Comic Book Resource features its share of explosive comic book rumor-mongering (Magneto fears for the life of Scarlet Witch?!), but nothing can quite compare to the journalistic dynamite contained in Rich Johnston’s most recent column. Specifically,
But then there was the Superman movie rumour. Still not totally resolved, still looking more likely by the minute, with massive impications all over the place, it had to be Rumour Of The Year.
That Bryan Singer wanted to cast an actor who was in the closet, and who would declare themselves to be gay in the lead up to, or during the release of the film. So that it would have a meta-textual element, over secret identities, and also give young gay individuals a positive role model in their lives. And presumably, not make stereotypical remarks about men dressed in tight colourful leotards.
On, and then, Brandon Routh being cast in the lead.
As the evangelical churches of the USA hold their breath, ready to start an onslaught of whipped up mob-hatred, Dan DiDio gingerly accepted the award on behalf of DC. “You know, we’re appointing a Senior Vice President of Marketing? Something tells me I think we’re going to need him…”
Let’s take a look at some of the evidence available for speculating on Brandon Routh’s sexuality, and see if we can’t clear things up.
-According to his imdb entry, Brandon is sometimes credited as “B. J. Routh”. B.J. is homosexual slang for a hummer.
-Among B.J.’s television appearances? An episode of Will and Grace, a homosexual sitcom, titled “A Gay/December Romance.”
-B.J.’s official site is BrandonRouth.tv. In homosexual patois, TV stands for transexual.
-According to some, largely unsubstantiated reports, director Bryan Singer is gay.
The verdict? Get ready to start your righteous indignation…