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(Modern, Political, Radical) Pulp Friction

Monday, 02 March 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Another poem from guest contributor Michael Carosone who says we need more positivity, more role models, more anger and more loud voices

(Modern, Political, Radical) Pulp Friction

(Modern, Political, Radical) Pulp Friction 

Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction


I think that it is a title of a gay porn film

If not, then it should be

It’s a perfect title, and would be a perfect film


But the friction should not only come…

cum from the passionate pulp between their legs

The friction should also come…

cum from the anger in their minds and souls


Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction


More friction

More friction


Less waiting

Less patience


Fight for your rights

Fight for your dignity

Fight for your freedom

Fight for your liberties

Fight for your love

Fight for your sexuality


Stop the apathy

Stop the complaining

Stop the excuses

Stop being patient, understanding, and nice


End the oppression

End the patriarchy

End the hate

End the homophobia

End the heterosexism

End the marginalization

End the ignorance

End the intolerance

End the unacceptance

End the stereotypes


No more status quo

No more mainstream

No more gender norms

No more gender roles

No more sexual repression

No more shame

No more subcultures

No more hiding


Get radical

Get political

Get modern; get postmodern

Get angry

Get inspired

Get hostile

Get smart

Get together

Get strong

Get busy…busy creating friction

Get down and dirty


We need more positivity

We need more role models

We need more loud voices


We need places at the table

We need open minds

We need accurate images


Repulp the friction

Raise your fists

Raise your voices












Repulped for the new century

This is life repulped for the future


Our fight should no longer be fantasized

It should be realized


Our success should no longer be fantasized

It should be realized


Only sexual fantasies

are allowed


Pulp friction

Pulp friction


A new pulp friction for the 21st century

A new gay pulp friction is needed


This is the new gay pulp fiction

This is how to write the new gay pulp fiction


It’s coming/cumming…

Open up and get ready


Copyright 2010

Published in Gay City: Volume Three 

About the author:  Michael Carosone is a writer, educator, activist, and native New Yorker from Kings Bay/Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. With his partner, Joseph LoGiudice, he wrote and edited the book, Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian American Men(published by Bordighera Press, May 2013), which is a collection of 15 personal essays on the lives of Gay Italian American men. His poems and essays have been published in a variety of books and journals. He writes on personal, political, and social topics and issues, including marginalized peoples and literatures, especially Italian Americans and people of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) community. At various conferences nationwide, he has presented papers on queer Italian Americans. As an adjunct faculty member, he has taught writing and literature at colleges in New York City. He is pursuing his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in English Education at Teachers College of Columbia University, and his dissertation will focus on incorporating marginalized literatures and writers—Queer and Italian American—into the English classroom, in grades K-12 and at the college level. Michael earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Brooklyn College; an M.S. in School Administration and Supervision from Touro College; and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University. He lives in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, with his partner, Joseph LoGiudice.

Michael Carosone, M.A., M.S., M.S.L.I.S. 

Ed.D. Candidate in English Education, Teachers College of Columbia University 

Author/Editor of Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian American Men: 

Writer and Researcher 

Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Academic Librarian 

Some of my work: 

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