DEAR EDITOR:Are you like me? I used to think it was hard to get a date in this town. I thought all the good ones were either taken or not "batting for my team." Now, however, with the heterosexual reparative-therapy movement's scientifically based (I'm sure) finding that homosexuality stems from a "broken relationship with the same-sex parent," I realize that I've been making life hard on myself, getting in my own way. I now realize that the playing field is without boundaries. I now know that "straight" guys really are only "three beers away." I just gotta get off my lazy ass and get to the dudes before those "het rep" guys do. Thank you, Christian Right, and thank you, L.A. Weekly!
DEAR EDITOR:Lalo Alcaraz's "L.A. Cucaracha" is neither very funny nor very insightful. Perhaps this space would be better filled by "This Modern World," which no longer has a major venue in this city.
"Life in Hell" is another candidate for retirement, although Binky is sorely missed.
DEAR EDITOR:I wish to thank Hazel-Dawn Dumpert for her generous, warm and lively interview. May I also clarify one point: It was at AFI in the '70s that I had the pleasure of teaching Ed Zwick, Amy Heckerling, Mimi Leder, Marshall Hershkovitz and John McTiernan, among others, in an extraordinary group. I am proud to have been a part of their training, besides being inordinately fond of them all. Again, thank you. (I adored the picture.)