Coming Unbuttoned


By James Broughton

With James Broughton's puckish humor, Coming Unbuttoned recalls his journey from early childhood and military school, following his muse (named Hermy) into an avant-garde world of poets, artists, and filmmakers.

His groundbreaking films were championed by Jean Cocteau and Maya Deren, and he wrote poetry in company with Robert Duncan and Alan Watts. On these frank and witty pages, he gives firsthand witness to life in the artistic underground from the 1940s into the '90s as he becomes an icon of the gay counterculture, culminating with his winter-years' romance with Joel Singer, the love of his life.

This Query Books edition contains a new Foreword by Mark Thompson, author of Gay Spirit; and two never-before published, unexpurgated chapters.

Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Query Books LLC; Updated with a New Foreword an ed. edition (June 11 2016)
ISBN-13: 9781944507015
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm

*Watch the trailer for the documentary film Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)...