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Re: First Night of Empire!

Lil' Santiago's getting better, but the whole Octavian/Tyrannus story is "meh." I'd much rather keep the story in Rome with Brutus and Cassius and the political dealings/chess match with Antony.

I saw the "pleasure boy" aspect of Episode 2 taking some hits on a political discussion site, calling it good old-fashioned homophobia and disgusting. Maybe, but I was actually thinking of the "pretty boy" label that dogged Octavius (as it did his great-uncle). That's why both of them rogered others' wives left and right - to get a more acceptable reputation.

Oh well, what do I know? Apparently there's tons of gay subtext in "House" between House and Wilson, but I haven't noticed it at all. Me so dumb! People see what they want to see, I guess.

Re: Re: First Night of Empire!

That last mention of pleasure boys reminded me of a book I was reading -- "Goat Song" by Frank Yerby -- perhaps the best trashy novel ever written.

I first came across it by accident in high school, and it totally corrupted my little mind. Just bought a used paperback edition for one penny, and it's worth every cent!

Although I usually don't approve of fictional characters interacting with real people during true events, I'm willing to overlook it this time. The plot may seem a bit melodramatic and the dialogue can be a little coarse, but then you have to remember that it's cunningly modeled on ancient Greek theatre.

If you're interested in writing that's historically accurate, but still sexually exploitive, I highly recommend this fine example of scholarly smut. There were passages that literally made me cackle out loud with unholy glee. As a gay man in a straight girl's body (to paraphrase Eddie Izzard), I find it most entertaining, but it should be required reading for any bi guy.

Here's the Amazon.com link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0440129117/qid=1121190355/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/102-2897021-6164905?v=glance&s=books