Arts Federal Homophiliacs
posted by January 8 at 11:47 AMon
What’s a straight male Japanophile amateur photographer of pretty snowscapes to do when he discovers that the people handing out the money at the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (and at the National Endowment for the Arts, which helps sponsor the JUSFC grants) are a bunch of homo-lovers?
Why, document the dastardly gay-love of the feds on his web site, of course, where the tagline is “Hard Release: If you’re not gay, it’s not art.”
What our hero is so upset about is that two years in a row, the JUSFC has sent gay male photographers to work in Japan. Nevermind that these two photographers, Dean Sameshima and Joseph Maida, couldn’t be more different. They have taken pictures of naked men, and they have won grants, and damnit if the art world isn’t so damned gay! Nevermind all the other artists on the JUSFC’s list, including plenty of married-couple teams.
No, if “Hard Release” didn’t win a grant from the American government, it must be because he refuses to have sex with other men. Hey, “Hard Release,” the solution is simple. Real artists sacrifice for their art. Imagine the grants that would come your way if you opened your arse for business!