Matthew Klam: … on male/male relationships in fiction in Pif magazine, August 2001.

I think there is so much more out there that’s more interesting to write about than someone getting hold of a nuclear bomb and pointing it at the U.S. Men compensate for their angry nature with other men. It’s very complex. I’ve just learned how to be comfortable with other guys and enjoy them in the way I did in 5th grade. It’s hard to trust men because they’re untrustworthy. Men feel desperate about themselves, about their relationships with men, because they want to succeed, they want life to look different. It’s all about forms of prowess, about a man’s facility within his own society. His physical, psychological strength. Demonstrations of power. It’s devastating, when men have problems with authority figures, they’re always seeking ways to play that out, to demonstrate their position.

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