According to Popnography, Robert Downey Jr. tells Rolling Stone magazine that his rumored bisexuality was something he manufactured:
"A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual. That's OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you're born with...[My bisexuality] was manufactured. I didn't have an identity. I was playing around. I expressed it. I grew up in the Rocky Horror Picture Show world, where even my butch friends turned out to be androgynous on Saturday nights."
Bullshit. He's a big cocksucker, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Seems like he is protesting a bit too much.
I wouldn't mind if he gets it on with a hot guy every now and then.
This is shocking news to all the guys he's let fuck him.
Downey couldn't even keep his career going, never mind manufacture a persona.
His body is a sink of intractable diseases.
I wouldn't fuck him with Kid Rock's dick.
I would, then Kid Rock would be diseased.
Experimenting is one time, more than that and you like it.
Talk about bringing coals to Newcastle.
I hate him so so so much. I wish he had OD'd.
This is one who is NOT the epitome of bi. He's gayer than a tree full of rainbow lorikeets on High Jackman's verandah.
So is he saying he never had sex with men? It was manufactured? Iv'e heard about guys lying about sex. But he has to be the first celebrity that claims he lied about having sex with men. It's usually the other way around. Wonder why he feels thew need speak up about this.
Yeah, honey: that Wonder Woman outfit was just a manufactured phase you were going through.
This article is from 2008 and I'm pretty sure it's been discussed here at dl before.
r21, he said he was "playing around", and he "expressed it", which sure sounds like an admission of sex with men to me. But he's implying it was just experimenting. David Bowie did the same thing, he had a long-term sexual relationship with Brian Eno in the 70s, but by the 80s was claiming it was just experimenting.
I still loathe him.
The article was manufactured in 2008. But that's ok. I'm relaxed about it.
I'm very disappointed in him.
He's in a popcorn franchise, I get it. There was still no need for this bullshit.
Give it time, R19. Give it time.
Apparently, OP has been playing in the time machine again.
Thanks R24. That makes more sense.
Translation: Now that I am starring in certified world wide box office money makers, I must crawl back into the closet to make sure that my fans are not offended by the many anonymous penises that have been inserted into various places on my body.
This pic told me all I need to know about the REAL RDJ
[quote]I didn't have an identity. I was playing around. I expressed it.
Hmm... So, he didn't identify as bisexual (or anything else) but he did fuck men and women.
Perhaps the producer second wife is behind this.
Somehow he manages to find new depths of smug insufferableness, over and over again.
At least we can look forward to that day when his dead body is found somewhere, loaded with drugs, puke in his throat, and a 14-inch dildo up his ass.
Kid Rock has fucked Pam "hep & herp" Anderson. No doubt he is diseased.
RDJ hit on my best male friend a number of times, when they came into contact professionally over a few year period in the 90s. He's a druggy liar.
He has almost no range, In almost every movie (LESS THAN ZERO, WONDER BOYS, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, ZODIAC, the IRON MAN movies) he plays the exact same role: the substance-abusing hot mess. That's basically playing himself.
I think once he played a serial killer in a movie with Annette Bening (and he was terrible), and once he played a normal person who didn't abuse substances in GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (and he was admittedly quite good).
But I've never understood the public fondness for him. It seems as if we've granted him the role of our National Loveable Fuck-Up, but he's ruined that by becoming pious and self-important and conservative now whenever he gets interviewed.
Like most homosexuals he's a liar.
There is good evidence that Frank Ocean isn't even bi, that he used the media to get press for his new album but that story of having a crush on a guy when he was young is manufactured and not true.
I actually remember that article. He didn't say he never messed around with men. His quote was actually fairly long and convoluted. If you read the article in it's entirety you realize that he's not saying that he didn't experiment. Some of the words were put in brackets, meaning it was the interviewer's word/meaning in the context of an RDJ quote.
Ah, R39, hanging around on DL spewing venom against gay people proves that, at the very least, you're an idiotic homophobe who hangs around gay sites way too much, i.e. get lost you closeted mo.
A few years back I listened to him on Fresh Air and I was surprised by how gay his voice sounded. I don't hear it in his movies, but damn he sounded gay during that interview.
Bad link, R32.
I've always liked RDJ but this is some bullshit.
When the link loads, refresh the page, r44. It's RDJ lying with only a blanked covering his bits, looking very experimental.
He's been an asshole since his rebirth as a freeper. Given that's he's always drunk and high, I doubt he remembers much of anything.
The guy is a creep who will be dead of drugs within a few years.
Overrated and overexposed.
Notice he didn't say it was womanufactured.
I remember, when asked if he was gay he said,"Others have much fun, but I on the other hand, have artistic qualities that go unmeasured."
