DOUBTING THOMAS

Hung Star Thomas Jane Denies He Traded Gay Sex For Sandwiches

Much hay was made when actor Thomas Jane seemed to admit, in an October interview with the L.A. Times, that he did some hustling in his early days.

“Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city… you’re going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don’t accept people’s sexual flavors. You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn’t have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?”

But in a more recent interview with The Fix, Jane—who played a middle-aged prostitute on HBO’s just-cancelled drama Hung—says people misunderstood him:

“I never said I was a prostitute… I was talking about my [early] time in Hollywood: I said that I’d had a sexually adventurous time and I was trying to relate that to how I play a prostitute on TV—trying to relate my experience to my character’s experience—and well, people heard what they wanted to hear.”

We dunno, that first quote seems pretty straightfoward. Maybe Jane, like most actors, should stick to only saying things other people write for them.

On another subject, anyone wanna buy us a sandwich?