JAMES’ JOURNAL (Entry 41)

Blog_James' JournalJune 27

I don’t have too much to say.

I watched Noah’s Arc, the movie, and it put me in my feels. The acting wasn’t superb, but the story was so sweet, and I love how they addressed issues like condom use, gender roles and how it’s linked to gay sex roles, etc.

So I decided to tell an acquaintance who I was chatting with about it. He said he knows about Noah’s Arc, but that he doesn’t watch it. When I asked why, he said the show is too queer.

I felt myself tighten up like a tiger ready to pounce. How dare he call something “too queer”? What does “too queer” even mean? But I told myself to relax. Maybe this was a chance to educate someone.

So I asked him if they portrayed an aspect of homosexuality he found uncomfortable. Continue reading

‘Looking’ Star Russell Tovey And Those Comments About Effeminate Gay Men

Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013 - Red Carpet ArrivalsOn Sunday, Looking star Russell Tovey spoke to the UK’s The Guardian about his life, career, etc. In the interview, Tovey made some comments about presenting as more traditionally masculine that ruffled some feathers online.

“I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to,” said Tovey. “Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I’d have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path. Because it’s probably given me the unique quality that people think I have.”

In response to the backlash that his comments received, Tovey took to Twitter to put out an apology of sorts. Continue reading

Those TV Gay Sex Scenes…Did They Really Go Too Far?

htgawm-sexBilly Crystal said something the other day. The Botox’d and beloved comedian blanched that gay sex scenes on TV sometimes push it “a little too far” for his tastes.

While some were quick to scream homophobe, one should understand that the man’s been schticking it up on the boob tube for literally 800 years and probably hasn’t realized that the TV times are changing — from Lucy and Desi sleeping in separate twin beds to Patrick sweatily topping Kevin on Looking. Whereas straights have been pushing the boundaries of good taste for years, the gays are finally starting to catch up with shows like the aforementioned Looking, How to Get Away with Murder and Empire. (Gay sex is getting very realistic.)

We’re out of the closet and screwing on the kitchen table, people!

Here’s a celebration of some sex scenes that would make Billy Crystal — or anyone uncomfortable with two men going at it — clutch his pearls. Continue reading