Missionaries: Sex in the Nineties Was Crazy, Right?

Priscilla & Elvis Herselvis, San Francisco, 1991. Photo by Phyllis Christopher. AT AGE TWENTY, estranged from my family back in Boston, I ran away to the desert with Kym, my opinionated and authoritative girlfriend who, being like five years older, seemed to know how to live. Kym, like me, had recently gone gay with gusto. I would follow her anywhere: Provincetown, Tucson, back to Provincetown, then back to Tucson, where I flipped a coin to

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In Harmony: On ‘It’s Only Life After All,’ Directed by Alexandria Bombach

Emily Saliers and Amy Ray c. 1990. Photo by Michael Lavine. ONE OF THE most powerful revelations in Alexandria Bombach’s new documentary about the multiplatinum, still-touring-and-recording Indigo Girls is the fact that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers met when they were twelve years old. I fucking knew it! I screamed at the screen. I didn’t know it in the wikipedia sense of knowing, but more so knew it in my bones. I didn’t go to

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