It’s a Gay, Gay, Crazy, Mad World out there today…
With films like THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO, playing up lesbian sex with the star as example, you bet it is! Now comes the not-exactly-a-shocker story on John Travolta. Yes, they are coming out of the woodwork to tell the "He offered me money to have sex" stories.
Are they true? It would seem to be the case.
Hollywood has always had its Gay Mafia.
Many – and likely most – of the men and woman in the arts have had same sex moments. Not me, of course. But it’s all too common.
So why the buzz on John?
The media came out on him long ago. He even went into hiding in the 90’s for a few years to let the rumors die down. Remember? Then he did a couple family films, "Look Who’s Talking" and followed with "Pulp Fiction," his big comeback movie.
He was really just the same as always. He’s maybe a bit heavier and with a hairpiece now. Hey, the guy has been a huge star for 40 years, clearly the public didn’t care if he was gay or bi. When we did Champions Forever, our writer and co producer was hanging with John. We couldn’t figure out why until the rumors surfaced, and we went, "Oh, I see."
Our guy was a very well built gym rat, blonde and well, you can figure it out.
John even put our boy into a couple films like "Perfect." Maybe I should have hung out with John? Nah. By the way, they never invited the rest of our staff to go with them for even a drink. Hey, that’s Hollywood.
When I got there in 1982, the big story was Tom Cruise.
He was ratted out by some ‘friends’ on the set of THE OUTSIDERS. Based on his marriages, or pretend ones, his lifestyle is clear. Yet we put this to the side when we go see his films. I like his work very much, gay or not. I mean did he even go out with Penelope Cruz? Letterman asked if she even ever met him when they were "a couple" at the time. Most insiders felt it was fake. It clearly was just a career move for Miss Cruz. And it worked.
From Rock Hudson to Randolph Scott, the stories never stopped.
Almost all were true. Even my hero Errol Flynn said, "Why Deprive the other half?" WTF!
Hey I am a wild guy, but I just don’t have that wheel. You either do or you don’t.
I think by now we all know that most young ladies today will check out the bi-world.
I don’t know hardly any women who haven’t. That is, in today’s world. It’s common, maybe too common. I feel it’s a big reason many marriages don’t work anymore. Now that women have wanderlust for "other women"
My nephew Jake is a junior at Shawnee Mission East and he told me, "Uncle Craig, it’s the rage…this bisexual thing in high school. It’s like the bad boys of the 80’s were Rockers, now they are bi!"
Of course, Jake is not at all interested. Yes, most kids are not buying in, but many are. The media has made it seem not only O.K. but cool. Look at our sports stars, how many of our local guys from George Brett to Nick Lowery have had the finger pointed their way with gay’ stories. George had Jeff Flanagan of the KC Star print a story saying, "Hey, I’m Not Gay!"
Remember that one?
The world is changing and I’m not sure if it’s for the better.
Now make sure you check your Facebook!