Bombshell: Could Tom Cruise be straight?
A shocking new tell-all written by deceased con artist and mobster Johnny Fratto suggests that may be the case.
Fratto coached Cruise while the actor prepared for his role as a pool hustler in 1986’s The Color of Money.
Fratto claims Cruise was enamored with Fratto’s criminal past — and he also appeared criminally straight, even to a professional con artist.
“Despite what rumors you’ve heard, I can vouch from firsthand experience that Tom Cruise is not a homosexual,” Fratto admits.
In the book, Fratto describes a night out with Cruise in a Chicago club, where he threw his arms around “two smoking hot party girls from Des Moines.”
“‘What’s going on, ladies?’ he asked with that mischievous superstar smile that made that f?-?-?— millions of dollars. I had never seen women actually swoon in real life.?.?. these b?itches swooned. If there was anything gay about Tom Cruise, I sure as f?-?-?- didn’t see it, and neither did the girls from Des Moines.”
Fratto’s biography, Now That I’m Dead, Here’s the Real Dirt, was penned by a Mafia historian named Matthew Randazzo V, who in the book also describes encounters with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Paris Hilton.
In the past Cruise has pursued three lawsuits in relation to his sexuality, winning a 1998 case against the Daily Express for a piece claiming his marriage to Nicole Kidman was solely to cover up his homosexuality.
In 2003, he successful sued porn star Chad Slater (pictured below), who claimed he had an affair with Cruise that led to his marriage to Kidman falling apart.
He also sued a magazine claiming to have gay sex tapes that starred Cruise, the lawsuit stating:
“While the plaintiff believes in the right of others to follow their own sexual preference, vast numbers of the public throughout the world do not share that view and, believing that he had a homosexual affair and did so during his marriage, they will be less inclined to patronise Cruise’s films, particularly since he tends to play parts calling for heterosexual romance and action adventure.”
In 2009, Bronson Pinchot told The AV Club:
We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth. He had spent some formative time with Sean Penn—we were all very young at the time, Tom was 20, I was 23. Tom had picked up this knack of calling everyone by their character names, because that would probably make your performance better, and I don’t agree with that. I think that acting is acting, and the rest of the time, you should be you, but he called us all by our character names. He was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, “You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?” I mean, his lingo was larded with the most… There was no basis for it. It was like, “It’s a nice day, I’m glad there are no gay people standing here.” Very, very strange.
Years and years later when people started to torment him with that, I used to think “God, that’s really fitting, because he tormented a lot of people as a 20-year-old.” He made such a big deal about it. Same thing with Eddie Murphy—I remember somebody calling and saying, “You’ll never guess who was just caught with a transvestite!” [Laughs.] And I remember thinking that seemed fitting, because there are certain people in showbiz who make it an agenda, every third sentence has to have something knocking that life choice, and you think, “What are you doing?” Like, these women came up to me in a restaurant—I was wearing a bright red shirt, and I was with some friends, and they said, “Would you like to join our club? We wear red.” What kind of choice is that? If you spent many years in the theater, and then you show up in movies, and people have on their to-do list for the day that they’re going to make a comment every third sentence, it strikes you as very strange. I just thought it was very funny that years later, that became his bugaboo. Which is a nice 1930s term I thought you’d enjoy.