Apr 28, 2013
Robbie and Pua Magasiva: Pro-Gay Kiwi Superstuds
Their most famous movie role is the buddy comedy Sione's Wedding, aka Samoan Wedding (2006). Pua (left) plays Sione, who is getting married, and Robbie one of his bffs, all barred from attending until they "man up" by getting girlfriends.
Not to mention several gay positive roles, such as head stripper Adam Lima in the tv series The Strip (2002-03), which included gay and drag queen characters.
He had a homophobic moment when he complained that his "least memorable role" was Air Force Two Down, aka In Her Line of Fire (2006), because it was for "gay audiences." It wasn't, although there were lesbian characters.
And a joke in Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (2012) had gay viewers upset:
One of the character's girlfriends has hired a personal trainer, but it's ok because he's gay. Michael (Robbie) replies, “All girls tell their guys their personal trainers are gay”. Apprised that the trainer’s name is Marcel, Michael says, “Okay, that does sound pretty gay.”
Not nearly as homophobic as standard American buddy-humor.
In addition to his ongoing role as a male nurse who takes off his shirt incessantly on Shortland Street.