Twinkle Star by Nicky James 3 Stars!
Meet The Cast
Julian – Desert Dreams stagehand. Sexy, tall, manly, and deeply closeted. Age, 35.
Twinkle Star – Over-the-top, vibrant, and flamboyant actor. Age, 25.
It’s the last show of the season before Julian gets a much needed Christmas break… What could go wrong?
When diva actor Twinkle Star makes his appearance… life for Julian may never be the same.
Julian’s life demands subtlety, but when your secret is Twinkle Star, things get complicated.
I have a lot of mixed feelings about the Christmas Novella.
I like the setting, Palm Springs and the theater world, a great deal. I like Star’s character and I am interested in Julian’s internalized homophobia.
However, Star pushes really hard. I am not sure why he would and what is so great about Julian that he would want to especially when he is clear about wanting an out partner.
We don’t get enough exploration of Julian’s issues to make them not be unsympathetic based on where he lives, works and who already knows.