A few summers ago my friend Eli Rarey (The Famous Joe Project, Hard Decisions) showed me a script he had written, and I instantly fell in love. It was about a gay guy living on his own after a break-up, and the exterminator who shows up to deal with an uncanny infestation. The story was melancholy and absurdly funny—and it tracked very neatly to where I was in my life at that moment. Now the short film that we made out of that awesome script, The Exterminator, is premiering this weekend at the Atlanta Shorts Fest.
Wednesday is “friends’ day” here at The Novus, as well as in my everyday life. This week I’d like to draw your attention to 100 Boyfriend’s Mixtape, a new film by my very talented friend Brontez Purnell which is premiering this Saturday at Outfest.
Last week i was joined on The Novus by the lovely and gracious VivvyAnne ForeverMORE to talk about the show she recently co-produced: Work MORE! 7: Daughters of a Riot, which was a celebration of San Francisco’s hidden queer history, via the mediums of drag performance, signing, burlesque, and dance. By all accounts it was an amazing program, and now Vivvy is making her way to L.A.
For different people home means different things. For some it might be their childhood home, or the city they grew up in, or the apartment they share with their lover or best friend. For me, home is an altogether different kind of place.
I caught the last day of the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival this afternoon. I went almost out of some vague sense of obligation; my friend Hunter was volunteering, and I knew there would be a number of artists and performers there whom I admire, but that wasn’t it really. I went because going to the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival is the sort of thing one does when one is a history-minded faggot with certain notions of queer culture, and I suppose I see myself as just such a faggot.