R50, another case of Hollywood mistaking insanity for genius.
Bullshit. We are close to the same age and there was no real straight kids that went fem because it was the thing to do. It was only gay kids and closeted kids that went androgynous. And I grew up in L.A. and went to the same showings of Rocky Horror at the Rialto and the Nuart. Bullshit. I could only dream that a "butch" kid would fool around. RDJ, you fucking fag.
I think it is still a day to days struggle with him to stay sober and there may be other mental problems with him too. So I find it amazing that he has managed to stay clean so far.
I think he is really talented, but unfortunately he has chosen money over artistic values a bit too much lately (although Avengers and Iron Man were cool movies) and that might bite him in the ass career-wise and respect-wise in the next years.
Yeah he might be Bi too, wouldn't surprise me. Maybe he likes stability at the moment, but you can lie only for a certain time. Lies will eat you up eventually esp fragile people like him.
"Robert Downey Jr: My bisexuality was manufactured."
But not as manufactured as his heterosexuality.
"So I find it amazing that he has managed to stay clean so far."
I find it more than amazing. I find it ridiculously unlikely. I'm sure he binges and then does a blood scrub/extreme detox or something when he has to make a movie. Basically what Keith Richards does/did whenever the Stones went on tour.
Thanks for the spoiler alert, OP!! Some of us would have liked to have found out he was bisexual AFTER we had sex with him.
PO'd gay guy
Hyper-Bullshit. No straight person would say that. More like: Now that my career is successful I must now fuck guys behind doors. Besides, Isn't he like into Daniel Craig or something?
Isn't he actually completely gay and the wife is both sobriety monitor and beard? A listers will say anything to make more money.
[quote]A listers will say anything to make more money.
And making money, he is. Fifty million for Avengers 2? Or was that for IM3?
How can you be so dense? He's the very epitome of bi - he ended up settling down with a woman and casting off the gay shit.
R59 is Michelle Bachman speaking from experience.
He's a fucking liar.
He disgust me.
I find it difficult to care either way.
R40, Frank Ocean never even cracked the Top 40 until after he came out.
R59 is 14 years old
No, r64, just observant.
so is this thread
I don't think he's clean and I KNOW he used to proposition guys.
I lived with him for awhile, so he'd HAVE to be str8.
In the 80's and 90's when I was a kid I thought he was gay and just hiding. Especially when he dated Sarah Jessica Parker. So he may not be Bisexual he may just be gay. Could be the reason for the drug use.
On what planet is Kid Rock already NOT diseased?
Is it true that his wife is a raging lesbian?
I always enjoyed Billy Masters dish about RDJ's whorey strung out motel sexcapades in the late 90s in his filth to go column. His Fayewatch sightings were a close second back then.
He's as bisexual as his friend Kiefer Sutherland.
Whatever, he still gets a pass from me...he's a great actor and charismatic. I hope he's around for a long time.
 I think so. Her voice is so manly compared to Bobby the little twink that could't lol. I bet that she's the man in the relationship. Beats me if she bats for the same side, but I think that they're both beards for each other.
For Bobby, it's hella obvious. There was this one video in which he touches james bonds ass, I forget his name...
His wife*cough* beard is might be gay. I mean, she's not full blown marlon brando type lez, but she might be bi. She was holding this one chix hand at a wrap party. How do I know? I work at the building in which SuzyQ was in.
Why dont they just come out? god they even brought a kid into their fiasco oarty, guess that thats hollywierd for ya
I actually feel sorry for him. He's so deep in the closet that he's convinced himself that he's straight. I mean, is there any proof that he is straight at all?
I liked him on Facebook. I was convinced that he was straight until I met him in real life. EVERY FUCKING THING ABOUT HIM PINGS MY GAYDAR TO DEATH
R78, more about your meeting and impressions, please.
I read a book, written by one of his drug dealers. The dealer said after he and Downey would use a lot of coke, Downey would usually make a pass at him. Robert would tell him that "he might like it if he tried it".
I'm sure he's gay. He may have two sons, but He still is deeper in the closet then ever. [R77] I second you, he is absolutely lying to himself along with Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig, Leonardo Di Caprio, and 50% of Hollywood.
It is now VERY shameful to be gay
Would you say bisexuals comprise a higher percentage of liars than the population at large?
I cant believe that other people also know that he's gay. Lot of threads on rosetted celebs today...
Yup, no straight person would say, the shit he says, he'll, I'm bi, but even I wouldn't be so "confident" about my sexuality
Rosetted celebs???? I think you mean closeted.
I was a fan but now I can't stand him. I thing he is just a lying Hollywood hypocrite.
[R86] THERE ARE OTHERS? Yup, I hate em. He's an offence to the lgbt community. We if he were to come out, more good would come out of it as well. We accept you, Bob. Come out please.
