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 398: The Taste of an Old Queen (Ep 398 - Kyle Turner/Bringing up Baby)

Kyle Turner was one of those weird little kids whose tastes were more like those of a middle-aged gay man than those of his peers. He was raised on a steady movie diet of golden-age black-and-white comedies, and the resulting perspective that he gained set him apart from the other kids at his deeply conservative private school. He always believed he was destined to writing about classic film, and though a mix of hard work and good connections, as an adult those dreams have come true.

We’ll have that conversation in a minute. First, a reminder that I’ve got a book coming out next year about how subversive queer comedy transformed the American sitcom over the last half century, and I’ll be revealing the title and cover later this month in my weekly newsletter — head over to to subscribe and be the first to get all the details.

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 2022-08-25  46m