Thomas Jane Was Gay For Pay

Thomas Jane has never been one to avoid a controversial subject, and his latest interview may be his most shocking and revealing to date, especially the admission that in his younger years he was a hooker. A gay hooker.

Jane ran into hot water earlier this year when he said that the character he portrays in the series Hung, a high class male prostitute, would never be involved with another man or else he would walk off the show. Now it seems that while Jane’s character will never have that experience, Jane himself certainly has.

Recounting his days as an 18-year-old homeless kid in Los Angeles Jane said: ” I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?” Umm, kind of but please, please go on Thomas…

“You’re a lot more open to experimentation as a young man. And for me, being a young artist and broke in Los Angeles, I was exploring my sexual identity.”

As if that is not painting a clear enough picture, Jane adds: “I think up to a point it’s a choice. But I’ll tell you what — it’s not a choice until you’re open enough to experience both male and female sexuality. Until you’ve tasted the food, you don’t know whether you’ll like it or not, as my mom always said.”

Safe to say there are surely plenty of gay men who wish Jane had preferred the taste of their food.

Sunday Conversation: Thomas Jane [LA Times via NY Mag]



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