“On the Move” by Oliver Sacks— Restless Energy

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Sacks, Oliver. “On the Move: A Life”, Knopf, 2015.

Restless Energy

Amos Lassen

As a youth of just twelve years old, Oliver Sacks’s schoolmaster wrote in his report that “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” Today we see that Sacks is still going and his restless energy pervades the pages of his autobiography. As he writes about his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, his engagement with his patients came to define him. He uses that same restless energy to write this book and adds humor that we sense when we read about his passions of

With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us weight lifting and swimming, his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists who influenced him including Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick. We see him here as an unconventional doctor and a man who has brought us such incredible knowledge about the human brain. He had some setbacks along the way and the major of these appears to be his difficulty with finding love and this could very well be the result of his mother’s reaction to learning that he is gay. (Yep, let’s once again blame the mother). After all, she called him an abomination. Saks forgave her but he will never forget her words to him. This could also be the source of his energy; his constant running and we are aware of that sense of movement throughout the book and probably on every page. He also had to deal with the false accusations that he had sex with patients. He turned to celibacy for over 30 years until his late love affair. We certainly feel it with his desire to travel and his move from England to America and even when he writes of his earlier addiction to amphetamines. Just as his body is always moving so is his mind. He shares with us how our minds make us human and as he does we feel what he says.

His stories of human adaptation elicit his empathy and respect for the exact truth. He has known and has been honored by scientists, poets, and his own patients. Oliver Sacks has embraced life with a great curiosity about how the brain creates the human condition. He is a member of the famous London Jewish medical Sacks family and a man who lives listening to his own drummer beat out the tune. It is amazing how one man can take in the presence of others but then anything Saks does is amazing. Looking at his family we see that he was a cousin to Israeli diplomat Abba Eban (died 2002) and to Lord Chief Rabbi of London Jonathan Sacks (now retired).

Sacks, the neurologist and author — whose books on brain-function oddities, now brings us his memoir and we see him as both a dedicated man of science and a gay bike-riding bon vivant as well. Sacks has something important to say about what it means to be gay.

Sacks came to terms rather handily with his sexuality, despite coming of age in a Great Britain where being “a homosexual” could put one in prison. “I was not too aware of what was going on all around me — or inside me — I had no crushes on anyone at school (although I was turned on by the full-size reproduction, at the head of the stairway, of the famous statue of the beautifully muscled, naked Laocoon, trying to save his sons from the serpents).” Sacks’ mother eventually came around and he even days that the death of his mother was a devastating loss. He later learned that the reason for his mother’s initial reaction came from his brother Michael’s schizophrenia. She had “lost” one son to mental illness, now “homosexuality” seemed to mean that she lost yet another son. “Homosexuality” back then was classified as a “neurosis” and was legally outlawed.

Sacks first fell in love with Richard Selig as he tells us: “I fell in love with his face, his body, his mind, his poetry, everything about him.” Selig, however, was straight and married and then died fifteen months later (from a lymphosarcoma Sacks himself had diagnosed).

Sacks was never sure what he wanted in another man and so he devoted himself to his work.Sacks found himself sexually uninvolved for 35 years but this was not planned and probably due to a matter of temperament. Sacks is shy and has impaired eyesight. He does not keep up with current events and is becoming hard of hearing. He says that he has always been socially awkward. Now he speaks of being aware of the deaths of his contemporaries. “My generation is on the way out, and each death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of part of myself. There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death… I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved.”

For a man like Sacks, openly gay, he has made tremendous contributions to our world. I love this that he had wrote, “I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.” What a beautiful summary about an amazing man.

“Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles from the Edge of Sex” by Tina Horn—The People She’s Met

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Horn, Tina. “Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles from the Edge of Sex”, Three L Media, 2015.

The People She’s Met

Amos Lassen

“Love Not Given Lightly” is a collection of nonfiction stories from award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and advocate Tina Horn. As she explored sexual undergrounds, she got to know many different people including “pro-dommes, porn stars, kinky fetishists, rent boys, and more.” Rather than writing her memoir as a sex worker, she decided it would be interesting and more fun to tell the stories of the people she has met. In doing so she gives unique perspectives on the “human issues of desire, gender, beauty, and ultimately friendship” and as a result, we get an entirely new look at American sexuality.

