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