Davey Davis
A mise en abîme in serial
Created 31 Jan 2020
  • David Davis 35
    29 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    A few years ago, my friend L noticed two seashell-shaped bookends on a shelf in my bedroom. With the smirk she acquires at any chance to tease, she levied that most most brutal of accusations: “These ...
  • David Puddy
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    “Ahead of its time: Seinfeld’s chosen family queers straight friendship.” See? It’s almost too easy. The Salty headline is there for the writing, dangling like a dirt farmer dangles a carrot in front ...
  • David Davis 33, Part 3
    09 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Read Part 1 and Part 2. In 2018, David Cronenberg said, “If movies disappeared overnight, I wouldn’t care. The cinema is not my life.” Tracing the advent of the internet, streaming services, and the D...
    06 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Whether they’re being asked for advice about unrequited love, dyke bed death, or romantic codependence, Bad Gay will, not uncommonly, prompt their readers with a gentle question: What is your commitme...
  • David Davis
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Why am I like this? I return to this question over and over in my fiction, and I wish I didn’t. I think it’s self-destructive. Why search for an explanation for every desire and fear unless you believ...
  • The Top Box
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    This beauty is now available for preorder at Catapult Books. Out June 28, 2022. About four years ago, a boy dyke friend and I spent a lot of time complaining about something we called the Top Box. A p...
  • David Davis
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    Gerri and Roman have some kind of sexual relationship—that much we can all agree on. Away from the prying eyes of her employers and his family/employers, they roleplay, she as a motherly abuser who sc...
  • GOOD ADVICE/BAD GAY #12: on falling in love
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    GOOD ADVICE/BAD GAY is an advice series from an anonymous gay therapist1 who’s not afraid to hurt your feelings with the truth. Submit your requests for advice to badgayadvice@gmail.com and get 3 free...
  • David Davis 34
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Moviegoing is the the rare social event where you’re more likely to be communicating with noises than with words, a constraint that has a way of bringing the culture’s id into the theater with you, al...
  • David Davis
    10 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 1
    Is it just me, or is the transphobia feeling more concentrated than usual this week? Maybe that’s why, while looking something up in my journal, an entry from last year caught my eye. Cis storytelling...
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