Once upon a time on the internet, probably five years ago, I read some kind of post about the novel Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner, saying queer people wouldn’t ever be as invested in queer literature as they are in queering straight literature. Essentially that the motivation to create fanworks isn’t there, so the fan commitment will be…… Continue reading Queer stories can’t have queer fandoms?
Landmark British film about gay rights from 1961? Yes please! Here’s the description: In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde) is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife (Sylvia Sims), Farr’s career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr…… Continue reading #queerpop Movie Review: Victim (1961)
I poked away at the reading challenges I decided to try last January, but ended up not finishing them. I’m confident I read more than the requisite number of LGBT+ Challenge books, but I only reviewed a few of the books I read, and reviews are part of the deal. Pretty much dropped off the…… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity
Howard, John. Men Like That: A Southern Queer History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. Men Like That was one of the earliest history books to deal with queer history in the American South. As such, it’s one of the first books I read for my historiography project on, you guessed it, queer history in the…… Continue reading Book Review: “Men Like That: A Southern Queer History” by John Howard
The original “Terror of the Zygons” is one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes ever, so I was hoping to love this one, but honestly I was just a bit bored. That’s a statement about me, though — all things being equal, I generally prefer episodes set on alien planets. Modern-day Earth episodes don’t interest me as…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: The Zygon Invasion
(“The Woman Who Lived” is indeed last week’s episode, I’m just behind. Yesterday’s episode will be reviewed in the next day or two.) “The Woman Who Lived” is blessedly quieter than “The Girl Who Died.” For much of the episode it’s just two characters talking, but the whole thing is still a bit funny, with…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: The Woman Who Lived
This time around, Lazy Lambs Book Club decided to take a break from the Christopher Moore books we’d chosen before and read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Here’s the description: Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women…… Continue reading #LazyLambs Book Club: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
I wouldn’t normally post twice on the same day, but this is a quick one! A bit of a ramble, a kind of mini-haul, and a bit of #LazyLambs chitchat. I started off doing this as a Facebook post, but it was suuuuper long and there are blog-related things in it, sooo… Let’s talk about…… Continue reading Bonus Sunday Post – Decatur Book Festival!
A Single Man is one of my very favorite movies. That judgment is based on the one time I watched it years ago, and it made me so sad that I didn’t watch it again until now, when I decided a column about queer pop culture couldn’t do without it. It’s from 2009, and Colin Firth got…… Continue reading “A Single Man” is My Favorite Queerpop Movie
Back in April, my letter F in the A to Z of LGBT+ Comics was Fake, a yaoi mystery/action romance manga from the 90s, written by Sanami Matoh. It’s my favorite manga by far, and also just a great comic book, a fusion of romance and crime story. There was an anime adaptation in 1997, and I’ve…… Continue reading Fake: From Manga to Anime (#queerpop)