Here Horn explores some of the most important social issues of our time. She writes of experiences that most of us have not the change (or desire) to be a part of. We read of fetishes, passions, kinks, and quirks from an insider perspective and takes us into the sexual underground.

Her nook is in effect a series of character portraits and these are the characters that are on the sexual frontier. Horn looks at the way most think about sexuality and then adds the professional, psychological and erotic point of view.

In case you are unfamiliar with Horn here is some information on who she is:

Tina Horn is a writer, educator, interdisciplinary media-maker, queer punk, and true karaoke believer. She produces and hosts “Why Are People Into That?!”, a podcast that demystifies desire. In 2010, she co-created, produced, and directed a project called QueerPorn.Tv, which won two Feminist Porn Awards and a Cinekink Award, in addition to being nominated for an AVN. Tina holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing has appeared in several Cleis Press anthologies, including Best Sex Writing 2015; she has also blogged for Vice, Nerve, Helix Queer Performance Network, Fleshbot and Gaga Stigmata, and published articles in The Believer, AORTA, and Whore! magazines. Over the past five years, Tina’s workshops on dirty talk, sex worker self care, and spanking have been featured at a variety of international venues, including Good Vibrations, Perverts Put Out, Red Umbrella Diaries, UC Berkeley, Lesbian Sex Mafia, Dark Odyssey, and the Feminist Porn Conference at University of Toronto. She lives in NYC.

“To The Dark Tower” by Francis King— A Classic Back in Print

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King, Francis. “To the Dark Tower”,(Introduction by Gregory Woods), Valancourt 20th Century Classics, Reprint, originally published in 1946), 2014.

A Classic Back in Print

Amos Lassen

General Sir Hugh Weigh is not only a war hero but also a celebrated adventurer. and a best-selling author. He has a strong personality and he is an inspiration to others being a model of loyalty and devotion himself. In private, however, he is a different man altogether. Then he is stern, imperiously cruel and has no regard for others. This disregard led to the death of his wife and son. Nonetheless, his nature is compelling and now there are two people, he is austere, imperious, even cruel, and his cold disregard for others has led to the deaths of his wife and son. Now two people are drawn to him— Shirley Forsdike, a schoolmistress who is obsessively in love with him, and Frank Cauldwell, a young writer at work on his first novel. It is here that we have conflicting emotions and experiences.

“To the Dark Tower” is author Francis King’s first novel and was published in 1946 when King was still an undergraduate student and just twenty-three years old. It was not until much after the publication of this book that King could write openly about homosexuality. However, he does have some strong opinions regarding violence, vanity, hypocrisy and domination and he shares those with us in this book.

General Sir Hugh Weigh is the main character in the story and it is with him that the story takes place. Like King himself, Weigh lost his father while still a boy. He is also both a public figure because he is a war hero and a widower. He demands discipline and is obsessed with it. He has very strong opinions on the genders—what is masculine and what is feminine. s he is militant and obsessed with discipline. He holds, moreover, rigid views of what exactly is masculine and feminine. It seemed to be a bit of departure for him when he became friendly with Frank Cauldwell who was a writer and a Socialist. Weigh first saw Cauldwell on a beach and was impressed with his physique. We immediately sense the homoeroticism here especially when Weigh gives him a stuffed animal that he won at a fair. We also become aware that Weigh is a bit jealous of a friend’s fiancée and even tries to discourage him from marrying her and in fact, from marrying anyone. We sense Weigh’s acknowledgement of his own feelings for other men.

There is also a college male friend to whom Hugh Weigh is close, a gay poet by the name of S.N. George . He even listens to the advice his friend gives. So if he indeed has these feelings for other men, how did Weigh deal with his marriage to a woman? We learn through flashbacks that Lucy, his wife, had been threatened by George, the poet about how she felt about some of the poetry her wrote. Lucy was not fond of her husband’s artistic friends and she even remarked that she was not only uncomfortable around them but that she thought them to be “unhealthy”. She went a step further and chided her husband about his relationships with other men putting Weigh into a position that he almost had to choose between marriage and his male friends. It is Hugh Weigh’s complex character that moves the novel forward. He is indeed a complex character dealing with complex feelings while living in a complex time. Then there is also Shirley, a female who has fallen hard for him.

