A Short Gay Affair with a Straight Actor

BuzzFoto – This British actor known for his diverse range of theater, film and television productions made a cult favorite movie in the 80′s that didn’t do so well in the box office. He revealed recently he once had a sordid, “experimental” affair with a straight actor he worked with on that film. It was a short-lived romantic relationship, but the two remain good friends to this day.

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      • Pickle says

        That seems a little simple-minded. I’m sure there are guys out there willing to experiment.

      • jessalyn says

        Based on your experience as a human sexuality expert why can’t men experiment? I don’t know why there is always this double standard.

      • Pickle says

        Lots of men like watching girls kissing girls.
        Lots of men do not like watching guys kissing guys.
        That is why there is a double standard :/

      • New in the UK says

        I have a friend who sometimes sleeps with girls but sleeps mainly with other guys.

        He calls himself, and anyone else out there “experimenting with guys”, gay and not bisexual.

      • cincinnatikate says

        All comes down to penetration. IMO. Two women can not have “sex” because to ME ( a hetero woman) SEX is being penetrated by a penis in an act to impregnate. 2 women cant have sex with each other. They can have sex with an object, they can perform stimulating acts, but technically they cant have sex. If someone is penetrated with a penis, they have had sex.

      • ivyleaguer says

        well some people do call women who experiment with other women lesbians too, even if they end up married with children.

      • Captious1 says

        Not true. I know guys who – early in their lives – had an experimentation with another guy, found it wasn’t their bag, and went on to marry and have children, never to be with another man. It’s ridiculous to say that it’s not true for men. It’s not true for YOU and maybe other men that you know, but you can’t – and don’t – speak for all men.

      • SebastianCanada says

        Yeah, no guy says “I am just experimenting here, but I’d like to try taking it up the arse.”

      • Nameless says

        That is rare, but the experimenters usually want to be giving, not taking. Sexual experimentation is not the same as orientation. SMH that we are still having conversations like this in 2010.

        By the rules in this discussion thread, every man in prison is gay I guess.

      • Sammi says

        It’s not true for anyone. If something in the back of your mind is even considering having sex with the same gender, then you are not straight. I don’t care what anyone else says. This thought would not cross your mind at all if you were only attracted to the opposite sex. Just accept that you’re attracted to both genders and move on.

      • anonymous says

        I knew a guy who was “experimenting” for years. Any day now he’s going to publish a paper in a scientific journal as soon as he’s finished tallying the results.

    • Stephie says

      Why can’t we all just say “gay tendencies” or “lesbian tendencies” without labeling the actual person?

      • Pickle says

        Oh and when it says “made” does that mean he wrote, directed or acted in it?? Kind of vague.

      • msp96302 says

        Yep. Its called “Die Hard.” However, I doubt this is the answer to the blind as that film went on to be very successful at the box office.

      • metalmickey says

        I’ve never been able to get through that film, without bawling my eyes out! When she’s yelling/crying at her therapist, saying she’s “so angry” that he’s gone… Urghh, so painful to watch….

        That, and about a dozen other scenes! BRILLIANT film though.

    • msp96302 says

      I was thinking about Chariots of Fire also. Even though it won Best Picture that year, it never came in #1 at the box office in any week during its first year of release. So, this could be the answer.

      • Ralphie says

        It’s consistently listed as an overrated film with an obsessive following…that’s what made me look it up for the possible actors involved. I def think this BV is referring to older actors…

      • ffleur says

        Anthony Hopkins (he is short also)and I believe there has been rumours about his bisexuality or at least experimentation and the cult film – one of these?:
        His character’s name is in brackets. This is straight from IMDB but I cut out the TV movies.

        Perhaps The Elephant Man is the cult fave?

        1988 The Dawning (Cassius/Angus Barrie)
        1988 A Chorus of Disapproval(Dafydd Ap Llewellyn)
        1988 Across the Lake (Donald Campbell)
        1987 84 Charing Cross Road (Frank P. Doel)
        1985 The Good Father (Bill Hooper)
        1984 The Bounty (Lieutenant William Bligh)
        1980 A Change of Seasons (Adam Evans)
        1980 The Elephant Man (Frederick Treves)

      • Captious1 says

        I meant to say that liked ffleur’s guess of Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, & The Elephant Man. I’m not sure if it was considered a cult classic or not, but it’s still a great guess.

    • No Kidding says

      Chariots of Fire a cult favorite movie? I really don’t think so.

      Interesting that it reads British, and not English. I’m going to guess Jonathan Pryce, who is from Wales. He was also in Terry Gilliam’s 1985 cult classic, Brazil (co-written by Tom Stoppard). Pryce has done everything.

      The other actors in that film include Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Bob Hoskins, and Jim Broadbent. I’m going to guess Michael Palin. He’s definitely the experimental type.

  1. Pickle says

    I was going to say Tim Curry but Rocky Horror Picture Show was 1975…
    Also, I’m pretty sure he’s gay so that wouldn’t fit. But I’m going to throw it out there anyway.

