XO Elizabeth Taylor, and Thank You
Her movies, her marriages, her style… but ultimately Elizabeth Taylor will be known as one of the greatest crusaders in the fight against AIDS.
As your Cyber Main Gay, I’ve loved many fabulous actresses in my life. My love affair with Barbara Streisand started the first time I saw Funny Girl. Bette Davis? All About Eve. Joan Crawford? Mildred Pierce. Judy Garland? The Wizard of Oz. Rosalind Russell? Auntie Mame. And finally, as we say goodbye to the most beautiful violet eyes ever created, Elizabeth Taylor in Giant. I wanted to wait a respectful few days to say farewell to Elizabeth. Gay men take their screen love affairs with actresses very seriously.
Now, of course, I’ve seen all of Elizabeth’s films. When I first saw her in the fabulous 1944’s National Velvet, I wondered, “Did she know she would be one of the world’s greatest stars? How could she not with that face?” Plus the fact that I cried like a big gay baby after viewing it!
Elizabeth was known to say, “I prefer animals to people.” Luckily, her two first leading men were a dog and a horse. She was also the original in Lassie Come Home.
Butterfield 8, in which Elizabeth played a call girl, won her an Academy Award. Cleopatra is where she fell in love with and eventually married Richard Burton. They really were the Brangelina of their day! Quite a scandal!
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Loved it because it was like watching my parent’s marriage. Passionate and brutal. I thought Elizabeth would understand my life after seeing that movie!
A Place in the Sun with Montgomery Cliff and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Paul Newman. Two of the hottest leading men ever! My favorite though is Giant. An epic that in my opinion was the precursor to the Dallas and Dynasty TV shows! Plus, yummy Rock Hudson and smoldering James Dean? I’ve seen it a million times!
Of course I have to mention the eight husbands. Not going to go through all of them! A girl is allowed to make a few bad choices you know!