POSITIVE SPIN, by Barry Freiman

I write Positive Spin: The Blog right here on Chicago Pride dot com!



Writing, HIV awareness in those with HIV, LGBT issues, and comic books. My role models in life even before their 'issues': Christopher Reeve and Olivia Newton-John.

Favorite movies

Trick, all the Superman movies, Grease, Xanadu, It's My Party (though I admittedly have a harder time watching it since I've become Poz), the Batman films from 1966 to Dark Knight.

Favorite music


I'm so old I get my pop culture music cues for today's music from watching "Smallville".

Favorite food


Favorite TV shows

No major shocks here:

Smallville, Lois & Clark, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Animated Series, Superman Animated Series and the 1966 Batman TV that introduced me to a lifetime of geekdom.

Non Super Shows I love - KNOTS LANDING (best written night time soap ever and a major influence in my ability to write fiction)

Sitcom humor: Barney Miller, Seinfeld, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bob Newhart Show (which I love in a whole new way since I've become a Chicagoan - thanks MeTV)