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Jack Buetel's relationship with Howard Hughes as depicted in THE OUTLAW


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7 hours ago, Swithin said:

This photo tells it all, two older men fighting over a twink.

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Yes, Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell) was very jealous of the relationshop between Doc Holliday (Walter Huston) and Billy The Kid (Jack Buetel).  

Walter Huston was obviously aware of "the insider information" and plays it to the hilt.

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41 minutes ago, rayban said:

How Jane Russell managed to sell "The Outlaw" as a film about her and her sexiness and her breasts is one of the everlasting yarns of Hollywood "mythmaking".

She made a lot of bad films. YOUNG WIDOW is unwatchable. THE LAS VEGAS STORY is mediocre. THE FUZZY PINK NIGHTGOWN is a misfire from start to finish. Sometimes Jane's sexiness was the only thing that kept people from falling asleep.

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34 minutes ago, rayban said:

Tonight at 8PM the truth will be offered - "The Outlaw" is about the love affair between Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday.

Yes, it will be interesting to see what the wraparound comments are for this film tonight.

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13 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Yes, it will be interesting to see what the wraparound comments are for this film tonight.

When "The Outlaw" was shown on TCM about two months ago, the wraparound did not acknowledge the true nature of the film.

IT IS A GAY FILM.

Howard Hughes was not coveting Jane Russell's breasts.

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14 minutes ago, rayban said:

When "The Outlaw" was shown on TCM about two months ago, the wraparound did not acknowledge the true nature of the film.

IT IS A GAY FILM.

Howard Hughes was not coveting Jane Russell's breasts.

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Yes, that's why I created this thread. It's a classic case of bait and switch. They were baiting audiences with a straight sex object (Jane Russell) but it was a story about a gay sex object (Jack Beutel). The famous poster of Jane's cleavage continues to obfuscate this. If they had done a poster emphasizing Beutel's buttocks or his groin, it would have been too much for audiences to handle...even more scandalous.

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The whole film is a testament to an older man's worship of a beautiful young man.

People complain about Jack Buetel's "performance".

He wasn't asked to act.

He was asked to be "beautiful" and "alluring".

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, TopBilled said:

 

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Yes, that's why I created this thread. It's a classic case of bait and switch. They were baiting audiences with a straight sex object (Jane Russell) but it was a story about a gay sex object (Jack Beutel). The famous poster of Jane's cleavage continues to obfuscate this. If they had done a poster emphasizing Beutel's buttocks or his groin, it would have been too much for audiences to handle...even more scandalous.

 

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12 minutes ago, rayban said:

Another director, other than Howard Hughes, who had the courage to deal with his same-sex attraction, was, of course, Luchino Viscounti, in his epic film, "Ludwig".

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Good example. We've also talked about Franco Zefferelli and his adoration for Leonard Whiting, while filming ROMEO AND JULIET (1968).

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3 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Good example. We've also talked about Franco Zefferelli and his adoration for Leonard Whiting, while filming ROMEO AND JULIET (1968).

And Graham Faulkner in "Brother Sun, Sister Moon".

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