A pretty graphic profile of Marcus Ewert—the teen lover of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs—was published by Vocativ today, along with some previously unpublished photos taken by Ginsberg. Of his former flings, Ewert says: "Burroughs was always very kind and courteous, but Allen could be a crotchety dick a lot of the time."
As a teen, the now 43-year-old Ewert wanted to immerse himself in the literary scene—he was focused on meeting Ginsberg and Burroughs, who were "pretty explicit that they liked teenage boys," he says. It was 1988 when he did meet a 62-year-old Ginsberg, at the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. And yadda yadda yadda, Ginsberg was very good at giving blowjobs—read on, maybe you'll learn a thing or two:
"Ewert arrived and was led to the upstairs bedroom. Though he’d fooled around with one or two neighborhood kids when he was 12 or 13, it would be his first 'adult' time; this underage boy direct from the Bible Belt was about to lose his virginity to a much older Allen Ginsberg. 'Basically he blew me; that was a big part of it. And he was really good at it. He did this thing where he had his hand and his mouth working at the same time, and he’d take time out to explain to me what he was doing. He was like, ‘See, you do this with your hand so that way your partner’s penis is always being touched, and when your mouth is off it, your hand is there and it keeps it warm and it keeps the sensation constant, and that shows real consideration to your partner.’ It’s very Allen that he’s always peppering anything he’s saying with little tutorials. But I was totally down for that—it was what I’d signed up for. I wanted the tutorial, I wanted to understand how the fucking world worked. I wanted somebody to help me and mentor me.”
Read the entire profile here, where you'll get transported to Burroughs' former bunker on Bowery. Prior to meeting the then 74-year-old Burroughs, Ewert says, "Part of me was excited by the fact that he hadn’t had sex in a long time... I’ll go down in history as the last person to have had sex with William Burroughs."