A disappointing date with Top Gun: Maverick I know this will come as a terrible, crushing blow to him, but sometimes you have to speak bluntly. And there’s no easy way of saying this. I don’t fancy Tom Cruise anymore.… Read More »Sorry Tom, I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
I’ve been devouring – a little late – High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, Charles Fleming’s page-turning and hair-raising 1998 biography of the late Hollywood producer and ‘bad boy’, who along with his ‘good boy’ partner… Read More »How Don & Tom Made ‘Top Gun’ So Steamy
The famously homoerotic ’80s fly-boy flick used to be totally no-homo (Originally published in the Daily Telegraph May 12, 2016) Thirty years ago today, the stars of Top Gun were taxiing the red carpet at the premiere in New York. The film,… Read More »How Did Top Gun Get So Gay?
Tom Cruise is reportedly working on a script for a sequel to Top Gun. In case he’s mislaid his well-thumbed original copy of Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity, the book that outed the flaming queerness of the original movie, he… Read More »‘Male Impersonators’ Gets Digitally Dressed Up: now available on Kindle