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The star of "Starsky & Hutch" just admitted the show is totes gay

Paul Michael Glaser, who played detective David Starsky on the series, admits to the show’s gay overtones.

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by Anonymousreply 48Last Tuesday at 10:48 PM

Team Starsky here. I can see Hutch's fair-skinned, blond boy appeal, but Glaser steamed up my glasses as a 70s gayling. (A critic once described his "wounded-bull hotness" and I agree.)

Glaser also sounds like a good guy anyway, so there's that.

by Anonymousreply 106/02/2021

Used to watch it all the time when I was growing up and it did seem gay friendly. Pleasant memories.

by Anonymousreply 206/02/2021

Industry types called it "French kissing prime-time homos".

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by Anonymousreply 306/02/2021

It lasted for 93 episodes. Paul Michael Glaser kept on threatening to leave the show. One of the producers said that they would simply call it "Hutch."

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by Anonymousreply 406/02/2021

Paul's wife died from AIDs.

by Anonymousreply 506/02/2021

R5- I was thinking it was Paul who died of AIDS. So I was wondering if he admitted this from the grave.

by Anonymousreply 606/02/2021

STARSKY FUCKS HUTCH is a show I would tune in to see, absolutely. Appointment viewing.

by Anonymousreply 706/02/2021

Yet another homo show from Aaron Spelling. Just exactly how straight was Candy’s husband?

by Anonymousreply 806/02/2021

Don’t ask. Don’t tell.

by Anonymousreply 906/02/2021

I was Hutch fan as a young, 'un in the 70s, but definitely became team Starsky as an adult. This just makes me adore him even more.

by Anonymousreply 1006/02/2021

Does anybody recall a scene often cut from the cruise ship episode--because I only saw it on the box set--of Hutch and Starsky 'more' than horsing around in matching speedos at night in a hot tub? I was flabbergasted as much by the moment as by David Soul suddenly fleeing with an enormous 'sign equal of enthusiasm.'

by Anonymousreply 1106/02/2021

Homoerotic overtones yes, Gay, no.

by Anonymousreply 1206/02/2021

[quote] Glaser steamed up my glasses as a 70s gayling. (A critic once described his "wounded-bull hotness" and I agree.)

Yes, and I wanted that big bull to rut inside of me quite deeply!

by Anonymousreply 1306/20/2021

[quote]Paul's wife died from AIDs

Also, Paul directed the AIDS PSA "Saint" Ronnie filmed just days before he left office. It was the only time in his entire 8 years in office that the senile old fuck publicly uttered the word AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 1406/20/2021

Didn't David Soul come clean to his "paying dues" on the casting couch to other men when he was starting out in the business? I think that must have been 5-10 years ago. I don't think he named names, though.

by Anonymousreply 1506/20/2021

Paul Michael Glaser was gorgeous. That chest hair--that body! Goddamn.

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by Anonymousreply 1606/20/2021

PMG's wife became a strong advocate for AIDS education and victim's rights. She noted that when she spoke to the First Lady and potential First Lady, Kitty Dukakis showed immediate empathy whereas Barbara Bush looked at her watch when they talked.

by Anonymousreply 1706/20/2021

The late 60s/early 70s Dragnet revival, Adam 12 and C.H.I.P.s, speaking of homoerotic.

by Anonymousreply 1806/20/2021

“I think it’s very real,” he told Page Six. “I think it’s important to understand that yeah, there’s homoerotic elements. … I think the reality is David and I are for the most part — if you have to define oneself — as straight. But you have to be able to recognize there’s a part of all of us that is homoerotic.”

For the most part??? I hope he has stories of sucking and fucking David Soul in between scenes.

by Anonymousreply 1906/20/2021

This is bullshit. Can't just two straight guys be platonic friends and show affection for each other without being sexual. This is the opposite of toxic masculinity.

CHIPS on the other hand...

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by Anonymousreply 2006/20/2021

Glaser has a particular "type" of woman that he goes for: horsey faced brunettes. His second wife was a as unprepossessing as his first wife Elizabeth Glaser.

