What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Boys in the Bunk House July 11, 2016

So back to Bug Juice.

Along with the poor boy who found out that his summer lovin’ hadn’t really even liked him, there were those who were told they couldn’t be who they were at all.

This is a short but sad story. There’s too much I don’t know about it to write anything lengthy.

There were two boys who had been on the show. It seemed like they were good friends. When they got back to camp the next year, they still spent all their time together. Registering for all the same activities, skipping those activities together.

They skipped so much one of the counselors had to go looking for the boys and found them in bed together in their cabin.

Let’s set aside problems with sexual activity at summer camp. Those boys really cared about each other, but it hadn’t been an appropriate storyline for the show. And then when the show was done, they had the message that being gay was unacceptable deeply ingrained in them. So they still hid it.

Just think about that for a second. Think about the long term ramifications of that for a moment.

Next up in the sad summer camp stories: The Underage Alcoholic.


One Response to “Boys in the Bunk House”

  1. […] the closeted boys and the heart broken geek, I think the saddest post-Bug Juice tale was of the underage […]

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