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Daniel Craig Says He Prefers Gay Bars Because There’s Less “Dick Swinging”

While James Bond is famous for sipping shaken-not-stirred martinis in the company of beautiful women, 007 actor Daniel Craig prefers to enjoy his vodka sodas among a different crowd: gay men.

The No Time to Die star revealed his preference for gay bars over straight ones during a recent appearance on Sirius XM’s Lunch With Bruce podcast, explaining that he tries to stick to gay bars in an attempt to avoid the “aggressive dick swinging in hetero bars.” According to Craig, the lack of straight male machismo in gay bars means he’s less likely to wind up in a bar brawl, which apparently is a problem for him in hetero environments.

“I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” he told host Bruce Bozzi. “One of the reasons: because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often.” Apparently Craig would end up “in a punch-up” at bars “quite a lot” in his younger days, so he made the switch to gay bars in attempt to avoid any unnecessary brawls.

Personally, I’m a little confused and slightly alarmed by the seeming inevitability with which Craig seems to recall falling into fights in straight male environments. Like, if just being a straight man in a bar around other straight men is enough to start a public fight with a stranger, maybe you’re the problem, not the environment? Then again, I’ve never been a straight man in a bar, so what would I know?

Besides, there were other things Craig liked about gay bars — some maybe more troubling than others! For one thing, he appreciated the relaxed, accepting environment such establishments tend to provide. “Everybody was chill, everybody,” he said. “You didn’t really have to sort of state your sexuality. It was okay. And it was a very safe place to be.” Nice! Seems like a very normal and healthy thing to enjoy about a given environment in which you are a guest.

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by Anonymousreply 35October 15, 2021 1:57 PM

I would be topped by Casino Royale era Daniel. He did look great in that speedo.

by Anonymousreply 1October 14, 2021 5:07 PM

Unfortunately, the other thing Craig says he liked about gay bars was hitting on women, which he admits was something of an “ulterior motive.” According to Craig, gay bars are actually a great place to meet women, because “there are a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there.” I would actually argue that most women at gay bars are probably not there to avoid getting into bar fights, but rather to avoid being hit on by sleazy straight dudes. Then again, I guess if the sleazy straight dude hitting on you at a gay bar is Daniel Craig, maybe you wouldn’t mind so much.

by Anonymousreply 2October 14, 2021 5:09 PM

Anything to get that clickbait headline...

by Anonymousreply 3October 14, 2021 5:10 PM

The OP is worse than Hitler.

Another thread already exists.

by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2021 5:16 PM

'Besides, there were other things Craig liked about gay bars — some maybe more troubling than others! For one thing, he appreciated the relaxed, accepting environment such establishments tend to provide.'

Well if anything would be troubling it would be being in a relaxed accepting environment.

by Anonymousreply 5October 14, 2021 5:17 PM

I presume by troubling, they mean the "where str8s go to meet" part.

by Anonymousreply 6October 14, 2021 5:19 PM

I saw him 20 years ago on the street in Venice Beach outside a bar with a guy and got a vibe from them and then convinced myself my gaydar malfunctioned. Now I realize I wasn't seeing things!

by Anonymousreply 7October 14, 2021 5:20 PM

Would he have received a lot of attention in gay bars back then? I'd have gone for Mark Strong over him, I think.

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by Anonymousreply 8October 14, 2021 5:24 PM

I think he is def a little bi, him and Rachel Weisz hit me as swingers (the sexiest swingers of all time maybe) - oh to be brutally manhandled by Bond

by Anonymousreply 9October 14, 2021 5:24 PM

Seems like a cover story to me.

by Anonymousreply 10October 14, 2021 5:27 PM

I’ve heard similar reports for years.

If he announces it publicly, he assumes there’ll be less assumptions. But they’ve been there all along.

Be what you want to be, Daniel. You can certainly afford it.

(Although, in all this, there’s no mention of his wife, Rachel Weisz.)

by Anonymousreply 11October 14, 2021 5:28 PM

Uh huh. Sounds like someone out there has receipts and he's concocted this little gem.

by Anonymousreply 12October 14, 2021 5:29 PM

[quote]I’ve heard similar reports for years.