Speaking of Elizabeth Glaser...I read her memoir. You would think it would be a gripping story: perfect Hollywood family ravaged by AIDS (she, her daughter and her son all got it; the son is the only one who still survives). But it was a very dull read. She was a pampered Jewish princess who happened to luck into a relationship with a man who would became a big tv star; she said although she was not exactly the type that gets involved with an actor (she was a school teacher, not in the Hollywood scene at all) he found her to be "pretty, sexy and smart" and they became a couple. She loved the perks of being the girlfriend of a star; the traveling, the first class hotels, the hobnobbing with celebrities. He was not anxious to get married but eventually they did. She had a difficult birth with her first child and got AIDS from a series of blood transfusions. Her efforts to get help for AIDS afflicted children stemmed from both of hers getting it. She had a meeting with Ronald Reagan; he seemed sympathetic and concerned but nothing happened as far as funding for pediatric AIDS. She didn't blame him; she figured his advisors told him AIDS was a touchy cause and told him not to do anything about it. She met with George Bush; he also seemed like he was willing to help provide funding for pediatric AIDs but nothing came of it. She didn't blame him; like with Reagan, she figured his advisors told him not to do anything about it. You wanted to scream at her: "They didn't do anything about it because THEY DIDN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT AIDS, YOU DUMB CLUCK!"

by Anonymousreply 2106/20/2021

Not gay at all.

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by Anonymousreply 2206/20/2021

R18, in my mind, Pete Malloy was closeted.

by Anonymousreply 2306/20/2021

The first couple of seasons of Laramie starring John Smith and Robert Fuller were quite homoerotic. Then they toned it down.

by Anonymousreply 2406/20/2021

David Soul ended up marrying this lotus blossom. He beat the crap out of her and she divorced his ass.

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by Anonymousreply 2506/20/2021

R25

So she did give up on him, baby.

by Anonymousreply 2606/21/2021

I watched the first two seasons during the pandemic. Virtually every episode included ample shots of Mr. Glaser's meaty, Levis-clad butt, so I suspect there were a fair number of gays behind the camera.

by Anonymousreply 2706/21/2021

Glaser was definitely considered the sex symbol of the show. He eventually abandoned acting for directing. I wonder what he's like? He seemed kind of "difficult", wanting out of his S&H contract early and all that. You didn't get a clear sense of him in Elizabeth Glaser's book either; the book was sop dully written that the personalities in it seemed made of cardboard. "D

by Anonymousreply 2806/21/2021

From the comments of OP's article

[quote] Homoerotic? Evidently you never watched RIPTIDE on NBC. That show was outrageous!

by Anonymousreply 2906/21/2021

How did 12 yo me know I was gay?

Paul Michael Glaser in a fucking bathtowel, that's how.

by Anonymousreply 3006/21/2021

And Joe Penny

by Anonymousreply 3106/22/2021

Here's a blast from the past. . .

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by Anonymousreply 3206/22/2021

Wasn’t PMG a predator? Sexual harassment accusations during theatrical runs? Pre- #metoo

by Anonymousreply 3306/22/2021

I certainly didn't watch it for the gunplay.

by Anonymousreply 3406/22/2021

"totes gay," huh? You sound like a (more) retarded version of Perez Hilton.

by Anonymousreply 3506/22/2021

Thank goodness we have Paul Michael Glaser's youthful beauty committed to celluloid.

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by Anonymousreply 3606/22/2021

R32

Men hugging, touching, kissing on the cheek?!!! Won't someone please think of the children!"

by Anonymousreply 3706/22/2021

Such a tragic life, it's too bad that her book was so "dull." I was thinking about getting it.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Sunday at 4:37 PM

Paul Michael Glaser was one HOT Jew!

by Anonymousreply 39Last Sunday at 4:46 PM

R39 Yes he was. Back in the day, my older sister would watch the show and anytime he was on..well, suddenly--'hello!'

by Anonymousreply 40Last Sunday at 4:55 PM

Here you go, gentlemen.

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Monday at 2:12 AM

I guess just not my type. I always thought Soul was the hotter one, just like Larry Wilcox was a lot sexier to me than Erik Estrada.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Monday at 4:26 AM

R41 That's from the TV movie Houdini.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 4:27 PM

That's right, r43 -- I fell in love (lust) with PMG when I saw the ad for the movie in TV Guide.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Monday at 5:44 PM

Erik Estrada & Larry Wilcox? From CHIPS? Neither of them were very good looking. Erick Estrada got attention because he was Mexican in a professional roll not smoking joints like Cheech and Chong. Wilcox was the token white guy, average at best. And that's being generous. Those guys were miles behind Starsky & Hutch in terms of hotness for the time.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Monday at 9:05 PM

David Soul was the hot one from the show, not the other hairy ape one.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Monday at 9:22 PM

R45, Estrada was pretty tasty back then though.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Tuesday at 5:23 PM

No he wasn't R47. Not compared to other hot men on TV at the time. Chubby baby face. Big appeal to little girls.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Tuesday at 10:48 PM
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