Oct 16, 2015
But it was his role as a closeted gay cop on Lou Grant (1979) that brought him notoriety -- and a long career in gay-subtext buddy-bonding roles.
Frank Darnell, head of the Central Security Agency who employs soccer mom Cathy Davis and hangs out with her husband, Jack (William R. Moses) in a series of Jane Doe movies (2005-2008).
He's only 59 years old. He's got plenty of time, right?
See also: Don Stroud
Oct 15, 2015
All of them told me, "You have to meet the Satyr!" But they all had different stories.
The Rich Kid: he's a muscle bear who used to work in porn movies.
The Truck Driver: he's cultured, artistic, and very romantic.
The Rapper: he's a Sugar Daddy with a fetish for black men.
The Grabby Male Nurse: he's a sexual dynamo, able to keep going all night (thus his nickname).
Date #5. The Satyr
He didn't send any photos or give any stats, so I didn't know what to expect when I drove to old Victorian on the west side of Oneonta. But I certainly didn't expect Chad, the waiter from the Neptune, to answer the door.
"Hey, Chad! I didn't know the Satyr had a roommate."
He ushered me into a room cluttered with heavy leather furniture, old black-and-white photographs, bookshelves, a coffee table made out of an old crate.
I was left alone for about ten minutes to leaf through coffee table books on Asian art and try to make friends with a skittish cat, until the Satyr finally came down the stairs.
A tall, husky, bearded bear, around 60 years old. Broad shoulders, round belly. And, when he gave me a hug, I felt that he had a baseball bat down there, all revved up and ready to go.
"Don't take it personally," the Satyr said with a chuckle. "I'm always like that when I meet a new guy."
The rest of the story, with uncensored photos, is on Tales of West Hollywood.
Charlie McDermott's Axl has some gay subtext scenes.
I thought that preteen Brick was gay, but no, the minute his character hit puberty, his "hormones" kicked in, and he became girl crazy.
And that's about it.
Certainly not Sue, who is unaware that gay people exist. Not even Brad, also unaware.
Wait -- don't these teenagers watch Glee?
So who is this person with the 5,000 teeth who has won two Young Artist Awards for his contribution to the erasure of gay people from the world?
His name is Brock Ciarlelli, and he's 19 years old, a Littleton, Colorado native currently studying at Chapman University.
Asked if he minded playing a gay character, he said "no."
Asked about his character's obliviousness to his gay identity, he said: "to me, that says that sexual orientation doesn't matter."
Brock and other teen favorites, such as Nickelodeon's Nick Cannon, are involved in an anti-bullying program where they talk to kids in classrooms via Skype.
That doesn't make up for being an Uncle Tom.
Postscript: In the October 14, 2015 episode, Brad comes out to Sue, sort of:
Brad: "Sue, I have something to tell you. I'm...."
Sue: "I know."
Frankie (voiceover): "Since Brad had the courage to tell Sue who he was...."
Ok, the word "gay" was never used. It still must never be spoken, only implied.
See also: Axl in Underwear; Raising Hope/The Middle
Oct 11, 2015
So she and her sentient gay spaceship ("Prepare to insert nourishment") travel to the distant planet. She is captured by carnivorous children and rescued by a child-catcher (Ugo Tognazzi). He asks to have sex with her.
Then she meets a blind angel, Pygar (John Phillip Law, star of Strogoff), who has lost his will to fly. She restores it by having sex with him.
Then they are both captured by the Great Tyrant (Anita Pallenberg), who calls Barberella "my pretty-pretty" and Pygar a "winged fruitcake." They refuse her request for sex.
Recaptured, she is placed in the Excessive Machine to be orgasmed to death.
After a few more sexploits, the planet is destroyed. Pygar flies Barbarella, and the Great Tyrant to safety. "Why did you rescue her, after all the terrible things she did to you?" Barbarella asks. "Angels have no memory."
The 1968 movie may have been hetero porn, but the 1977 PG-rated re-release is a trippy sci-fi spoof. No one is actually shown having sex, or even making out, and the requests for sex are so emotionless and pedestrian that they seem merely polite social gestures, like shaking hands.
And oblique references to same-sex desire and practice that make you think that there might be gay people in this 1960s universe.
How did a hetero sex comedy turn into a gay classic?
Jane Fonda, by the way, is a strong gay ally.