There are many references to Greece and its culture here and significant male friendships that point to an underlying message in the novel. As we read, we learn a great deal about Weigh’s life that is indeed unsavory and point to the fact that he was never really a war hero but rather a man with problems who is indirectly or directly responsible for the death of his wife and son and who was involved in an emotionally incestuous relationship with his daughter. I found myself wondering whether Weigh was simply of a reflection of a culture that favored and glorified the masculine and the heroic or if he was just holding back his own feelings.

“VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED”— Nowhere to Go

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“Voyage of the Damned”

Nowhere to Go

Amos Lassen

In 1939, Germany’s Hamburg-America Line announced a voyage from Germany to Cuba on the liner, Saint Louis. There were 937 people who managed to get on the liner and of those the majority were Jews anxious to leave Nazi Germany. What those that booked passage did not know is that their visas (which they bought through a corrupt Cuban director of immigration) were invalid., and they were invalid. When the ship arrived in Havana, only 28 people were allowed to disembark, while the rest remained on board for weeks as they sailed to Florida, and eventually Canada, searching for safe haven. Sadly the ship returned to Antwerp after more than a month at sea. Forced back under Nazi rule as the low countries fell, it is estimated that approximately 250 of the refugees died in the extermination camps in occupied Poland.

Those that tried to leave were anxious to get out because of Kristallnacht in November of 1938. At that time there were thousands of terrified Jews deciding to flee Germany. However, many countries, especially the US, had tightened immigration quotas and visas were extremely difficult to obtain. So when passage to Havana, Cuba, was offered, it was a miraculous last chance to escape the horrors of the anti-Semitic Nazi regime.

The SS St Louis trip was far from plain sailing. The infamous ‘Voyage Of The Damned’ was nothing more than a sickening propaganda exercise devised by Joseph Goebbles. The ship’s passengers were turned away by the Cuban authorities. They were never intended to land. And once they were turned away, and no other country wanted them, the Nazis could claim the world could not object when they got rid of them.

The film boasts a brilliant cast. Lee Grant as Lillian Rosen faces one tragedy after another and her performance is moving and compelling. Max Von Sydow is excellent as the captain. We meet the high class Professor Egon Kreisler (Oskar Werner) and his wife Denise (Faye Dunaway), who are also an “intermarried” couple. There are the middle class Rosens— husband Carl (Sam Wanamaker), wife Lili (Lee Grant, Oscar nominated for this role), and daughter Anna (Lynne Frederick), all three of whom have near death experiences. There are the slightly lower class Mr. and Mrs. Hauser (Nehemiah Persoff and Maria Schell), who are briefly reunited with their daughter Mira (Katharine Ross) in Cuba, where Mira has become a “working girl”; and Jonathan Pryce and Paul Koslo as two concentration camp prisoners who are released—shaved heads and all—as part of the Nazis’ propaganda campaign. We also have Julie Harris, Wendy Hiller and Luther Adler; a steward played by Malcolm McDowell who becomes romantically entwined with Anna Rosen; Janet Suzman as a distraught mother having to bid her two young daughters goodbye; James Mason, Orson Welles and Jose Ferrer are various Cuban officials and/or players in deciding what to do with the Jews; Ben Gazzara as an activist who brings the plight of the refugees to global attention; and scores of other actors as well. An interesting aspect of the film is the very strong line is drawn between “Nazi” and “German”.

We see outrage from the characters concerning the horrors of this era. However at three hours long, the film at times is quirt slow.

“PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT”— Who Am I?

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“Protect Me from What I Want”  

Who Am I?

Amos Lassen

Dominic Leclerc’s short film “Protect Me from What I Want” is about Saleem (Naveed Choudhry), an Indian student living in Leeds with his parents. He meets Daz (Elliott Titensor) at a gay cruising spot, and they have a night of mutually enjoyable sex. However, Saleem is ashamed of what he has done but, on leaving the next day, does turn round to smile at Daz.

