Last night I had this dream that Liam Neeson was “courting” me. Liam as the guy with the funny facial hair from the newest Batman Movie.
He was courting me in the most old fashioned way—it involved hand holding and sweetly talking and innuendoes and flirting and all that jazz. In my waking life having Liam as my “beau” would never have occurred to me. No disrespect to Mr. Neeson—I am a great fan of his acting—he just isn’t my type. It was a sweet dream. But why this guy?
We can psychoanalyze dreams all we want—I will not attempt to conquer that here—but that dream got me thinking about celebrities as iconoclastic symbols of sexuality. Celebrities are the pawns and the storytellers for our collective consciousness of sexuality. Whether we want to or not—they are our reference points and guides.
Liam Neeson buffed out for the fantastic Batman movie—he was a prime example of fit male sexuality. No—no spoiler here if you haven’t seen the movie—he doesn’t kiss or romp in the sack with any nubile young actresses—but the combat scenes with Christian Bale were hot!
How about in the realm of alternative sexuality? Of course, a guy in a bat suit wearing high tech gadgets and various forms of rubber and metal has endless possibilities…
Here at the Stockroom office, over one particular period of time, our fantasy poster child, Angelina Jolie, (sigh…hearts a flutter…) was the smoldering screen saver for three women and two guys. What PR person do we have to bribe to get that siren on our catalog cover??? This gal, as we all know, is not afraid of controversy and daring, sexually charged roles—from the bisexual model in Gia, to the video game super hero, Lara Croft to the dashing aviator with the leather eyepatch in SkyCaptain and the World of Tomorrow.
Of course, there have been a few movies attempting to address the BDSM scene. One of my all time favorites is Secretary. Maggie Gyllenhaal rocks this role with subtlety, humor, and plucky sexuality. I adore her for doing this role. If you haven’t seen it yet, rent it right now!
As for the celebrity’s personal life and proclivities, I think Susie bright explained it best when she said
I lived, as an adolescent, in the Hollywood colony, and I baby-sat for some of this crowd, “the industry people.” I partied with their teenage offspring. I frequently took note that the serious shit was completely hidden. Whatever you saw in print, was the opposite in real life.
(from Susie’s Blog)
I have to agree on this one. I don’t believe any celebrity gossip. And besides, my own imagination can come up with a helluva lot more entertaining stories than any People Magazine and conjure up! Now…where did I put that Angelina Jolie photo?…
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