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22 June 2008,
This website takes its title from a novel by the french writer Henry de Montherlant: "THE CITY WHOSE PRINCE IS A CHILD".
28 December 2008,
I hope no-one’s bothered by this title, or thinks it refers to him.
(from left to right: Jean Marais -actor- and Jean Cocteau -writer, poet, director...-)
Some visitors to The City have criticised me because I’m chiefly (or solely) interested in aesthetics - in the beauty of adolescents with perfect bodies. Some of my critics reproach me gently, and others can hardly contain their fury.
They say "what about the fat boys (...)
14 February 2009,
When Dirk Bogarde was playing the dying composer Gustav von Aschenbach in the film Death in Venice, Björn Andrésen (who played the young boy Tadzio) asked him:
- What is my character like?
Bogarde told him to read the script. The next day Andressen came to him and said:
- I know who I am - I’m the Angel of Death.
We never got to meet in person. We were separated by 500 km and all manner of difficulties. But nevertheless, I have never (...)
15 April 2011,
I have a young friend, Alexandre, who I love very much, although unfortunately for me he’s incurably straight. Not long ago he said to me:
"I’d say I’m a tolerant person, who respects others and is certainly not homophobic. I also know myself and my tastes. And I say I would sleep with any girl, however ugly, dirty or unpleasant, rather than sleep with a boy, even if I loved him as well as I love you."
And because I love him so much, and (...)