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Glamourpuss is the true confessions of Alex Young, a cute, twentysomething Hollywood actor with a juicy evil role on the popular daytime soap Hearts Crossing. It's big money and a major career move, but Alex just can't seem to forget a first love he's left behind in Texas. When Alex is outed by a national tabloid, chaotic complications ensue as his career in daytime drama ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Plume
(first published October 1st 1994)
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Alexander Young is a handsome actor playing the popular villain Simon in the daytime soap Hearts Crossing, in his twenties, and doing very well until a national tabloid prints a picture of him kissing his boyfriend. The fall-out affects his relationship with his lover, pretty boy model and upcoming TV star Trevor, and his role in Hearts Crossing. Shortly after Alex’s outing in the press the producers of the Hearts Crossing reveal his character Simon as gay, and turn him into an even more bizarre ...more
This was one of the first, if not the first, gay novels I ever read. I've been wanting to re-read it now, from the lens of 20+ years of being out and see if it held up. If it was as brilliant and amazing as I thought it was. It is. The writing is witty and sharp and there are turns that are funny and smart and a bit of heartbreak thrown in. It's a great read and one I'm so glad I re-visited.
I read this book so long ago, that I probably should have re-read it before placing it on the list. The protagonist, Alex Young, is an adorable daytime soap star, outed by a tabloid rag, and subsequently thrown into one frying pan after another. Two things I do recall with complete clarity: that I laughed my ASS off while reading it and that I immediately purchased the only other book I could find by this author, Sex Toys of the Gods. Glamourpuss has it all: laughs, love, and shenanigans galore! ...more