Book Review – Straight cting: Gay Men,Masculinity, and finding true love By Angelo Pezzote


Angelo Pezzote’s Straight Acting stands out, not only as an insightful work very much in line with contemporary queer theory, but also as a valuable piece of self help literature. Pezzote dares to ask why building relationships can be such a trial for gay men, and in the process unveils the cult of masculinity as the cause. According to Pezzote, in the gay community’s quest to escape feminizing stereotypes, we have embraced a hyper-masculine persona which prevents us from honestly accessing our emotions and forming lasting relationships.