THE MAN FROM PANSY
||The Man From Pansy
||U.S. Counter-Intelligence Department
||1967 - 1968
ABOUT THE SERIES
Buzz Cardigan is an agent for the Pentagon.
In a world where success is always rewarded with excess, the popularity of such series as the Man From O.R.G.Y. and the Girl from PUSSYCAT would breed many imitators. Most of these followed in the same footsteps with a man or woman deeply involved in prurient interests with members of the opposite sex. One does not.
Still, while this series came out at the height of the Swingin' 60's where sexual freedom was just getting a good start, the idea of homosexual sex was still a major taboo. To have a secret agent who was really one of 'them' was definitely a no-no. There would not have been a mainstream publisher at all willing to risk the bad publicity for releasing a story about a male hero becoming intimate with another man.
For that reason, the agent in question could not be a homosexual, even if the whole purpose of the series was to have fun with the gay community. Indeed, he had to be a true-blue rip-roaring girl-chasing heterosexual who was just pretending to be of that persuasion.
Buzz Cardigan was such an agent. Wounded in the early days of Vietnam and able to take part in orgies and debaucheries at will, he grew discontented at his wanton life style and sought a more worthwhile life. He turned to a brief acquaintance who was in charge of a secret government agency and that man brought Cardigan on-board. For several years he worked as an agent in the counter-intelligence field before the start of these chronicles.
The whole idea of the series is that a dedicated straight spy must take on the role of a gay man to root out enemies of the U.S. who lurk in the shadows of the sexual revolution.
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