“I remember the picture: Two black men in bloody tattered clothing hang from a tree and below them stand the grinning gloating proud and pleased white folks. But there’d been a third man lynched in Marion that night — and he’d survived.”
“X is dead, long live X. He’s like the Elvis of Black pop politics — a real piece of Afro-Americana. That’s why Spike’s logo is branded with an American flag. Malcolm couldn’t have happened anywhere else.”
"Mike's three big Christopher Street operations are Christopher's End, when it's open, the Studio Book Store, and Gay Dogs. Mike calls himself a gay catalyst and flesh peddler. He deals in boy-boy sex"
"It marks the first time a citizens' protest has been mounted against a film before it's in the can. And it has brought the gay community its most potent organizing tool since the murder of Harvey Milk"
“There are between 10,000 and 20,000 adolescents on the streets of this city… The most desperate of them eventually land with a thud on the docks, where not even the salt in the air can preserve them.”