Jul 30, 2013
Ray Sharkey: Everybody's Boyfriend
Willie and Phil (1980): two bohemians, a jazz musician and a fashion photographer (Sharkey and Michael Ontkean, who played the gay guy in Making Love), triangulate their romance through a girl.
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989): Chauffeur (Sharkey) and houseboy (Robert Beltran) wager on who can seduce the other's employer first, and end up having sex with each other. There's also a brief homoerotic scene with Barret Oliver as the teenage son.
How is it that I never heard of this guy before?
In real life he had two wives and lots of female partners. Of course, he may have had male partners also. When he was diagnosed with AIDS, he kept it a secret at first, and later claimed that he was exposed through intravenous drug use.