Writer and actress Carrie Fisher – who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films – has known John Travolta for decades, and she now says the only people who are still in the dark about the fact that he’s gayer than Adam Lambert riding a rainbow unicorn are his wife and the fans who are still dumb enough to believe his press releases.
Controversial website Gawker is facing legal action from Travolta after publishing scandalous specifics about his gay love life last week – such as claims that he’s a “bottom” who goes for “dark, swarthy men.” When The Advocate magazine interviewed Carrie Fisher recently, they asked what she thought about her longtime friend getting all prickly about the fact that he’s obviously gay. “My feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care,” Carrie said. “Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss.”
Just last week, I wrote an opinion piece about how we should all stop falsely accusing male stars of being gay. However, in cases like this where all signs point to flaming, and lifelong friends are even saying it, I think the only thing John can do stop the speculation would be to step out of the closet he’s been sharing with Tom Cruise and be done with it. I mean, have you seen Saturday Night Fever? No straight man can dance like that.