Back in the 1980s, when the Conservative Government of Margaret Thatcher banned the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality, gays were still semi-criminal – as well as immoral, ridiculous, disgusting, diseased and after your kids. The UK’s ban on homosexual propaganda failed – spectacularly. Gays have been promoted more rapidly and giddily than almost any persecuted, despised group in […]
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SEX TERROR Erotic Misadventures in Pop Culture Mark Simpson This book will change the way you think about sex. It may even put you off it altogether. NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE In his full-frontal follow-up to his widely acclaimed It’s a Queer World, Mark Simpson dispenses with the monkey business of sexuality and gets to […]
If you’re a member of Amazon Prime in the US, UK, France or Germany and own a Kindle you can e-borrow Metrosexy, Saint Morrissey, Sex Terror and Male Impersonators for nowt. (Though Amazon promises to bung me a couple of dollars for each lend.)
Yours truly in today’s Guardian.
If you have their email address you can gift a friend — or an enemy — a copy of a Simpson Kindle book. (At the moment this service is only available from Amazon.com. Gift vouchers are currently the only way to gift a Kindle book at Amazon.co.uk.)
Tom Cruise is reportedly working on a script for a sequel to Top Gun. In case he’s mislaid his well-thumbed original copy of Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity, the book that outed the flaming queerness of the original movie, he needn’t worry. Tom can now download it in an instant as a Kindle eBook, in […]
Hard to believe, but this year Tony Richardson’s wide-eyed 1961 ‘neo-realist’ masterpiece A Taste of Honey, based on a play by Salford playwright prodigy Shelagh Delaney is half a century old. Filmed on location in lyrical black and white when Manchester was still connected to its chimney-stacked ‘dark Satanic’ past, it tells the story of Jo, […]
Out magazine have run a tribute to my work for them over the years here. I’m very touched. And it’s richly deserved, of course. But I can’t help but wonder: did I die?
Almost hidden in a forest of glossy beards, the brand spanking new issue of UK GQ Style (not available, I think, online) carries a feature by yours truly on the increasing popularity of the micro-blogging site Tumblr — which today officially overhauled Wikipedia in terms of page-views — and the idle rise of the ‘e-flaneur’. […]
Out.com have run an edited version of the introduction to metrosexy.