Johnny Would You Love Me

Mike Albo and Brontez Purnell: Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Was A Hornito?

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Mike Albo and Brontez Purnell: Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Was A Hornito?
November 5, 2015 7:00 PM
November 5, 2015 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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October 7, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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Johnny Would You Love Me

Published 14 years apart Mike Albo’s Hornito (2001) and Brontez Purnell’s Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger (2015) are a literature pairing made in queer heaven. Both have as their driving force the yearnings, learnings and explorations of sweet, funny, unapologetically horny protagonists on the hunt for community, love, and dick. Each providing an insider view into the cultural context in which they were written: Hornito’s late 90s white gay-centric queer New York, and Johnny’s contemporary black Bay Area queer punk activist scene.
Worthy of enjoyment independent of each other, the book club will provide ample time for both to be discussed in their own right, while also setting aside time to reflect on what they offer when read together. The authors have indicated a love of each’s other’s work and in reading them in tandem it is exciting to consider the similarities and differences in the work and the worlds each book invites the reader to enter.
Albo and Purnell will read from their books, come together in conversation, and then take questions.
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Hosted by Theodore (Ted) Kerr and William Johnson
Mike Albo is a writer and a performer. He is the author of the novels “Hornito” (HarperCollins), “The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life” (Bloomsbury), “The Junket”, a Kindle Single and newly released, “Spermhood: Diary of a Donor”, a Kindle Single. His solo shows include “Please Everything Burst”, “My Price Point”, and “The Junket”, which appeared Off Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in 2014.


Brontez Purnell is a zinester, writer, dancer and musician, who lives in California. He is the author of “The Crusing Diaries”, “Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger”, and “Fag School”. He is a member of the punk band Younger Lovers and has appeared in the films “I Want Your Love”, and “Together People”.


William Johnson is the online editor of the Lambda Literary Review.


Canadian born Theodore Kerr is a Brooklyn based writer and organizer with a focus on HIV/AIDS.