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The time Brendan Fraser played gay...

...in "Professional Man", a 1995 episode of the Showtime noir anthology series Fallen Angels, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Fraser plays an icy hit man caught up in a love triangle involving a sweet bartender who's also coveted by his boss, a powerful gay gangster. The episode is a rare example of a story being gayed, rather than de-gayed, for the screen.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 18, 2023 10:44 AM

God he was gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 1March 14, 2023 3:41 PM

Didn't he play Gay in Gods and Monsters with Sir Ian McKellen? Or was his character just really nervous.

by Anonymousreply 2March 14, 2023 3:42 PM

Whoops, sorry--I grabbed the first link I found, but it's not in English! There used to be several uploads of the episode on YT but it looks like this is the only one now. Oh well, enjoy looking at him anyway.

by Anonymousreply 3March 14, 2023 3:44 PM

He wasn't gay in GODS AND MONSTERS, despite Dame Ian's yearnings. But he also played gay in TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS for Showtime.

by Anonymousreply 4March 14, 2023 3:44 PM

Found this one in English, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 5March 14, 2023 3:52 PM

He really was hot as hell.

by Anonymousreply 6March 14, 2023 3:59 PM

he played my homosexual son in Twilight of the Golds

by Anonymousreply 7March 14, 2023 4:00 PM

R5 it says video not available

by Anonymousreply 8March 14, 2023 4:01 PM

The video at R5 works for me.

by Anonymousreply 9March 14, 2023 4:21 PM

He was gorgeous in Gods And Monsters

by Anonymousreply 10March 14, 2023 4:24 PM

R9 are you in the US?

by Anonymousreply 11March 14, 2023 4:33 PM

Ok it works in the DL embed, but not if you click through to YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 12March 14, 2023 4:34 PM

It's the Academy Award Winner™ Brendan Fraser to you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 13March 14, 2023 4:41 PM

R11, yes, I'm in the U.S. but like R12, I only played it in the DL embed, so maybe that's the difference.

by Anonymousreply 14March 14, 2023 4:44 PM

He briefly played gay in Bedazzled. It was kind of funny for 2000, but 20+ years later it's pretty bad. He's still hot in it though.

FF to about the 4:50 mark.

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by Anonymousreply 15March 14, 2023 4:53 PM

That was just the 90s -- and a period piece -- but it was not uncommon for gay themed stories to end with homicide.

by Anonymousreply 16March 14, 2023 5:02 PM

"Twilight of the Golds" was wondrously awful.

by Anonymousreply 17March 14, 2023 5:11 PM

I saw a college stage production of TOTG & my friend played the mother. It was rather pedestrian.

by Anonymousreply 18March 14, 2023 6:23 PM

Saturday I was just a really fat guy.

Sunday, I won an Oscar, and suddenly I'm the fat guy that everybody loves to love.

by Anonymousreply 19March 14, 2023 6:36 PM

Thank you, R5! I looked and looked and couldn't come up with another YT link. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 20March 18, 2023 10:36 AM

Several years before Soderbergh gayed the story for Showtime, HBO did a straight version on their short-lived suspense anthology series The Edge, with Christian Slater in the role later played by Fraser. The Fallen Angels adaptation is far superior and feels closer to David Goodis' original story even with the changes, but it's fun to compare the two:

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by Anonymousreply 21March 18, 2023 10:44 AM
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