Good grief – Superman a poof?
Nah. Alf won’t believe it.
For now it’s nothing more than a monstrous allegation.
The critical word in the Herald’s report today is that a new book “claims” Christopher Reeve, the Superman star, had a passionate affair with gay porn star Cal Culver.
But it will be hard to verify the claim because:
Both Reeve and Culver have long been dead – Culver died of Aids in 1987 while the Hollywood heart-throb died in 2004 of heart failure, but the new claims have grabbed headlines.
So what’s the nature of the bile being pumped into our households via the news media?
In Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again, Culver gives details of their relationship in an interview conducted before his death, reported Daily Mail online.
The porn star alleges he met Reeve when they were auditioning for a Broadway role in the late 1970s.
“Christopher was a great lover and I think I liberated him sexually. I didn’t think he was gay but he seemed willing to try anything once. He was curious,” says Culver.
The Herald report goes on to suppose that millions of Reeve fans might be surprised because they saw the star enjoy a healthy 12-year marriage to wife Dana.
He had a son William with Dana, as well as children Matthew and Alexandra from a previous relationship.
Mind you, he wouldn’t be the first poof to be married and sire a bunch of sprogs.
Moreover, the Herald report does recall that:
While Reeve is perhaps best known for his role as the macho superhero Superman, he also took on a role in 1982 film Deathtrap, which saw him share a kiss with co-star Michael Caine.
Oh, and when you think about it, Clark Kent was never a blokey bloke like Colin Meads, Crocodile Dundee or – ahem, dare he mention it without prejudicing his reputation for modesty? – Alf.
Can anyone recall Kent getting up to a bit of howz-yer-father with Lois Lane?
Nah. What’s more he was a bloody journalist.
But Alf will wait for more substantial evidence before he puts Superman in the same camp as Batman and Robin and Noddy and Big Ears.