Picked up the new issue of Vman yesterday — the best deal you can get on the newsstand for $4.95. This one’s chock full of hotness, and the best Bruce Weber bathing trunk scrap book I’ve seen in a while.
>> Of note also are two interviews, one with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who featured brilliantly in the film adaptation last year of Scott Heim’s Mysterious Skin. When asked if he was worried about playing a gay character, Gorden-Levitt replied:
“Oh come on! The Rock played gay! No one’s worried about that anymore. I’m about to do two studio movies, and none of the directors or studio people were like, ‘I don’t know…I think the kids think he’s gay!’ Plus to me, gay is a normal person who likes people of the same sex. The character I played in Mysterious Skin had a very damaged, unhealthy sexuality, whether he was with women or men.”
>> A few pages later Brandon Routh is confronted with the question of whether or not he feels comfortable that Superman is a gay icon. His reply?
“He’s a heterosexual icon as well. Females lust after him just like males. I think even heterosexual men look up to him and think, Wow, he’s a handsome man. I’d like to be like that. If they don’t, we’re doing something wrong, I suppose.”
Way to dodge that question! And on the other hand, I was never aware that Superman qualified as a gay icon. The new Clark Kent also confides that he wasn’t required to remove his shirt for director Bryan Singer in order to get the part. Said Routh: “They could tell I was big enough and they could train me.” Indeed.
Sigh. [turns page] On to something a bit more revealing…
Josh Hartnett Piles on the Glam [tr]