The Sewers of Paris

The Sewers of Paris


Revealing stories about the books, movies, tv, music and more that have changed the lives of gay men. Each week, a guest plucks a piece of entertainment from their past, and answers the question: how did it change your life?

My guest this week is Chris Pepin-Neff, the world’s foremost expert on human-shark interaction. His life was shaped, you will be shocked to hear, by the movie Jaws — but also by his time in a socialist commune, as well as working alongside Frank Kameny, one of the leading gay rights activists of the 20th century, not to mention his friendship with Gore Vidal. Chris has so many fascinating stories to share and I am so excited to bring them to you.

But first, a reminder that The Sewers of Paris is onTwitter andFacebook, where I post clips of the stuff that we talk about on each episode.

And I hope you’ll join me for our next fun friendly livestream on October 10 at 11am Pacific. It’s a nice relaxing time to just hang out and chat. There’s a link at the top of the Sewers of Paris twitter feed.

And don’t forget to check out my other shows!Culture Cruise on YouTube is a deep dive into queer entertainment milestones — I just posted a video about the 90s show Dinosaurs, and its unlikely link to a real-life gay Transylvanian dinosaur hunter from the 1800s. And check outQueens of Adventure and Queens of Adventure: Legends, two narrative comedy shows with drag heroes going on adventures in a world of fantasy.

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