Planet Out has an interview with Rocker-cum (sorry, we just had) -writer Stewart Lewis whose new book Rockstarlet has just been published. The decadent deboucherous tale centers around a young gay singer who’s being kept in the closet by everybody but the guys he hooks up with. Obviously, it’s based on Lewis’s real life experiences.
What would your advice be to closeted musicians or celebrities and their managers? Do you think coming out will damage their careers?
That’s a tricky one. In my idealistic mind, I think it shouldn’t matter, but it depends on what demographic your fan base is. For example, if you are in a boy band, I wouldn’t recommend coming out. But if you are an evolved, hyper-talented artist like Rufus Wainwright, I would say it doesn’t matter. I like to think that when it comes down to it, the music will speak for itself. I would say concentrate on the music or acting or whatever it is you do best, and the rest will fall into place.
Sounds like our kind of book. We can never get enough of trashy, rock-star sex and we have to admit we’re getting a little tired of those damn Danielle Steele novels.
“Rockstarlet” novel Q&A [Planet Out]