I am currently reading a couple of books. One of them is ‘How to be Gay’ by David Halperin.
The book is about the creation and transmission of gay male culture. It’s a topic that I’ve wanted to know more about for some time. I’m not far into the book, yet, but I am enjoying the way Halperin describes the ways in which mainstream cultural images become gay icons. Halperin is looking to describe a particular sort of gay sensibility where tragedy becomes comedy.
The majority of the book seems to be devoted to discussing Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce. I’ve never seen the movie but as I write this, Mildred Pierce is being converted to .mp4 to play on my iPhone. I’m about to do my gay homework.
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