Ezra Axelrod grew up in Oregon, but has spent a lot of time in Colombia and now lives in London, England.This song is the title track of his album American Motel, and is featured in his one-man show Songs from an American Motel.
I recorded half of this album in Columbia so I spent two months with loads of straight, very macho men, and every second of every day was just them talking about women and their titties. And I was like – gay men are still men and they talk like that about other men sometimes. But all of a sudden as soon as straight people are around we stop. So my view was different and I thought that if you guys are going to talk like that, well I am too. (interviewed in So So Gay)