Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sulu in Gay Love Shocker

One by one the icons of my youth are proving themselves unworthy of my worship. Pete Townshend gets nicked for viewing child porn, Paul Weller announces that he sends his kids to Public school because he doesn't "want them coming home talking like fucking Ali G", and as for the preening Morrissey - the less said the better.

I don't know where it will all end; now Sulu, ice cool and unflappable helmsman on the Starship Enterprise, turns out to be a woofter. This is deeply shocking, but now I come to think about it Star Trek was always full of homo erotic undertones. From all that wrestling in tight polyester jumpers to Spocks archly raised eyebrow there were always undercurrents. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the lovely Uhuru turned out to be a lezzer, or McCoy was a cross dresser in the privacy of his own cabin. As for the Klingons, they were always suspiciously butch and spoke in what was clearly homosexual code.

All in all Star Trek was less an allegory for 'truth, justice, and the American way' than an excuse for gay cruising in the nether regions of the universe.

My illusions have been cruelly shattered. I'll never be able to think about wormholes in the same way.


Piggy and Tazzy said...

Yay! First!

I always knew he was a poof.

FirstNations said...

Oh my goodness gracious, could I tell you some tales about Original Star Trek. see, I had a buddy who used to party with...*ahem*

...well, lets just say theres photographic evidence of James Tiberius Kirk taking a direct hit. and lemme tell you, that weapon was definitely set to 'STUN', honey.

now. would you like the link to the 'Kirk and Spock' homoerotic fanfic site?

KAZ said...

Remember the wonderful Stranglers -

Whatever happened to the heroes?
Whatever happened to the heroes?
No more heroes any more

No more heroes any more

Unless you count Piggy of course.

garfer said...

All I can say to that Piggy is that it takes one to know one.

Perish the Thought FN. You'll be tring to kid me that Rock Hudson liked to take it up the chuff next.

The Stranglers were always suspicious Kaz: all that leather and a bass player with a French name. Clearly perverts.

Herge Smith said...

Interestingly there are no gay star trek characters, or are there?

Scotty wasn't gay though was he? He worked with engines and that. Doesn't that mean you can't be gay, if you work with engines?

I don't work with engines.

garfer said...

There's an old joke about 'more thrust Scotty', which I think referred to ex Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe.

Scotty wasn't gay, but he was a Canadian pretending to be a Scotsman.

Herge Smith said...

I think both the Americans and the Canadians call you lot Scotch don't they?

As in 'Scotty liked to down too much Scotch'.

Which can be read in a number of ways...

MJ said...

Doesn’t everyone enjoy looking at William Shatner’s butt?

garfer said...

Shatner lives up his butt.

Betty said...

Are you trying to tell me that Star Trek may have been camp? Surely not!

The whole thing with Paul Weller and his comments about why his sent his kids to public school really pissed me off. I almost did a long, ranty post about it but I would've just sounded like another deluded old punk who thinks they've been sold down the river by hypocritical old rock stars, which would be very sad indeed. Mind you, the son of another one of the Jam went to Eton!

Sorry, ended up ranting here instead.

garfer said...

Weller's hair looks particularly stupid at the moment. OK on a twenty year old in 1965, not on a fifty year old in 2008.

pissoff said...

Conversation with my mother:
ME: Sulu's getting married.
MOM: Who? Zulu?
ME: No. Sulu.
MOM: Sulu - who's Sulu.
ME: Forget it.