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What Daz and Saleem are looking for are very different, as while Daz hopes this can become something more, Saleem is merely looking to satisfy his lust before disappearing back into the closet. Here is the twist— can the Indian student completely deny there could be something more between them? This is a very sweet little movie that will leave you smiling.

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“THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING PIECE”— A Look at Circumcision

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A Look at Circumcision

Amos Lassen

Oded Lotan is a young Jewish guy living in Tel Aviv with his German partner. He wonders why it is so important, in the 21st century, to adhere to the ritual of the “brit”, the Jewish ceremony at which male babies at eight days old are ritually circumcised. His partner is not circumcised and he cannot seem to understand why this rite is so important. In this documentary we hear personal feelings about the practice, the fear of exclusion and the need to belong. It is presented to us a kind of fairy tale that brings modernity and tradition together. The film has animated sequences that are about Lotan’s own brit and also reflect on the complex role his sexuality and time spent away from home in Germany has played in shaping his Israeli identity.

The documentary runs about an hour and it looks at the origins and persistent custom of circumcision working on the assumption that the viewer knows that the practice of circumcision was ordered by God. Lotan complains about why he was circumcised and tries to find and understand the reasons behind it. He ignores the fact that it is just what is done and no one in his society questions it. An interesting fact that the film tells us is that about 20% of the global male population is circumcised: Jews, Muslims, many Americans, and interestingly, many South Koreans circumcise their males.

I believe that one of the reasons that Lotan is fascinated by circumcision is because he is a secular Jew and never goes to services at a synagogue. I understand that his parents are also secular yet they have followed the commandment to circumcise their son.

As Lotan tries to remember what his own “cutting” was like he tells us that he does not remember the initial pain and that it has returned at different periods in his life. As he goes on the quest to find out more about circumcision he shares some interesting information—“In the U.S., 6 or 7 out of every 10 males are circumcised.” There are “650 million circumcised men in the world, one fifth of the entire male population.””Circumcision is indisputably the most common surgical procedure in the world.”

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We meet Galit, a young female lawyer at a meeting of “Parents of Intact Children” and she tells us that, “Cutting a perfectly healthy organ, [an operation] that is medically unnecessary and irreversible, constitutes assault.” Then we meet a mohel (a specialist who performs Jewish ritual circumcisions) who argues otherwise. We also see Muslims celebrating their own circumcision rituals with festive dancing at a huge ball. As for Christian circumcision, it appears to back to the Apostle Paul, who wanted pagans to convert to Christianity.

In Bud Berkeley’s book “Foreskin” we learn that a man can lose 20% of his sensitivity in the penis because of the operation while there are those who claim that uncircumcised men are more likely to contract AIDS. For whatever reason, Lotan does not report on these two facts.


Lotan starts by sharing his personal experience, which is very much about living abroad and being different and this is the reason that he decided to go on this journey of learning about his and others’ penises. His investigations take two directions— historical and demographic research which leads him to being aware that the custom is rather widely practiced in different parts of the globe because of religious or medical reasons, the other direction deals with the investigations he makes in Israel, questioning family, rabbis and mohels, people who oppose the tradition and chose not to follow it for their sons in a society where the ‘brit’ is norm, and people who approach it in an almost mystical manner. We really do not learn anything new here but it doesn’t matter because the film is interesting and well made. There is some good low-key humor here and an interesting twist at the end. After spending almost an hour questioning circumcision, Lotan goes along with the tradition of the Jewish people. He has approached his subject with style and produced a good spirited film.

I just want a note about a certain Russian-born porn director and porn film studio owner who is constantly patting himself on he back for being a good Jew and a true friend of Israel. He is not circumcised and the reason is obvious—there is something about uncircumcised men who make porn films and he does see why removing a bit of skin is important especially because he makes more money as an uncircumcised man. There is some kind of aura about uncircumcised men that people enjoy seeing on screen. Cutting his penis would mean cutting his income and so he remains uncut yet always mentions what a good Jew he is. If circumcision is the first Jewish rite one goes through, I can only surmise that this person is Jewish only because it is to his financial advantage to be so.

