The journey of this young gay boy from the Big Sky country of one of the USA's most under populated western states (Montana) becomes something much, much more than a series of "amusing things that happened." That's because the performer is Bill Bowers.
Booty Candy chronicles the travails of Sutter, a shy, disaffected, gay black youth who retreats into his private world after being shamed and ignored by his family. The play is structured in vignettes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
The play is about a routine medical procedure that goes tragically wrong, an ensuing lawsuit, and how the lives of both the patient's family and the doctor charged with her care are transformed. This is a lovingly drawn portrait of how we grieve and how we heal.
The talk is that gay audiences support two subjects only: the big Ds, Death and Divas, not the little ds, domestic or daily. Tell me why The Gay Marriage Plays failed. Why didn't you come, my community?
I, like so many other queer artists, grew up in fear and isolation. Even with evidence to the contrary, I still thought I was the only queer in the world. A queer mind full of wonderful queer ideas with nobody to talk to about them.