Drama Queers! [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ever since Mrs. Malloy assigned us the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up paper earlier that year in her 1st hour English, my mind had been made up. . . I, Bradley James Dayton, will be a famous actor someday!

Meet Bradley Dayton--a wickedly funny high school senior whose woefully uncool life always seems to be full of drama, even in the sorry little suburb of Hazel Park, Michigan. It's 1987, the era of big hair, designer jeans, and Dirty ...
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Overview

Ever since Mrs. Malloy assigned us the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up paper earlier that year in her 1st hour English, my mind had been made up. . . I, Bradley James Dayton, will be a famous actor someday!

Meet Bradley Dayton--a wickedly funny high school senior whose woefully uncool life always seems to be full of drama, even in the sorry little suburb of Hazel Park, Michigan. It's 1987, the era of big hair, designer jeans, and Dirty Dancing. George Michael has "Faith" and Michael Jackson still has a nose. Brad, on the other hand, has a thing for acting, and while his friends are trying to get laid, Brad's trying to land the lead in Okla-homo! and practicing the Jane Seymour monologue from Somewhere in Time.

Sure, he'd like to get laid too, but while Brad has known he was gay forever, the rest of "Hillbilly High" is not so forthcoming. Brad's already lost one best friend, Jack, who dropped out of marching band to step into the closet. But lately, things are looking up. Not only has Brad made Homecoming Top Five, but Richie, a new, totally cute member of drama club, definitely seems to be sending signals--and he's not the only one. Before senior year ends, Brad will know more about love, lust, and friendship than he ever thought possible. Because if all the world's a stage, he's ready to be in the spotlight. . .

Praise for Frank Polito and Band Fags!

"This is a love letter to a time when happiness was a pair of Calvin Klein jeans, and every heartbreak could be fixed by listening to your Bonnie Tyler or REO Speedwagon albums." --Michael Thomas Ford, author of What We Remember

"A sweet, funny, deeply felt valentine to the wonder/horror of coming of age in the 1980's." --Dennis Hensley, author of Misadventures in the (213)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758255556
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 887 KB

Meet the Author

Frank Anthony Polito is a New York City-based writer. Published novels include BAND FAGS! (2008 "Best Fiction" -- InsightOut Book Club), DRAMA QUEERS! (2009 Lambda Literary Award), REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS (featuring the sequel to BAND FAGS!) and LOST IN THE '90s.

Frank holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University. He grew up in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park. Readers can visit him on the web at www.frankanthonypolito.com

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    A Really Fun Read!

    At 409 pages long, the only real fault in the story is length. In fact, splitting the book into two separate novels mightn't have been a bad idea, especially because I've purchased books half as long that haven't been this enjoyable. Brad's an extremely likeable character, and his commentaries are always quite funny. And it is a welcome change to a genre where there have been one too many sappy and emotional unstable gay teens. One thing I would say is that while the haphazard style of going back and forth is realistic in terms of narration, I did find it actively distracting in the story, as you could literally go for pages during an event where you are being explained something else. I even recall a flashback within a flashback that was a real hassle. Other than that, amazing novel, would recommend it in a second flat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

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    Love it!

    If you liked Band Fags, You'll love Drama Queers. It fills in the blanks about what Brad was up to when he and Jack were not as close as they once were. I couldn't put it down. I may be biased though because I'm from hillybilly High also!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2015

    Shit

    Fu.ck you fireclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    Thornmask

    Can someone fill me in please?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2015

    To dawn about FootBall

    I dont watch american football unless its the buckeyes

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Breeze

    The brown and white tom was claning hus fur by the entrance of the apprentices den.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2015

    Midnight and Bare

    Midnight sat in a tree <br>
    Bare ate a vole

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Midnight and Bare

    {Kk.}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Riverstripe

    (Thanks.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    Bluekit

    Mommy! She runs to her. (They are both the same. Aren't they? or are things on my end weird?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Applepaw

    Sucks DarkSouls di<_>ck, panting ravenously. >;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Breeze

    Licked her crack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    ĐarkSoul

    He sat watching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2015

    Nihtkit

    Sleeps(( sorry i had to go for a while))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Arrow

    He growled, slashing his fangs into the imposter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2015

    G&theta to

    Res 5!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2015

    SQUIRRELPAW (ME) IS LOCKED OUT!

    Help btw I'm also locked out of res 4!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    Scorchsky

    Maybe have a prphecy or somethin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2015

    Sandheart

    ^-^ "My sister had a te called Burntsky... I like names like that. Soomy question is why are we still in the ground?!" She meowed cheekily. :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Sly

    She had already left

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