Thursday, February 4, 2010

Guys I'd Go Gay For (Volume Two)

Everyone has their own methods of getting over Film Festival Brain Fatigue (FFBF). Mine is relaunching He Shot Cyrus' most popular post to-date. The Guys I'd Go Gay For list is back and it's hotter than ever. And, as I mentioned last time, every comment you leave makes you eligible for another He Shot Cyrus reboot, the Top Comment Reward! An official Top Comment post is to come but I'll let you know right now, this month, there's a prize involved. So let me know which handsome beaus you'd go gay for.

Now on with the show!
And if looking at hot pictures is something you like, click each actor's name.
Also, you should vote in my poll!

Matt Damon - This guy's hot. Some might say he's Half-A-Hard-On hot. Others might not. From his boyish Good Will Hunting looks to his DAYUM!!! good looks in the Bourne series, Matt Damon has cornered the market on boy things I like. Toss in a Boston accent and I'd file for divorce today.

Heath Ledger - A recent rewatching of 10 Things I Hate About You reminded me just how good looking that cast was. Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt! Not to mention Larry Miller! While lots of my friends (females mostly) raved about how pretty this guy was, and how pretty his (then) wife, Michelle Williams, was and how pretty their kids were (going to be), none of it ever resonated with me until a couple of years ago. Just in time to watch him cover his face in fake scars and white paint. Even then, he was still pretty.

Djimon Hounsou - The ONLY reason this guy wasn't on my first list is because he slipped my mind. Don't for one second think that he's on my second-string of famous hunks. The accent. The shaved head. The knowledge that he could kick your ass anytime he wanted (but wouldn't because he's classier than that). Just look at how he wears that scarf. Sure, this picture looks like a middle school photo, but that's one middle school photo that I'd go gay for.

Rock Hudson - He was gay. I'd go gay for him. Match made in heaven? Lord knows the only thing standing in the way of me and these other gentlemen is their respective heterosexuality, right? I'm sure Rock (or Rock-Hard Hudson, as I'd totally call him) would look past my slovenly ways, love of couch vegging, and the fact that I've never seen any of his movies. Because other than that, I'm a catch.

Casey Affleck - I was aware of Casey Affleck before I met my wife. He was a good actor but it's safe to say that my official Homeland Mancrush Level hovered around "Low." Little did I know that marrying a beautiful woman would lead to falling for a beautiful man. Constant exposure was the driving force here. It all started with her blog post praise and incessant swooning. From there came the movies. The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone, and recently, The Killer Inside Me put me face-to-face with this stunningly handsome Affleck. The next thing I knew, a new entrant to the He Shot Cyrus Hotties list as made his debut. I don't know if it says more about her or me, but my incessant swooning for Diane Lane hasn't made so mach as a dent on my wife's unwavering straightness.

Peter Sarsgaard - Last year at Sundance, my editor asked me to cover An Education, a movie I hadn't planned on watching based on my festival schedule. But when I heard that Nick Hornby (who penned "High Fidelity") had written the screenplay for Education, I gladly switched some things around. I'm glad I did because it turned out to be pretty good. I fell in love with Carey Mulligan months before most the world had the chance and also stirred up some feelings for a one Mr. Peter Sarsgaard. Most likely, I probably blamed all heart flutters on either Mulligan or high cholesterol but in retrospect, there's a chance that this fella had something to do with them.

So, there you have it. Six for gentlemen I'd go gay for.
Leave your comments below. Who would you go gay for?
And remember, your comments could lead towards winning this month's prize!


whitney said...

I convinced you to go gay for Casey Affleck but not Franco? They're both equally girly and have equally beautiful necks. What's the problem?

Rachel said...

If I were to go gay for just myself:
Kate Winslet
Meryl Streep
Helena Bonham Carter

If I were to go gay to fulfill some lesbian fantasy for my husband (because I love him that much:
Keira Knightley

J.D. said...

I love this series.

Heather said...

There are two votes (right now) on the poll, both for Casey Affleck, which tells me that Whitney and I are the two voters.

I'd go gay for Margaret Cho, Zooey Deschanel, Penelope Cruz.

Heather said...

P.S. Isn't Whitney the straightest?!

Andrew K. said...

