Book: Christopher Reeve Had Affair with Gay Porn Actor

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A new book, Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again, makes the claim that the late Christopher Reeve once had an affair with the late gay porn star Cal Culver (aka Casey Donovan), who starred in the legendary gay adult film Boys in the Sand.

"Culver, who died of an AIDS-related illness, told the unnamed interviewer he met Reeve when both were auditioning for the same Broadway role in the mid-1970s.

In the chat, the porn star says, 'Christopher was a great lover and I think I liberated him sexually. I didn't think he was gay but he seemed willing to try anything once. He was curious.'

In the book extract, obtained by the Globe, Culver calls Reeve 'the man of my dreams' and reveals the two men had a passionate affair that lasted for two months – until the future Superman learned his partner was a gay porn star, who performed under the name Casey Donovan."

Now, quoting a dead gay porn star about a dead screen icon doesn't offer much in the way of credibility, but, it doesn't make for a bad fantasy.

 

Comments

  1. says

    You know it is believable. In the 70’s and 80’s lots of guys experimented. It was a different time.

    It’s not THAT far fetched.

    Hell I used to get stoned with Willie Aames in the early 80’s. (When he was cute)

    Things were just “different” then.

  2. Jimmy says

    Unfortunately, the credited “author” of the book, Darwin Porter, has a long long record of making things up in his previous books about Merv Griffin, Paul Newman, etc. His credibility is zero.

  3. Alex says

    I would believe it, because I met Cal Culver in the early 80s. He was escorting at the time, and I met him through one of his regulars who was my friend (also no longer with us), and we hooked up. He was an interesting guy. At the time he was very talkative, and if you believed him, he had sex with everyone. He was not discreet, rattling off a list of famous clients. There was also a time in the 70s, after his porn movies came out, where he was sort of IT in a certain NY City gay circle, sort of the ideal man, looking like Robert Redford, going to clubs all the time. He was one of those porn stars who was available to everyone. He had a ridiculous amount of sex. There’s no way to verify if he had an affair with Reeve, but it would make sense. He had affairs with everybody.

  4. says

    Cal Culver was kept for many years by actor-turned-novelist Tom Tryon. When I worked at the Metropolitan Museum in the early 70’s I used to see them there all the time with their pal Richard Deacon (“Mel Cooley” on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”) was a fine art expert.

  5. booka says

    I shared a rather intimate moment in the mid 80’s being cruized by Mr. Reeves…believe what you want, I know what I experianced, and it was mutual. Having been in the periphery of the Hollywood scene back then it is amazing to think back on who was fucking who back then…if you don’t believe it then you weren’t there, and don’t know much about how celebrities behave off set. Still, it’s old news…and shouldn’t define anyone, especially those that have gone on to do such good in the world.

  6. MrsPatrickCampbell says

    Interesting Miss Booka. We were cruised in the manner you describe by both homosexual arnold schwartzenegger and homosexual warren beatty.

  7. Michael Strangeways says

    Why are people (esp GAY people) so shocked and horrified when they find out that an ACTOR is/was gay/bi/experimenting? I mean, REALLY? ACTORS?!?

    But, Darwin Porter ISN’T the most reliable of “writers”, though his books are hugely entertaining trash with a thin veneer of truth underlying all the “recreated” conversations.

  8. Ted B. says

    Old news. I can remember when there were titters about him being cast as Superman initially. Many suggested he was at-least bi back then…and then there was “Deathtrap”.

  9. ATLSteve says

    Exactly. I thought it was known that Reeve was rumored to be gay.

    And oh, having sex with porn stars in the 70s? John Travolta says “Hey.”

  10. Bruce Wayne says

    I was ‘in the biz,’ worked with Travolta on Staying Alive and caught him Heavily cruising me once. Great for my ego! Also was cruised twice by Peter Krause at Disney Studios. I regret not taking advantage of those situations!
    ^^X^^

  11. Wimsy says

    Why does anyone care? Every “outing” no matter how old or boring, seems to send a frîsson through the gay community, as if any of it mattered. Potter certainly knows how to spike book sales!

  12. mark says

    Christopher Reeve is one of those rare individuals who managed to turn a personal tragedy into a major blessing for others.

    Thank you Christopher.

  13. gr8guyca says

    I met Reeve in 1975 when he appeared in “A Matter of Gravity” with Katharine Hepburn in Washington, DC. One thing to remember is that, while he was always very handsome, he was not the Superman hunk that we remember. At that point, he was very tall and gangly.
    He was 6’4″ and 190. I am the same height, so we talked about that.
    Nice guy and very good looking. Is this rumor true? Who knows? Who cares?

  14. Mike fischer says

    True. More people who are in the arts are willing to experiment and step outside the regular norms set up by society. Please don’t judge mr. Reeve it was only a mild fling and being gay,(as he found out), was not his cup of tea.

  15. Tim says

    I find that this story makes all of us seem less-than-compassionate–including myself (I read the article, too!). Why? Mainly because there’s a young man out there who tragically lost both of his parents when he was a very young boy. Yet he has to hear all of this tabloid b.s about his father. We should all be better than this.

  16. Lymis says

    Once again, SHOCK and DISBELIEF at the concept that there are bisexual people in the world.

    No clue whether Christopher Reeve was bi, but if he was, so what, and if he had sex with Cal Culver, holy cow, good for him!

    Either way, so what?

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