1. says

    Not a show I would watch and certainly not an image of gay people I’d like to promote. And no, this is NOT funny to California gays – at least none of the gays that I know. Alcoholism like drug addiction is not something any gay person wants to take over their life. Promoting a drinking theme is just plain wrong but there are people in our own community who think this is cool and topical. It is not. We will shun it with the best of them.

  2. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “No drunkard of any kind is smart and capable. Period. Full Stop”

    Oh, BrokebackBob, you’re joking, right? You have to be.

    William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Laurette Taylor, Jackie Gleeson, Helen Morgan, Joan Crawford….must I go on?

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    Oh, Lord, how could I forget Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Parker, Billy Strayhorn, etc.

    No, alcholism and drug addiction should never be glorified or sought after (just because one’s heroes became addicted), but your comment got my attention.

    Oh, and then there’s Tallulah.

  4. Derrick from Philly says


    you know I’ve been thinking (occasionally I do that) and many of the great but drunk folks I named achieved their greatest work before they became addicted. So, you do have a point.

    Janis Joplin anyone?

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