    • Magpie says

      Aside from the fact that Rocky Horror was in the 70’s, Tim Curry could potentially be the gay man in this blind. He’s definitely got a diverse portfolio with theater, TV, and film credits to his name. I don’t know what cult films he may have done in the 80’s though.

    • lil nikki says

      mabey richard obrian or whatever hes called, that bald guy lol he was in the rocky horror picture show im sure

      • redvixen says

        I thought the same thing. Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin. MP has done tv, movies and Broadway.

      • janeygotagun says

        Cary in the Princess Bride was my first thought. Cary was also in Another Country with Rupert Everett and Colin Firth…enough said!

      • Celimene says

        No way. Even though he’s a musical theatre guy, MP is straight. Married with kids. A friend used to babysit for his family in the 90s.

    • badger says

      funny i was just checking Cary Elwes out and he was in the movie “The Bride” too which was in the 80’s. Experiment being Frankenstein. Probably nothing but ya never know.

    • Dydear says

      That’s what I was going to guess! Cult classic, didn’t do so well in the box office. (This is my favorite movie of all time, btw.)

      I can’t find any clues in this one that point to him, though.

  2. Jennifer says

    I’m going to guess Patrick Stewart for the British actor and Kyle McLachlan for the straight actor with the cult ’80s film being “Dune” from 1984.

    Kyle MacLachlan’s one of those actors who’s always pinged on my “not totally straight radar” (and that’s fine with me) and he’s not British. Since the blind specifies the first actor’s a Brit but doesn’t say that about the second, I’m assuming the straight actor’s not British. He was the lead in Dune, which is a big cult favorite but cost $45 million to make and only grossed $27.4 million in the US. In addition to Dune, MacLachlan and Stewart were in a 2003 Broadway play and 2005 movie together, so it doesn’t sound like they hate each other (though I can’t find anything that says they’re friends).

    As for my Patrick Stewart guess, he’s one of the British actors I always think of when someone mentions a successful theater, film, and television career. And I personally think he’s always been hotter than heck, so I can’t imagine anyone of any gender not wanting to get with him if they had the chance!

  3. Eryn says

    Oh yeah, have to throw in my 2cents, it’s got to be Tim Curry, Clue being the movie, with the “short-lived” line cuz everyone keeps dying and when they said experiment, I thought of his Rocky Horror experiment. Yeah, I know, it’s two different movies, but that’s how you play the game on this site, right? Right?

  4. Anonymous says

    It didn’t say the British actor was gay, so I’m going with this one:

    Brit: David Warner
    Straight Actor: Jeff Bridges
    Cult Movie: Tron

    With the Tron sequel coming out, there’s been a lot of retrospectives regarding the original, so there’s the opening for this admittance.

    • robin sparkles says

      Warner developed stage fright, and probably hasn’t been on stage in close to thirty years. I don’t think he was onstage in the eighties.

  5. TrollToll says

    Falcor (gay, duh) + Atreyu (straight-ish) = Neverending Story FTW…again…

    And how come there haven’t been any guesses for Labrynth?

  6. ffleur says

    Anthony Hopkins does movies, stage and TV. He is also British. Don’t know if its a cult movie but I’m guessing The Elephant Man. Co-star he had affair with: John Hurt.

  7. Guidettehater says

    @CincinnatiKate – thank GOD it’s only your opinion then, and it’s a pretty narrow-minded one as well.

    • Dont Know For Sure says

      LOL, I use to say his line “You are great” all the time. I forgot all about it until just know; the memories.

  8. DinkinFlicka says

    First thought was Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride. Other actor being Christopher Guest, maybe?

    • ShhDontTell says

      I thought that as soon as I read it but then again I’m the crazy girl who’s convinced they’ve had a thing, haha.

      But what would the cult 80s flick be?

  9. zmnx says

    Gotta be Richard E Grant, and Paul McGann, in Whithnail and I.
    One of my fave films of all time.

  10. anonymous3 says

    Maybe “Dominick and Eugene” (aka “Nicki and Gino”)

    Gay actor: Tom Hulce
    Straight actor: Ray Liotta

    But, is this film a cult favorite?

  11. BoomBaaBee says

    Tooootally Gary Oldman. As stated previously “Sid & Nancy” was the cult classic & even thought I wasn’t even born yet when it came out, I’m pretty sure it didn’t do too well at the Box Office…

  12. shoudntbutdo says

    Tim Curry and Tom Cruise were both in Legend (1985)
    A film that is not very well known but is considered a cult classic. I for one have watched this movie at least a few dozen times.
    Tim Curry plays the best devil ever and Tom Cruise plays a boy who saves the princess like character. Tom Cruise does not like to mention this movie.

    Guy #1 Tom Cruise
    Guy #2 Tim Curry
    Guy #1 Tim Curry
    Guy #2 Tom Cruise
    Just depends on how you look at things.