Calvin Klein, Go Back In The Closet!

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Calvin, darling, you're embarrassing yourself.

What's worse, you're embarrassing the whole community.

You were never really that much of a gay hero in the first place.

Remember when you suddenly had a wife because, as AIDS made it uncool to be gay, you took the wussy way out and closeted yourself so you could sell more T shirts and perfume?

That was a hideous approach and I screamed my lungs out about it--but it was better than now!

Now you've hooked up with that almost-21-year-old ex-porn star, Nick Gruber, and you're fawning over him as if this were real love and not a massive late-life crisis being acted out for the horrified masses.

It's not going to work!

I've had some (mid-to-late) 20-somethings myself, but:

(A) They threw themselves on me, I never made advances and certainly never gave them a cent or even a drink ticket;

(B) I never convinced myself it was a healthy relationship for the ages, just a kind of wild lark;

(C) I never flaunted the whole thing so flagrantly by inviting people to the kid's 21st birthday party like you just did!

Calvin, you went from deeply closeted to being more open about your shame-based antics, and I don't know what's worse.

Get a grip on yourself, girl, and nail some dignity to the floor before this kid steals it all away from you.

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monkeyskrump
monkeyskrump

He's an assh*le. The Asian's didn't want to invest in his company because he's a fag, and the threat of the AIDS in the 80's might serve to destroy the image and success of the label. In comes Geffen, another old, hooker hiring Jew. Add a mix of Joey Stefano, a swimming pool photographer named Kelly, unisex cologne, a hustler photographer named Steven, and a banned pervert commercial complete with fake wood paneling, and the rest is history. Geffen just dumped her boi, and Calvin will too. The real question is how do you push a wheelchair in the sands of Fire Island? Just get some cash, ladies! 

leeleebatista
leeleebatista

"I believe that Bi-Sexuality is almost a necessary factor in artistic production".--Muriel Rukeyser

Att_vs_comcast
Att_vs_comcast

I think we all bad mouth about a young-old mix... who's not suggesting something... and to be fair, I'm 37 in love with someone 65... and we do things together and most importantly, we are squeezing each other's pocket... but, other body parts... and who the hell can say a word about it... if it's real... and I don't really give a shit what people think when I'm out with him... it matters when it's really a wrong deal... 

Trixidiamonds730
Trixidiamonds730

He's just following the trend. Gay is in. Don't you see all of a sudden everyone is gay?

Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein

Michael Musto I love you and want to date your children

Dehuff87
Dehuff87

heh heh heh...i like it too heh heh! heh!

Dugaldo
Dugaldo

Drink ticket sums this post up best. Brava Musto.

xr9618
xr9618

Hmmm...maybe he is bisexual, omnisexual or just has no particular preference.Oh no, is that a threat to your homosexuality?

Clisted
Clisted

Calvin Klein...in the late 1990s...when Mary Musto was still just an older queen, when the conversation turned to The Village Voice, said. ""Who's Michael Musto?"

I'm sure he still doesn't know and doesn't waste his thoughts on miserable gossip mavens.....

Erock_08
Erock_08

Depends on the maturity level of the younger individual. I date a man 22 years my senior, and its neither for money nor sex, it's very mutual. I'm 24 years of age and relate better with someone twice my age than someone my own age. For us it was the maturity of me and the young, carefree personality of my boyfriend. Its all to ones discretion I would say

Dennis
Dennis

A very long time ago, a beautiful young blond male friend of mine told me "Men want to be used." I've never seen better proof of it than this.

Christopher London, Esq.
Christopher London, Esq.

I was not sure if this was “Society News” or reports of a scene out of a Bob Guccione & Penthouse Magazine Production of CALIGULA during ‘the decline and fall of the American Empire.’ Let us look for more spiritual guidance from the so called "fashionable elites" and their reigning King, Calvin Caligula to guide the evolution of our society, shall we? The world is literally going ‘to hell in hand basket’ but rest assured my friends that the fashionable elite will advise you of the appropriate hand basket to accessorize in style for the revolution from their table at Michael’s (although I prefer Fresco by Scotto personally) as well as provide useful instruction on how to ‘rearrange the chairs on the Titanic’ while they all play with young boys. It is so special.

