The untold tales of armistead maupin examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. With help from his friends including neil gaiman, olympia dukakis, laura linney, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.
. Shrink-wrapped. Jennifer kroot's documentary about the creator of TALES OF THE CITY moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny.
Logical Family: A Memoir
Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family.
Logical Family is a must read. Mary karrin this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man "on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
Realizing that the south was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor, and took to the road in search of adventure. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family, " the people he could call his own.
It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives. From his loving relationship with his palm-reading grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.
TALES OF THE CITY: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Tales of city 20Th An Shrink-wrapped.
Further Tales of the City.
To find out why, according to usa today, re-enter the warm embrace of characters whose creator, "views the whole world with equal clear-eyed affection. Olympia dukakis, laura Linney and Billy Campbell reprise their original very original! roles. 3 hours on 2 DVDs. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In this third installment of armistead maupin's engaging saga, some denizens of 28 Barbary Lane venture beyond the City by the Bay-to the home of a Hollywood icon, even to a remote Alaskan island.
God's Own Country
Shrink-wrapped. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny s life forever. Johnny saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family s remote farm in the north of England. When a handsome romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before.
He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Tom of Finland Blu-ray
The proudly erotic drawings of artist touko laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, in uencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? dome karukoski s stirring biopic tom of Finlandfollows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were nally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Tom s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather- clad studs served as a de ant emblem. Special features: deleted scenes, interviews with durk dehner, co-founder of the Tom of Finland Company, I Am Tom of Finland Campaign Featurette, Television Special, Discussion at Tom s House, Trailers Shrink-wrapped.
Call Me by Your Name
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. It’s the summer of 1983 in italy, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, a precocious 17-year-old, and Elio Chalamet, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. One day, a charming american scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, Oliver Hammer, an eminent professor.
. Shrink-wrapped. Elio and oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Call Me by Your Name Blu-ray
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Elio and oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Shrink-wrapped. One day, a charming american scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, Oliver Hammer, an eminent professor.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. It’s the summer of 1983 in italy, a precocious 17-year-old, and Elio Chalamet, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia.
And then, suddenly, Jason kisses Ade. They exercise, laugh, fight, and talk. They’ve been in the academy of a famous London soccer club since they were eight, and now it’s the night before their first-ever game as professionals. Jason and Ade are nineteen. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In the high-profile sporting world where image is everything, this surprising ‘pass’ sets the men up for a contrasting decade of fame and failure, full of secrets and denial.
Shrink-wrapped. They should be sleeping, but they’re over-excited. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
28 Barbary Lane: Tales of the City Books 1-3 Tales of the City Omnibus
Shrink-wrapped. Armistead maupin's uproarious and moving tales of the city novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium.
These novels are as difficult to put down as a dish of pistachios. Shrink-wrapped. Hurdling barriers both social and sexual, Maupin leads them through heartbreak and triumph, through nail-biting terrors and gleeful coincidences. The result is a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that continues to beguile new generations of readers.
Among the cast of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane: the bewildered but aspiring Mary Ann Singleton, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, still in a sixties trance, the libidinous Brian Hawkins; Mona Ramsey, forever in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. Right; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs.
Madrigal. Harper Perennial. The reader starts playing the old childhood game of 'Just one more chapter and I'll turn out the lights, ' only to look up and discover it's after midnight. Los angeles times book review originally serialized in the san francisco chronicle, more tales of the City 1980, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City 1978, and Further Tales of the City 1982 afforded a mainstream audience of millions its first exposure to straight and gay characters experiencing on equal terms the follies of urban life.
Tom of Finland
Harper Perennial. But who was the man behind the leather? dome karukoski s stirring biopic tom of Finlandfollows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were nally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s.
Shrink-wrapped. Tom s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather- clad studs served as a de ant emblem. Special features: deleted scenes, discussion at tom s house, interviews with Durk Dehner, Television Special, I Am Tom of Finland Campaign Featurette, co-founder of the Tom of Finland Company, Trailers Shrink-wrapped.
. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The proudly erotic drawings of artist touko laaksonen, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, known to the world as Tom of Finland, in uencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.