Category: Notes

“I’ve Heard The Mer-Man Singing”

Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes about The Toys That Made Us, the fragility of masculinity and how we got where we are. “’The stories we tell matter’ is usually meant as a piece of feel good puffery. But there’s a real warning in that statement too. […]

“Love App-tually: Grindr and Queer Cinema”

At the Los Angeles Times Review of Books, Kyle Turner writes about Grindr’s presence in Queer cinema. “The first time I recall hearing Grindr talked about in a film was in Andrew Haigh’s Weekend (2011). Haigh’s enchanting Brief Encounter–like romance challenges its two leads — working-class gay men […]