RDJ is awesome until you know his real story. Yeah, I applaud him for "ditching" drugs, (he still does secretly) but his excuse of doing drugs because his dad dis it is poor and stupid. Downey did because he's gay. How do I know? I rented his old house for a party in Venice. A "friend" of his told me everything. This was in the mid 2000's
He's just a good looking sad closeted man who can't really be himself.
Oh, and he's REALLY introverted. You'd think that he is the loudest of extroverts, but no. He's very shy and awkward.
R88 Wow, interesting story. I believe you. I'm not being sarcastic
RDJ is lucky to be part of a franchise at his age, period. If he weren't raking in the dollars, enjoying a second spring, I think he would be out by now. He needs the attention of being a star, has to be the center of things. He is not coming out of the closet anytime soon, with his new beard and son, but I am disappointed that he feels the need to deny the obvious. Sometimes the best strategy when you are clearly gay and closeted, is not to bring up the topic with a lot of lame denials and make a fool of yourself. RDJ is so femme that no one would believe him anyway.
Susan is gay?
I used to think she was sort of attractive, but now I think she looks like one of those Olympic athletes that are forced to put on a dress to go to a special event. I wouldn't be surprised if she were gay, but holding hands with another woman doesn't mean you suck on her clit. She seems to keep RDJ calm though.
Haha I think that Susan and Robert are gay. Sucks that they brought a little kid into their childish lives.
His bisexuality was manufactured. He is gay and he manufactured bi-ness for the press.
Let's not forget that he is a conservative republican. Disgusting. In any case, I don't know if he is lying about his sexuality. He is basically saying that he experimented with men, and that his sexuality is fluid. We don't know that he doesn't have sex with his wife as well as men.
Is he really a conservative Republican, or just wobbly? If you google it you get some stories that he was a McCain supporter in 2008 but an Obama supporter in 2012. His delightfully self-indulgent and supergay 1992 documentary "The Last Party" definitely took a liberal and pro-Democratic view on the conventions.
I wish the best for him, he seems like a nice enough guy. I don't get the impression that he goes around hurting people.
I think his sexuality is being a drug addict, honestly. I've seen cocaine acts by straight men, and heroin makes everyone promiscuous.
We all know about the straight chicks who are two glasses of wine from sleeping with another woman.
I don't think Robert knows what his sexuality truly is having been a drug addict for so long.
[quote] Would you say bisexuals comprise a higher percentage of liars than the population at large?
Considering all bi men are pathetic closet cases, or they renounce their bi-ness for straightness in their laters yes (like RDJ and Bowie), I'd say yes. Bi men are lying trash.
The dude's a closet case. Case closed.
Me too, I hope that he comes to terms with himself. I wish that he finds happiness and that he is able to Mr. Right.
Epitome of GAY is more like it. I used to think that he was straight, well that was before I see his movies and met him. Girlies then his wife. Weird. Moves his hands and his mannerisms, he can't be straight.
I'm convinced that he's a closeted man. He was going to come out in the 80's but then, shit happened
liar or not I still find him HOT
His persona is being a "cool guy," but he has to hide in the closet (not cool - and he knows it).
So he's saying we have a chance....
He's a fake and a fraud -- like most Hollywood actors.
Addicts are known for being truthful!
I wouldn't be surprised if he swings both ways, but I somehow do think he prefers women. His wife is terribly unsexy and she seems to be a bit dykey. Why the hell these two got together is beyond me. Maybe Joel Silver arranged the whole thing as a good business investment. Lots of people thought if only he would keep clean he would have the potential to become big.
[quote]Why the hell these two got together is beyond me.
It makes no sense to me.
Hugh Jackman - happily married
Dykie? Sorry, she's Hyper-Bulldyke. I heard her voice, ITS KOWER THAN ROBERTS.
What? Daniel Craig and Downey jr? Why? Daniel Craig is too ugly for Robert, then again robert loves English boys.
David Bowie basically said the same thing, many times. That he was always straight.
Downey, being an egomaniacal narcissist, is anything he declares himself to be, because no one else actually exists in his world.
Thanks heavens his drug use eventually will leave him being found cold, stiff and face down on a toilet floor in the pool of his final vomit.
R111 = Ben Affleck, still mad people don't like the idea of him being Batman!
Can we kick the B out of LGBT already? Bis are nearly always closet cases, frauds, or attention whores.
Sheesh. He has been married to two women. He obviously adores the new wife. He probably screws men on the side, but he seems happy. Bowie screwed men as well. He is now happy with a woman. I don't know why people have so many issues with bisexuals. Some people can be attracted to, and love, both genders.
Yes, but one at a time, R113.
