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Ends are trying to get laid Brad's trying to land the lead in Okla homo and practicing the Jane Seymour monologue from Somewhere in Time Sure he'd like to get laid too but while Brad has known he was gay forever the rest of Hillbilly High is not so forthcoming Brad's already lost one best friend Jack who dropped out of marching band to step into the closet But lately things are looking up Not only has Brad made Homecoming Top Five but Richie a new totally cute member of drama club definitely seems to be sending signals and he's not the only one Before. Ugh I found the main character to be totally unlikeable and I really didn't give a damn what he did one way or another That was my main problem with this The other big problem for me was that he was constantly talking about this movie or that sometimes for a really long time totally interrupting whatever momentum had been built up If I wanted to know the plot of a movie I would've looked it up or shock WATCHED THE MOVIE The lengthy 80's movie discussion was totally unnecessary Though maybe he was trying to distract us from the fact that there's not really anything of substance here

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Ever since Mrs Malloy assigned us the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up paper earlier that year in her 1st hour English my mind had been made up I Bradley James Dayton will be a famous actor someday Meet Bradley Dayton a wickedly funny high school senior whose woefully uncool life always seems to be full of drama even in the sorry little suburb of Hazel Park Michigan It's 1987 the era of big hair designer jeans and Dirty Dancing George Michael has Faith and Michael Jackson still has a nose Brad on the other hand has a thing for acting and while his fri. I'll admit that I liked his first book better but I did enjoy this one What struck me the most about Polito's second book was how he captured the voice of Brad There is such a distinction between Brad the narrator of this book and Jack the narrator of Band Fags that it feels like two different people wrote these books To me that shows talent from a really good writer After the joy I had from reading Band Fags Drama ueers felt like visiting a place I'd already been The bulk of this story takes place during the estrangement period from the first book where Brad and Jack weren't hanging out any It is interesting to see how both boys viewed certain events as shown in both stories sometimes assumptions are made and neither boy sees it correctly I think the stories are best read back to back in order to catch all the nuances of both narrationsThere are some fun moments in Drama ueers and once again some great 80's pop culture references Polito is a fantastic writer and I look forward to his next story

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Senior year ends Brad will know about love lust and friendship than he ever thought possible Because if all the world's a stage he's ready to be in the spotlight Praise for Frank Polito and Band Fags This is a love letter to a time when happiness was a pair of Calvin Klein jeans and every heartbreak could be fixed by listening to your Bonnie Tyler or REO Speedwagon albums Michael Thomas Ford author of What We Remember A sweet funny deeply felt valentine to the wonderhorror of coming of age in the 1980's Dennis Hensley author of Misadventures in the 2. Very strong 80s' voice and distinct first person character voicetook some time to get used to since there were SO many names flying around and descriptions felt like I was reading a million a mileWhat I would reread all the parts with the sopho the parts that revolve around the plays A Christmas Carol Grease the references of 80s films Grease 2 anyone the ending which is so heartfelt and bittersweetWhat I would skip the NY trip felt like shaking him all the namesof course he had to list first and last names AHHHH


About the Author: Frank Anthony Polito

Band Fags 2008 “Best Fiction” – InsightOut Book Club and



10 thoughts on “Drama ueers

  1. says:

    45 stars Dear Mr PolitoI'm in love with your book And I don't care if and how many personsreaderswhatever can like to share this opinion with me I DON'T CAREThis BookIlove every single minute of itThe 80s terrific the bittersweet narrating voiceone of the best YA 1st person POVs GRANDIOSE humour the characters EVERYTHING EVERYONE LOVE IT LOVE IT L O V E ITYou made me laugh yes like for the 90% of the book and then between 90% and 97% you made me sob like a baby thanks to sunglasses and then you made me happy but nevertheless you made me to a giggling crying laughing THINKING MESS and I kinda HATELOVE you for what you did to me and from now on I'm your fan Forever


  2. says:

