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Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Catalogue Porn

Over at Gertie’s Blog, he’s having difficulty with a certain nonsense gay novel that labels everything with too much detail. He quotes:

“Stefan had a lightweight green-and-brown Jhane Barnes sweater and a Kenneth Cole brown suede shirt, though he never wore them together."

Although this interrupts the prose, it is quite normal in gay fiction to go into certain types of detail so heavily. For example, written gay pornography is the only medium I am aware of that describes the act of physical love making with as much detail as the author goes into for the bedding and the wallpaper.

Lets face it – all us Men With Nice Nails find the unromantic notion of coughing your filthy yoghurt over some stranger's sweaty chest far less preferable to reading about a crisply turned bed and matching curtains from Jasper Conran.

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