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How Christopher Hitchens Was Forced to Be Apart From His Prep School Boyfriend

Last week on Bill Maher’s HBO program, the writer Christopher Hitchens, seen here being waxed, and who doesn’t think women are funny, ripped the Vatican a new one. It was beautiful. Also beautiful: Hitchens re-telling his childhood circle jerks with his boyhood classmates. What an apropos segue!

We’ve already learned that some of Hitchens’ bisexuality experimentation cohorts grew up to become members of Margaret Thatcher’s inner circle. But just how randy did the boys get at 135-year-old Leys prep school?

To understand, let’s first learn about Hitchens as a schoolboy:

So just what were these blokes doing to each other?

And oh, the boyhood romances!

If absence makes the heart grow stronger, Hitchens should have no worries about consuming gobs of trans fat, ’cause his ticker ain’t gonna quit.

[scans via Gawker]

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  • The Artist

    If you mess with a child, you have a passport to HELL! Don’t mess with the babies! PEACELUVNBWILD!

  • Kevin (New Jersey, US)

    Fascinating to see an adolescent experience so similar to my own so forthrightly treated.

  • gollygeegaygoy

    The man is a genius. His rebuttals against fundamentalists floor his opponents with stark regularity, and are a joy to behold. His honesty about his teenage years, which a good many writers would have chosen to delicately skip over, is also refreshing. If you have not seen him and Stephen Fry crush catholicism in the BBC debate, you must, and if you have not read ‘God is not great’…do.

  • hardmannyc

    I’ve gotten Brazilian waxes and they don’t hurt that much. Straight men are such pussies. Where I get waxed, the women tell me the gay men don’t flinch, while the straight men scream like girls.

  • Kane

    I didn’t appreciate his remark regarding Wanda after her stand-up for the presidential dinner. I felt it was ill-concieved.

    But I like the guy, and anybody with the guts to criticize the Vatican and any other institutional establishment for that matter, though in his case it’s usually religion. And I admire him for it.

  • Jay

    I love Hitch. I wish I could have attended such a school in America. Such sexual pragmatism would have at least made my miserable and lonely adolescence slightly tolerable.

  • Jimmy

    I like Hitchens, but he was wrong about his support of the war in Iraq and women not being funny.

    Men who don’t like women comics don’t, for the most part, like women.

  • Shane

    Jimmy, you can’t just say he is wrong about women not being funny. That makes it sound like 1) he argued no women are funny (he did not suggest this) and 2) you have some actual evidence his hypothesis is wrong. If you do, please share it.

  • Ogre Magi

    Yeah Jimmy, tell us!

  • David Ehrenstein

    It’s “Maurice” with a cast of overweight slugs.


    @David Ehrenstein: Hear, Hear! but I still love the Prep School setting. It’s where “boys become men” in EVERY WAY! LOLz

  • D P

    @gollygeegaygoy: I agree: Hitchens’ mind was a marvel of brilliance, for which I envy him. I’m also *just* coming to learn of this man and his arguments about religion as well as so many other issues. I really wish I had learned of him before… BTW, @gollygeegaygoy, I love your handle!

  • D P

    Oh, I’d forgotten to add my side comment: I’d seen a picture of Hitchens in his younger days, and he was *quite* an attractive man!

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