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Queerguru reviews “Billy Flanagan : The (alleged) Happiest Man on Earth

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  According to Google, when most people think of the happiest man on earth a certain Tibetan monk comes to mind. And if you read up on him, you’ll discover why he deserves the title, and why he is not the subject of this meandering oddball documentary. The subject is in fact a song and … Continue reading



Todd Hughes talks about his memoir LUNCH WITH LIZABETH

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Todd Hughes, one half of queer filmmaking duo EBERSOLE HUGHES (Mansfield 6667, House of Cardin) …..the other half is his husband David Ebersole …. has published his first book: a memoir of the Hollywood star of the 40’s and 50’s LIZABETH SCOTT.

As a young man, Hughes had a major crush on her and eventually wangled an invitation to lunch. A friendship blossomed and Hughes became fixated with the actress and started to appreciate that she never got the same fame and recognition as her peers.

He talked with QUEERGURU about the book and how he went from fan to friend



‘Boy with the Bullhorn: A Memoir and History of ACT UP New York’

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In 1987 when Ron Goldberg was just 28 years old he discovered that  ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power was about to hold a rally near his workplace.  He was not normally into any form of political protest, but like all of us gay men at that time he was scared, angry, and more … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews Dustin Lance Black’s ‘ Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas’ The Film

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    Mama’s Boy : A Story From Our Americas.  I fell in love with Dustin Lance Black in 2009.  He was in LA accepting his Academy Award for writing the screenplay for MILK in which he made a promise to all the queer kids watching, that things would get better. The very next day Black’s mother … Continue reading



David Hodge/Dusty O talks about THE BOY WHO SAT BY THE WINDOW

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This memoir is of the extraordinary frenetic life of a skinny queer kid who left his home in the grim North of England to ‘find himself in London‘. In the 1980s and 1990s he found himself as a central figure in a colorful larger-than-life hedonistic queer group of non-binary drag queens and soon become known as the Queen of Soho.

He ran Trannyshack his own club night at Madame Jojo’s THE place to party and be seen. There was however another side to Hodge, now known as Dusty O, as at the height of the AIDS pandemic he took a day job as a service worker at The London Lighthouse the purpose-built leading AIDS Hospice, It set him aside from many of his celebrity buddies, and it grounded him enough to be able to move forward to his present life as a very successful artist

Queerguru talked with the disarmingly charming Hodges about this biography that has been getting rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s not just the joyous tale of Hodge’s fascinating roller-coast life but it is a remarkable and essential record queer history of one of the most tumultuous times of our Community’s history.

The Boy Who Sat By the Window: The Story of the Queen of Soho :  David Hodge
https://www.mardlebooks.com/dustyo

 



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