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John Barrowman Looks For, Fails To Find Gay Answers

Out actor John Barrowman and a The Making Of Me film crew recently flew to Los Angeles to answer a burning question: Why’s Barrowman into men?

Of course they didn’t find any conclusive answers – that would be too easy! – but made for great television: 3.8 million people tuned in to watch his journey. While Barrowman and his boyfriend Scott Gill are simply adorable, not everyone appreciated their efforts:
The first test for “the latest science” was for Barrowman to sit in a theatre and leer as various men walked onto the stage. He then guessed whether they were gay or straight just by looking at them. Sadly, he was far from accurate, which meant that homosexuality had to be more scientifically deduced. This involved Barrowman flying to Chicago, where he had electrodes wired to his penis while he watched some porn.

Barrowman’s brain activity during this arduous test showed that he is, in fact, gay. Seventeen minutes into this primetime BBC1 documentary, and the latest science had finally managed to establish the bleeding obvious.

Nevertheless, Barrowman was undaunted as he drew sweeping conclusions about sexuality. “It’s nothing to do with nurture!” he chirped wildly. “John now feels closer than ever to finding out that gay men are born that way,” added the narrator, but failed to add that John had no earthly reason to feel this way.

We think it’s probably for the best that no conclusions were drawn.

On:           Jul 25, 2008
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    • CitizenGeek

      John and Scott are so cute together!

      Jul 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vinman

      I am not an electrician, but I’m sure I could do a bang up job on wiring up his “penis”.

      Jul 25, 2008 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin

      If you’re interested you can check out a contentious comment on the john barrowman programme in the Guardian here – readers comments follow after


      Jul 25, 2008 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snoodle

      I thought the program was really interesting. He may not have found the exact answers that he was looking for but I think he’s contented that it’s nature not nurture :)

      Also, John and Scott are almost too adorable XD <3

      Jul 25, 2008 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kit McCollum

      I think the editor for this story took too long a lunch break today. Scott Gill is not his boyfriend. He is John’s husband. They were married in Cardiff, I believe, some months ago. May even be a full year ago now

      Jul 25, 2008 at 8:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bean

      It’s been more than a year and a half. And Barrowman doesn’t support the word “marriage” for gay unions, so I think he’d probably prefer people call Scott his “boyfriend” rather than his “husband.”

      Jul 25, 2008 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian

      I’m not entirely sure why, but my desire to root for this guy is outweighed by this nagging feeling that he is a complete tool, and I can’t bear to listen to him speak (in any accent).

      Jul 25, 2008 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      nice botox!!

      Jul 26, 2008 at 10:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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