curate:

Gay culture has become the ultimate nightmare of consumerism, whether it’s an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, Pottery Barn, or the perfect abs and asshole. As backrooms get shut down to make way for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into “straight-acting dudes hangin’ out,” what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle? This anthology reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change. via jacobloves:redneck-romeo:kalemason:avry

i’m sure there’ll be cool stuff in this
but
i also really hope the book doesn’t fall into the really really common queer thingy of projecting all the racism classism sexism ableism badness whatever onto ‘mainstream’ gay culture in this way that lets queerer forms and norms racism sexism etc off the hook altogether
like: you can be a queen, you can be not-wealthy and faggy and whatever, and still enforce tons of shitty systematic shit, folks do it all the time
and like: i feel really ambivalent about invoking an imagined fiercer gay past or whatever, that’s tricky and can be not-helpful sometimes, and like who was in that past? whose lives and struggles and bodies are obscured when we fetishize it?
and also like: there were pieces in mattilda’s that’s revolting and nobody passes anthologies i really liked and pieces i didn’t because they reeked of people trying to be all super subversivey but really just being white and annoying and reinforcing some fucked up things (in part because they were trying to be all super subversivey above all else)
i am really over queers acting like all self-consciously queer cool communities are this place where oppression doesn’t happen or at least we’re working on it huff huff whatevs

curate:

Gay culture has become the ultimate nightmare of consumerism, whether it’s an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, Pottery Barn, or the perfect abs and asshole. As backrooms get shut down to make way for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into “straight-acting dudes hangin’ out,” what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle? This anthology reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change. via jacobloves:redneck-romeo:kalemason:avry

i’m sure there’ll be cool stuff in this

but

i also really hope the book doesn’t fall into the really really common queer thingy of projecting all the racism classism sexism ableism badness whatever onto ‘mainstream’ gay culture in this way that lets queerer forms and norms racism sexism etc off the hook altogether

like: you can be a queen, you can be not-wealthy and faggy and whatever, and still enforce tons of shitty systematic shit, folks do it all the time

and like: i feel really ambivalent about invoking an imagined fiercer gay past or whatever, that’s tricky and can be not-helpful sometimes, and like who was in that past? whose lives and struggles and bodies are obscured when we fetishize it?

and also like: there were pieces in mattilda’s that’s revolting and nobody passes anthologies i really liked and pieces i didn’t because they reeked of people trying to be all super subversivey but really just being white and annoying and reinforcing some fucked up things (in part because they were trying to be all super subversivey above all else)

i am really over queers acting like all self-consciously queer cool communities are this place where oppression doesn’t happen or at least we’re working on it huff huff whatevs

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