Thursday, August 28, 2008

Top Gun's Homoeroticism


I have been saying this for years. I can't believe I found Quentin Tarantino backing me up on this. Tarantino's theory takes the idea all the way down to the core intent of the film. I always knew that Top Gun had homo-erotic tendencies but I never considered that it was the whole idea behind the film. This is not really the problem here. The problem is the packaging just like Quentin says. They are trying to deceive the audience and that irritates the shit out of me.

At a quick glance, it's a movie about manly military fighter pilots going after the evil Russians. Classic man movie material. Take away the few minutes of dogfights, the beer, and Tom Skerritt it reveals itself to be half chick flick and half about a man coming to terms with his homosexuality.

If Goose's mustache doesn't ping your gaydar, the shirtless volleyball game was a dead giveaway. Slow motion, half naked sweaty men straining their muscles to slap balls that are trying to enter their box. In the original script, they were supposed to be playing badminton but Tom thought it made them look TOO pussy.

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3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Anyone who doesn't recognize Top Gun's homoeroticness is a drip. For instance, let's take the shower scene.
Out walks the strapping Val Kilmer, wet from his (cold?) shower, wearing nothing but a towel. Surrounding him are other beefcake men. After leaning on a wooden post (and humping it a tiny bit as if he were some sort of horny fucking BEAR) he rubs his hands all over his face and begins to lecture Tom on how dangerous he is.
Tom, meanwhile, has his one foot up on the bench. Now, the only reason you'd position yourself like that wearing nothing but a towel is to hide a boner.
Val forgoes berating Tom and struts out, all hot bodied.
And that's only one scene.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget that " Miramar" backwards is Ram a rim!