I'm so utterly out of the loop. Amongst the sea of twinkly crap, gay media used to have at least SOME interesting items. But now, with its obsession on Drag Race and Trans, all I see is utter banality dressed up as diversity. And coming out stories, and teen-longing stories, and tricksy gender-fuck performers, bore me shitless. So what are the best books, songs, shows, persons at the moment that genuinely worthy of attention? The only thing I've seen so far this year that will stand the test of time was Vol 1 of the unexpurgated Chips Channon diaries. And the only non-gay but campy thing that utterly delighted me was I Care A Lot.
What are today's high points of gay culture?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/10/2021|
This is it, Ann Romano.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/06/2021|
'It's A Sin' rightly won a lot of attention and praise, and the new Francis Bacon biography 'Revelations' looks like a must-read.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/06/2021|
"But now, with its obsession on Drag Race and Trans, all I see is utter banality dressed up as diversity. And coming out stories, and teen-longing stories, and tricksy gender-fuck performers, bore me shitless. So what are the best books, songs, shows, persons at the moment that genuinely worthy of attention? "
Smell this bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/07/2021|
It’s a wasteland, hunty.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/07/2021|
I see there's a forthcoming book on Tuke.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/07/2021|
DataLounge for a fat, stinking, ugly cunt like OP to spew out her bullshit without any qualms.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/07/2021|
OP is right we're at a low point.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/07/2021|
Yes, the best gay themed cultural events I've been seen in the last few years was an LA exhibit called Axis Mundo but really it was an archival exhibit of gay punk LA artists in the 70s-early 90s. It felt so fresh and tactile compared to what's going on now. But maybe there's more underground stuff that in not clued into. Here's hoping.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/07/2021|
The Bacon bio does look great. Buckets of Bollinger and sex with a legless Moroccan who pushed himself along on a trolly. Very Auntie Mame!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/07/2021|
Drag Race is the gay equivalent of WWE wrestling.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/07/2021|
[quote]The Bacon bio does look great. Buckets of Bollinger
Indeed, 'Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends' was one of Miss F's hearty toasts as she raised a glass...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/07/2021|
R2 and R9, I assumed you were both referring to Sir Francis Bacon, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/07/2021|
Unless you love trans stories of triumph, you might be disappointed.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/07/2021|
Gay culture? Is this a joke?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/07/2021|
Our current political climate is like WWE wrestling to the degree the word "kayfabe" is being used casually.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/07/2021|
[quote]I assumed you were both referring to Sir Francis Bacon, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
An easy error to make, given DL's catholicity of interest. But no, it's the painter who didn't mind too much being thrown through a plate-glass window by a sadistic lover who is of slightly the keener interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/07/2021|
The bisexual thing among Zees is interesting... for now.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/07/2021|
[quote] I assumed you were both referring to Sir Francis Bacon, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
At least Sir Francis had good taste in men. Welsh was his sleeping partner preference. And he wrote that immortal line about the true line of beauty being drawn with a crooked hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/07/2021|
Is gay culture dead?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/07/2021|
Interesting question. Some comparisons to black culture - at its prime in the 60s-70s when identification of being black was about cultural and social similarities - African tribal behaviors, natural afros, dashikis Then subsumed by the shared history of slavery. Then overtaken by current day police mistreatment.
Gay history in its prime in the 70s focused on shared cultural and social similarities - sexual crusing, machismo, shared secret language. It then became about being victims. Then about being legally discriminated against participating in heterosexual traditions.
Both types of identify “culture” have become irrelevant in a world of greater equality. The identification as “other” with separate distinct interests seems unnecessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/07/2021|
Gay culture also no longer has a unifying cause. Certainly not Trans. I’d wager the great swathe of gay men and lesbians don’t really give a fuck about trans issues apart from wishing them well, and (like mainstream society) the lesbians hoping the barely transitioned ones won’t use their changing rooms, and the men hoping they won’t fuck one by mistake. Un-PC of course, but the raw truth. And that’s hardly the stuff that makes a movement or culture. The only gay culture that exists now in the West is shopping.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/08/2021|
I don’t know anymore. I believe gay culture and rights are a lost cause.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/08/2021|
Does that also come with some Hai Karate?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/08/2021|
Ryan Murphy’s productions. I can’t think of anything else.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/08/2021|
James Charles, apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/09/2021|
It's interesting no one has anything to add. Gay culture IS dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/10/2021|
Yeah. *crickets* But it really IS hard to think of any meaningful stuff. 20 & 30 years ago that would not have been the case.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/10/2021|