I learned a lot reading the Vanity Fair interview with Jackass 3D’s Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O.
Some I had no desire to know—like how Johnny’s taken so much damage to his junk through the years that he has to use a catheter twice a day to keep the scar tissue open.
But it was interesting to learn that the guys know exactly how, well, gay some of their stunts seem.
So listen, I’m not sure how to broach this subject. There’s a lot of half-naked men inJackass,and a lot of anal play and nipple torture and testicle touching. Is it possible that Jackass is at least a smidge gay?
Knoxville: I’m offended you just said a smidge!
It’s more than a smidge?
Knoxville: We’re over here sitting on rainbows and you say asmidge.
You’re a gay pride parade waiting to happen?
Knoxville: We’re a gay pride parade that’s happening! And in 3-D!
It’s not just homoerotic tension?
Knoxville: No, man, it’s all about release with us.
Steve-O and Johnny Knoxville
Steve-O: We always thought it was funny to force a heterosexual MTV generation to deal with all of our thongs and homoerotic humor. In many ways, all our gay humor has been a humanitarian attack against homophobia. We’ve been trying to rid the world of homophobia for years, and I think gay people really dig it too.
This was way too easy. I had all of these questions designed to lure you into admitting your subconscious desire to fuck each other. But apparently you’re not suppressing anything.
Knoxville: Suppressing?! Wait till I tell the guys you said suppressing! We’re not suppressing anything! We’re over here sitting on dicks!
To drive the point home, they recently screened the film at New York’s most famous leather bar, The Eagle.
There’s something vaguely disturbing about leather clad bears in cheap 3D glasses.
Jackass 3D opens in theaters tomorrow.