The Sewers of Paris

Revealing stories about the books, movies, tv, music and more that have changed the lives of gay men. Each week, a guest plucks a piece of entertainment from their past, and answers the question: how did it change your life?


episode 291: Strip Mall Hypnosis (Ep. 291 - Clan of the Cave Bear/Michael Hobbes)

This week’s guest is Michael Hobbes, writer for the Huffington Post and co-host of the fantastic podcast You’re Wrong About. Michael’s influences are like the jump cut in the movie 2001: one of the pieces of media that shaped him as a person takes place in prehistoric Eurasia; and another is set in early 2000s gay bars of Pittsburgh. The thing that unites them is that they’re both about clans and chosen family — a topic of particular importance to Michael in his search for gay community.

Also, a reminder that The Sewers of Paris is on Twitter and Facebook — I post clips of the stuff that we talk about on each episode.

And I am super excited to announce an upcoming livestream fundraiser that I’m hosting to benefit the NAACP. Join me on Wednesday, June 24 at 4pm pacific, along with Rock M Sakura from Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Erika Klash from season 2 of Dragula, and Pastel Gore’s KaiKai Bee Michaels. We’ll be playing a Dungeons & Dragons adventure, in partnership with EA, raising money to benefit the NAACP. Head over to for all the details, to watch, and to donate to a great cause.


 2020-06-18  1h6m