USA 2005, 120 pp., brochure, € 21.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Documentarian Trachtenberg brings together the comical, sometimes bitter and always poignant moments when gay men and women first realize (or admit) the truth about their own sexual preference. Trachtenberg has gathered some famous names for his collection (Gavin Lambert, Arthur Laurents, B.D. Wong, Simon Doonan), but perhaps the freshest stories come from voices unknown. What surprises is how often these moments stem from confrontations with an ostensibly heterosexual mass culture: TV, Broadway, the movies, organized sport - all of which are represented in the lavish set of collaged color illustrations that fill most every page, along with comics and candids of the contributors. Readers will fall in love with these anecdotes, from the 7-year-old who looked under the TV set to sneak a peek under Tarzan's loincloth, to the inquisitive grandmother who asked her grandson, »You don't like a girl to get married? You prefer a boy?«