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Larry Duplechan

Autor(a) de Blackbird

8+ Works 443 Membros 14 Críticas

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Obras por Larry Duplechan

Blackbird (1986) 131 exemplares
Eight Days a Week (1986) 70 exemplares
Captain Swing (1993) 62 exemplares
Got 'Til It's Gone (2008) 48 exemplares
Best Gay Erotica 2014 (2014) — Editor — 31 exemplares
Best Gay Erotica 2012 (2011) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Movies That Made Me Gay (2023) 6 exemplares

Associated Works

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuidor — 260 exemplares
Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create (1995) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent (1996) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Telling Tales Out of School (1998) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Boy Meets Boy (1999) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered (2010) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Muscle Men: Rock Hard Gay Erotica (2010) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Best Gay Erotica 2013 (2012) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


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Nome canónico
Duplechan, Larry
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA



This is a dive into the movies Larry Duplechan liked or didn't and why. Most feature LGBQT+ actors. Being a fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood pictures, I had to read this to see what his take was on movies. While I've seen most of the old black and white movies he talks about, I haven't seen them all. I also got a list of newer movies to watch. I will not be watching too many of his Halloween selections since I am not into horror movies. But I did like hearing what he thought of these movies from the classics (Wizard of Oz) to today's movies (Bros). I loved his snarkiness and tongue-in-cheek. I also appreciated that he looked at the original movie and any remakes of it. I absolutely agree with him on Footlight Parade (one of my favorites.) I will also have to check out the ones I haven't seen to see if I agree with him on them.

A perfect read for movie buffs.
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Sheila1957 | Oct 14, 2023 |
Johnnie Ray Rousseau is a gay black teenager in the 70's. He is finishing high school looking to head off to college to spread his wings. He is closeted. His best friend is Efrem. Cherie is trying to get him to be her boyfriend, so he has to tell her why he says no. He lusts after Todd who loves Leslie and Skipper who loves Kathleen. He knows he cannot be in the school play because of his race but that does not stop him from dreaming of being the lead. He then gets involved in theater with college kids where he meets Marshall who becomes his first lover. High school gets messy for his friends then him when he's outed. What will he do? Will he spread his wings or return to the closet?

I enjoyed this story. It is so realistic of high school. I knew every one of these people. I felt bad for many of them. Todd and Leslie have the saddest story. Johnnie Ray is not believed by the cops about Todd, and he feels guilt but also realizes he did what he could. I felt bad for Efrem when he has troubles at home but was glad about his ending. I hated the youth pastor who outed Johnnie Ray but laughed when they went for the exorcism. Johnnie Ray felt the same as I did. I loved how he ended it. These really were a cast of characters with Johnnie Ray providing insight to it all.

I look forward to reading Mr. Duplechen's other books. I was pulled into Johnnie Ray's world and loved it.
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Sheila1957 | 2 outras críticas | May 26, 2023 |
Blackbird fills to the brim with compassion, understanding, authenticity and insightful perceptions. Its storyline tells of a young man's coming of age and coming to face the reality of his sexual orientation against the backdrop of an environment where judgments of others supersedes any understanding or acceptance of others.
This book's many sub-themes each feel accurate and believable: the story and fate of the teenage couple who've 'made a baby,' the teachers who fail at teaching, the racism the hurts target and victim both, the homophobia that condemns the hater and the hated, the church that fails at Christianity and the many parents who have failed at truly parenting their children.
The book has many sad stories within it. Teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, racial divide and others.
While the main theme of the book deals with a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, a frightful experience for all teenagers, straight or gay, the sub-theme that stuck me most dealt with how religion becomes a tool and excuse for hatred, judgment, condemnation and stupidity strong enough to allow parents to disavow their own children. In fact, the book's most insightful and stinging prose deals with this use of religious belief to justify personal judgment, "I just couldn't believe that the God who made me what I am could be any more displeased with me for not being heterosexual than for not being tall."
It is not God who is displeased, it is the people who pretend to speak for his authority.Meister Eckhardt summed it up thusly: "God does not love you because of who you are, but because of who He is."
I believe the author intended a tale not about racism or homophobia, but about the impacts of judgments, hatreds, prejudices and sanctimonious self-righteousness, the excuses used to justify these reprehensible behaviors (chiefly religion), and the extent to which they harm.
It is a powerful, insightful book. It is a must read by all readers, not because its theme is homosexuality, but because it is humanity; humanity at its best, and humanity at its worst.
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PaulLoesch | 2 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2022 |
Reading one of these anthologies is like going to a party, some people you know, some you don't, and maybe you will make some friends you will gain for the future. Of course you pick the book cause you know you will like the stories of the authors you know (Shane Allison, J.M. Snyder, Eric Del Carlo, Gregory L. Norris, Jay Starre, Dale Lazarov, Max Vos) but then it will be nice to be surprise to like very much some of the new ones (Lee Hitt, Tony Haynes, Landon Dixon, Boot LS, K. Lynn, Calvin Gimpelevich, Huck Pilgrim, David Holly, Dilo Keith, Dominic Santi, Thomas Fuchs, Dan Cavanagh).

The whole spectrum covers the "classical" themes of an erotica anthology: the blue collar worker, the college boy, the best friend's dad, the new neighboor, ... and all the stories are quick like a trick, that, indeed, is the right purpose of an erotica anthology, you can read these stories all at once, or just one, like a quick fix or a cigarette after sex. True, if you talk to my romantic side, I will say that my favorites are My Best Friend's Dad (that believe me, isn't as "usual" as you can think) and A Walk in the Park, cause there was romance other than erotica, but that was like finding a chocolate chip in a plain muffin, unexpected and nice, even if it wasn't in the menu.

Said that, the sex was good in all stories, and that is from a reader that usually don't care of sex if it is not good.

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elisa.rolle | 7 outras críticas | Jul 27, 2014 |


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Tony Pike Contributor
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Shaun Levin Contributor
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