Over the years some gay men such as Oscar Wilde suffered for their sexuality. Others such as Quentin Crisp made a career out of it. J Edgar Hoover hid his sexuality while openly persecuting other homosexuals. TE Lawrence probably died because he could not come to terms with his sexual needs. Joe Orton died because his partner could not accept them, while for Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima death itself was a sexual act.
'Sex Lives Of The Famous Gays' contains a richly diverse collection of gay lives - from the noble and heroic, through the comically camp to the compellingly dark. Its cast includes poets, playwrights, novelists, soldiers, dancers, film directors, actors, and entertainers. It aims to excite and amuse, while giving a genuine insight into the characters of those men who have shaped our history and culture.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2005