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Graham Moore Plus Four Other Straight Guys Who Set Off Our Gaydar

Contrary to popular belief, Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore isn’t gay. He’s just a flamboyantly straight guy who wrote a great script about the heroic gay man who saved civilization and was rewarded with bigotry. Or “weird,” as he put it during his Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday night. Attaboy, Girl.

While speaking to press after his big win, Moore addressed the notion that blew up Twitter the moment he was handed the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay from Ms. Oprah Winfrey herself.

“I’m not gay,” he told reporters backstage. “But I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about.”

Could’ve fooled us. But, then again, with more and more people refusing to conform to preconceived gender and sexuality stereotypes, our gaydar ain’t what is used to be. Straight guys and gay guys are blending together. It’s all a bit confusing, but a bit exciting at the same time. The world is changing, and we are all queer now. (And that’s a very good thing!)

Check out these other straight guys who give off major gay vibes…


Josh Hutcherson

We’ve always gotten major gay vibrations from 22-year-old pretty boy Josh Hutcherson. Maybe the perfectly plucked eyebrows… Or the leaked nude selfies… Or the fact that in 2013 he ignited gay rumors when he said, “Right now I’m 100% straight. But who knows? In a fucking year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.”


Trey Songz

The well-dressed hip hop crooner became the subject of rumors after a tweet that appeared to be written by him emerged in March 2014. It read: “I think it’s time to finally tell my fans. all games and jokes aside… I’m gay.” The singer later said the tweet was photoshopped, much to our disappointment. And don’t let his taste for well-tailored luxury designer threads fool you either. He’s just metrosexual.


Daniel Radcliffe

The child-star-turned-total-hunk has been a gay ally for years. In 2009, he teamed up with The Trevor Project to promote awareness of gay teen suicide prevention and has been a vocal advocate for equal rights for LGBT people. Then in 2013, he treated us to a steamy gay sex scene in the film Kill Your Darlings, as well as several full frontal nude shots. But don’t get too excited, boys. He’s been dating actress Erin Darke since 2012.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Speculation about the 34-year-old actor’s sexuality began after he played a male prostitute in the film Mysterious Skin, followed by a minor role in gay rom-com Latter Days. Gay rumors followed him for years afterwards and were only intensified in 2013 when he refused to address them during an interview with Out. A lot of folks assumed that meant he must like dudes. But then in December 2014 he surprised everyone when he married Tasha McCauley. (Whomp, whomp.)

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