Joe Manganiello Is Ready For Pee-wee Herman Slash Fic: “The Weirder, The Better”

"I mean, I was on 'True Blood' for years."

When it comes to the inevitable slash-fiction between Joe Manganiello and Paul Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman character, the hunky actor isn’t scared.

Manganiello plays himself in the new Netflix film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, and serves as the iconic character’s new friend and obsession.

In an interview with A.V. Club, the recent newlywed was asked if he’s prepared for all the slash fic that’s going to come out because of the movie.

After it’s explained to him that slash fic means people will start to imagine him and Pee-wee as a couple, Manganiello says he’s more than ready.

“I mean, I was on True Blood for years,” he answered. “There’s some really, really weird shit written about that show. So listen, man, ’weird’ is my middle name. I’m ready for anything. The weirder, the better.”

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is currently streaming on Netflix, and you can check out a trailer for the movie below.

h/t: A.V. Club

Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.