Sometimes, though, one can’t help but think that more folk really should have been born gay men. They do their best to live a normal life, but always yearn for what they should have been: a man-loving-man. It’s sad, but true. These men and women become insanely jealous of our fabulousness and curse the gods for having left them lamentably heterosexual.
Here are a few folk who battled the demons of heterosexuality, but really should have been born gay men:
John F. Kennedy
Kennedy had style and spent an unusual amount of his day thinking about his hair. He frolicked shirtless on the beach more times than Tab Hunter. Plus, he spent tons of time with gay icons Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy. If he hadn’t been heterosexual, he wouldn’t have wasted all that time having sex with them. Instead, he could have talked with them about style and fashion. It was a sad, sad loss for him.
Rather than being a Cold-War-Warrior, he could have been much happier looking for a Daddy to pay for the Champagne. I can't claim that JFK wouldn't have caught a bullet if he was gay. Then again. . .
Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie
Jeannie had all the flare and style that every gay man has, but found herself trapped in a heterosexual genie’s body. Let’s face it, only certain gay men and Barbie loved pink more than this girl. She matched her interior decorations to her outfits, including a round couch and sparkly mirrors on the wall. Plus, one does not need an extra eye to see that Jeannie lived in a giant phallus. I mean, come on!
If Vader had not been cursed by his heterosexuality, he could have avoided his fall to the dark side. Yeah, it was all about his heterosexual love for Amidala that left him twisted and evil and resulted in three dreadful movies. Had he simply been born gay, he would have lived out his life in peace and spared audiences across the globe from some true cinematic crap.
Vader’s love of leather outfits and long flowing capes would not seem nearly as unusual as a gay man. Indeed, he would certainly have placed in Chicago’s International Mr. Leather Competition. Such a shame that his heterosexuality disqualified him and left him damned.
As a gay man, he would only have paused to discover Amidala’s super-astounding hairstyling secrets.
Come to think of it, her gravity defying hairstyles qualify Amidala for this list as well. No queen could do better with hair than that Queen.
Parton recognizes and embraces her inner gay man. She has often been quoted as saying, “If I was not born a woman, I would be a drag queen.” Don’t worry, Dolly, I think you still qualify as a drag queen!
Plus, the Academy Awards robbed you of your Oscar. Didn’t they see your tiny little waist and giant bosom? Lugging those things around for the past twenty years warrants a reward all by itself. I digress, though.
Parton had a love of big, blonde wigs and fantastic performances. Any five foot woman who can pull off six-inch platform boots and a size forty bust has to have wanted to be a gay man at some point.
Okay, his life may or may not be different if he was a gay man. My life, though, would be greatly improved.
McCormick made a name for himself playing a gay man. He works more diligently for gay rights than his co-star, Closet McCloestedly (a.k.a. Sean Hayes). Much of his desire for social justice probably comes from his Canadian background (they do things differently in the frozen North).
Still, one can’t help but think that, deep down, McCormick would have been happier as a gay man. Probably he would have had the self-respect not to perform in such an annoying show (unlike Closet McClosetedly). Alas, he liked the women. Poor guy.
Snoop Doggy Dogg
So much tragedy could have been avoided had Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. been born a gay, gay man. It’s likely, for instance, he would not have changed his name to a Peanuts cartoon character.
Dogg loves to shop for clothes. He also understands that sparkling diamonds are a guy's best friend. The Dogg clearly considers style more important than dependability when purchasing a car.
Only the curse of wanting to sleep with women holds Snoop back from actually being able to accomplish all his goals in life. It’s like he has most of the right pieces to the puzzle, but can’t quite assemble the picture. It’s a shame, really.
Captain America probably reigns supreme as the squarest hero in the comic world. All that über-patriotism just seems too extreme, even in the era of Fox News. Had he been a gay man, though, that über-patriotism would have been reinterpreted as über-fabulousness.
Captain’s back story suggests a certain queerness. Longing to hang around sweaty Army men (in a totally straight sort of way), Captain lacked the physical strength for military service. He opted for secret and mysterious injections (well, okay, they were just steroids and not that secret). With a new body by Mattel, Captain America hooked up with a gay sidekick named Bucky. Yet even his constant association with Bucky could not “cure” Captain’s stubborn straightness. Alas, now he is just a cruel joke. I mean, just look how uncomfortable Captain America looks in the above picture of Bucky's
Back in the old days, Moses loved to hang around flaming bushes. Leading his people around the desert for decades, Moses kept talking about the need to get on one’s knees and worship a single man in the sky. Heck, I am only slightly convinced by his heterosexuality at the moment.
Alas for Moses, despite his love of long flowing gowns, he had to resign himself to never quite being gay. It’s sad, but true.