Fucked him, tastes like chicken.
R116 Ew. Even if he was gay, I wouldn't fucking do him. Downey seems super camp in his recent interviews and award ceremonies. Like if his gayness is coming out for him. Lol
These are the facts...if Bowie EVER FUCKED MEN...he still does and so does Downey.
His heterosexuality was manufactured.
I bet downey is bil but bi just means that he's closeted ;)
When Robert Downey Jr says his bisexuality is manufactured, I don't think he means "an act" as in the case of David Bowie. I think he means, "I was a product of a generation where men were sexually liberated, my bisexuality was a product of the times."
No, to me he's just gay. I dont know why, he just pings for me.
Everything about his is manufactured. He's a douchy-douche.
He seems sad on the inside. He dosent really seem to enjoy life. You can tell by his eyes.
When people said, he was now a Republican, I was disappointed but more and more I just think he's a joke.
He attended Obama and Jerry Brown fundraisers and he supports Bill Rosendahl, openly gay democratic LA council member.
Both Mr and Mrs Downey made the maximum personal donation to the Obama re-election fund. It's listed online.
That said, I think RDJ is bi (and probably a transvestite behind closed doors.)
If he's bi why is he lying about it now?
Maybe he thinks that being monogamous with his wife means that his sexual orientation is not 'bisexual' anymore. I know 'lesbians' like this who will once in a while hook up with a guy and then go back to women but still claim 'lesbian' and act like their friends should all forget the foray into hetero relationships.
Bis are bi until they meet their "true love" of the opposite sex, and then they say it was fake or a phase. No wonder no one trusts bis. I will never get involved with a bi again.
Because he thinks he's the big thing in Hollywood now...he has to straighten up.
Obviously gay. Gayer than johnny wier.
he is POZ, and since it is associated with homosexuality, he wants to run away from that side of him, at least publicly.
and he's not sober, but he isn't as bad as he was back when.
I thought this recent Vanity Fair quote from James Toback, who directed Downey in three movies, was interesting. Talking about casting Downey in "The Pick-Up Artist," he said:
"Cruising -- looking to pick up girls with a cocky self confidence -- was not in Downey's repertoire."
Downey is simply gay. He is delusional to stay in the closet and lie to himself.
The only thing more pathetic than some untalented actor who makes up stupid stories to get publicity is a TALENTED actor who makes up the identical same stories to get publicity.
RDjr is so fucked up he is one place below Liza.
I used to leik him, but everything about him seems fake. Even his sexuality.
I think that he's straight. He has a wife and kids.
[quote]He has almost no range, In almost every movie (LESS THAN ZERO, WONDER BOYS, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, ZODIAC, the IRON MAN movies)
LOL, I think you have to adjust your meds. Even if you don't like the guy, you can't deny he is a very talented actor.
r139, people whose taste is different from yours need to adjust their meds? How old are you?
RDJ is just playing the press. Like a musical instrument. Heterosexuality is the label that fits what he is trying to sell. Either that, or he's just not thrilled with the penis any more.
old enough to not make ridiculous statements
If he isn't clean that has to be a huge story given his current popularity -- I wonder why nobody is breaking it?
The guy is a hetero-normative asshole.
r138 is a damn idiot.
Both, RDJ and Jared Leto, looked very comfortable playing a gay couple in ''Black and White''.
They did, r146. I wonder if they stayed in character on that film set...
R6,there is a bitter `too little ,too late` troll stopping by this site every now and then.
RDJ is overdue. He's become a different person though...
he's not different. he just hides it better.
he swallows more cum than you could ever know.
Ant details, r150?
That should be *ANY* details, obviously.
I always knew he was built for the closet. The man's gonna rot in there; he's pretty good at keeping his sexuality closed.
WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO LOSE? Well, for startes, no white picket fence happy gay family for him.
He's locked himself in the closet, and thrown the key out. What does that mean? Someone ELSE has to unlock it for him, meaning that he won't come out himself, but someone else will do it for him. That won't happen though, not on to eyes. He can fuck any man he wants to. It's easy, he has the money and looks. He could host the world's biggest orgy and nobody would know. Hollywood works like that.
That industry is fucked, not the movie industry world-wide, just british-america (english speaking world mostly). Something like this would happen in Japan, nobody gives a shit. But here, a man likes the feeling of anther man inside and all hell breaks loose! It's the fucking 21st Century!
These actors are the LAST generation of closeted celebrities. They'll all come out, or die in it. C'est la vie.
[quote]No, to me he's just gay. I dont know why, he just pings for me.
I'll bet there are a lot of straight guys who just ping for you.
Sure tons of heterosexual men have no idea what do do with their dong.
So many closeted actors in Hollywood, it's embarrassing.