When I was very young, ages ago, in the Fifties I used to go to the movies every Saturday matinee.
Like any young gay boy of the Fifties (of which I was the only one of course) I had my movie idols. Those gorgeous men who made my heart throb and engender those "stirrings" in me that often resulted in wet dreams. Yes, I said it.
One of my first movie idols was Farley Granger.
|Farley Granger - 50's movie idol (not a nice person, I found out later)|
Another heart throb of mine was Guy Madison.
|Guy Madison -"Wild Bill" - be still my heart!|
Since that time I can't remember one movie actor that has caused my long dormant feelings longing for the unattainable to rekindle. That ended a few weeks ago when I began watching this Australian TV series called "A Place to Call Home."
The series is about a woman returning to her home in Australia in the early Fifties after twenty years in Europe, including World War II and the Spanish Civil War. On the ship home she meets a man accompanying his mother to their home in Australia. He is in his fifties and his name is George Bligh. They meet in the hallway of the ship they're traveling on after "Sarah", the main character attended his mother who has a heart condition. Sarah is a nurse. "George" lays his eyes on Sarah and is immediately taken with her. I lay my eyes on George and am immediately taken with him.
Those eyes; sparkling, inquisitive and providing a window into his good soul.
As George makes eye contact with Sarah, he smiles. A crooked smile. I am a sucker for crooked smiles.
George approaches Sarah to introduce himself and I notice he has the same posture as I do, rounded shoulders and neck protruding forward. All my life I wanted a ramrod straight back but could never have one because I have curvature of the spine. I always thought it was my fault I didn't have a straight back posture because I was lazy or defective in someway. I found out much later in life I have the very common condition of curvature of the spine. I was not alone. However, I never saw an actor who had the same condition I did. Now I did. And he was handsome and charming. Who was this man? I checked and I found his name is Brett Climo. Never heard of him!
All my adult life, I always felt left out because I never fell for the charms of the movie and TV actors, Brad Pitt does nothing for me. In fact I don't even like him as a person. I've seen some of his interviews and he comes across as a pompous, self absorbed ass. Not likable at all.
I could go down a whole list of actors that many others find movie idol worthy:
Matthew McConaughey (ugh!)
Christian Bale (are you kidding?)
Matt Damon (nice guy, sexless to me)
Bradley Cooper (I do like Bradley)
Timothy Chalamet (I DO not understand)
Just a short list, I could go on. Many other fine actors but no one I would want to have dinner (or more) with. No one that lights up the screen for me. But this Brett Climo, I LOVE this guy!
Who knew I still had those fires raging within me?
Maybe someday I'll get to met Brett in person. But that's about all, he's straight and married. Shame.
By the way, I like the older Brett much better than the younger Brett. I'm into older guys. Always have been, always will.