Yeah, there was a story here at least a decade ago about him being seen making out with a guy at a gay bar in LA. Why now?

by Anonymousreply 13October 14, 2021 5:30 PM

Why the fuck don’t people do a basic cursory search FFS?

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by Anonymousreply 14October 14, 2021 5:30 PM

There’s more to the story

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by Anonymousreply 15October 14, 2021 5:31 PM

It's a classic media tactic to admit to a little so if "a lot" comes out, it can be denied as someone leapfrogging on what's already been admitted. See also: Mehcad Brooks admitting to same sex "experimentation" in his early twenties.

by Anonymousreply 16October 14, 2021 5:31 PM

[quote]Daniel Craig Says He Prefers Gay Bars Because There’s Less “Dick Swinging”

Daniel Craig obviously goes to the wrong gay bars.

by Anonymousreply 17October 14, 2021 5:32 PM

[quote] Seems like a cover story to me.

Correct. So now when he's "caught" in gay bar, a Google search will go to this article. Very convenient.

by Anonymousreply 18October 14, 2021 5:32 PM

He doesn't explain the kiss report at r15, does he?

by Anonymousreply 19October 14, 2021 5:34 PM

So how many gay Bonds have there been? Well they're all actors so the question comes down to how many Bonds have there been?

by Anonymousreply 20October 14, 2021 5:35 PM

He says it's a safer space and he's less likely to be in fights

but please, every man in the bar would be trying to shoot his shot with him. He wouldn't get a single moment's peace.

by Anonymousreply 21October 14, 2021 5:36 PM

Shooting your hot usually means attempting to exchange looks. Easy to ignore.

by Anonymousreply 22October 14, 2021 5:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 23October 14, 2021 5:38 PM

. Bond is supposed to be suave. He looks like a bricklayer in a tight suit.

by Anonymousreply 24October 14, 2021 5:42 PM

Yeah but how does it explain his going to gay bars before Bond?

by Anonymousreply 25October 14, 2021 5:43 PM

Not to be mean, but I don't get the physical appeal of this dude. I hope the next Bond is hotter.

by Anonymousreply 26October 14, 2021 7:59 PM

R25, nongay people go to gay bars too ya know

by Anonymousreply 27October 14, 2021 8:35 PM

I went to a WeHo gay bar when I was 22, and some Jacked shirtless Marlboro Man in his 40s rubbed my left buttock while I was ordering at the bar! I was appalled! He leaned over and whispered in my ear and I could smell the whiskey on his breath! He offered to buy my drink! I simply smiled and said, "No thank you. I'm good." And then he spanked me! He just swatted my ass!!! I mean the rudeness of it all! Him just assuming I'm some spring break slut! So I changed my mind and said, "I WILL accept your offer and allow you to buy my drink! But that is ALL I will allow you to do!

Meh. He throat fucked me in a bathroom stall. But all my drinks were free that night!

by Anonymousreply 28October 14, 2021 8:53 PM

Did he have whiskey dick?

by Anonymousreply 29October 14, 2021 8:57 PM

Another guy padering to the gays for their $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

by Anonymousreply 30October 14, 2021 8:59 PM

I don't think Kyle Krieger gave him any $$$$$$$$.

by Anonymousreply 31October 14, 2021 9:01 PM

I don't think straight men go to gay bars except in a group for a laugh.

by Anonymousreply 32October 14, 2021 10:01 PM

Not true.

by Anonymousreply 33October 15, 2021 3:15 AM

Because that’s where the available dicks are.

by Anonymousreply 34October 15, 2021 6:24 AM

Rachel is definitely bi or lesbian. Stories of her kissing women at Henrietta Hudson and Cubby Hole in NYC go way back to her Mummy Days. Since Rachel is queer - Daniel probably is also. This story is an excuse to get ahead of the rumors. What would've been cooler (than this lame story) is if Daniel would've just come out of the closet (or kept quiet and did the glass closet) since his Bond run is over. But nope. Obviously, he still wants leading man work.

by Anonymousreply 35October 15, 2021 1:57 PM
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