It's no surprise that many gay men (and much gay male pornography) is obsessed with straight men. There are many reasons, both historic and cultural, for this long-standing erotic attraction for, as David Halperin has eloquently argued in his book How to Be Gay, part of what constitutes contemporary gay male identity and sexual desire is precisely … Continue reading “Broke Straight Boys”: The Intersection of Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Amateur Gay Porn
I recently finished an epic fantasy novel by an author who is perhaps a year ahead of me. He has a couple of novels deeper into his series and seems to have a similar, but not bigger, social platform.
But his books are selling impressively and I enjoyed reading his work, but there was nothing in the quality of the plot, writing, etc. that suggested why he was outselling me.
There are a lot of things in common between our novels. They are both character driven and, though there is a clear plot arc, you really stay engaged because you are rooting for the characters. There is plenty of action and moral dilemmas. If and when I write a review, and I definitely will because this is so important to the author (hinting here!), I realize that it would be similar to many of the reviews I have received for
View original post 803 more words
I most love blogging for the way it places me just a keystroke away from people I would otherwise never even pass by on the street. I can communicate with and receive feedback from anyone with an internet connection. In this way, blogging is a form of communion. It does not replace (or even come close to) the communion our bodies can make, but I am grateful for it nonetheless.
I received some rather unexpected reactions to my latest post, “Gay and Catholic? A Response to Eve Tushnet.” I would like to address one of them here.
Both in the comments’ section of my post and in a separate blog post written in response to mine, I was accused of “reducing” gayness to sex. One commenter contended that for people like Ms. Tushnet, gayness involves “desiring profound emotional intimacy with their own gender, deep spiritual friendship, appreciating the…
View original post 961 more words
I will admit to no small amount of trepidation going in to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As a long fan of the franchise and a devotee of the reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I had high expectations of this sequel (made all the more intense by the overwhelmingly positive reviews the film … Continue reading Review: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Now that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is almost ready to hit theaters, it's time for all Apes fans and newbies to start preparing for the movie of the year. Though one can certainly go into this film cold, I would recommend enjoying many of the other films and novels that comprise this … Continue reading Five Things to Do Before Watching “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”