Aug 9, 2013
The X-Files: Only Heterosexuals Believe
They worked on "monster of the week" cases, like a serial killer who can slide under doorways or a little girl who is the reincarnation of a slain police officer, while investigating the Big Question: what happened to Fox's little sister, who vanished from their home when he was a kid?
He believes that she was abducted by aliens, but the truth turns out to be bigger, vaster, scarier -- and much more convoluted -- than anyone could imagine, drawing on government conspiracies, cloning, and who knows what else? Frankly, I don't really remember the truth. I just remember so many horrible things happening to Scully, rape, abduction, cancer, murder of her sister, death of her child, more abductions, that it became painful to watch.
Though I liked the episode where Michael Emerson, later head of the evil Others on Lost, conjures up real-life versions of The Brady Bunch to keep him company.
I don't remember any gay characters, though I am told that the episode "All Things" contains an unstated lesbian relationship Otherwise Mulder and Scully are not aware of the existence of gay people. In "Gender Bender" (January 21, 1994), a serial killer seduces and kills both men and women. But wait...how could he seduce a man? Scully suggests that he may wear women's clothes, but Mulder rejects this possibility out of hand -- it's impossible for any man be fooled by drag!
There was some beefcake, bulges, underwear shots, and semi-nudity, if you're into Duchovny, or his bear boss Skinner (Mitch Pileggi, left).
David Duchovny is not exactly a gay ally; although he was invited to Outfest Legacy in 2007, he made the oddly homophobic request that someone cover his daughter's eyes so she couldn't see the movie clips. Did he think that all gay movies are pornographic?
Gillian Anderson made headlines in 2012, in an interview in Out magazine, in which she said she had a lesbian relationship in high school. But only guys for the last couple of decades.