“The Cross of Sins: Fathom’s Five, Book One” by Geoffrey Knight— A Sinful Statue, A Great Mystery

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Knight, Geoffrey. “The Cross of Sins: Fathom’s Five, Book One”, Wilde City Press, 2015.

A Sinful Statue, A Great Mystery

Amos Lassen

There is a statue whose location is hidden but it is considered to be so sinful that a sect of the Church wants it destroyed. There are clues as to where to find this statue but they are scattered. There are five gay men who want to get to the bottom of this mystery. Luca da Roma is an Italian model and an expert in both modern and an ancient art. He has had a rough life having been raised in an orphanage but he is physically a stunning man; Dr. Eden Santiago is a Brazilian biologist, physician and genetic engineer is always in control and rarely plays; Shane Houston is a cowboy from Texas who is a cartography expert and seems to be afraid of nothing; Will Hunter, a spoiled son of a diplomat, is a college student and jock, a football star and a history major; Jake Stone is a man for hire from New York. There men make up the team of Professor Fathom and are known as Fathom’s Five. They travel the world together and solve ancient mysteries, find priceless treasures and court danger. They are five handsome, skilled and clever gay men who work for as treasure hunters for this Professor Fathom. The newbie, Jake Stone, does not really mix with the others and if paid enough there is nothing he will not do. Only one thing can keep him back and that is Sam, a street kid that he takes care of in New York.

Their new mission is to find the holy cross, art that was produced during the Renaissance and was responsible for the death of its creator because it was considered to be anti-religion. In order to be able to find the piece, the five will have to find two stone tables and an ancient book that when pieced together will lead them to what they are looking for. They are not alone—there are others, enemies, who know how to get to them.

This is a story with a lot of action and Geoff Knight is a master at writing description. Of course it is quite silly at times but it seems to me that is the point of the book. I look at it as a parody of adventure stories with hot man-on-man sex thrown in. For sheer escapism this is a great read but if you are looking for good literature, you might want to look elsewhere. There is not romance here either. This an adventure cum sex story and should not be regarded as any more than that and I do not mean that negatively. Sometimes we just want to relax with a fun book and you can do that here.

“Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955” edited by Steven Katz and Sean Hand— After the War

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Katz, Steven and Sean Hand (editors). “Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955”, (Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Series), NYU Press, 2015.

After the War

Amos Lassen

There has not been much scholarship about what happened to the Jewish communities of Europe after World War II and this is a bit surprising when we look at the tremendous amount that has been done about what happened to them before and during the war. Looking at France, we see that unlike other countries, there was a significant Jewish community there in the post-war years and the number of Jews in France was somewhere in the hundreds of thousands. This new study gives information on French Jewish life from 1945-1955.

The ways that Jews were treated during the war influenced Jewish and non-Jewish society alike after the war. In this book we learn of the ways that the political and moral issues of responsibility when put together with the problems of restoring cities and societies show how “national imperatives, international dynamics, and a changed self-perception all profoundly helped to shape the fortunes of postwar French Judaism.” We are privy to a rich variety of perspectives on Jewish studies, both modern and contemporary history, literary and cultural analysis, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

Leading scholars have contributed to this volume and we have pieces by Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay Winter, among others. We see many connections between diverse areas such as the way that orphanages were run, the way new social and political organizations were set up, how teaching and religious facilities were restored and the way intellectual responses were developed.

Seventy-six thousand French Jews met their deaths during the Holocaust while 9/10 of the Jews born in France were saved. It is interesting that this book comes out as French Jews are again dealing with the perils of anti-Semitism. This automatically makes this a very important book.

The history of postwar France is complex because it included destruction and reconstruction. That history also has to deal with the human emotions of despair and memory, hope and desire. France seems to always have had a strange and convoluted history with her Jewish citizens and that is emphasized here.

“Children, Sexuality, and the Law” edited by Ellen Marrus and Sacha Coupet— The Divide

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Marrus, Ellen and Sacha Coupet (editors). “Children, Sexuality, and the Law”, (Families, Law, and Society), NYU Press, 2015.

