James W. Hicks, M.D.

Bisexual Beats

In Flexible People on August 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm

The Beats: Pictures of a Legend
Edmund White
The New York Review of Books
August 19, 2010

According to White, “Almost all of the Beats were bisexual and one another’s lovers.” Neal Cassady “slept with everyone” (i.e., supersexual or ambisexual). William Burroughs (author of Naked Lunch) married, but his fiction featured explicit descriptions of anal intercourse with young men from third world countries. Jack Kerouac (author of On the Road) and Peter Orlovsky were straight but would “put out” (i.e., heteroflexible) for Allen Ginsberg (author of Howl), who was gay.

  1. Jack Kerouc and Peter Orlovsky were NOT straight or heterosexual. Read their biographies.

    Kerouac was a majorly closeted bisexual and Orlovsky was bipolar/manic and was bisexual too.

    Neal Cassady was simply bisexual.

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