Dec 26, 2013
David Barry Gray: Not as Homophobic as Chevy Chase, Probably
Not as homophobic as Chevy Chase.
Not a lot of gay subtext vehicles, although you could include his role in S.F.W. (1994), as the brother of hostage-survivor Stephen Dorf, and the "rescuing people from Southeast Asia" movie Soldier Boys (1995), as Lamb, who steps on a land mine (sacrificial lamb -- get it?).
Man-mountain Michael Dudikoff stars.
A lonely ten-year old girl and her only friend, the reclusive Trent (Sam Rockwell), both have problems with unwelcome sexual advances from a couple of sleazoid roommates: the girl from Brett (David), and Trent from Sean (Eric Mabius). Not to worry, the evil gay guy is killed, but the pedophile isn't.
So he played the teenage version of homophobic President Richard Nixon, and more recently, Todd Palin, husband of homophobic Alaska Governor and VP contender Sarah Palin. That doesn't mean he's personally homophobic.
His sister-in-law, Ariel Winter, stars in the gay-positive Modern Family as the brainy teenager Alex Dunphy.
Doesn't that suggest that David is gay-positive?
Well, at least he has a nicely toned physique.