When we go away for the weekend, we only take the essentials: porn, several three ounce bottles of lube and a different pair of shoes for each costume change we can cram into our oversized suitcase.
Oh, and we like to bring a book. Mostly just for show. God forbid those out of town tricks might think we don’t know how to read…
However the last prop, err book, we bought we actually ended up reading! Mostly because our in-flight entertainment system was busted, our laptop battery was dead and our iPod accidentally fell into a dirty bowl of water. We opted to flush.
Anyhoo. We used to think we had fun on our vacations, but after reading Jesse Archer’s memoir, You Can Run: Gay, Glam, and Gritty Travels in South America, we feel like we’ve been on an extended business trip with Dilbert and Company.
Not just another pretty actor (A Four Letter Word, Slutty Summer), this boy can write! Archer was on the run for two gloriously gay years where he single-handedly brought sexy back to the ugly American.
Jesse’s stories are messy, marvelous and miraculously fearless. From gay pride at the Pink Palace, to modeling a pink wig at Machu Picchu, to a tour of a South American jail in order to purchase some discounted Bolivian Marching Powder, you will surely fall in love with Archer’s wit and wry humor almost as quickly as his posse of Buenos Aires boy toys did.
”You Can Run: Gay, Glam, and Gritty Travels in South America”: $15 at the Embrem Entertainment store
$33 at amazon.com (if you’re not boycotting them!)