David Walton, About A Boy, Netflix
When I first signed up for Netflix I was just like everyone else. I couldn’t get enough of it. But after you binge on the first two or three shows, it’s like everything else and it’s hard to find something decent to watch.
And then I found a TV show called About A Boy. I rarely do TV show reviews here, but I think anyone who reads romance books, especially m/m romance, would like this one. It’s an old trope…kind of like Who’s the Boss…but it’s done well, and everything about it is current. And it’s never, ever about the trope for me. It’s always about how the trope is done.
It stars David Walton, who could pretty much carry any project on his own at this point. He plays a gorgeous 39 year old one hit wonder named Will Freeman who is hanging on to what’s left of his youth, living a vapid life with no substance at all. Then he gets new neighbors, Minnie Driver and Benjamin Stockham, who play Fiona and Marcus, and his life changes forever. Will has plenty of money, looks that don’t end, an ass that makes skinny jeans sing, and all he cares about is when he’s getting laid next. Fiona is an overbearing, single vegan mom, with a teenage son who could lead the geek patrol with his sweaters and hats alone, and she hasn’t been with a man in years.
I’m not going to give any spoilers because there is an actual story line, and there’s a romance. It’s also set in San Francisco with a lovable background, and I loved the supporting cast, too. In fact, there’s nothing about this show I didn’t love. And I think that’s because the lines are so great. It’s not easy to write, act, or execute comedy well. But they pull it off in About A Boy in a way that will leave you laughing at the most unexpected times.
So if you’re looking for something to binge on, check out About A Boy on Netflix. You’ll even love the music. It says there are only two seasons, but for some reason they did twenty shows in the second season, which gave them enough time to tie up the story line so that you’ll get that added bonus of HFN in the end.
I just wish it had been picked up for more seasons. Hollywood TV producery people, why do you do these things all the time with TV shows as good as this?!?
Foot Fetishes and Foot Jobs
This is something that no one ever talks about openly, but I think lingers in the background with more people than we know about. For some reason, it’s rarely even done in erotic romance. The one book I wrote, Four Feet Under With My Buddies, was something I wanted to explore because I didn’t know anything about foot fetishes. And I have received enough private e-mails and DMs since that book was released from readers to know that a lot of people are into feet.
Here’s a Cosmopolitan article that talks about feet honestly.
After breasts and booties, feet are the body part that turns us on most. But what is it about feet that does it for so many people? In this week’s Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com speaks with one woman and two men about having a foot fetish.
You can check that out here. I’ll be exploring this one a little more in the future.
Aaron Schock’s Court Records
The only reason why I follow this story about Aaron Schock is because I find it interesting that gay presses would continue to focus on him, and go after him in such vituperative ways. I don’t get why, but the gay presses seem to find him highly newsworthy. They use words and phrases like “flaming heterosexual.”
This time it’s about Aaron Schock’s court records.
This particular article was written by none other than HRH Graham Gremore, the gayest of us all, who once slammed romance books, as if he’s THE homosexual all knowing one of literature and the well written word.