Jude. F***ing. Law.

He's old, but Daniel Day Lewis. Actually I think I to BE Daniel Day Lewis. Complete with the British Accent, talent and humility.

KUDOS to Rachel for picking HBC. I'm still trying to get that woman to leave Tim Burton for years. Grrr. (Is it weird that I was lusting for her demented Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd? Okay too much info.)

MrJeffery said...

haha. I love your list. I am gay so I would go for any of them. Esp. Matt Damon.

Larry said...

My heterosexual man-crush: Johnny Depp.

Heather said...

I've actually been working on a blog post of "People I'd Do" -- both male and female. So I love that you posted this so I could see your man-crushes.

Off the top of my head, the first ladies I could think of that I'd go gay for were all musicians. Then I started coming up with actresses. But probably not a coincidence musicians came to me first.

And not all of them I'd go gay for in that I'd want to be in a relationship with them, but more I'd do 'em. Like Chan Marshall, I'd love looking at her -- but to be in a committed relationship with her? Hell to the no. The chick is crazy.

Others on my gay-for list include Jenny Lewis, Maria Taylor, Lisa Hannigan, Lisa Loeb (how fucking adorable is she?!), Tina Fey, Maggie Gyllenhaal. And just like Heather, Zooey and Penelope are on my list. I guess I'll save the rest for my blog so that there's some suspense.

Heather said...

I thought of another, after reading Heather C's comment: Mikhaela Yvonne Maricich, the girl who is The Blow. She seems like a crazy bitch, but I love her music and think she's sexy.

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

I can't blame you for going gay for Sarsgaard. Being asked if you'd like to lose your virginity to a banana is sooooooooooo romantic.

elgringo said...

Whitney - The Franco Mancrush will probably make Vol. 3. I'll make sure to pay extra attention to his neck.

Rachel - I don't know if I've ever known someone hot for either Meryl Streep or HBC. I'm not saying that no one thinks they're attractive, I just haven't met those people. As far as Kate Winslet...yes. Definitely.

J.D. - I love your whole blog.

Heather A. - You're right. It was you and Whit. I love how your choices cover almost all of the ethnicity gamut.

Heather A. #2 - Yes she is. The absolute straightest.

elgringo said...

Andrew - I love your convictions. Keep fighting. You land one one of them eventually.

Mr. Jeffery - Thank you for sharing my Damonlove.

Larry - You can borrow my 21 Jumpstreet DVDs anytime.

Heather C - Does Regina Spektor do anything for you? Lisa Loeb has a special place in my heart as she brought back the Hottie Glasses.

Heather A - That girl is C-U-T-E. Right up Whitney's alley.

Paul - I don't know the reference...but I MUST!

Thanks for commenting everyone!

J.D. said...


I voted for Damon, btw. Have loved him for YEARS.

Heather said...

As far as I'm concerned, the Hottie Glasses never went out.

And, no, Regina Spektor doesn't do anything for me in that department (musically - yes; gay for - no). I think she kind of looks like the long-lost child of Bill and Hillary Clinton. And that doesn't do anything for me.

Bob Turnbull said...

Wait a minute, 2 volumes into the series and still no man-love for Colin Firth? He's probably tied for my number one man-crush along with Clooney. Appears to be a wickedly nice guy too.

I love the pick of Taye Diggs in series 1 - damn, did he look good in that golden-caramel suit in "Go!".

Tony Leung has to be another choice. If you can appear in a movie with Maggie Cheung and actually get a small percentage of eyeball time from me (which is otherwise completely reserved for her), then you are one handsome-looking man.

Koji Yakusho is one of my fave actors and he has a friendly set of eyes that kinda suck you in.

Then there's Alain Delon - I'm not sure there's ever been a hotter couple than he and Monica Vittit in "L'Eclisse". He defines cool.

elgringo said...

J.D. - That's who I voted for too!

Heather - Thank you for ruining Regina for me. :)

Bob - Great comment! Colin Firth will DEFINITELY be in Vol. 3. I completely forgot about him. And you're right about your other choices. Tony Leung is a fantastic pick.

Anonymous said...

i'd go gay for peter sarsgaard he's handsome and sweet. He's the perfect guy for me

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