Matt Mitchell is a poet, music critic, and essayist from Northeast Ohio. He writes for Pitchfork, MTV, Bandcamp, Paste, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. They are the author of The Neon Hollywood Cowboy (Big Lucks, 2021).
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“Sign o’ the Times” is candy for a cute little he/they like me.
But of course, all of this isn’t about ‘Gaucho’ or masculinity, really. It’s about trauma, about breaking a cycle you didn’t consent to entering.
Like any sitcom created before the mid-aughts—around the time Hollywood started doing the bare minimum to give space to marginalized people—‘Friends’ has not aged well.
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