Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Anchors Aweigh

I really have no reason to post this picture of actor Luke Grimes (currently on the insufferable Brothers & Sisters) in a sailor outfit other than for the obvious, superficial reasons. What is it about sailors that drives people absolutely wild with lust? Silent movie star William Haines was known to enjoy their company and was arrested for having sex with one in 1934. And I'm sure we all remember Jenna Maroney's "disgusting story about Fleet Week" on 30 Rock. I'm sure this will be a mystery that will never be solved, so, in the mean time, enjoy a couple more of my favorite cinematic sailors.

Brad Davis as the hunky and homosexual (Maybe? This movie is very confusing) Querelle in Fassbinder's film of the same name.

Buster Keaton as the sweet and misunderstood son of a disapproving riverboat captain father in Steamboat Bill, Jr.


Dave said...

Haven't you seen On the Town?

Also I like Brothers and Sisters. God knows why.

Dame James Henry said...

I have seen On the Town, but, for some reason, they didn't jump out at me. Oops! I guess I should add Gene Kelly since he was a sailor in two movies!

I tried watching Brothers and Sisters a couple of times but I just couldn't get into it. Too much melodrama and not enough humor for my taste.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say but I found the remark «Brad Davis as the hunky and homosexual (Maybe? This movie is very confusing)» so funny!!

Querelle is a man dealing with strong feelings of homosexual desire. He just wants to further in search of new pleasures while facing his inner demons of incestuous love for his brother.

The film is based in the Jean Genet's novel 'Querelle de Brest' that I strongly advise. But surely not for the easily offended.

Nice blog by the way. Keep up the good work.