Leave it to that wheezy old goat-footed queen Richard Chamberlain to give all of us a spoon full of his potent truth when it comes to openly gay actors working in Hollywood today. Richard didn’t proclaim his love for the peen until he was right around the corner from turning 70 and thinks that if you’re getting an 8-figure paycheck to fake hump Cameron Diaz on screen, you should cut out a glory hole inside of your closet and stay there a while. Richard tells The Advocate (via NY Post):
“There’s still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. For an actor to be working [at all] is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren’t. So it’s just silly for a working actor to say, ‘Oh, I don’t care if anybody knows I’m gay’ — especially if you’re a leading man. Personally, I wouldn’t advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out. Despite all the wonderful advances that have been made, it’s still dangerous for an actor to talk about that in our extremely misguided culture. Look at what happened in California with Proposition 8. Please, don’t pretend that we’re suddenly all wonderfully, blissfully accepted.”
Yeah, I don’t think Richard is spitting out anything that hasn’t already been spoken by an agent right before he makes a closeted leading man sign a NEVER SPEAK OF THE PEEN contract. Oh well. Everybody grab a Highlights and make your shit comfortable, because it might be a while before we see John Travolta declaring “Yup, I love sauna dick” on the cover of Freedom Magazine.