The reviews of Straight White Men were overwhelmingly positive, the only truly negative reviews from substantial sources being Hilton Als and Terry Teachout. The reviews of Daddy are definitely more mixed but overall not negative or "very negative." Those are the examples. (I'll put Torch Song to bed.)
So perhaps your premise on the two is flawed based on factual mistakes rather than on some pathological resistance (:-) ) to facts, and now that you can see the facts hopefully you can appreciate the issue I am/was having.