A Take On The Irony Of Being A Gay Man Who Hates 'Masculinity'
Justin Sayre may be attracted to men, but that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of “masculinity,” at least in the stereotypical sense.
In his new video for HuffPost Queer Voices, the sassy writer-performer opens up about that irony ― and it’s a hoot.
“My therapist and I discovered that I don’t like men. I just don’t like them,” he quips in the clip, which can be viewed above. “Masculinity, to me, not only is an affront, but it’s an abuse.”
The issue reared its head, so to speak, when a friend presented Sayre with a fraternity-themed gay adult DVD on his birthday. As it turned out, however, the movie was not to Sayre’s liking.
“I literally returned to her two days later,” he says. “Too much shouting and none of the bottoms smiled, which is important to me.”
Sayre’s “International Order of Sodomites” (I.O.S.) gathers once a month for “The Meeting,” a variety show honoring an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. The next installment of “The Meeting” is dedicated to Bette Midler and hits Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York on Oct. 23. He’ll head west shortly thereafter for a Nov. 5 performance at Oasis in San Francisco.
You can check out Sayre’s comedy album, “The Gay Agenda,” here. Meanwhile, the latest episode of “Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre,” the official I.O.S. podcast, was released in August featuring an interview with Golden Girls Forever author Jim Colucci.
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