Why and how does the appeal of certain male Hollywood stars cross over from straight to gay audiences? Do stars lose their cachet with straight audiences when they cross over? In addition to fans of James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves, those interested in film history, cultural studies, popular culture, queer theory, gender studies, sociology, psychoanalytic theory, melodrama, fantasy, and fandom will enjoy this book. Sign In or Create an Account. Advanced Search.
Keanu Sets the Record Straight :: WINM :: Keanu Reeves Articles & Interviews Archive
He's got the soulful, "hey, whatever man" languor of the nameless generation at 30 he skews a tad old for Gen X, but can pass even as he has vaulted into the rarefied sphere of major box-office leading men, having proved with last summer's fun ride Speed that he can hold his own in the less-than-poetic action genre dominated by Bruce and Arnold. He's reinforcing that aspect of his talent with the recently released sci-fi thriller Johnny Mnemonic TriStar , about a courier with a computer chip in his head, but returns later this summer to his soulful mode with A Walk in the Clouds 20th Century Fox , a romance about a soldier coming home from World War Like the bus rigged with explosives that he commandeered in Speed, Reeves—and his career—can't slow down. Only after Speed did the critics come around and acknowledge that the guy has range, in retrospect a slight slight that Reeves regards—or rather disregards—with humble honesty. Why he has caught the eye of gay men isn't such a mystery, given his tough-but-tender looks, his dude-acious boa, those eyes.
Keanu Sets the Record Straight
Born in Beirut , he grew up in Toronto. He began acting in theatre productions and in television films before making his feature film debut in Youngblood He gained praise for playing a hustler in the independent drama My Own Private Idaho , and established himself as an action hero with leading roles in Point Break and Speed Following several box office failures, Reeves' performance in the horror film The Devil's Advocate was well received.
Imagine Keanu's image saying these quotes to you. Embrace them as intelligent views on life that you should follow. Can you do a walking trail of the movie? We had a lovely conversation, and I was in.