When news of Charlie Hunnam landing the most coveted role of the year, psychosexual billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the literary masterwork that introduced middle America to Ben Wa balls, reactions were mixed to downright negative. All the while, everyone and their kinky mother seemed to want openly gay actor and all-around perfect-looking human being Matt Bomer to slip under Grey’s copious shade. That we’ve come to a point in our society where audiences are ready to embrace an actor for a role regardless of sexual orientation is something to celebrate, and in that spirit we’ve compiled a list of hot, gay action stars we wouldn’t mind getting into some hot, gay action with. If we forgot anyone, leave him in the comments.
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A fan favorite, Matt Boner Bomer is the subject of a petition to get him to play Christian Grey. This hottie already dons a suit and tie for White Collar, so we can already picture him tying a windsor knot around Anastasia Steele’s dainty wrists.
You may know him recently from Satisfaction, or Smash, or even as far back as Kinsey, but we like to remember him from Erection.
Many a gay may remember Jonathan as Leah Michele’s love interest Jesse St. James on Glee, but we like to remember him as the love interest in our dreams. Our naked dreams.
Another Glee and Broadway alum, Cheyenne is already comfortable sexing (allegedly) in front of a camera.
Formerly Rome‘s Gaius Octavian Caeser, Simon Woods’s butt is a gift from the gods.
Currently starring in Logo TV’s Eastsiders, some of you might know him from such classics as Firefly, Party of Five, and The $treet. Oh yeah, he was also in one of NBC’s many aborted fetal premises, The Playboy Club. If it was The Playgirl Club it would still be on today.
While he might have a much smaller audience than the rest, having only appeared in LOGO Network’s Eating Out movie series, he recently got rave reviews in the new original play Pieces. We’re loving his bits, too.
Whomever steps into Charlie Hunnam’s place, hopefully they’ve got a warm pair of boots ready — lest they also catch a case of the cold feet.
Damien Basile is a fashion designer, pop culture enthusiast, social media microlebrity, and lover of college football. When he’s not sleeping he’s awake.