Thursday, January 07, 2016

Random Musings

Man oh man, whoever told Bill Cosby how to play it during his perp walk really nailed it.

The confused old man with a cane, being held up by his team after he trips over a curb. How could he have possibly sexually assaulted fifty women?

PS That's fifty Cosby mugshots, one for each of the women he has ALLEGED to have sexually assaulted.
Celine Dion returned to Caesar's Palace Las Vegas this week and first thing she covered was Adele’s “Hello.”

Celine Dion ruins everything.
So, over the holidays we watched a few films we had line dup on the DVR, so the Hot Man Watch was working overtime …

First up is openly bisexual — though he lived most of his life with a man — actor Farley Granger, whom we watched in Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. He’s just dreamy.

Then we had Max Irons in The Riot Club, about a group of over-privileged rich kids at Oxford University; he played the kinda good one. Sidenote: his father is actor Jeremy Irons.

Next up is Aml Ameen from The Maze Runner; so hot, died — in the film anyway — too soon.

Next up, continuing clockwise, is Jack O’Connell from Unbroken; it was a very good film, a brilliantly told true story, and Jack is oh so swoonworthy.

Lastly, we have Garrett Hedlund, also from Unbroken, who met up with Jack o’Connell’s character in a prisoner of war camp.

That was some hot camp, is all I can say.
According to No, the word ‘faggot’ has been tweeted on Twitter over 34 million times since it began tracking in July 2012 … that’s 19 times a minute, y’all.

And finally they’ve done something about it. Twitter will begin banning accounts that tweet abuse or threats that use homophobic or transphobic slurs.

‘Bout effing time.
So, Colton Haynes is cute; adorable; maybe gay. Who cares?

Apparently a lotta folks. The world, or at least most of the gay corners of the world, are buzzing that Haynes came out as gay in a coy post on Tumblr after a fan said this:

“when I found out colton haynes had a secret gay past i got so excited even though i know it makes absolutely no difference in my life.”

Colton Haynes replied:

“Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :).”

Questions about Haynes’ sexuality have surfaced before, mostly from photos of him kissing another guy in an issue of XY Magazine back in ’06.

Haynes has never publicly addressed the rumors and this isn’t him addressing them now.

Build a bridge people, though, I will say again: he is adorable.
It seems like we have a lot of hot guys in Musings this week, so let’s talk Carrie Fisher and the body shaming she’s been enduring online since the new Star Wars film opened.

People are seemingly stunned that she looks so different from the first time she appeared in a Star Wars film … in 1979! Yes, the poor woman had the audacity to age over the course of the last forty years and no longer look like a bikini-wearing slave girl.

I’d like all y’all that are dogging Carrie to take a look back at how you looked forty years ago, and when you pick your chin up off the floor, shut your yap.

But still ... Carrie knows how to take on her detractors so let’s allow her that honor …
Now, unlike Colton Haynes, this gay story does have me intrigued …

The internet is going wild for a theory that Star Wars will soon feature its first gay romance.

Just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened rumors spread that there might be a gay romance between two of the film’s main male characters. And the film does film features a close bond between Resistance pilot Poe Dameron — played by scaldingly hot Oscar Isaac [right] — and stormtrooper Finn — played by also scaldingly hot John Boyega [left].

And, while doing press for the film Oscar Isaac added fuel to the fire by hinting at a gay romance saying:

“I think it’s very subtle romance that’s happening. You know, you have to just look very close — you have to watch it a few times to see the little hints. But there it was.”

Let me just say this: I haven’t seen Star Wars yet but if there’s to be a gay romance featuring Oscar Isaac, I’m’a get in line now.

And, if that romance is with John Boyega, I’m’a be buyin’ tickets for every show.

Just sayin’.


anne marie in philly said...

I wondered about cosby and the cane too - sympathy ploy, perhaps? homeboy in BIG trouble.

Bea said...

I thought so as well, Anne Marie. Call me an old cynic, but that trip as he was being escorted by Pressley and dude seemed calculated. But, who knows?

the dogs' mother said...

Also have not seen SW yet (but Engineer and kids all have). Will wait for the dvd.

mistress maddie said...

Can. Not. Stand .Celine. Meanwhile...a gay couple in a Star Wars movie? Does that mean they'll cross light sabers?

Toni said...

Need to see Unbroken...bad.

Sadie J said...

I saw SW without having noticed the pre-hype and thought maybe I was the only one shipping those two through-out the movie. Guess I wasn't!

anne marie in philly said...

@bea - I'm an old cynical fart too!

celine looks like she needs to eat a sandwich or two.

Bob Slatten said...

Celine needs to sit down and be quiet. =)

Blobby said...

I'd like to have a not so subtle romance w Mr. Isaac.

Raybeard said...

Farley Granger sure was handsome in his time. He was, of course, also in another Hitchcock film 'Rope' - as one half of the murdering, gay (it's all in the sub-text) pair. Last time I saw him was about 20 years ago as one of the 'talking heads' in the film version of 'The Celluloid Closet', where a number of those involved in film, both in front of camera and behind, and others, remarked on portrayals of gays through film history.

As for an Isaac/Boyega pairing in a future storyline, well I never thought I'd want to see 'The Force Awakens' again, but now I would - perhaps with the sound turned off.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I adore Carrie Fisher and all three of her feelings!

That Tweet of the Week says so much.

And, yes, I would really love to see THAT force awaken.

Helen Lashbrook said...

And the worst is, on the Cosby case as so many others, is all the women who decry other women getting raped, assaulted etc.

Biki Honko said...

Carrie Fisher is perfection.

Celine-shudder- she doesnt need to eat a sandwich but an entire buffet, and except for shoveling food in needs to shut up, forever.

What did you think of the man who played Bird? That is Miyavi, and I adore his music and when he's not playing 1940's military is smoking hot.