The queens have their 2(x)ists in a twist again.
What else is new, right?
But this time it's over tourists, showing up by the bus load in the Castro and giggling at the gays. My favorite quote from this article, other than, "God knows we love tourists," said Patrick Batt, who has owned the Auto Erotica vintage gay porn shop for 28 years. "But these people are a bunch of gawkers" is this statement from Rob Guite, a Castro resident.
"You've got these throngs of people walking up and down Market and 18th, holding hands to make it clear that they are heterosexual."
Um, Robby darling, aside from the fact that you're saying pretty much EXACTLY what straight people used to say about perfectly innocent gay PDA, I've noticed the same thing. I don't think it's necessarily because Randy and Tonya are trying to shove their straightness in your gay face. It's because they're tourists. They do it everywhere. This whole summer, everywhere I go it's a couple holding hands as if one of them will fall over should the bond be broken. Perhaps we're just an unaffectionate city, perhaps constant hand holding is for junior high and we're too cool or perhaps they're afraid of all of us San Franciscans in general.
I'm just saying, get over yourself. It's not all about you.
Speaking of Homotown, the Castro Theater is showing The Godfathers I and II as a double feature! Oh my god, these queers have got my number! This is of course, the week after The Little Mermaid Sing-a-Long. Anyway, I can't stay away from the moody Michael Corleone so I'll be there. And I'm not sitting through seven hours of heaven with just anyone. Because, needless to say, I'm taking this shit seriously and shifting in seats/sipping the dregs of the drink/too much talking isn't going to fly with me. Sure during the boring parts (any time Kay talks or Connie gets emotional) we can make fun of people and chug Chianti from water bottles. But I pity the fool who asks me where the bathroom is during gun behind the toilet scene. So, I'm accepting applications. Mafia affiliation welcome, as is knowledge and reverence of the Family...