Thomas Jane was a gay hooker?

Thomas Jane

Thomas Jane, the hunky star of the HBO series Hung (and ex-husband of Patricia Arquette), decided to clear the air concerning him not really being the most tact guy when it comes to gay issues by talking to the L.A. Times recently, where he admitted among other things that he used to hook it when he first moved to Los Angeles. Apparently, for sandwiches or something. Honestly, I’m a little confused as to how a trip to Subway fits into all of this (five-dollar footlong?) but there are rentboys, gay sex and sandwiches and the whole thing just sort of falls apart into abject stupidity. Via Vulture:

You’ve gotten a lot of grief in the gay media … here’s your chance [to explain yourself].
Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you’re going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don’t accept people’s sexual flavors. You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn’t have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?

Do you feel that experience had any cost or was it just doing what you had to do?
You’re a lot more open to experimentation as a young man. And for me, being a young artist and broke in Los Angeles, I was exploring my sexual identity. And probably because of my middle-class, white blue-collar upbringing, I would have never had the opportunity to confront some of my own fears and prejudices had I not been hungry enough to be forced to challenge myself in that way.

So then it was productive for you in terms of self-knowledge?
Yeah, absolutely. It blew the doors off of my conventional upbringing and thinking and opened up possibilities for me that were akin to World War III. And then you actually have a choice, and I chose to be a heterosexual guy because that’s what my DNA dictates and my nurture dictates that I am.

Then is that a choice?
I don’t know. I think up to a point it’s a choice. But I’ll tell you what — it’s not a choice until you’re open enough to experience both male and female sexuality. Until you’ve tasted the food, you don’t know whether you’ll like it or not, as my mom always said.

I’m not sure Thomas really understands how that “choice” works. Because as far as I can tell, you can’t try two completely different things and say “Yes, I choose for this one to taste objectively better”. He didn’t choose to like vagina; he tried both, realized that he naturally preferred it to the leading brand of cock, and chose to follow through on that. See how that works? Oh Thomas … you try so hard, but you’re still basically a total moron. Also, sandwiches? Really? Even Craigslist tricks don’t go for less than $100.

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