recrudescence: (all the world is football shaped)
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I wish more celebrities were open about sexual experimentation. Screwing around with someone of the same sex doesn't mean you're abnormal in any way, but it doesn't mean you have to be some kind of gay icon either. I have some beef with Jessie J, but I like that she's been upfront about her bisexuality without defining herself based on it. THard actually seemed to have that mentality down cold, going by the things he said in his older interviews.

When I read the famous "I’ve played with anything and anyone" article, I thought it was very refreshing how he owned up to having experimented in the past. But then he gets very specific in a much more recent interview, mentioning "I’ve never had a cock in my arse, and I have no fucking desire for it" and while it's still awesome that he's game for chatting about it, reading that had me not sure how to feel at first.

On one hand, it reads as if he's backpedaling somewhat and it makes me think. Maybe it's because he's becoming more widely known to American audiences and has to uphold his manly street cred, since Lord knows Americans have plenty of thoughts on just how sexuality should be marketed in order to pass muster and, unfortunately, talking about whether or not you've ever been fucked up the ass isn't something generally associated with good PR even if you're not a big burly dude with way too many shoulder muscles. But I like to believe he'll swagger on being his eccentric self anyway.

On the other hand, it has to be annoying constantly being bombarded with interrogations about things he's blurted out in the past and it's not a surprise if the strain gets to him now and again. Credit where it's due, he doesn't shy away from intensely personal questions. No one is obligated to divulge information about who they're attracted to, since it's really no one else's damn business, and he's been an incredible sport about putting all his past indiscretions out in the open. I hope the fact that he's turning into a household name doesn't mean he starts developing a brain to mouth filter all of a sudden--or that he's being told to tone down the rambling as he becomes more successful, which is sadly more likely than not. "It’s a very different system now, and I’m getting fast-tracked, and learning how it works," says quite a bit.

I do wish he'd just said what he said before--that he messed around, has no problem with it, but it's not something he's interested in at this point in his life. He's a phenomenal actor, lack of brain-to-mouth filter and all, and it shouldn't matter whether or not any man-on-man action he did is firmly in the past. At least we don't need to worry about ersatz journalists pulling an Ellen Page and deciding to expose his checkered past for the greater good, since he's been keen on doing all that on his own.

In conclusion, I'm a little put out that sexual orientation is always expected to be so black and white and that Hollywood isn't helping at all. He's said himself, "I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in," but I hope he still manages to roll with the punches and keeps on wearing pink shirts and babbling about chicken villages and rhapsodizing about his shoe fetish and rapping while holding babies.
Mood:: 'blah' blah
recrudescence: (i hope we both die)


SO, THIS FANDOM.

I've gotten to know so many lovely people, read so much quality fic, see some staggeringly beautiful artwork, alternately flail and facepalm over JGL and his vaguely endearing pretentiousness and THard and his improbably endearing camwhoring, and discover that a fandom full of reliably awesome individuals is enough to make me give just about anything a chance no matter how bizarre the premise is.

Happy one-year anniversary, y'all. Call me! ♥ ♥ ♥

Mood:: 'jubilant' jubilant

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