A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.

In part two of our episode we pick up with Jerry as he returns to New York City from Saudi Arabia.  With money in his pocket he decides to indulge in a free lifestyle, immersing himself in the gay community at various bath houses and night clubs on a regular basis. After running a successful business and ultimately losing a loved one to the AIDS epidemic, he struggles with addiction in the rough and tumble 1980s East Village.  From there we follow as he drives his taxi cab through a rapidly changing landscape, watching old haunts and the character of the city he once knew slowly disappear.

Music by Total Control and Cocoa Leaf

Additional music by Dan Svizeny.  Check out the new Cough Cool record “Stay Forever” via his label Pale Blue Records.

Unless noted, all photos by Sara Macel

You can find out more about Jerry’s new book, “The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens,” over at Querelle Press.

Jerry is also having his first solo exhibition at Situations Gallery, showing his stone carving over the past decade. The show runs from Apr 21st – May 30th.
More info at situations.us

Episode 027 is sponsored by Hello Fresh.
Use code EIS30 at hellofresh.com to receive $30 off your first week of deliveries.

Available on iTunes