Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday is here so I'll treat you to some...

It's Friday which means it's time to ask Graham. Graham will do his best to answer your questions about all things men should know but some just don't. He knows more than you do.

Anonymous writes:
And a good day to you sir! I'm a a big aviation buff and Top Gun is one of my favorite movies. I believe it's gotten a bad rap for a perceived undertone of homosexuality. I don't agree with this as Maverick clearly goes after a chick. What do you think?

Flying by,
Robert "Ace" McCormick
Dallas, TX

You can post my real name but I'd prefer it if you wouldn't.

Graham responds:
Nice to meet another movie lover though I do question the movies Anonymous loves. To answer your question the bad rap is fully justified as this movie makes "Velvet Goldmine" look like "Full Metal Jacket." I'm sorry that I can't agree with you but this movie is just a little too light in the loafers. So much so that I can't see anything but what the movie is about. A few dudes that like to fly planes and hang out in the locker room together after a good shower. Have you seen Kelly McGillis lately. This is what a love scene with Tom Cruise does to you.

I'd love to say that this is a great movie about jets flying around and blowing up whoever our enemy was at the time but it's not. Maverick comes to grips with his sexuality and in the end chooses his lover in the form of Ice Man (Val Kilmer) by pointing at him nonetheless!
"I choose YOU to hang out with me and make a shit load of pop corn.

There are just too many obvious moments to ignore. Perhaps you forgot this scene.

You don't even have to watch it. You can just listen to the Kenny Loggins song and feel the sweaty embrace of a man. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

In summary it's a pretty soft movie but I guess you could do worse. You can defend it all you want but the signs are all there. In my opinion it would have made a better musical.

Go rent a real movie.

If you or anybody you know has questions about how to be manly and/or do manly things. Let me know. I'd be more than happy to set them straight.


  1. bAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I can't stop laughing!

    I keep trying to get my friend, Lucas, to see that Top Gun is QUITE homosexual in parts. It's his favorite movie of all time which makes me slightly worried that he can't see it.

    My husband as well cannot understand my point of view on this subject so i'm going to enlighten him with your blog.

    Wise one, you are brilliant.

  2. Every second of that film is laced with homosexual references.

  3. That picture of whats-her-name is scary.

  4. That's what age does to you in Hollywood! She obviously didn't have cosmetic surgery like 95% of the celebrity's do.