Saturday, September 22, 2007

Charles Lambert ... on murdered friends ...

The writer Charles Lambert writes from Italy in response to my Robert Tewdwr Moss postings ...

It's small comfort, I know, but at least the murderers were arrested and convicted. A dear friend of mine - an American writer called Lou Inturrisi - was killed in a similar fashion some years ago in Rome and the murderer was never identified, although it's believed that he fled to Spain. The murderers of two other people I knew were arrested but played the 'he tried it on' card and saw their sentences reduced.

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14 comments:

drf said...

Rest in peace also James Pope-Hennessy, Rod Hall, Pier Pasolini and countless other victims of the Feasting with Panthers syndrome - except that Wilde never really ran such a risk, using professional rent-boys who were well-adjusted to paganism. I was a friend of Robert Tewdr Moss and I think he was one of those easy-going gays who think that charm can get you through anything. Such pacifism is an ongoing aspect of the gay world and can leave it very vulnerable. Religious revivalism in general, and neo-primitive Islamism in particular, pose a real threat to gay freedoms hard-won by an earlier generation. But the boys are too busy huddled in their Soho ghetto to want to know. One day they might get a terrible shock, like poor Robert did.

Duncan Fallowell

Duralex said...

<< Religious revivalism in general, and neo-primitive Islamism in particular, pose a real threat to gay freedoms hard-won by an earlier generation. >>

Dear Mr F., the gays are not the only ones to be threatened by neo-puritanism. Any kind of sexual freedom is.

"Arcatis" don't help either. Sigh.

drf said...

Well, since you want to open out the subject, not 'any kind of sexual freedom' either - but any kind of freedom.

Duralex said...

That's right. We were born in a world and we'll die in another one...

drf said...

What a passive pessimist you are!

Duralex said...

I'm still too young to be optimistic. :-)

drf said...

Passive pessimists are very good to go to bed with - they are amazed by everything you do to them.

Duralex said...

I'll say my pessimism stops at my bedroom door, then !

Anonymous said...

Duralex - you never have amazing sex then?

Duralex said...

Of course I do, but without boasting I've rather be the amazer than the amazed one ! ;-)

Anonymous said...

This is a false dichotomy.

Anonymous said...

And a false dyke

Charles Lambert said...

It's odd to read accounts of Rome by people like Tennessee Williams and Gore Vidal, who seem to have simply thrown chewing gum, dollars, Lucky Strikes and, maybe, charm at the local ragazzi in order to have their way with them. The idea that an Italian boy who isn't a junkie would service an admirer for money is now utterly out of the question; that evolutionary niche is occupied by Eastern Europeans who actually take their homophobic catholicism seriously. These days, the state would have slipped some young Pole a few euros to murder Pasolini.

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