My first gay crush was actor James Franciscus.
I was 11, just starting puberty, and went with my brothers and friends to see "Beneath the Planet of the Apes." Like them, I liked action movies and sci-fi and - so I thought - the hot cavegirl, Nova.
But boy, I was in for a big surprise! The hero of the movie was an astronaut played by James Franciscus.
And I couldn't take my eyes off of him! He was the most handsome guy I'd ever seen. He had golden blond hair, piercing blue eyes, and a deep voice. He was commanding and athletic, projecting a very manly, cool presence.
In his spacesuit, he looked and acted like the perfect All-American man, the embodiment of which had shifted in that era from cowboys to astronauts. But I quietly prayed for him to lose that spacesuit like Charlton Heston did in the first "Apes" movie! And I got my wish. Within a few minutes, Franciscus was stripped down to a skimpy loincloth and spent the rest of the movie looking like a blond Tarzan.
And wow, what a wardrobe change that was. He had a great body, with well defined pecs and sixpack abs.
He didn't have the only ripped body in Hollywood then, but it wasn't that common, either. And to see such a handsome man with such a great body was really rare.
That night (and off and on for years afterward), I was confused and conflicted, since I'd thought I was into curvy cavegirls. But I had obviously discovered I preferred hard-bodied spacemen. And I got over it fast by fantasizing about my astronaut in a loincloth!
Joe - Atlanta, GA
Mi primer flechazo gay fue con Antonio Banderas cuando
vi la película LA LEY DEL DESEO.
Pero que chaval más sexy! Y si agregamos que el tema del film, es absolutamente GAY.
En varias momentos quedé hipnotizado viendo como él con una naturalidad impresionante abordaba las escenas donde debía besarse con otro hombre.
Con posterioridad lo vi en CONTRA EL VIENTO (LA BLANCA PALOMA), donde tenía una relación incestuosa con su hermana.
RENE (Costa Rica)