The Gay Agenda


By Joseph Hassan

Wednesday, December 24: Cylons and tigers and gays, oh my! We already knew that the leading sci-fi remake and cult series Battlestar Galactica had a strong gay fan base (click here for Out's 2006 story on that topic and an interview with comely star Jamie Bamber). The Sci-Fi Channel added a twist recently when two of its leading male characters locked lips in the series' first gay kiss. The show is currently airing a batch of webisodes leading up to the Season 5 premiere on January 16 (catch the trailer for the current web series here). Tonight's installment is all new and available through the show's official web site, where you can also brush up on the plot. Man-on-man action in outer space: Frak, that's the definition of "geeky hot."

Thursday, December 25: Not that he needs it, but if Brad Pitt wanted to head back in time to his baby-faced days, then he got his wish when he landed the title role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. By now, every man and his gay brother have seen the trailer for the new movie starring Pitt and Cate Blanchett (the pair looked absolutely stunning during their press junket for the flick, which you can see here). The film is loosely based on the 1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man who is born an octogenarian then mysteriously ages backwards. The movie, directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven), follows Button from the end of World War I to the 21st century and is admittedly more of a love story than the original. However, it still prods us to examine how we measure life and the elements that transcend time.