He’s a shapeshifting creature looking for what best to emulate to make sure he goes about his day unperturbed. He’s on the lookout for other men like him, not just to lust after them, but to make sure his own body is not legible.
The anthropological indexing he masters online is put to good use when out and about in his Brooklyn neighborhood.
Just as he knows a gruff grunt or a gentle come-hither look will earn him the praise of similarly turned-on men on the other side of the computer screen, Frankie modulates his body movements while on Coney Island to play the laconic straight man he’s supposed to embody.
Worried his long, luscious hair makes his features all too soft, for example, he trims it off on a whim, adopting the military-style buzz cut his boardwalk bros sport.
There, he coyly interacts with half-naked men who egg him on to show more and, later still, to meet them.
There’s a rehearsed, almost weary rhythm to these digital encounters.
The man I met through something called Blinddate Match was remarkable and I couldn’t help myself but to fall in love all over again.
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