Автор: John Hartley
Mothership Blog correspondent John Hartley exclusively reveals inside information regarding James Dean’s last moments, and a gay sex act which may have contributed to his fatal car accident.
James Dean’s wonderfully photogenic images and influence are inescapable. The inspiring young actor who made just three movies before dying in a car accident on his way to Salinas, California on September 30, 1955, has defined "cool” for succeeding generations. Despite relationship claims by various women, notably actress Pier Angeli and dancer and singer Liz Sheridan, there is much more reliable evidence of Dean’s gay lovers such as William Bast ( his first biographer) , Rogers Brackett (by way of the casting couch), and Methodist minister, the Reverend James De Weerd (who paid for his first trip to New York).
On London’s gay scene in the 1980s I briefly knew someone who told me a startling gay secret about James Dean which he believed on good authority to be true. In all the years since, despite the enormous amount of books published and words written about Dean, I’ve never seen this alleged secret mentioned, even to be refuted. So later in this article, I’m going to reveal what I was told all those years ago.
William Bast’s 2006 memoir, Surviving James Dean, released much new material, along with the interesting speculation that Dean, the often difficult and unpredictable friend and sometime sexual partner, who he still misses deeply, was bipolar. Fans trying to get closer to Dean, who has assumed a kind of gay sainthood, he explains, would occasionally succeed in bedding him. Bast relates humourously instances in which a shag nearing orgasm would cry out yes, yes Jimmy, instead of Bill, which was deflating to say the least!
The day Dean died, he was driving his new silver Porche 550 Spider, bearing its painted nickname, the Little Bastard. On his way to take part in a race, it was Dean’s last minute decision to take along another driver and speed freak, the expert German mechanic, Rolf Wutherich. Before setting off, they were photographed holding raised hands in a victory salute. The facts are well known of how Dean’s car was hit by that of another driver, student Donald Turnipseed, killing the star and badly injuring Wutherich. The latter suffered from depression, suicide attempts, and had electro shock therapy, blaming himself for cutting short Dean’s life; his daredevil tactics caused Wutherich to have many more accidents after he recovered, until another car smash ended his own life in 1981.
So what was the gay secret divulged to me? According to someone my acquaintance had talked to who was involved either in the medical team that had attended the tragic accident, or the examination of the bodies of Dean and Wutherich, there was evidence that the mechanic, friend and fellow traveller had been having oral sex with Dean just prior to the crash; both men had been participating in a gay sex act which is otherwise known as road head.
There has been much made of the low-slung Spider, the dimming light, and the peculiarities of the landscape at the point where the cars hit, but nothing could be more distracting than getting a blow-job while at the wheel of a very fast vehicle.
There are several reported last words of James Dean, which were dredged up from the barely coherent and heavily traumatised Wutherich. One is Dean saying something along the lines of "surely he’s gonna see us”, with reference to Turnipseed’s ability to steer clear of them; the second is Dean exclaiming "Motherfucker!”; and the last, and perhaps most interesting for this revelation, is Dean saying,"the fun’s over now”.
A new story has come out about the sexuality of one of Hollywood sexiest stars. In a recent interview, former Hollywood actress Noreen Nash sheds some light on James Dean’s homosexuality.
Nash claims that actress Elizabeth Taylor and AIDS-infested actor Rock Hudson made a bet on the set of the movie Giant (in which they starred with Dean) about who would be able to seduce him first. According to Nash, Hudson won the bet soon after filming began.
It has been said that Dean did not get along well with Hudson during the filming of the movie; maybe Rock was a little too rough with him. Dean died in a car accident near the end of the filming for the movie. Hudson’s ex-wife Phillis Gates claimed that Hudson cried after hearing the news of Dean’s death. Gates has also said in the past that, "Rock couldn’t be reached. He was overcome by guilt and shame, almost as though he himself had killed James Dean".
Sounds like a lovers quarrel to me. The two may have been fighting and that may be why Dean was driving fast, which ultimately lead to his death. Whatever the reason, this is not the first claim of Dean’s homosexuality. This is actually just one of many claims that Dean was either gay or bi-sexual. In the past, some of Dean’s close friends have claimed for years that he had many sexual encounters with men.
So James Dean was a fag. Next, somebody’s going to tell me John Wayne really had a girls name, or that Abraham Lincoln was gay. What’s this world coming to?
Норин Нэш (Noreen Nash), голливудская старлетка пятидесятых годов, рассказала, что Элизабер Тейлор и Рок Хадсон - покоритель дамских сердец, который всю жизнь скрывал свою гомосексуальность - однажды заключили пари: кто из них первым сможет затащить в постель Джеймса Дина. Нэш утверждает, что Тейлор проиграла.
Джеймс Дин снимался вместе с Тейлор и Хадсоном в фильме "Гигант". Как известно, актер умер совсем молодым - ему было всего 24 года. "Гигант" вышел на экраны уже после гибели Дина в автомобильной катастрофе. Несмотря на то, что при жизни он снялся всего в трех крупномасштабных фильмах, в 1999 году Американский киноинститут определил Дина на 18-е место в списке "Сто величайших звезд кинематографа".
"Элизабет и Рок заключили пари: кто из них первым сможет заполучить Дина в свою постель, - поведала Норин Нэш в интервью Daily Express. - Я не сомневалась в том, что Рок победит, но Элизабет не была в этом так уверена. Джеймс был бунтовщиком, но он был великолепен".
По словам Нэш, Тейлор проиграла всего через несколько дней после начала съемок "Гиганта" в 1955 году.
Считается, что Джеймс Дин был бисексуалом. Впрочем, по этому поводу в окологолливудской среде по-прежнему ведутся споры: кто-то утверждает, что однополым сексом он занимался исключительно в меркантильных целях, другие склонны считать, что Дин любил только мужчин.
Рок Хадсон скончался от СПИДа в октябре 1985 года и совершил камин-аут незадолго до смерти. Он был кумиром многих американцев, поэтому смерть Хадсона едва ли не впервые заставила обратить внимание на проблему СПИДа стреднестатистическую публику.
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