The Gay Twist In Rock of Ages

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No, it doesn't involve Tom Cruise.

Tom plays a burnt out rocker who swaps spit with a lady reporter--and who has a pretty sensational past with another female character--and he's actually pretty funny as he slowly whispers his wacked-out lines, coming off even deeper fried than Axl Rose ever was.

But it's two of the other stars who end up flirting with sexual subtext, finally erupting into a musical declaration of mutual love ("I Can't Fight This Feeling") and a big, old, wonderful kiss on top of it.

That plot development was in the Broadway version as well, but in case you didn't see that, I'm not going to be a bitch and spoil it for you.

I'll simply say it's very cute and light hearted and tres gay, one of the better things in the film.

So either see the movie or maybe just pick two of the above same-sex stars and match them up in your mind.

Or maybe pick up two of the same-sex stars and make your own plot development.


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Now  Pow
Now Pow

------AS the 4 decades on,  CFR---RED China handover, takedown, EUGENICS and --FINAL-- 'CULL--chore'  CON---solidates. ------YOU HAVE BEEN ALERTED-----

Ulu
Ulu

Well, you can always go look it up elsewhere or pay to see the movie or just look up what happened in the Broadway show. it's not really that hard. But this way Musto is giving out spoilers, just tantalizing people.

JohnB
JohnB

" I'm not going to be a bitch and spoil it for you." You're just gonna be a bitch a tease us with it. Okay, I got you now, Michael. I got you.

mjm
mjm

damn! I thought he was gonna kiss a guy (well he kissed Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire, didn't he?)

Payne
Payne

Outing people is not a spoiler of anything. It's telling the truth. 

Ribaldry
Ribaldry

The gay twist of Rock of Ages is that Tom plays a straight.

mikeinbrooklyn
mikeinbrooklyn

Didn't Alec Baldwin (not saying it's him doing the kissin') discuss this issue in the junket interviews? 

Guest
Guest

So you have no problem outing people in real life, but you can't reveal a spoiler from a movie?  This is one time I'd appreciate a spoiler since I have no intention of seeing this piece of crap. 

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

they picked the worst songs of the 80s for this shit, the most overplayed.  This was not the music I listened to back then, I liked what WLIR (which became WDRE) played, and Tom looks tired as always.

Lizzy Evans
Lizzy Evans

When the two guys in the smooch were first cast, I thought "oh dear...not right for the roles as far as playing off each other." Then I went to a screening last week and it was perfection. The two actors have had an adorable bromance going on via twitter this year as well. I respect one...and adore the other.

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