By Tim Miller
For 1 / 4 century, Tim Miller has labored on the intersection of functionality, politics, and id, utilizing his own studies to create exciting yet pointed explorations of lifestyles as a homosexual American man—from the perils and joys of intercourse and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and creative censorship. This intimate autobiographical college of Miller's specialist and private lifestyles finds one of many celebrated creators of a very important modern artwork shape and a tireless recommend for the yank dream of political equality for all citizens.
Here we've got the main entire Miller yet—a raucous choice of his functionality scripts, essays, interviews, magazine entries, and images, in addition to his most up-to-date level piece Us. This quantity brings jointly the non-public, communal, and nationwide political strands that interweave via his paintings from its beginnings and finally outline Miller's position as a modern artist, activist, and homosexual guy.
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Extra resources for 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels
How can I crank it out about all that stuff and not talk about back to basics? I’m not sure what my Grandma would think of this or me or that guy from Kansas marching onto her farm in Smith County in 1919. She might just shake her head for a long time, like she did about so many other things before she died. I dunno. I took my boyfriend home for Christmas last year. We had a great time. He’s Jewish. My Dad kept making him bacon and saying it’s kosher. We went on a double date with my parents and went out to dinner and saw a movie and had a lot of fun.
During the rigors of individuating as a gay boy in hateﬁlled America, I had somehow begun to believe that the act of writing about life might be a way to ﬁnd the potential to transform it. If the truth be told, I think I have never stopped believing this. Writing about my life has always carried the potential for liberation. Maybe the writing cure could now help me once again to get a lock on a very chaotic situation, the nagging fear that at some point Alistair will be forced to leave the country.
And you make them believe this but really all the time you just keep pulling, wrapping and carving a position of power beyond them to be “revealed at some strategic point,” he said to me. This dream really creeped me out. Q. sauce that you just couldn’t lick off. I wondered why he was telling me this stuff. There’s gotta be a reason why LBJ was in my dreams. I got really creeped out. My best friend when I was a kid was named Dana Turman. I always sort of bossed Dana around. I was kind of a jerk then.