Glenn Or Glennda?

Last month I spent a stimulating and highly satisfying weekend with Glennda Orgasm. Or rather, the artiste formerly known as Glennda Orgasm, my old (but forever youthful) pal Glenn Belverio, who wise-cracked and bang-flicked his way to fame in the early 1990s, his svelte frame clad in … Continue reading

Slit-Trenches & Eternal Comradeship

Mark Simpson totally relates to the author's 1970s childhood war-fetish, but has to draw the line at Ernest Hemingway. (Independent on Sunday, 31 March 2002) Robert Twigger is a man who wins awards. The jacket of Being a Man… In The Lousy Modern World boasts of the Newdigate Prize for … Continue reading

Spornos Go To War

NATO brings out the big guns. And huge, pumped bazookas. Spornosexuals (and man buns) have been mobilised in the propaganda war. The North Atlantic alliance would like you to meet, like, share and follow Lasse Matberg. Model, influencer, 'modern Viking' and hench, hot-oiled Lieutenant in the … Continue reading

Back On The Chain Gang

Morrissey appeared this week on The Late, Late Show With James Corden, giving a bravura, if clap-happy, performance of his new single, a cover version of 'Back On The Chain Gang'. Originally released in 1982 by The Pretenders, written and sung by the indomitable Chrissie Hynde, I've always … Continue reading

Shag Night

Mark Simpson probes the twilight world of heterosexual stag parties - with a heavy-duty rubber glove "They aren't usually stiff, but sometimes they do surprise you," says Penny, and then turns to her partner, Sarah. "Remember that one at the rugby club which whipped past my nose when I pulled … Continue reading