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.