The riotous follow-up to Robert Rodi’s cult hit F*G HAG, CLOSET CASE turned the genre of the gay coming-out story inside-out and upside-down. Long out of print, this 1993 comic tour de force now returns to delight a whole new generation.
Lionel Frank is a workaholic account executive at an upscale advertising agency, in charge of the über-masculine All-Pro Power Tools account. But Lionel has a secret life—one spent huddled in his car, dialing phone-sex numbers like 1-800-BOY-TOYZ, or lurking in the shadows of gay strip clubs with his flamboyant hairdresser friend, Toné. When continued professional success forces a choice between his two lives, Lionel decides to bury his sexuality forever…a task easier said than done. His increasingly calamitous cover-ups finally reach critical mass at a client’s retreat on a Wisconsin lake, where Lionel—who’s always said he’d rather die than come out—finds himself facing a situation where the choice is exactly that.
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