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Dylan McDermott: Getting Hit On By Guys Is “Like Going To Paris When You Don’t Speak The Language”

Gay or straight, the idea of fans isn’t something I normally think about, because I’m ultimately kind of shy. If I start thinking about who does or doesn’t like me, I just get uncomfortable. But I grew up in New York’s Greenwich Village in the ’70s with my dad, so I was exposed to gay people from a very young age. It was definitely eye-opening for me…Honestly, I’m cool with everyone, and people pick up on that. I’d say, “I’m not gay, but it’s all good.” It’s kind of like going to Paris when you don’t know the language; some Americans get into trouble over there, but I’m just like, ‘Sorry, I don’t speak French.’”

—American Horror Story star Dylan McDermott on his gay fans and being hit on by guys, in The Advocate

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  • marshall

    I just love that show and I’ve been a fan of his ever since Steel Magnolias! this article is kinda funny because there actually was a point in the show where Zachary Quinto’s character’s boyfriend grabs his junk and he walks away like “no hard feelings, I just don’t swing that way”

  • Karl

    Hes hot considering hes 50, very hot indeed!

  • Ronbo

    He’d be hot for 30. Even most 20 somethings don’t look that good.

  • MKe

    He does look good for his age, and that comment was respectful. But who is hitting on him? He is 50 and he’s not an A list actor.

  • Bryan

    Whoa, I didn’t know he was 50, that’s really impressive, and he doesn’t look like he’s had much work done either, good for him.

  • Olive Austin

    @2, @3, @4, @5 — He hasn’t been rode hard. You’d look better in that case, too. Just sayin’.

  • bagooka

    He’s too smart to get work done.

  • Joe B.

    @Karl: I am 51. Compared to him I’m 85. Of course it’s his business to stay in shape and look good. And apparently it’s my job to eat Hostess snack cakes and drink chocolate milk.

  • Tom

    @MKe: Who’s hitting on him? Have you LOOKED at the man? 50 and A list status are NOT the issue here:)

  • Gauthier

    Holy crouton, This guy… At thirteen, I had the exact same reaction as Ally McBeal and Georgia when I saw him for the first time as a guest star on the show. My tongue just rolled straight out of my mouth and smacked against the bottom of the tv like a red carpet being unfurled to welcome him inside. When I saw him again on AHS me and a gal pal started obsessing over him all over again. He is on the number one, two and three spot on my celebrity to-do list. I can’t go into the the things I’d do to him here for fear that the vileness of my fantasies might crash this site forever. Let’s just say I would have loved to be present during a certain scene where he’s crying and… Welp, now I have to go take a very, very long shower.

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  • ewe

    @Karl: @Karl: @MKe: I thought i was looking at myself in the mirror when i saw the picture.

  • Marie Cohn

    Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler was lil’ Dylan’s stepmother, so he’s always liked the hole more than the pole.

  • christopher di spirito

    Love ‘American Horror Story’ and love Dylan McDermott. He’s incredibly hot and has a great ass. The scene early in the season when he’s butt-nekkid jerking off is one of the most erotic images I’ve sever seen on TV.

  • Storm

    I’ll hit on him, 50 or not. And I’ll teach him to speak French, too.


  • ewe

    I knew a guy who kept a baseball bat by his front door. He was Italian American. I think he grew up in the Mafia. Why is he holding a baseball bat? Is it symoblic? Phallic?

  • Ray

    @ewe: No, it’s just a shot from a scene in American Horror Story. He thought someone was in the house.

  • Charles Pozier

    Is this a movie scene? I want to touch Dylan McDermott right now. Daddy, I want to touch him. Where’s daddy? Rachel?

  • Brian

    Well put. He scored some points with this statement in my opinion. Plus, he is not THAT shy if you have seen any of American Horror Story.

  • Ray

    @Charles Pozier: No it’s from a TV series on the FX channel called American Horror Story. You might not be able to touch but you’ll get to see much much more of him on the show.

  • Kieran

    No wonder there’s so much depression in the gay community when you’re conditioned to consider yourself “old” once you hit 30. Contrary to popular opinion among the kids, there is life after 30…and after 40…and hopefully after fifty, sixty, seventy and eighty as well. I just saw 74 year old Jane Fonda the other night and she manages to put women half her age or younger to shame.

  • Pete n SFO

    How old are you people & what did you think 50 looks like?

    No question he’s a handsome guy and always has been. I’m 50 & I know tons of (gay) guys that look as terrific as Dylan. They raised the bar years ago, girls.

    Seriously, you ppl are in for a ruuuuuude awakening.

  • BubbasBack

    Well folks, he’s the only thing worthwhile watching on that crappy show. Burp.

  • DenverBarbie

    @Kieran: Psht! Half her age? She puts this (early!) 20-something to mad shame!

  • Allen D.

    @Pete n SFO: I remember passing 30 & thinking “oh lord, I’m still single. That’s it, I’m done!” But, oddly enough, I still don’t feel REMOTELY old (32). And I get hit on by more younger & attractive men than I ever did in my 20s. So, why worry? I have a strong suspicion I’ll keep feeling the same way as I pass 40, 50, maybe even 60. If the borderline alcoholism & type 1 diabetes haven’t killed me by then. Heheh.

    Sidenote: AHS is one of the best shows on TV right now. If anyone hasn’t seen it, I highly suggest checking it out.

  • MAP

    I’m 51, and let me tell you Dylan probably has to work hard to look that good–and he doesn’t look good for 50, he simply looks good.

    There are two concurrent strains in gay life that I discern at this age–one is that I no longer have any currency because of my age and the other is that I’m some sort of “daddy” because of my age (gross).

    No, kids, I’m a married man who can still do 400 sit ups at the gym. And I’m no one’s daddy, except my dogs.

  • SpectreWriter

    @MKe: LOTS of people would hit on him. Tell us what YOU’ve done to distinguish yourself?

  • lucifer

    Blowjobs are a universal language. I find the handsome and would go down on him in a NY minute. I like those ass shots.

  • MKe

    @SpectreWriter: OK glad he has superfans but i’m sorry he’s not that hot. maybe if i was 50 i’d be all over it. he doesn’t look bad but my god get over yourselves this doesn’t require insults people.

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