FOF #770 – Obsession with Candy

May 30, 2008 · 1985 views

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Some of the most popular queer content found online and in traditional media is our collective fascination with famous actors, musicians and public figures. Why do gay men obsess on it so, and why does […]


  1. Cliff Dix says:

    Josh is living my dream life. Beautiful house with a farm, rubbing elbows with Martha Stewart, knows Clive Barker, Armistead Maupin. My partner, Glen who is a HUGE Martha fan would faint if she even as much as glanced at him and I had a huge crush on Clive Barker when I first started reading his books. Just more of the celebrity worship.
    I’m getting both of Josh’s books. Can’t wait to read them (and see the movie)
    Good luck on the rest of your tour.

  2. Matty says:

    I guess I’m a freak, lol, cause I dont follow, worship or prefer any hollywood actress or actor. I couldn’t even tell you what is going on in Hollywood, who did what with whom or where the best place to see a musical is in these here parts. Although I am from the Generation X or the “look at me, I’m special too!” generation I just dont really worship hollywood. But Josh was a great guest. It’s quite odd actually b/c I’ve been listening to some older shows and I had just listened to the one he was on previously not 2 days before this one was posted. creepy… 🙂 Well yet another, fabulous, fierce and awesome show guys! Love youins.

  3. RcktMan says:

    So good to have Josh on again – this time in person! He’s such a talented writer and a really great voice for all of us. I appreciate his views and his intelligent outlook on things… even when it comes to the crazy world of celebs! I’ll be following in Cliff’s footsteps to buy his books (yes, I’m way behind in the times and have yet to read “I Am Not Myself These Days.”) Great interview guys!!!

  4. patrick says:

    what freaky coincidences… about two weeks ago i downloaded the video for ‘candy everybody wants’ by 10,000 maniacs on youtube (am a huuuge 10km fan– but only when natalie merchant was fronting)… and the other day i read the james frey article, where josh was interviewed and quoted, in the latest vanity fair… and now this! so nice to hear him again! will be buying his book the moment it becomes available here in the philippines…

  5. thanks for the nice compliments. and thanks for having me on the show. there is nothing more fun to do in chicago than show up at your place to chat away an hour.

  6. It was great to see you again Josh! Hope your tour is treating you well.

  7. Read both the books and they are very different in tone but a great read. The second one is more a beach book. Was curious about Josh’s other half – don’t know him from tv as they don’t do Martha Stewart over here (which seems odd to me, as they import just about everybody else from us television).
    Hoping the movie of I Am Not Myself will not be set in the UK as the NY location seemed of importance to the mood of the story (and Waking Up in New York by Craig Armstrong would be a great anthem for it). But – hey – as long as it gets made I’ll be buying a ticket. Derek Magyar would be a great cast as the escort. He played one very well in Boy Culture and seems to fit the character (well the looks are off, as described, but those were changed to protect the not-so-innocent anyway).

  8. Jake Snow says:

    Yay Josh! Please come back on the show often! You are such a great guest displaying your witty humor and I can just hear you smile. I love reading your column in Out and I am going to have to buy your books now. Have fun on the tour…

  9. dinodude says:

    I bought a copy of “I am not myself…” for my partner (part of a birthday gift) after listening to this podcast. We both loved this book, which is brilliantly funny at times. I recommend it to everyone. Cheers.

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