View Full Version : Balki outs Tom Cruise and his most bizarre strain of homophobia

10-21-2009, 10:56 AM
From his new Random Roles interview for The Onion's AV Club....

Risky Business (1983)—“Barry”

BP: We didn’t know it was going to be a big hit. We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth. He had spent some formative time with Sean Penn—we were all very young at the time, Tom was 20, I was 23. Tom had picked up this knack of calling everyone by their character names, because that would probably make your performance better, and I don’t agree with that. I think that acting is acting, and the rest of the time, you should be you, but he called us all by our character names. He was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, “You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?” I mean, his lingo was larded with the most… There was no basis for it. It was like, “It’s a nice day, I’m glad there are no gay people standing here.” Very, very strange.

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Also from the Videogum comments thread on this...

"Being a scientologist, when you drive by an accident, it's not like anyone else. As you drive past you know you have to do something about it because you know you're the only one that can really help. Otherwise it'll just be a bunch of gay people trying to get into the wreck so they can have sex in the ass with the injured"

10-21-2009, 11:36 AM
Tom is so gay.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
10-21-2009, 11:37 AM
man, i really adore that movie. I think a lot of it has to do with the amazing Tengerine Dream score, and of Course Booger's philosophical speech called "sometimes you just have to say, 'fuck it.'"