But Tupana also befriends another castaway, Stu (Luke Halpin of Flipper); they go fishing, and learn to dance, and touch each other's shoulders, smiling. It is Stu who actually pulls Tupana aboard the rescue boat. We are not absolutely certain, amid the fade-out hugs, which one Tupana has decided to followed.
Peter McEnery rescues a princess, but he also spends an inordinate amount of time being rescued by an older man (Tom Adams).
Tommy Kirk) trolls the beach in search of babes, but he also has a remarkably expressive bond with his best friend, Woody (Bobby Pickett).
In the comics, Robin and Jimmy Olsen date girls, but they are heartbroken when they believe that their superhero pals have found someone else. Korak Son of Tarzan rescues a young African diplomat and introduces him to a girl, but not before the duo spends many panels gazing at each other with unparalleled delight
During the Summer of Love, nearly every teenage boy, whether star, buddy, or villain, was portrayed as aggressively and unequivocally girl-crazy. Yet they often, perhaps usually, desired each other or fell in love with each other.
Their bonds were exclusive and permanent, yet always submerged beneath a girl-crazy façade. They would gaze at each other while discussing how much they liked girls, or while competing over the same girl, or while consoling each other when their attempts at getting girls faltered.
Their bonds were intense and passionate, yet always tentative, fragile, easily disrupted. They would express their desire through hints and innuendos, through subtexts and double-entendres, through ambiguities in spectacle or plot, through moments stolen from the “main” story, lest anyone notice. Lest anyone realize that two boys or two men could walk into fade-out sunsets together.
See also: Fighting Prince of Donegal