So, of course. The mounting fan obsession with a Finn and Poe romance was only encouraged by the growing bromance between the two actors, Boyega and Isaacs, who have embraced the idea of a new kind of Star Wars love story. Isaacs even revealed recently that he was "playing romance" in his cockpit scenes with his handsome co-star in The Force Awakens. Boyega admitted that he was looking to the director of Episode VIII, Rian Johnson, for cues as to what direction the relationship will take. So who knows?
Recounting how he met his husband via an online dating app, the Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made light of his sexual prudence. Buttigieg met his future husband, Chasten, who has improbably emerged as the most intriguing and popular campaign spouse, on Hinge, which is more oriented to long-term relationships. There is no hint that their relationship is anything other than monogamous. Buttigieg is a model of conventional, bourgeois gay domesticity, and one who frequently quotes Christian scripture unironically. That an openly gay politician can convincingly portray himself as more virtuous than a straight opponent attests to more than just the character of the current president. For most of American history, gay people have been criminalized, pathologized, and religiously condemned ; gay sexual expression was relegated to public parks, toilets, and bathhouses. Gay gathering places were routinely surveilled and raided by law enforcement; this June marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising, when a group of patrons at a Greenwich Village gay bar fought back against police harassment.
I learned early on that some of my best work came to me when I was doing absolutely nothing. Adam never understood. But I was always working. Even then I was working. Finishing Slow Burn was no exception.
Remember those? Admittedly and this is not the last time you'll hear this I am not a romantic. My wife is.