BISON

by Lachlan Philpott
Cover image: Christopher Sutton, photo: Daniel Holfeld

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BISON

by Lachlan Philpott

Published with Colder

“Bison is variously poignant, painful and painfully funny” - Culture Theatre Review, Ireland

"Every bar I enter I hope that things will be different. That it can stop. That I can turn off this hunger, this searching, this treading. I will find it here. I will find it and that will make all this worth it."

Delve beneath the surface into the real lives of today’s gay men. Teenage Jason is exploring his awakening sexual identity, Tom is travelling the world with his gay guidebook in hand, 30-something Simon is hungry for sex, and 48-year-old Richard yearns for the freedom and promiscuity of his youth. Each of them on an endless search to find the right one, the right place, and the right night that is inevitably elusive.

From virtual dating to bareback sex, and nightclub hook ups to monogamy, Bison strips back, sucks out and spits at the herd-like behaviour of the gay male habitat and the rules that govern the ‘scene’.

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