Friday, May 7, 2021

The Fact is Billy Crystal Did Blackface AND Gayface, Ryan Field Books

 The Fact is Billy Crystal Did Blackface AND Gayface

Billy Crystal was trending on Twitter this week because of a few statements he made. I'm not getting into that and I'm not sharing my opinions. I'm only linking and sticking to the facts right now. 

And the facts are that white Billy Crystal once did blackface, and that hetero Billy Crystal once did gayface. People have been saying that it was years ago and that he should somehow get a free pass because it was so long ago. But the basic logic isn't there because millions of people did NOT do blackface or gayface. Especially blackface. No one in my family ever did blackface. We knew that was wrong. That's just a fact. I think most good, decent people could back me up on this. 

During the opening sequence of the Oscars on Sunday night a blackfaced clad Billy Crystal revived his Sammie Davis Jr. impression.

Here's more. You can do a simple search and find out a lot more about this. I'm sticking to basic simple facts. But there are a lot of opinions out there. 

Just look at Justin Trudeau. The entire country re-elected him knowing that he did blackface. Unfortunately, that's also just a fact. 


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Does "Sex in the City" Still Hold Up Today? Ryan Field Books

 Does "Sex and the City" Still Hold Up Today? 

The other morning I was switching through TV channels while waiting for the morning news to come back from a commercial and I found reruns of Sex and the City. I only watched one scene, but it was an eye-opener for me because I'd never watched that TV show back in the 90s. I was never interested in the sex lives of straight privileged women. In this particular scene, one of the women is getting a rub down and the guy who's doing it is hot. You can hear her talking to herself, inside her own head, and she wants this guy to move into something sexual. She wants his hand to slowly slide up her towel. And when he doesn't make a sexual move she reaches out and grabs his penis on her own. I guess because she's a woman she simply assumes that it's okay to do this to a man? 

The show went into more explanation about this, and they tried to make her aggressive predatory behavior toward this man perfectly normal with a very lame explanation. But it failed then and it fails now. But that's not all. Another reason why I never watched this show is because of the way they turned gay men into pet poodles. I found it repugnant 20 years ago and I still find it repugnant now. 

With that said, here's an article that talks about 7 things that make no sense with regard to Sex in the City.

Sex and the City discussed financial struggles for single women often enough. However, they never explained how, precisely, a parttime newspaper columnist could afford a 1-bedroom Upper East Side apartment — complete with a closetful of designer clothing and shoes.

Here's the link.  It might make you wonder if we really need the fresh hells of a reboot? 

I just want to add one more thing. The things I'm talking about here aren't because we've become too PC nowadays or that we get offended too easily. We were offended by TV shows like Sex in the City 20 years ago, it's just that no one was listening. 



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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Photo of the Carters and the Bidens, Gay Art on Etsy, Ryan Field Books

 The Awful Photo of the Carters and the Bidens

I think it's safe to assume that move people have seen that new promo photo out with Mr. and Mrs. Biden sitting with former President and Mrs. Carter. The Bidens traveled all the way down to Georgia for this photo op. But it backfired in a very peculiar way. 

According to some people, the photo was taken with a wide lens and it looks totally distorted. The Bidens appear massive, towering over the tiny frail Carters. I'm not an expert in photography and I really don't care about those details. At first glance, it looks odd. Don't bore me with explanations. They don't matter to me in this case. My problem here is with the bottom line. Some moron posted a photo of President and Mrs. Carter that was not very flattering. And it never should have been posted. 

President Carter and his wife are two of the most dignified, respected people in this world. They deserved better. Most people on the Internet were kind, and there were a few funny jokes made all in good fun. But my point is that this photo never should have been posted in the first place. It was wrong. You don't do that to a former President or his wife. I personally would never have allowed a photo like that to go public. NEVER. 

Plain and simple. 

Gay Art On Etsy Is Kind of Interesting In a Straight Way

I love gay art because it's always been such a huge part of gay culture. Yesterday I posted about a gay fetish artist and today I'm linking to gay art on Etsy. 

Some of it's interesting, too. I'm not sure if this was written by a straight person or not. It sounds straight to me. As a gay man, I would never write something like this. I know for a fact cruising restrooms is part of gay culture and I don't care if you like it or not. And it doesn't sound "gross" to me. 

Cruising in a bathroom? Sounds gross right? However, a short time ago...being a homosexual was illegal, as was engaging in any sort of homosexual behavior. There were not many safe places to go. One of biggest cruising highways for gay men consisted of bathrooms...and to some, they are still a place of fun.

