Right-wing Porn Marine Matt Sanchez “Bad at Being Gay”

USMC reservist porn star Matt Sanchez, now the right wing’s darling, was a topic of conversation last night on MSBNC’s Countdown. Max Blumenthal of The Nation spoke about the recent revelations:

Blumenthal: “I fully expect the people who supported him on the right to throw him under the bus now, because these authoritarian conservatives treat each other as compassionately as disabled veterans…

…you know, several gay bloggers, like for instance T Rex and Firedoglake have talked for years about the existence of sort of a gay Republican underground railroad that’s funneled people like Jeff Gannon and Corporal Matt Sanchez from the fringes of the adult industry into the core of the conservative movement and they’ve played an influential role in the backlash politics of the conservative movement and the Republican party. That’s really what’s relevant here. It doesn’t matter, inherently, that he was a gay porn star. What matters is that he’s a hypocrite who’s advancing the ideological homophobia of the right and helping them exploit this homophobia for political gain.”

And Sanchez vaguely and defensively addressed a few interview questions for blogger Joe.My.God yesterday. Said Sanchez: “There’s something about the beleaguered gay psyche that wants to prove to the world that everyone is just as messed up as they are. So, they start off with the term hypocrite and work their way backwards looking for signs of deviant behavior in hopes of discovering some type of bastard kinship.” Read the interview. It’s rich.

Sanchez is the last person to be accusing anyone of having a “beleaguered gay psyche”.

When JMG asks Sanchez directly if he is gay, he dodges the question: “Boyfriends: 0 Fiance: 2 Wife: 1. I’d say I’m pretty bad at being gay.” Based on my acquaintance with Sanchez a good 18 years ago, he was pretty good at being gay. Apparently what he’s very bad at is accepting it.

ADDENDUM: Salon today published a two-page op-ed piece by Sanchez:

“By the way, as a political minority on the Columbia campus, people are always asking me, ‘How can you be a conservative? They’re so hateful.’ That wasn’t the feeling I got when I accepted my award. And it’s not what I’ve been hearing from the conservative community since my ‘outing.'”

Ya think? That’s the same conservative community that cheered when Ann Coulter called John Edwards a “faggot”. Now that his past has been displayed, does Sanchez really think those wingnuts will be welcoming him with open arms?

Matt Sanchez responds, sort of… [joe.my.god]
Porn Free [salon]

Thanks to Jordy at virtual matter for the video clip.