Filthy, Filthy, Filthy
Last night's Reading For Filth show at Rapture was a lot of fun, the house was packed. Xavier led off with a reading from Dean Johnson's blog, followed by Eric Leven (left), who read a hilarious original story about a Craigslist spawned Daddy vs. boy encounter that didn't turn out quite as expected. It was Eric's first public reading of his work and he did a great job.
I was up next but was interrupted by the audience singing "Happy Birthday" to me, led my usual cotillion of JMG groupies (Damian, Dr. Jeff, Father Tony, Chris, Craig) whom I thank for faithfully attending my shows, even though they always seem to be on school nights. I gave a brief remembrance of a Dean Johnson party from two years ago, then read an early (but filthy, in keeping with the theme) story from JMG, The Fisting Watch, followed by an updated version of Manhunt Spellchecker.
Next up, dragstress Miss Understood read a filthily funny piece from Charles Pierce's biography, but she was almost upstaged by a toddler who happily pushed his scooter right up to the lip of the stage during the dirtiest part of her bit. Who brings 2 year-olds to a gay erotica reading? Shades of Folsom, eh? Reading from his iPhone, Scisssor Sisters lead singer Jake Shears finished off the evening with a couple of filthy/gorgeous stories he found on one of those slash fiction sites, including a hot bit about Matt Lauer. I got to chat with Jake for awhile, the guy is completely sweet and non-rockstarish.
Big thanks to everybody who came last night. I met lots of JMG readers, all of whom were hot. As are all of you, of course. It was a great birthday. The Reading For Filth series continues next week with Adam Dugas, Wayne Hoffman, and Murray Hill.