Here's more. Here's a link to the general page for gay art. They have a lot of very nice things. 


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Drub O'Ryan Gay 30 Years of Gay and Homoerotic Kink Art Without Apology, Ryan Field Books

Drub O'Ryan 30 Years of Gay and Homoerotic Kink Art Without Apology

When I see things like this it not only takes me back to the 90s when gay culture hadn't been influenced by anything heteronormative yet, it also shows me that there's still hope out there for gay culture. With TV shows like "Will and his Grace," we've been so straight-washed, and so painfully appropriated, it's actually refreshing to see other gay people doing things like this. 

This comes directly from the website of this gay artist. It's his bio. 

Drub (August 14, 1973 – ) (born in Connecticut) is a fetish artist most known for his youthful, homoerotic illustrations and comic book work in the late twentieth century to present day. ”Drub”, is a San Diego, California based, homoerotic, homomasculine fetish artist and has ties to skinhead and punk subcultures active in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.

In less than two decades he has produced hundreds of illustrations, focusing on scenes involving subcultures, the working class, and kinky sexuality. His work is done in a comic book style, with bright colors and solid quality of line. He manages his style in a less exaggerated manner and focuses in on a more human element and breathes life into each piece, which is sexy and humorous at the same time.

Here's more. He has tons of information on the website and a long list of kinks and fetishes all geared toward gay men who embrace being gay men. I wish I could share some of the images but I don't have permission. But I can promise you his website is worth checking out. 

And here's a link to his Twitter page. This is his Twitter bio...  "unapologetic" is the only way to do this. I've written enough erotica, without apology, to know this by now. Never apologize for your creativity or your right to free speech.  

30 years of unapologetic homoerotic kink in art. I stand in my power. Check out my portfolio (link below). Progressive socialist kitchen witch.


 

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner on Trans Girls in Women's Sports, Ryan Field Books

Caitlyn Jenner on Trans Girls in Women's Sports

I see this argument all over and I honestly don't know enough to really comment. But I always wonder about trans men in men's sports. We never hear much about that. It's always about trans girls in women's sports. And some of the most liberal people out there will turn on you if you even suggest there's nothing wrong with trans girls playing in women's sports. The arguments I have seen are vicious. 

This is what Jenner recently said. 

“That's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls' sports in school. It just isn't fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools,” Jenner said Saturday during a brief interview in a Malibu parking lot.

Here's more.  As I said, I don't know much about this, but just looking at the surface I tend to disagree with Jenner. Many are claiming that Jenner made these comments because she's running for Governor and she is pandering to her straight white conservative base. This also brings up another important factor. Even though Jenner, a trans woman, claims to be a conservative, will straight white privilege conservatives actually embrace her and support her as a viable candidate? My guess is that they won't embrace her. But I could be wrong about that. Like the old song says, you never can tell. 



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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Gay Latvian Man Set on Fire Dies, Ryan Field Books

 Gay Latvian Man Set on Fire Dies

Here’s a follow up to the story about the homophobic attack on a gay man in Latvia.

Here’s the rest. Things like this happen all over the world.

The death of a gay Latvian man this week after his clothes were soaked with fuel and lit on fire has shocked the country, with campaigners calling it a homophobic attack and accusing police of inaction.

 

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Republican Candidate for VA Lieutenant Governor Denounces Another Anti-Gay Republican, Ryan Field Books

Republican Candidate for VA Lieutenant Governor Denounces Another Anti-Gay Republican

Now that we're seeing more and more Republicans accept LGBTQ people, I think we'll be seeing even more stories like this one begin to surface. The world has changed and public acceptance for gay people is at an all-time high. And I think this will continue. We're everywhere. With that said, I know for so many gay people this is such a black and white issue, and they were taught to believe that anyone who's Republican is anti-gay, but it's not so black and white for everyone. The mayor of my hometown, New Hope, PA, was Republican and he didn't have a homophobic bone in his body. In fact, he performs gay marriages all the time. So I think we're all going to have to broaden our horizons eventually and listen more carefully. And there are still a lot of gay people in the closet. 

The issue came to light earlier this week when Del. Glenn Davis Jr. (R-Virginia Beach) sent a tweet condemning former delegate Tim Hugo, a fellow Republican in the race for lieutenant governor, for being connected to the mailer that showed Davis attending a PrideFest event wearing a rainbow-striped shirt. The mailer was sent to convention delegates with a message claiming Davis was not a true Republican.

Here's the rest.  I'm glad he's calling this out and not ignoring it. 


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