Hugh Jackman and Anderson Cooper's
sexuality have been questioned by The New York Times
brought to our attention.
In reviewing Jackman's return to
Broadway in Hugh Jackman: Back on Broaway, Ben Brantley
suggests Jackman swings both ways, then goes on to compare him to gay
idol Judy Garland.
“Let's face it. Mr. Jackman is,
unapologetically and triumphantly, the bi-est guy in town:
bicultural, bimorphic, binational, biprofessional and, for
entertainment purposes, bisexual.”
“I'm not really talking about sexual
identity here. Well, I am, but only in a platonic sense.”
“But despite – or perhaps because
of – his firmly affirmed marital status Mr. Jackman often gleefully
comports himself onstage in the manner of what, in less enlightened
times, might have been called a flaming queen.”
Jackman, who in 2009 said he's not gay
but added that he didn't want to deny rumors he's gay because that
would suggest there's something “shameful” about being gay,
married Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996.
“His erotic energy is purely and
pleasurably consensual. For some women his double-jointedness makes
him the perfect platonic lover: part leading-man seducer (who gives
you the best sex you never had), part gay best friend (who pick up
your spirits by singing show tunes with you.)”
And in reviewing Anderson Cooper's new
daytime talk show Anderson, Alessandra Stanley quietly
suggested that the show's success might hinge on whether the
44-year-old Cooper is willing to discuss rumors that he's gay.
“The whole thing about being a talk
show host is that you stop observing and make a spectacle of
yourself, and that usually entails losing control over what you
disclose and what you hold back. Anderson raises the question
of whether Anderson is quite ready for that, and its success may
hinge on the answer,” Stanley wrote.