Sunday, February 10, 2008
GQ needed an illustration to go with a story about the new crop of “slash” fiction - which I understand to be underground fan fiction that recasts male tv characters as gay lovers... and is usually written by women (?). I first heard about the genre as a Star Trek-related phenomenon, and it that it spawned a decade’s worth of graduate sociology theses.
Anyway, this article focused on fiction written about Tony Soprano and Pauly Walnuts. The idea was a little hard to stomache, so I thought a Lady and the Tramp reference might ad the right touch of amore’.