Veteran actor William H. Macy, 68, recently told Us Weekly that he’s rooting for his two daughters (Sofia, 17, and Georgia, 16) to have healthy, guilt-free sex lives. On one hand, it’s nice that Dad isn’t trying to repress his children or make them feel ashamed about being sexual beings. On the other, quit it, Dad, you’re embarrassing me! Can’t we just be like a normal family where any mention of sex in front of father sends him mumbling out to the garage to fix something so he can pretend he never heard that?
William says that he used to feel like he had to be overly protective of his daughters when it came to boys. But he quickly got over that and is now practically offering to drive them to an IUD insertion procedure after cheerleading practice.
“You know, I started doing all the cliches, ‘I’m gonna threaten the guys, I’m gonna dig a moat around our house,’” Macy, 68, told Us Weekly while promoting his Showtime drama in L.A. on Thursday, May 24. “And then I thought, ‘OK, what do you really want for your daughters?’ And I realized: I want them to be happy and lusty and safe. I want them to have a lot of sex in their lifetime! Good, healthy wonderful sex with no guilt. That’s what I really want.”
My parents just wanted gainful employment for me so I wouldn’t continue to bum money off of them. If one of them had publicly expressed their hope that I would grow up to be “lusty,” I probably would have turned to the court system to seek emancipation.
It sounds like Sofia and Georgia appreciate William’s “cool dad” take on their present and future social lives. They feel comfortable having boys over. And in their bedrooms. Wait – what?
Macy admitted “boys are in the picture” at the moment. “They’re different than when I was a kid. Georgia and Sofia have all their pals over. They will have six or eight of their friends over,” the two-time Emmy winner told Us. “It’s pretty bizarre, especially with Sofia, to wake up in the morning and there’s some boy walking out of your daughter’s room! They all sleep together! I don’t think they have sex, well, I know they don’t.”
*chuckle* Oh, you do? You’re letting your daughter know that you wish them sexy lives and allowing them to have the horniest creatures in existence (17-year-old boys) sleep over and you “know” that nothing is happening? We’d all be a little less repressed if we had dude dads like William H. flinging condoms at us while thinking we’d wait to use them. Felicity Huffman, come get your husband.