I’m sitting here now thinking about the challenge of when Lenny and I enter the story, which will be a couple chapters or three down the road. Now THAT dialogue, which will need to be authentically “remembered” through his ears, is gonna be something else pull off!
Oh, and all the other friends I’ve written about. Hilda, Howie, Mistress Carla, even Quentin Crisp — they all intersect with Brad’s story.
I’m even going to have to write Act Up leaders into the piece, some of whom Brad and I had real conversations with that I’m going to have to very carefully re-create.
I bit off a lot when I decided to do this!