We discuss the swift rise and fall of Netflix's queer branding strategist, young millennial queer culture's personal branding obsession, assimilation into corporate culture as a reverse resistance optic, media millennials washing their personal interactions with buzzterms and marketspeak, and how young LGBTQ+ narcissists regard the AIDS crisis as an obstacle that successive generations can claim as an empowerment narrative despite total removal from the tragedy and zero personal stakes. Then we remember our hero Larry Kramer and talk about the instant backlash against him on the day of his death, on the part of wimps, sex addicts, and losers. We also get into the modern syndrome of judging past behaviors through today's moral majority standards.
Plus: The Jeffrey Epstein docuseries, Bill Clinton's affair with Ghislaine Maxwell, Racist Amy in Central Park, Hot Christian the gay bird watcher, cops getting away with murdering black people, the Jenny Jones murder, Kiki Kannibal, early-2000s MTV reality shows, and more!
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