Colin Farrell to be Best Man at brother’s gay wedding

Alright, this is really sweet: actor Colin Farrell (who played bisexual in A Home at the End of the World, gay-ish in Alexander, and was "discovered" by Joel Schumacher, make of that what you will) will be playing the role of Best Man when his brother, dance teacher Eamon Farrell, weds his boyfriend Steven Mannion. The brothers (Eamon is the elder) are apparently quite close and Colin reportedly helped his big bro pick out the wedding ring.

One of my wish list items for 2008 was for a Big Fat Gay Celebrity Wedding, and with Hollywood stars taking part in the civil ceremonies/weddings/homohootenannies of their gay sibs, I think we’re inching closer to that reality.

The part that really gets me about the news item, though: the couple will likely "wed" (relative term) in the States because current legislation in Eamon’s homeland of Ireland is currently prohibitive. So wait, the States is actually the preferred alternative for a change?! That’s depressing.

Oh, and PS? How lucky are the gays that get to go to this wedding and drink champagne with Colin Farrell all night?! And with all due respect, I’m thinking that Colin Farrell + Open Bar Wedding + Gay Mobs = Sex Tape Sequel.

In 2003, Brian launched the world's first website devoted to horror film from a gay perspective (, mining an untapped (and occasionally unintentional) source of entertainment and bringing together a huge and colorful population of gay horror fans and filmmakers. When he's not pulling skeletons out of closets, Brian writes reviews for horror megasite, general film site, and can be found on the ever-informative Brian is also a filmmaker, having produced, written, and directed two shorts (the dark romantic comedy An Apple a Day and the eerie suspense piece Two Story House) that have played at film festivals worldwide and left audiences generally uneasy. A born-and-bred Midwesterner, Brian studied Mass Media and Film at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (I know – crazy, right?) before fleeing the district for the warm and occasionally stinky shores of NYC. Brian is a proud member of the Online Film Critics Society, loving husband to illustrator Andy Swist, and benevolent overlord of their two cats.