Lee Bob Black reading fiction at KGB Bar, East Village, NYC, January 27, 2012, as part of the Paragraph member’s reading series.
“Pick On Somebody Your Own Size.”
I’ve always enjoyed messing with straight people’s heads.
Twenty years ago, upon seeing a delicate thin man, you would think: He’s probably gay. Nowadays, if you see a buff guy with big tits, you would think: He’s probably gay. And to think that, you don’t have to be in a neighborhood that’s got gyms open twenty-four hours a day.
We switched that shit around. We, the gay community.
And remember that charismatic sociopath in that movie Basic Instinct? She was played by Sharon Stone. Remember her, the bisexual bitch who manipulated everyone and enjoyed killing people? Well, when that movie came out, some gay and lesbian activists complained that the killer psycho was bisexual. Not me. I was thrilled. I knew that straight people would start to look at me and my big strong gay pecs and think: In his bag, he’s probably got an ice-pick.
Written by Lee Bob Black.