Tuesday, August 4, 2009

AMERICAN BOYS: a strip club diary

For the past few years, I've been working on a project chronicling my adventures in gay strip clubs across the country. Now I've compiled the project into a photo book and video presentation. Below, you can order the book, which includes pictures of such adult film stars as Brent Corrigan, Blake Riley, Cameron Marshall, and Austin Wilde. You can also view an excerpt from the video presentation and footage from the video premiere. Enjoy and thanks, as always, for the support.

ORDER BELOW:


AMERICAN BOYS: A STRIP CLUB DIARY--THE VIDEO
* I've posted it on multiple sites because sometimes my stuff gets deleted...





VIDEO FROM THE PREMIERE:

ALL I COULD BARE 101


All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C.

WHO AM I:
I am a writer/photographer, who has written for The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and Spin, among other publications. I've served as Pop Music Critic for the Buffalo News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I hold a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland in College Park, and am currently Associate Professor of Journalism at Northern Illinois University.

WHAT'S THE BOOK ABOUT:
It's the true story of how I started stripping as a part of a grad school project and ultimately found the experience to be life changing. Through various twists of fate, stripping led me to become an entertainment journalist (the book include humorous run-ins with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige) and now a college professor.

WHAT CRITICS HAVE SAID:
"Unafraid to bare it all...readers will feel they’re in the hands of an expert." Publisher's Weekly

"...a bare-assed, neon-lit tour de force..." The Bay Area Reporter

"Raunchy splendor...somehow both bawdy and sweetly nostalgic at the same time." Dallas Voice

VIDEO EXCERPTS:


Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Michael Jackson's Boyhood Home

Here are some pics from my pilgrimage to Michael Jackson's boyhood home @ 2300 Jackson St. in Gary, Indiana. (The pic of me is by Seth Silberman.) Seeing how small the house was it's no wonder that they worked so hard to get out of there...