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Bad Gays: A Homosexual History

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It's a good ensemble cast of characters. The Wolf, the Shark, the Tarantula (Played by Awkafina, a fav in this movie, just really cute), the Parana, and the Snake. It was a good crew and it's kind of great how the character and the voices all gel together. All those things together form our dissatisfaction with homosexuality, but when we say that, we don’t mean being a faggot. Because I’m a faggot. I mean homosexuality as it is currently institutionalised. As a social-historical institution. Succeeds in radically rethinking queer history... Bad Gays is ultimately an act of love-most criticism is, after all-and this is made clear in how compellingly Lemmey and Miller write about their vision for the future. Eleni Vlahiotis, PopMatters Vlessing, Etan (March 9, 2018). "Etan Cohen Adapting 'The Bad Guys' Books for DreamWorks Animation". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 8, 2019 . Retrieved December 13, 2019.

Agent Ellen Fox/Diane Foxington – A fox who was hunted and hated for her species at a young age and a member of the International League of Heroes. In books 3-7, she helps the Good Guys club stop Professor Marmalade from turning every cute animal in the world into zombies. In The Baddest Day Ever, it is revealed that her name is Ellen. During the second arc, she fake reveals herself to be "THE ONE", a being meant to defeat Dread Overlord Splaarghön but then she is squashed by Spaarghön himself in book 17. In the movie, she is a red fox mayor named Diane Foxington, later revealed to be a former thief known as The Crimson Paw and later joins the gang.

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The worst gays are the ones whose alliance with positions of structural power goes so far that it leads them to be literal Nazis. My three worst people in the book are Ernst Röhm, who Laurie Marhoefer provocatively claims is the world’s first openly gay politician. He’s the head of the Nazi SA and is murdered by Hitler on the Night of the Long Knives. My second worst gay is Roy Cohn, a lawyer who plays an active part in all the worst things happening in US politics from 1950 to 1980. And then my third worst gay is Pim Fortuyn, the father of the European New Right who dies in the Netherlands in 2002. These are the people I would say are the very worst in terms of actually ending up in these positions of huge power within far-right politics.

Indeed, as Bad Gays brings to light, a certain power imbalance has been coded into the manner in which homosexuality has been construed from the very beginning, at least in the West: from the ancient empires of Rome and Greece to the court of King James V in Scotland, considerations of class, rank, and sexuality played a part in male homosexuality being construed as a pedagogical relationship between man and boy, master and protégé; with sexuality itself being defined by sex acts rather than any fixed notions of gender or identity.

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From the cover alone, I was excited to read this book. I've read quite a bit of queer nonfiction; however, most of them have centered queer people in the United States of America. I was glad to see that this book took a more global approach to its subject matter.

You also write: “Maybe it is time that homosexuality itself dies, that we find new and more functional and more appropriate configurations for our politics and desires”. What might these new configurations look like? I think that the darkest and most depraved form of consumption of heroic narrative comes from the elision of human complexity. Tiffany Fluffit/Delores Gristlewurst - An anchorwoman who reports about The Bad Guys' behavior. While she is a cat in the books, she is human in the movie. Later in the books, it was revealed that her real name is Delores Gristlewurst. Together these amazing life stories expand and challenge the mainstream assumptions of sexual identity. They show that homosexuality itself was an idea that emerged in the nineteenth century and that its interpretation has been central to major historical moments of conflict from the ruptures of Weimar Republic to red-baiting in Cold War America. That’s a really good question. I wouldn’t describe the book as true crime. I think that the darkest and most depraved form of consumption of heroic narrative comes from the elision of human complexity. Even people who are, politically, and in terms of their activist work, genuine heroes, like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, when we leave out the ways in which they are complex human beings and not the kinds of people that society would understand as revolutionary, we miss part of what is so important about what they did and who they were fighting for.Bad Gays succeeds in its goals in every way, offering an infuriating, thoughtful, deliciously judgmental history of the very worst we had to offer. Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez, Washington Post The overall mission of the book, aside from exploring these rejected gays, is purportedly to trace the evolution of our modern conception of what it means to be gay or queer through the lens of these "bad gays," many of whom were white and inextricably part of the patriarchal white supremacist systems that birthed our modern culture. The degree of new, revisionist information in Bad Gays could be disorienting to some, but the authors do their best to connect with readers and keep their work engaging: I particularly liked how this otherwise scholarly project makes itself accessible and enjoyable to readers by making use of the distinct linguistic register of urban anglophone gays today, with ample "slay"s and "good on you, queen"s thrown in for effect. Parts of the book really do read like gossip, which has long been seen as an effective tool of queer and feminist community-building, and the authors are not shy of being cheeky. Consider this description of Hadrian's Hellenic education: "Like every gay who goes on holiday to Greece, Hadrian grew a beard (distinguishing himself from the clean-shaven Romans), wined and dined with Athenian society, took in lectures and talked with philosophers, and became smitten with the culture" Sorry, but this "homosexual history" entails a bizarre look at just over a dozen "bad gays" from the perspective of modern bad gay writers. Most of the book is based on hearsay (which means some of it is unsubstantiated and therefore must be considered fiction) and the authors admit that there isn't specific evidence that some of the people included even were homosexual. I'd even add that not all named were that "bad." Lawrence of Arabia seems a good example of all those problems. Milton – A Velociraptor from the Jurassic period who is accidentally sent to the present and given high intelligence. In the second arc he is revealed to be part of an intergalactic team called The Others.

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