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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