    Drama ueers by Frank Anthony Polito is a follow up to his premier publication Band Fags In his first novel Polito intruduces the characters Jack Paterno and Bradley Dayton a best friend pair coming of age in their hometown of Hazel Park Michigan The first book is told from Jack's point of view but the seuel Drama ueers is written in the voice of Brad and offers a much different perspectiveBradley is a lovable extroverted and popular member of his high school class He is active in band and drama and works as a waiter at a local restaurant He becomes aware of his sexual orientation at an early age but struggles with his own fear of being exposed Being an aspiring actor he understands that if he were to be openly gay he would risk ostracization and rejection which could be detrimental to his careerHe wants than anything to just crawl into the closet and hide He just has to make it through high school and into Julliard where he hopes to put behind him his homosexual feelings and instead focus upon his lifelong dream of professional actingThe only problem is that Bradley is in love He's crazy about another boy named Richie and is painfully aware that the feeling is mutual He cannot succumb to his desires though for it would ruin everything Drama ueers is an amazingly real story Impressively told in a uniue voice remarkably different than book one the story paints a hilarious and touching portrait of 1980's teen life in suburban Michigan This realistic dialogue is what sets author Polito apart from other writers within this genre The down to earth and understandable vernacular is endearing and believable as are the characters who are so skillfully and dynamically fleshed outThe central character Brad Dayton is lovable and charismatic; he almost immediately captures the heart of the reader and carries it all the way through to the last page His self effacing humor is deligthfully funny and also endearing Most noteworthy though is his utter sincerity There is not a bone of pretentiousness within his body which actually is rather ironic being that he is an actorPerhaps this may sound odd but there was one particular description in the 400 page book which stuck with me As I reflected upon it I understood why I loved Brad so very much He is 18 years old preparing for the biggest date of his life and this is how he describes his preparation I decided to invest in a new suit nothing fancy just a simple double breasted beige job I bought at Oaktree in Oakland Mall Ninety nine bucks what a bargainCan it actually be true that there is a writer of gay fiction who is not an elitist snob? Yeah I think it can I think it's Frank Anthony Polito He's awesome


  3. says:

    I'll admit that I liked his first book better but I did enjoy this one What struck me the most about Polito's second book was how he captured the voice of Brad There is such a distinction between Brad the narrator of this book and Jack the narrator of Band Fags that it feels like two different people wrote these books To me that shows talent from a really good writer After the joy I had from reading Band Fags Drama ueers felt like visiting a place I'd already been The bulk of this story takes place during the estrangement period from the first book where Brad and Jack weren't hanging out any It is interesting to see how both boys viewed certain events as shown in both stories sometimes assumptions are made and neither boy sees it correctly I think the stories are best read back to back in order to catch all the nuances of both narrationsThere are some fun moments in Drama ueers and once again some great 80's pop culture references Polito is a fantastic writer and I look forward to his next story


  4. says:

    Ugh I found the main character to be totally unlikeable and I really didn't give a damn what he did one way or another That was my main problem with this The other big problem for me was that he was constantly talking about this movie or that sometimes for a really long time totally interrupting whatever momentum had been built up If I wanted to know the plot of a movie I would've looked it up or shock WATCHED THE MOVIE The lengthy 80's movie discussion was totally unnecessary Though maybe he was trying to distract us from the fact that there's not really anything of substance here


  5. says:

    Bradley Dayton Bad Fag Drama ueer President of Thespian Troupe #4443 He’s gay Err He’s not a fag I mean he is butI wished I could appreciate this because it definitely reminds me of so much of my high school and my years in College doing student’s productions and all but sadly it took me a bit of effort to last until the end I mean I thought it was really hilarious at some point and I totally adore Brad but I feel like drowning with all the pop culture references I find myself getting annoyed following the seuence of the story Nonetheless I thought it was real honest and the writing was really really goodRating 3 out of 5 stars


  6. says:

    The followup to Band Fags is essentially the same story except set against the backdrop of a high school drama department The humor and pop culture references are still there and just as strong and lighthearted as they were in Polito's previous books but there's a case of been there done that that makes the book feel a little less fresh Brad and Jack have entered their senior year of high school and Brad wants nothing than to finally get laid Jack has since left band and joined the high school drama club and decided to go right back into the closet that the and Brad helped each other step out of There's some friction between the two boys as they start to view their lives their futures and ultimately their friendship from two entirely different perspectives It's still an enjoyable time waster with some great comedic moments and a lot of teenage angst and an often touching ode to that one special lifelong friendship few people are lucky enough to find If you like a coming of age story set in the 1980s about two often confused yet lovable boys and it's got a perfect sweet ending to kick off the 1990s If you read Band Fags you'll get tons of enjoyment from it If you're looking for a heady coming out story I wasn't look elsewhere


  7. says:

