Thursday, December 2, 2021

TV Actor Was Given Training to "De-Gay" His Voice, Ryan Field Books

TV Actor Was Given Training to "De-Gay" His Voice

Some gay men, though not all, speak with what's been referred to as "gay voice." It's nothing harmful and I've heard it all my life. But there are certain people out there who don't like "gay voice" and they want everyone to sound the same. This article goes a lot deeper and it talks about what it's really like to be gay and work in TV from many different POVs. He is right about the conversion therapy part. 

Until recently, it’s been about hiding the queerness as much as possible for actors. I was told at drama school that I sounded too gay and I was given one-on-one training to de-gay my voice, which is basically conversion “therapy”. So, I was coming into the industry being like: “OK, I need to hide this big part of myself.”

Here's more. I actually think all gay men, at one point, are conscious of their actions and their voices. They force themselves not to speak with "gay voice" because they don't want to be judged. I remember the first time I ever went to a gay club and I realized I could speak any way I wanted to speak or move my hands any way I wanted to move them. It was quite freeing. And I felt safe. That's what bothers me about straight actors playing gay or straight writers writing gay content. They will never fully know that feeling. They can pretend, they can ask their gay friends, but they'll never know it first hand. 

  A Christmas Carl



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The Computer Tutor by [Field, Ryan]



Holiday Gay : Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts


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Holiday Gay  : Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts by [McDonagh, Maitland ]



Down the Basement II: Santa Saturday by [Field, Ryan]

Monday, November 29, 2021

Book club that started the gay rights movement, Ryan Field Books

 Book club that started gay rights movement 

This is a part of gay culture and gay history that I didn’t know. There was actually a book club that started the gay rights movement. It’s a fascinating story and I wish that the mainstream would focus more on these stories than on gay Santa kissing a man. 


“The Cory Book Service was crucial to the founding of the gay movement,” Johnson said. “If you were a gay person in 1955 founding a gay organization, where do you go? That’s where you go.”


Here’s more. It’s a very long article that’s rich with gay history. You won’t be disappointed.



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Gay men who came out later in life, Ryan Field Books

 Gay men who came out later in life

Many gay men and women come out late in life so this is nothing shocking. In fact, it’s actually always interesting to listen to their stories. 

Kal's journey to living openly got me thinking of all the other queer men who came out at an older age and how we don't hear enough of their stories.

Here’s more. I think you’ll enjoy these stories. I would say at least half the gay people I know came out later. There’s no rule book. 


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The Wizard of Pride

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The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


 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

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]





Sunday, November 28, 2021

Wakefield Pool Pioneer in Gay Adult Content Dies, Ryan Field Books

Wakefield Pool Pioneer in Gay Adult Content Dies

I really hate the word porn so I didn't use it in the headline of this post. It's something straight people tend to use when they aren't familiar with adult content or smut. Gay people do it, too. It's just that I don't like the word because it brings up so many negative associations. 

With that said, here's a piece about the infamous Wakefield Pool who was known for his gay adult content. He decided to do gay adult films after watching something he thought was awful. He started at the bottom, learned the business, and worked his way up. 

“I said to my friend, ‘This is the worst, ugliest movie I’ve ever seen!’” Mr. Poole, who died on Oct. 27 at 85, recalled in 2002. “Somebody ought to be able to do something better.”

Here's more. A lot of creative gay people have done the same thing. I started doing take-offs on hetero movies with gay characters, as gay romance books, because I never had content like that when I was growing up. All books I ever read were for straights. There were no books at all with gay content, especially with sex scenes. Young gay people learned about sex the hard way...on the streets or in the bars. 



On Smashwords

The Wizard of Pride

Amazon E-book or Paperback




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


 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

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]



Saturday, November 27, 2021

Critics Call Gay Santa Ad Creepy, Ryan Field Books

 Critics Call Gay Santa Ad Creepy

A Norwegian Christmas ad is causing a shit storm because the postal service did a gay ad that critics claim sexualizes Santa Claus. As usual people always have to associate gay with sex. And that's not what being gay is all about. It's so much more than sex. 

The video depicts the couple's first encounter and showed that the pair would spend an evening together around Christmas time before Santa returns to his present-delivering duties.

Here's more. You can check the video out at the link...if you have the patience to wait for the other ads to stop. 

On Smashwords

The Wizard of Pride

Amazon E-book or Paperback




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


 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

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Russia Considers Restricting Gay Love Scenes Comparing Them to Porn, Ryan Field Books

 Russia Considers Restricting Gay Love Scenes Comparing Them to Porn

Nothing that comes from Russia with regard to LGBTQ rights is ever good news. And I feel so sorry for the LGBTQ people who live there. This is similar to what they all used to do with regard to any gay content at all. Even online book stores would restrict gay content, as they would with porn. And there didn't even have to be anything pornographic about the gay content. It simply had to be gay. 

Russia’s Parliament will consider restrictions on films and TV shows with same-sex love scenes, making them viewable only by “special access … as with pornography,” a lawmaker said this week.

Here's the rest. I think we need a word organization now for LGBTQ rights. Too many of these backward countries practice too many forms of dangerous discrimination. And the US should lead the way. 

On Smashwords

The Wizard of Pride

Amazon E-book or Paperback




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


 Don't Be Afraid of Virginia's Woolf

Image


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

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Eddie Redmayne Says Playing a Transgender Role Was a Mistake, Ryan Field Books

 Eddie Redmayne Says Playing a Transgender Role Was a Mistake For Him

When this story was trending earlier this week you should have seen the straight people lose their minds.  "It's acting, it's only acting," was the big reaction I kept seeing. And then there are always those geniuses who believe that if straights can't play gayface then gay actors can't play straight. They fail to realize that gay people (and all LGBTQ people) are part of a marginalized group, and also that all gay people WERE straight at one time or another. 

The bottom line is that they do not want to give up their straight privilege. That privilege is steeped so deeply into mainstream culture they will do anything to hold on to it. And it's not just with LGBTQ people. They will praise a salve trader like Thomas Jefferson and make excuses for the fact that he actually sold human beings. The straight white privilege rules their lives and most of them don't even know it. 

With that said, Eddie Redmayne "gets" it. He recently came out with a story where he said he playing a transgender character was a mistake. 

The actor "wouldn't take it on now," he told The Times in an interview published Sunday. "I made that film with the best intentions, but I think it was a mistake."

Here's more. In spite of the fact that he did such a wonderful job playing a trans character, at least he understands now. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should be doing it. 


 A Christmas Carl



A Christmas Carl: A Gay Retelling of A Christmas Carol by [Field, Ryan ]





Chase of a Christmas Dream by [Field, Ryan]



Glendora Hill: Cowboy Christmas Miracle by [Field, Ryan]



Second Chance: The Littlest Christmas Tree by [Field, Ryan]



The Computer Tutor by [Field, Ryan]



Holiday Gay : Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts


My short story: I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus


Holiday Gay  : Tales of Love, Lust, Romance and Other Seasonal Gifts by [McDonagh, Maitland ]



Down the Basement II: Santa Saturday by [Field, Ryan]