BOOK: The Complete Lockpick Pornography
AUTHOR: Joey Comeau
First off; The Complete Lockpick Pornography is actually a collection of two short novellas: Lockpick Pornography and We All Got It Coming. Both stories explore the sexually explicit world of gender queer folks. Both are x-rated with a touch of warmth underneath. And both had the rather unique ability to make this reader rather uncomfortable.
Lockpick Pornography is a coming of age gender queer adventure. The folks in this story are hell bent on promoting – or demanding – respect for the transgender community. A worthy cause for sure; but gone about in a misguided manner. Vandalism, violence and sexual deviance works its way into the story. However, right below those offputting scenarios are a group of kids desperate for love, acceptance and a place in this world that they feel so separated from. If you can look beyond the lewdness of some of the scenes, Lockpick Pornography is a highly relatable tale of just wanting to fit in and find a place in this life. I, however, found it difficult to look past the XXX parts.
We All Got It Coming focuses on the aftermath of a workplace sexual attack on the protagonist. The main character is sexually attacked at work and seeks revenge before realizing he has fallen in love with his boyfriend. We All Got It Coming’s got heart – and the reader feels that. This sense of substance let me work myself into the characters and feel their struggles as my own. This is something which Lockpick Pornography failed to do – and probably the reason why I enjoyed the second story far more than the first.
If your’e interested in gender queer fiction, this might be the collection for you. If not, I can’t recommend it.