    Very strong 80s' voice and distinct first person character voicetook some time to get used to since there were SO many names flying around and descriptions felt like I was reading a million a mileWhat I would reread all the parts with the sopho the parts that revolve around the plays A Christmas Carol Grease the references of 80s films Grease 2 anyone? the ending which is so heartfelt and bittersweetWhat I would skip the NY trip felt like shaking him all the namesof course he had to list first and last names AHHHH


  8. says:

    Review from the PFS Book ClubWhat I Liked Well I liked the original book in this series enough to try out the seuel And while there is a similar style and some of my favorite characters recur here this book is almost too like original take Even the two main character's voices are nearly the same But if you hadn't read the other book then you wouldn't know thatThat being said I think anyone who has done high school theatre can at least appreciate this story It's a story of learning who you are and why the most talented people don't always succeed in their artistic professions It's a hard lesson to learn but a valuable oneWhat I Didn't Like This book felt like fluff And not in the good wayThere was something either hurried or incomplete about it The first book had the same problem but it didn't have the lack of structure that makes this book so unfulfilling In fact since the plotlines for both books run concurrently this book's ending is the same as the first I won't spoil it here But in the first book the ending felt earned in a way that it isn't hereThe structure and the narrative voice simply wander too much Chapters jump around in time and there are constant allusions to 80's nostalgia but it doesn't feel needed or in my case wanted at all Sure I'm not a child of the 80's but just like I don't know as much about music as Nick Hornby I can still enjoy the allusions he uses and learn something Here I felt like the allusions were too kitsch and unneeded especially when they interrupt the story's flow for pages at a timeAlso while I understand that the books are both based off the author's life and his real friends there needed to be of a character arc and resolution for not only the main character but for some of the minor characters too There's literally zero secondary character development in this book making the main character who narrates the book read like a self centered jerk And his one true love? A bit too perfect if you ask meLast Thought Unless you love books about the 80's gay teens or drama nerds skip it


  9. says:

    We first met Bradley Dayton in Frank Anthony Polito’s first novel Band Fags which I read and wrote about here This book isn’t exactly a seuel to Band Fags because the two main characters the Band Fag and the Drama ueer have a bff breakup and these books take place during that time when they weren’t super close and involved in one anothers livesWhen I read Marc Acito’s How I Paid For College and the “seuel” Attack of the Theater People I found myself bored and tempted to skip sections at a time “I don’t need to know all of Character A’s backstoryI just read it in your other book” I thought to myselfAnd to be honest if Daniel hadn’t bought me Drama ueers for Christmas the fear of repeat boring backstory might have stopped me from picking this book up Luckily Polito was wise enough to write Drama ueers as a stand alone that compliments or supplements his first book Knowing what I know about Jack Brad’s best friend since the 7th grade only helped me enjoy the second book High School isn’t really easy for anyone and as Polito’s stories accurately point out figuring out you’re a F A G just complicates things As a former Band Fag and Drama ueer this book was a nice throw back to those days that I’m so glad are overThe pace of this book was much better than Band Fags and Polito seemed to get a lot of his impress them with vast early 80s pop culture knowledge out of the way in the first bookWhile I only slightly recommend Band Fags I’d fully recommend you read Drama ueersIn ten words Were you a drama ueer or band fag? Read this


  10. says:

    The book is about Brad I remember Brad when I first read Band Fags a few years ago I recall not liking his character that much Somehow although Band Fags was so good that I had to grab the copy of Drama ueers I did not start reading this book until a few days ago And you know what I don't regret spending the money on his books Polito entertains his readers wellSure there were times I wish there were less flashbacks There were times I wish I knew what was going on when I turned to a new chapter And that Brad would open his eyes and realized how lucky he was For somehow who was so daring in Band Fags Brad was too coward in Drama ueers to carry the story of a confident gay teenager He got kisses than some guys well into their 30's And yet Brad became so hopeless that I could not help to wonder if that was just a trick to drag the book longer Somehow I felt like shouting at the book 'Enough already' But then who am I to uestion Polito since that I enjoyed Band Fags than many gay books out thereAnd then story before the ending I was caught surprise I read every line carefully aware that my emotion had changed from excited with a little boredom too to oh my goodness I felt I could almost shed tears And you kknow what I really love the ending I have to applaud the ending This is how fairy tales and happy endings should be likeDefinitely a must read in my opinion


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