My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This can be a hit or miss depending on your familiarity with the dark side of folklore and the repercussions of making deals with other beings.
Allen is a forty-something gay man working at a dead end job, and he has come to terms with the fact that, just as his penis will never get bigger, his life won’t ever get grander. Destry chooses him, of all people, to bring into his world of money and power.
Their relationship is gripping in an uncomfortable way. Allen is submissive to Destry because he lacks confidence. His penis being small becomes symbolic, a constant reminder that Allen is a nobody in a world of successful, virile men. He objectifies himself, and it’s scary because he has a void Destry can exploit. Allen is magnetized to Destry, almost against his will. Destry, meanwhile…
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