Kajjeanson
Kajjeanson

U missed the point im just sayin :)

Pietro
Pietro

Bitter, bitter. I happen to like Calvin Klein & think he's a great gay icon, someone who is a business tycoon and fashion icon, and who has kept his life somewhat elusive and private, not feeling the need to scream "I'm queer!" to the world until we're all terribly exhausted by the effort. He's allowed to have a silly affair now, wouldn't you think, as he has survived the battle, just as many of us have. No matter how rich & how successful he is, he lived through the 80s, the 90s, & the 00s and was left standing. Have a little fun, Calvin. There's all kinds of crazy gays & Calvin deservedly fits in there with the rest of us.

Donkado
Donkado

Late life crisis, not mid life. Big difference. Calvin Klein is nearly 70 years old!

yes yes
yes yes

Hey.. Why not write an article about ANDERSON COOPER not coming out of the closet? Or RU PAUL not disclosing his HIV + status?!!!!

jus' sayin'

Ben
Ben

OMG!!!Talk about self-loathing!OMG. Talk about self-loathing. Michael, your attempt at being witty and irreverent is the only embassasing thing about this subject. It's sooo early Nineties. You've turned into Gollum. Seething with hate because no one cares about you unless you can "bold" names like Calvin Klein in a forgotten paper like the Village Voice.

By the way.... Nobody believes there was ever an instance where someone threw themselves at you, or made the meekest of advances.

Guest
Guest

yeah, I've never agreed with you on outing and you seem to be using the closeted past of someone to gain some moral leverage to justify your spiteful and not very entertaining comments. I'm sorry. I've been reading your column for more than 20 years but sometimes you really are wrong. These two adult gay men don't need your permission to have a relationship. I can't believe I'm writing that here.

Michael
Michael

Mr. Musto, an article like this just perpetuates a cancer in the gay community. I am so tired of being around this bitchy, catty tone that somehow has become acceptable, even praiseworthy in a community that I at one time identified with. It's because of people like you that I avoid contact with groups of gay men.

Really!? Is this the most time worthy subject you had to write about?

Anthonys
Anthonys

Because you cant afford a hot young chick

you.can.tell.me
you.can.tell.me

The best thing in the article is the phrase "nail some dignity to the floor." Which is advice you oughta take, Michael. You're excusing some bitchy comments about CK and NG by dressing your remarks up as a commentary on CK's actions at the onset of the AIDS crisis. Then you segue into what you evidently really want to tell your readers -- that you've had affairs with younger men who "threw themselves" at you, but you never took them seriously. Who's hurting now? Maybe you should have at least shared a drink ticket or two.

Ziggy
Ziggy

The sight of Anna Wintour and all those other phonies who are usually repulsed by porn, especially gay porn, lining up to kiss Nick's ass must have been hilarious!!!! what a bunch of dimwits!!

JJovana3
JJovana3

Old dudes should not be dating DECADES younger people. Its just gross. Im sorry. Same goes for a 60 year old cougars looking for young guys....

25th Century Girl
25th Century Girl

Dignity is so 20th century. Let Calvin spend his time and money the way he wants.

Gorgias3808
Gorgias3808

Coming out of the closet is an intensely personal decision, and you can go fuck yourself for insisting that you know better how to do it than Kalvin does.

Rose Petal
Rose Petal

Thank You Gusty Winds !!!! Very well said indeed.

Rose Petal
Rose Petal

Give me a break, of course you like younger guys your 26. The question is will you when you are 70 and will you be able to score with them?

Movielover
Movielover

Mikey! Did you have any idea this entry in your blog would cause such a sensation? You could do this on purpose! Poor celebs! They can hardly do/be anything without everybody going ape shit. Even in New York where legions of lucky anonymous specs can do almost anything and hardly a soul will even notice.

Midlife
Midlife

So Calvin is supposed to turn down hot 21 year olds because it offends Michael Musto's delicate sensibilities? I hardly think so. Who cares if it's love, lust, or a financial arrangement. As long as both parties understand the what they're signing up for it's none of my business or Michael Musto's.

