Author: Chris Bridges

  • COLUMN: My 8 Dating Disasters

    Have you had any bad dating experiences? For my circle of friends, both gay and straight, they seem to be the norm.   My default state has always been to be in relationships. I met my first boyfriend when I was 16 and was in the Lower Sixth and he was in the Upper Sixth. […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Romeos

    This is a story with a difference, about two star crossed lovers.

  • FILM REVIEW | North Sea Texas

    Pim is a young boy from a small Belgian coastal town who lives a dreary existence with his mother, Yvette, who is a boozy accordion player.  

  • COLUMN: Games People Play

    I hate to conform to stereotypes but I don’t understand sport at all. It’s a complete mystery to me.

  • 6 Of The Worst Questions To Ask A Gay Man

    “So, which one of you is the girl?”

  • COLUMN | Men And Their Photos

    What is it with men, mobile phone cameras and their penises? I remember being on a date with a man once, who during the date showed me a picture of his penis. Apropos of nothing he passed me the phone and showed me the goods… Mind you, it wasn’t a bad one, I must admit. […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Play Without Words

    If you’re anything like me then the ballet isn’t something you’ve considered as being your thing and contemporary dance conjures up images of incomprehensible manoeuvres performed with ridiculous seriousness. I always thought dance seemed a bit absurd and inaccessible. I saw a production of Matthew Bourne’s brilliant “Edward Scissorhands” in Nottingham a few years back […]

  • BOOK REVIEW | Jack Holmes And His Friend

    Grand master of gay literature, Edmund White, is now in his 70s and his first novel was published in 1973. He’s renowned for his classic novel “A Boy’s Own Story” which accompanied me through an episode of glandular fever back in my teens and made the days bearable.

  • BOOK REVIEW | James Lear

    The nation’s women are gripped by “Fifty Shades of Grey” fever. Huddles of women are whispering about it in corners and passing dog eared copies back and forth. Book shops are selling out and the author is breaking records all round with her tale of BDSM sex and raunch. It set me thinking about how […]