Fred is Gay
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Origins of this content
This texteo sits on the Fred Fan Rant hidden YouTour so as to be simultaneously "published" in a special issue on fan/remix video at Transformative Works and Culture. It is extracted and refined from a talk presented at the UCSD symposium, Youth Media, Sensory Ability and Visual Culture, 2010.
The It Gets Better Project is founded on the idea that "many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them."
Here is proof that I'm now lost in a reverse, counter-reverse, I don't care, who is gay?, Fred sucks, too many Freds, hall-of-mirrors logic that even with my fancy degrees, I truly can't unpack.

Okay, all the Freds are Gay perform eerie doublings to the Fake Fred with which I began: children in rec or bedrooms using the fact of Fred to enact, perform or parody self, age, or gender, all the while having fun, too much fun, and letting us in on these once private stabs of self-becoming, hardly formed nor self-aware but sometimes styled, and certainly rooted in proto-desire and sometimes self-hatred, all the while not making arguments or making argument that make no sense, or fail or don't care, in the meantime following the lead of the one who first nestled comfortably amongst uncertain binaries.

"Jeez you guys are so errr with people. You don't even know them and you just start making fun of them." "Yeah, I mean God." moombaluvsyah