Home by midnight: The male Cinderella in LGBTI fiction for young adults

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Abstract

9 pm on a November Saturday. Joni, Tony and I are out on the town.
Tony is from the next town over and he needs to get out. His parents
are extremely religious. It doesn't even matter which religion-they're
all the same at a certain point, and few of them want a gay boy cruising
around with his friends on a Saturday night. So every week Tony
feeds us bible stories, then on Saturday we show up at his doorstep
well versed in parables and earnestness, dazzling his parents with our
blinding purity. They slip him a twenty and tell him to enjoy our study
group. We go spend the money on romantic comedies, dimestore toys,
and diner jukeboxes. Our happiness is the closest we'll ever come to a
generous God, so we figure Tony's parents would understand, if only
they weren't set on misunderstanding so many things. Tony has to be
home by midnight, so we are on a Cinderella mission. With this in
mind, we keep our eye on the ball. (Levithan 2003, 1)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCinderella across cultures
Subtitle of host publicationNew directions and interdisciplinary perspectives
EditorsMartine Hennard, Gillian Lathey, Monika Woźniak, Dutheil de la Rochere
Place of PublicationDetroit, Michigan
PublisherWayne State University Press
Chapter10
Pages197-214
Number of pages18
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780814341568
ISBN (Print)9780814341551
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Cite this

Macleod, M. (2016). Home by midnight: The male Cinderella in LGBTI fiction for young adults. In M. Hennard, G. Lathey, M. Woźniak, & D. de la Rochere (Eds.), Cinderella across cultures: New directions and interdisciplinary perspectives (1st ed., pp. 197-214). Wayne State University Press.