Tag: Gay Film “Fire Island

Adam Manno Slams All Gay Film "Fire Island" for Having Gay Men With Good Bodies, Ryan Field Books

 Adam Manno Slams All Gay Film “Fire Island” for Having Gay Men With Good Bodies

I don’t know who Adam Manno is, but he wrote a review about the new film out, Fire Island, without mentioning a few important facts. It’s not a bad review and he does make a few important points. But his focus is on good bodies and how he wishes there were not so good bodies in the movie, instead of the fact that this film is all gay content. And I so wish he had focused more on this. We should all be focused on this.  

He totally overlooks the fact that this film is all gay. A gay writer, gay actors, and all gay content without a straight spin. And after awful films from straight people like, Call Me by Your Name, which does nothing but appropriate gay culture, I find it refreshing to see something authentic in Fire Island

And if you’ve ever been to Fire Island, good bodies are indeed authentic to gay life there. No one eats. Gay men have an obsession with having great bodies and not just in Fire Island. That’s just a fact. I even obsess about it.  I’ve been on Keto for years and I have not had pizza or donuts in so long I can’t remember what they taste like. But I’m still a 32 waist. 

Now, I’m not totally disagreeing with Manno. I do think all body types should all be represented in books and films. But let’s also give a little praise to gay men who produce all gay content, without any straight washing like that awful Netflix series that was based on a book written by a straight woman. I gag when I think about it. 

I do agree with Manno on this, too. I would never attempt to write a gay romance about an Asian couple. I wouldn’t want to be guilty of the same cultural appropriation I’m usually harping about. 

That two Asian gay men star in a rom-com also directed by an Asian man is a feat in and of itself—though, of course, the movie stands as a solid piece of entertainment on its own merits.

Here’s more.  As I said, I agree with Manno on some things and disagree with others. Overall, it’s a good review. For me, the main point is that I’m thrilled and relieved that there was no cultural appropriation going in with this film. No straights doing gay for pay. And I hope this becomes a trend.

As a side note, I’m actually surprised that Manno mentions Brokeback Mountain, but only mentions gay men with good bodies. He never once mentions that the film was flawed in many respects because it’s based on a short story written by a straight white woman. We…all gay men…need to pay attention to this more. Otherwise we will lose our culture completely. It’s already happened with gay romance novels. In spite of the fact that it’s blatant cultural appropriation, straight women authors dominate the entire market. And it looks as though they always will.  They are vicious about it. 


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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no-nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

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Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


New Gay Film 'Fire Island' with All Gay Content and No Straight-Washing, Anti-Gay Commencement Speech At Ohio School, Ryan Field Books

 New Gay Film Fire Island with All Gay Content and No Straight-Washing

There’s a new gay film out and I’ve checked it out to see if a straight woman wrote it and to see if the actors are playing gay for pay. It doesn’t seem that way. From what I’ve been able to gather, everyone associated with this film is, indeed, gay. And that’s a novelty.

 On Wednesday evening in New York City — about 60 miles and a ferry ride away from its subject— “Fire Island,” Joel Kim Booster’s romantic comedy about a weekend spent in New York’s chosen queer haven, held its premiere at the SVA Theatre.

Here’s more. It looks great to me. I’m also hoping this is a trend for the future. No more straight-washing gay culture. 

Anti-Gay Commencement Speech At Ohio School

At an Ohio graduation, some straight white guy decided to give a commencement speech that was so anti-gay people were beyond outraged. He was an alumni speaker, and one of those wacky Biblical people. I really don’t get them. 

“Choose a spouse, I suggest. I also strongly suggest to make sure to choose Biblical principles, you know, a male with a female and female with a male,” he said.

Here’s the rest. The school district made the video private, but they did make a full transcript of the speech public. The school also issued a statement and if you scroll down you can read reactions to the speech. People were stunned. 


Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

Amazon

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no-nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

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Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]