The Divide

Amos Lassen

There is something about the sexuality of children that makes us ill at ease especially in American political and legal culture. The law rarely deals with the way it interacts with children and their sexualities. Legally there is a very narrow range of sexual roles for children whether they are looked at as being totally sexless or as victims of sexual contact. Society as well has a tendency to discount children as “agents” in the areas of sexuality and sex. The major question here deals with degree that children resemble adults which does not necessarily mean that children have distinct and recognized rights that are related to sex, sexual expression, and sexuality.

“Children, Sexuality, and the Law” looks at and reflects on “some of the unique challenges that accompany children in the broader context of sex”. It explores diverse perspectives and the ways in which children fare in sexually related dimensions of law and contemporary life. We see a broad range of issues, from the psychology of children as sexual beings and the legal treatment of adolescent consent. There is concentration here on “whether and when children have a right to expression as understood within the First Amendment.”

I understand that this is the first book of this nature and it extends the “traditional discourse of children as victims of adult sexual deviance” and does so by considering children as agents and rights holders in the realm of sex, sexuality, and sexual orientation. When we think of the rights of children regarding sex, we deal with a topic that has been taboo. Nonetheless, this book goes there and does that. Here is an anthology of articles that presents a provocative examination of children as sexual beings and how

laws and policies bypass the realities of sexuality development in children. By doing so more harm is done to minors and their protection under the law. Children do have rights and we must look at the law and its failure to do so as well as the inconsistent ways that children are treated in this country. The reality has been that children who are in some way involved in sex are treated legally as adults. With so much changing in sexual mores today, the time has come to have another look at our legal system as it pertains to sex and children.

This is not just a discussion of the protection of victims as children from those who are sexual predators but it also considers children as having legal rights and as agents. Ultimately this is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive look at children and sexuality.  

“LOOKING”, Season 2— What Happened Here?

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“Looking” Season 2

What Happened Here?

Amos Lassen

The second season of “Looking” has been and gone and so has the future of the series. The season opened strong yet it was evasive. Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Agustín (Frankie J. Álvarez), and Dom (Murray Bartlett) go out to the countryside for a weekend retreat at Lynn’s (Scott Bakula) house and we remember Lynn as Dom’s boyfriend who does not want commitment. Patrick hopes to spend the time clearing his head and rebuilding his friendship with the other two by exploring nature’s splendor. However, the cabin is next to Guerneville during yet where it is another circuit-party weekend and Augustin and Dom are tempted to take it in and they do.

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When season one ended, there was concern that it had not been gay enough and did not reflect the diversity of gay life on the West Coast. The first episode of season two deepened the tragic implications of Patrick’s sexual schizophrenia, and turned his then-boyfriend, Richie (Raúl Castillo), from a marginalized token into a real person. Everyone is season two seems to be rebuilding.

Patrick blames his uptight mother for keeping his emotions straitjacketed and him as an eternal teenager adolescent. He is constant need of immediate gratification and instant validation; so much so that he had fallen into the arms of Kevin (Russell Tovey), his partnered boss, Kevin (Russell Tovey). Dom’s experiment (begun last season) hasn’t changed him, and as such the open relationship he shares with Lynn seems like an intermission in between other men and he finds himself involved in threesomes. Agustín, now separated from his partner has moved back to Patrick’s apartment, and cannot pay his part of the rent. He is too scared to continue with his art and he is still ready to have sex with any youngster that looks his way. Yet, he is the only one of the three who has definitely bottomed out.

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The series has an issue with desirability in the gay community and it recurs all the time. We have a new character in Eddie (Daniel Franzese) who is quite a loveable bear and he flirts with Agustín. He seems to be full of self-loathing. He has no tact and does not come across as serious. We see him as a man who has constructed a workable series of defense mechanisms but who is also blasé. The three protagonists and Doris (Lauren Weedman) while venturing out meet a Radical Faerie who tells them that only they know if they are doing the right thing.

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Dom answers him that the only thing they are looking for is the next party. Patrick is the star of the show and Augustine and Dom are just sidekicks in a sort of unacknowledged love triangle. All we know about the future fate of the series is that it will not be back but a two-hour film that ties everything together is seemingly in the works.