“Oh my God, what a waste”- I have overheard this declaration from straight women assessing the considerable assets of a gym bodied, stylish, good looking & personable gay man. I have found this statement to be offensive, but I let these ladies off the hook because I have had the same thoughts when considering certain straight men. I feel slightly ashamed (but just slightly) when I have taken note of the fine work & classic good looks of actor/singer Patrick Wilson. I thought his performance as closeted gay Mormon- Joe Pitt, in one of my all time favorite films- the masterful Angels in America was first rate & award worthy (he received a Golden Globe, SAG & Emmy nomination). He could easily be a clichéd gay theatre actor- He Sings! He Acts! He Dances! He is buff & funny & self deprecating. His certain charms have been seen on Broadway in Carousel, Gershwin’s Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Oklahoma! (Tony nomination), The Full Monte (Tony Nomination), Barefoot In The Park, & All My Sons. His film work includes a bold, fearless performance in Little Children & as a superhero in Watchmen & singing again in the regrettable Phantom of the Opera. But no, he is heterosexual & happily married… “what a waste”! He would be perfect as my secret lover.
I love this GAP commercial with Claire Danes & I have include a clip of him singing (again, impersonating a gay guy by singing at some piano bar).