Unformatted text preview: men? They would be at odds with each other, competing for the male attention. In some instances, when the Navy would come into port, the “fairies” (as they were labeled by the heterosexual men of the time) and the women would vie for the sailors’ attention. In one such painting by a gay artist (Paul Cadmus), that particular scene is played out. The woman flaunting herself while the homosexual man did the same, and the sailor accepting a cigarette (and more) from the gay man (who was shown as the typical homosexual, blond, tweezed eyebrows, red tie, and flushed cheeks). Generally, the men had as much success as the women in picking up sailors....
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- Spring '08
- Homosexuality, Paul Cadmus, New York Reaction, male homosexuality develop