Hitchens on homophobia

Alex LoCascio alexlocascio at juno.com
Sun Feb 28 10:21:31 PST 1999

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999 20:27:04 -0500 Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> writes:

>Peter Kilander quoted Christopher Hitchens:
>>Need he have reminded me of the time
>>when I could dash off a mocking letter to the likes of himself, and had
>>reached the state of decrepitude when only women would even consider
>>to bed with me?
>Can someone parse that for me?

Verbose, innit?

Well, Hitchy-poo is playing around with the old stereotype about gay beauty obsession. In other words, no man will sleep with him now that he's a flatulent, booze-sodden geezer.

But really, what gives with the affected, flowery language? I thought I was reading a 19th century novel or something...

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