastor and Child Porn

Speaking of disturbing religious news…

Meet Dave Reynolds. He’s the recently fired pastor of the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Sherwood, Arkansas currently facing 70 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography.

He’s also vehemently antigay.

You can check this one out here.

Reynolds is pleading not guilty and he’s planning to fight this. 

The Gay Daddy Movie

On a much lighter note, there’s a new gay indie film where the focus will be on a gay daddy. It’s titled, Daddy: The Movie, and it’s directed by, and stars, Gerald McCullouch. I like it when actors take control of their own films and give viewers what they want…and what old, cheesy Hollywood will never give them. I think we need more of this and less billion dollar big mouth George Clooney.

The blurb…

Colin McCormack thinks he has it all — a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friends whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering secret that may cost Colin everything — and everyone — he holds dear.

I love the sound of this one…and Gerald is one hot looking daddy.

You can check that out here



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Waka Flocka Flame and Writers; Pierre Fitch Is In Beast Mode; Top Gun’s Campy Gay Legacy

Waka Flocka Flame and Writers

I’ve always believed that unless you’re writing historical fiction, writers should at least be aware of the most basic elements of what’s going on in the world around them. I’m talking about news, politics, pop culture, technology, publishing, and more. No one has to be an expert and you can always do the research as something comes up. But if you’re writing fiction nowadays, and you’re writing about people living in the year 2016, and you don’t know certain basic things that could be a problem. You don’t have to be an expert. I’m talking basics. 

Of course if your characters are backward and they don’t know how to use a smart phone, and they don’t know what Twitter is, and they don’t know how to DM, that’s fine. But I remember a shop owner when I owned my art gallery in New Hope when he tried to make his campy little gift shop more “high end.” He said he wanted to change the entire gift shop and fill it with high end furniture. And that was all well and good, but he’d never even stepped into a high end furniture store in his life, let alone bought anything high end for himself. In other words, he was clueless and his shop ultimately failed because he filled it with the ugliest things you’ll ever see.

In any event, you get my general point, so here’s a link about Waka Flocka Flame. I like him, but that’s not what this is about. Waka Flocka Flame is part of pop culture now and he’s relevant to a lot of other people, and some of them might be the characters in your next novel. Unless, again, you’re only writing about people who are either too elite to know things like this, or they just don’t care to learn anymore. In many cases it’s all about the context.

And, this is just my own personal POV. You don’t have to agree with me. That’s fine, too.

Pierre Fitch Is In Beast Mode

Now here’s something I think is relevant, partly because I’m a writer writing gay romance and partly because I love the whole thing. Pierre Fitch is an adult entertainer and he just started a new fitness web site called Everything Is Beast Mode. He’s been pitching it on Facebook and he’s getting a lot of responses from men and women of all ages. And I think that’s because he’s doing it very well. And who isn’t at least a little curious about fitness? I kill myself running every morning, all year long, in all kinds of weather.

I’m an all around fitness enthusiast dude who aims to spread awareness about different techniques and encourage more people to get into shape and feel great about themselves. 

I focus on calisthenics, powerlifting, martial arts, and yoga but I appreciate almost any method or technique that’s about getting into shape and pushing you to your limits.

Although I lift weights, I also believe in working out without equipment just by using your own body weight.

You can check all this out here. And here’s a link to the web site. I think most of the information you’ll need you’ll find on the Facebook page.

I follow a lot of celebrities on social media and I have to say that Pierre Fitch is one of the nicest I’ve come across…ever. And he posts a lot of great photos you’ll enjoy.

Top Gun’s Gay Legacy

When I wrote my parody of Top Gun that I titled, Big, Bad, and On Top, I honestly didn’t even realize the connection to gay culture. I just thought it would be an interesting thing to parody, with all gay characters as a campy gay erotic romance. Evidently, I was on to something bigger.

While the film may have fit appropriately into the confines of mid ’80s mainstream masculinity, the Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer bro-fest now rests squarely in the gay camp/innuendo corner. Chalk it up to shifting perceptions and a more knowledgeable public when it comes to gay subtext.

You can read the rest here.

And here’s a link to my book, Big Bad and On Top, at Amazon. I got one great review for this one, and two reviewers completely missed the entire point that this was, indeed, a campy gay parody. It wasn’t a “rip off.” It was marketed by me and the publisher as parody at the time, and it’s still being marketed that way now. It was never meant to win a Pulitzer Prize.

But here’s the kind of homophobia I’ve faced from reviewers over the years, and always when I’ve openly and honestly parodied a mainstream story as gay.

I must have seen TOP GUN a hundred times – loved that movie. But I never wished that Tom Cruise was gay. If you did then this is your lucky day and you should read it.

She/he gave me one star. And that is a homophobic statement above. But I never got angry about reviews like this. I’m glad they are still there. I knew at the time that one day I would use this review as an example. I knew it would take time, and I’d rather leave these things up forever to let other people see this kind of homophobia.


 The Arrangement