Stepbrothers In the Attic is a light parody of a well known story line. Of course the love and romance is my main focus in the book, but I also focused a little on how people treat gays, the shame associated with being gay, and gay reparation therapy.
I've posted about this book on several different occasions and you can read more about it here on this blog. However, I want to make it clear this is not a word for word recount of the original story line, and there is a huge surprise ending that I don't think has ever been done before with this story.
At the links above, I've provided a few free excerpts and the back cover copy. I will post a few more excerpts toward the end of this week...all SFW.
I would imagine this one will be out in both paperback and e-book, but right now it's only available as an e-book.
Male Full Frontal Nudity In Films: Shared Rooms
The other day I posted about a new gay movie, Shared Rooms. Well, I made a point of watching it and I wasn't totally blown away. And that's a shame because I was looking forward to it. I think it was partially funded through one of those crowdfunding web sites.
First, I didn't finish watching it. I would have, but Tony hated it so much I couldn't put him through that kind of torture. I honestly would have finished it. I didn't think it was THAT bad, but he started to moan and it was just easier to turn it off.
I think the one thing about the movie that bothered us the most were the stereotypes, and not just one in particular. This movie covered all the proverbial bases. There's the stereotype of the fussy effeminate gay couple who don't like kids. There's the stereotype of the hot butch muscle guys hooking up on apps and having sex. And there's even the gay roommate stereotype. The film follows three different story lines that are supposed to come together in the end, and I kept hoping that at least one would get a little better, especially because I think the premise was based on how gay men find comfort in their friends during the holiday season.
But, there is full frontal nudity. Not much, but it's there...a quick glimpse of meat and potatoes bouncing around. As I said I probably would have continued watching had it not been for Tony's outbursts, and you might feel the same way I did. There's a certain camp appeal to it that I liked, and I don't think it was meant to be taken very seriously, so you might enjoy it if you keep that in mind.
Here's another review about Shared Rooms that wasn't as kind as I was.
Frankly, I think that review was a little harsh. I think some would enjoy Shared Rooms as long as they aren't expecting too much.
Farewell America by Neal Gabler
The reason I'm posting about this is because I honestly don't know how to comment on it. As most of you know I'm not very political. In fact, I despise politics. In this case, I think that only time will tell, and I want to come back and revisit this post and this piece sometime in the future.
America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country.
I was only a kid when Ronald Reagan became President in 1980, however, I can still remember the most devastated claiming it was the end of days. Clearly, it wasn't the end of days. America survived that election, and years later went on to elect the first non-white President in 2008.
In any event, it is an interesting read.
You can read the piece in full here.