Writer for Details Magazine in the 90's? *Not* Anka Radakovich
August 10, 2011 8:27 AM   Subscribe

Who was the "gay writer" for Details Magazine in the 90's?

In the mid-nineties Details used to have this guy whose pieces were mostly about him and about being gay. Even when the article was supposed to be an interview of a band, it ended up featuring the writer (and often his gayness) very prominently.

There are two particular essays I remember of his:

1) He decided to try heterosexual sex again -- he hired a prostitute and lost his erection while changing positions.
2) He went undercover into a big anti-gay church in the middle of the U.S -- his big revelation was responded with something like, "So, you are gay, I wish you weren't. Ready for lunch?"

I cannot remember is his name, my google-fu has failed me and my archive of magazines from the era is long gone. Can someone help me remember?
posted by fjom to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Lance Loud?
posted by Gator at 8:34 AM on August 10, 2011

Chris Heath?
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:40 AM on August 10, 2011

In the 1980s, this would have been Michael Musto.
posted by nicwolff at 10:23 AM on August 10, 2011

Best answer: You might be thinking of John Weir, whose essay "Like a Virgin" (about the gay man who hires a prostitute for a hetero sex encounter) was reprinted in the book PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality.
posted by virago at 3:43 PM on August 10, 2011

Response by poster: John Weir it is. Thanks virago (and everyone else who gave it a try)
posted by fjom at 7:14 AM on August 11, 2011

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