And let me assure you, speaking as a fifty year old man, plenty of 21 year olds make themselves come on to me without me buying them so much as a drink ticket. It ain't that unusual.

Louella
Louella

I don't really care what you wrote here, DUDE, I'm just piggybacking on you to get to the top of the list with some good gossip. I saw Calvin and, what's his name again? Nick, in the Hamptons eating brunch. Calvin looked like a Picasso painting of himself, what with the mismatching surgeries on both sides of his face, but he ordered the farmer's breakfast and tore into his pancakes and syrup and sausage with glee. Former porn boy ordered egg whites. All by themselves. Without oil.

Liz From Philly
Liz From Philly

SO TRUE Michael!!!! And BTW, Trump and Hef are just as sickening and everyone knows that as well.

Ricky Taylor
Ricky Taylor

Then what is he? Other than Calvin's boytoy?

R-

Ricky Taylor
Ricky Taylor

Bravo, Michael Musto! You said it all!

R-

Ladolceina
Ladolceina

Donald Trumps wife is in her 30's.

yes yes
yes yes

How lame. You sound like a bitter and jaded New York fag. Good for Calvin. And good for Nick. They're enjoying each other and enjoying life. Isn't that what the hokey pokey is all about.

Badbas11
Badbas11

"You're embarassing the whole community?!?!?" Er, no."Shame-based antics" my ass. You sound like Louella Parsons.

Patrickmontreal
Patrickmontreal

POWER TO YOU CALVINgo for it and enjoydidnt find that it was the best thing for "the community" to pretend to be straight and not speak up when voices were needed at the height of crisis, but was your decision it is your life and you are free to do as you please

as for the comparisons to trump and woody and others....live and a love, and let live and love!people are so judgemental; they should check out their own worlds and friends and circles

and your hair is so much better than donald's ever was!xoxoxp

jeffdf
jeffdf

Thanks, Coyote: I couldn't agree more. As with the case of the murderous gay-for-pay "model" a couple of weeks back, I don't understand how anyone is hurt by the mere existence of a difference in their ages (as long as everyone's of consensual age). Seems like a bunch of profoundly ageist (and frankly, jealous!) commenters 'round here.

Joseph
Joseph

Madonna is dating Jesus??!!!! That would be incest……

Jp1777
Jp1777

you are right on Musto!!!!

Scott Reader
Scott Reader

Micheal....my friend I do not agree. Most definitely! Saying that you don't indentify yourself with the gay community is hard to imagine. Blaming the gay community and those who speak up about inconsistencies and hypocrisy with regard to high profile people in our community who have been irresponsible and, in some ways selfish about their own lives and and well beings is rediculous. People must take responsibilites for thier own actions and words in every way. The rest of us need to hold each other accountable for dignity and respect for all of us.

Tallula
Tallula

My guess is he's not getting enough protein from Calvin.

Ricky Taylor
Ricky Taylor

Let me explain -- CK is 70. Nick just turned 21. Let's ask your Mommy & Daddy if they'd like if you have a relationship with an old hag enough to be your grandparents.

R-

Unknown
Unknown

 That's not jealousy, that's common sense!!! do you know what that is??

Michael
Michael

Scott, Mr. Musto's article isn't about CK's hypocrisy; it is about his relationship with a younger man. Mr. Musto is using the relationship as a tool for revenge against CK. No, actually, if you look at the word count, I am guessing 15% of it is devoted to CK's hypocrisy, the next highest percentile devoted to bashing CK's relationship, and then perhaps as much as 50% devoted to Mr. Musto's account of how younger guys have made themselves available to Mr. Musto. Mr. Musto has developed a fantasy that he is like a CK, where he has access to young men, but he is somehow superior to CK because he does not have to use money to secure them, for some reason they are attracted to him naturally. Well, Scott, if you want to see the bitchy, queeny side of me, here it is, as I have learned from the best - I just googled photos of Mr. Musto, and you tell me if you would let this man touch your naked body for less than $10,000?

Michael
Michael

Ricky, no matter what age you are or will be, you are uglier than any 70 year old.

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