Some queer Puerto Ricans feel as if they’re from another planet- strangers in a strange land no matter where they go. Negotiating between cultures gives us fresh eyes with which to seek out the infinite possibilities.
On today’s show we’re talking to the hilariously giddy Larry La Fountain, professor of queer studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Don’t let the title of Professor fool you- Larry full of laughter and insight.
His new book, Blue Fingernails/Uñas Pintadas De Azul, is a collection of fourteen exotic short stories on sexy subjects like s & m, trannies, prostitution, science fiction, fashion and pornography. We’re happy for Larry that his book is getting good reviews.
Listen as Larry takes a look at living outside of the community you grew up in and what it means to be “the other” in today’s modern world. Are we all like Spock on Star Trek? Why does Fausto identify with B’Elanna Torres from Star Trek: Voyager?
Larry weighs in on whether or not there was a love affair between Lorca and Dalí as portrayed in the film Little Ashes.
Plus our take on the new Star Trek movie, and how time travel is the magical Hollywood eraser that can ignite a beloved science fiction franchise.
Dolly Parton gets a Ph.D. in fabulousness from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
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