I really don't even see how anyone can critique or review Netflix's Hollywood as a serious piece, and I don't mean that in a negative way. I don't think it was meant to be taken that seriously, just like I never meant to have any of my gay parody books taken that seriously. Yet people still took my books seriously, especially the hetero fandom of movies like Pretty Woman...when I wrote a parody novel with gay characters and titled it Pretty Man. Oh, they didn't like that at all.
In other words, there's very little about Hollywood that's accurate and it looks as though they were going for a "what if" piece. It's complete fantasy series, and in that respect it's impossible to fault anyone for that. If anything, in its own quiet way Hollywood as a series shows the hypocrisy that's always been around in the film industry with regard to racism, misogyny, and homophobia. And, it gives people hope. Or at the very least something they never had before.
But this meme started going around anyway.
On Tuesday, a Twitter user uploaded a meme that had been circulating. Over a photo of ' Patrick about to put a pumpkin into a tube feeding into Spongebob's mouth, the meme ascribed the players to new roles: Patrick became Netflix, the pumpkin an "unnecessary gay character, and Spongebob was "any new series."
There's more, here. I recommend watching Hollywood just to see how things might have been.
Openly Gay Philly Weatherman Adam Joseph Makes News
I've been following Adam Joseph on social media, and watching him on local TV news, since he started in the Philadelphia area. A long time now. New Hope, PA, in Bucks County, PA, is still part of the northern Philadelphia area and we get a combination of NY and Philly news here. And of course it was impossible to miss Adam Joseph. He's not only openly gay, he's married and he and his husband have two adorable children. I love watching them on social media, even when we're out in California. So noticing that Adam went national was really excellent.
This story is focused on Adam's work out routine and his online series called "At Home With Adam." I love watching it, and he'd excellent at what he does. You can read more about it, here.
Also, if you get a chance, check out Adam's You Tube page. I found it a while ago and I love watching. He does these excellent cooking videos that even I like to watch. Here's the link to that. It's called weathering the kitchen.
"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."
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."
While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don't find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don't think it could have been done better.