Top Gun = gay?

What is particularly interesting about this (too funny) clip is that a couple of years ago I attended a talk where the speaker made points about the homoeroticism displayed in talk (it was a "gender studies" talk). She wasn’t saying that it was "gay" – just that it was homoerotic. The shower scenes… the tanned, sweaty, shirtless volleyball scenes… but then there are also these moments where Top Gun is super stereotypically straight, like when the female instructor is talking and the wind is blowing her hair, but apparently nothing else in the room (like, none of the guys’ papers on their desks, and none of the guys’ hair… though perhaps that could be because of the amount of product in their hair, which is another issue altogether).

Anyway, here is the clip (thanks to reader Michael for sharing):

 

 

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Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • JonBoy

    I -knew- there was a reason that I liked that movie so much when I was a kid!

    Actually, the arguments do hold true in some cases. Even with the wind blowing her hair around, that’s just a moment where we stop staring at the men’s chests and say, “Look how fabulous her hair is!” :)

    By the way, if you want a really homoerotic movie that probably wasn’t intended to be, you should look at “The Covenant”. Wow. Just…wow.

  • JonBoy

    I -knew- there was a reason that I liked that movie so much when I was a kid!

    Actually, the arguments do hold true in some cases. Even with the wind blowing her hair around, that’s just a moment where we stop staring at the men’s chests and say, “Look how fabulous her hair is!” :)

    By the way, if you want a really homoerotic movie that probably wasn’t intended to be, you should look at “The Covenant”. Wow. Just…wow.

  • Debby

    Ha… Interesting take on the hair scene!!

  • Debby

    Ha… Interesting take on the hair scene!!