Alternative city paper LA Weekly broke the very timely story that lauded Native American writer Nasdijj isnâ€™t exactly who he says he is. His Kleenex-happy memoirs are thought to be as wrenching as James Freyâ€™s. Well, turn s out these two writers (we use the term very loosely), have a lot in common. Nasdijj â€˜s â€œmemoirsâ€ have been written by a white, gay erotica literature queen named Timothy Barrus.
During the 70â€™s and 80â€™s, Barrus lived the fabulous gay life in Key West and even had a long-term artist boyfriend. As an erotica writer he churned out such ingeniously titled books as The Mineshaft and My Brother, My Lover.
Why go through this charade? Weâ€™re not lit authoritarians, but we suspect it might have something to do with his inability to make the jump from word porn to the â€œstraightâ€ world of writing while using his real name. Still, the transition seemed to work well for Simon Rex.
Though heâ€™s fessed up about being Nasdijj, Barrus is currently married (to a chick) and denies he is gay. Call us jaded, but we have a tough time believing anything that comes out of this guyâ€™s mouth.
NASDIJJ ADMITS HEâ€™S BARRUS [LA Weekly]
NAVAHOAX [LA Weekly]