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Straight Acting Erik Is Moving to Germany for 4 Months. Will He Tell His Roommates He’s a ‘Mo?

In recent years, when castmembers arrives for a new season of The Real World, one of the first questions on everyone’s mind is: “Who’s the gay one?” We play that game all the time: at parties, while dining out, during root canals. So will Straight Acting Erik — he of Win A Date With Straight Acting Erik — be tipping everyone off as he leaves Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota for a study abroad program in Germany?

Nope. At least not in the first ten seconds of meeting his new (all male!) housemates.

On:           Mar 22, 2010
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    • Tessie Tura

      I guess he thinks they don’t have YouTube in Germany. Or Queerty, for that matter.

      Mar 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo

      Spent some time in Deutschland. No trouble bein’ a mo there. Wait’ll he gets in an elevator with what he’ll think is a bunch of straight guys. HA HA HA HA HA

      Mar 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      @Tessie Tura: Its YouTubzi!! : p

      Mar 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock


      Yup. Lots of great clubs. I predict he will have a great time.

      Mar 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon

      leave the kid alone.

      Mar 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris

      The way he pronounced Schloss Neuschwanstein made it sound like a dirty word.

      Mar 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete


      Oh Erik I’m so tellin’ everyone around here that you’re a ‘mo!

      Mar 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      I think the current Foreign Minister of Germany and the Mayor of Berlin are both openly gay Erik.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Washingtion Guy

      gosh leave the poor guy alone, it sounds like a perfectly reasonable plan, after all who upon meeting people for the very first time not knowing a dang thing about them immediately tells them “I’m gay”. I for one know I don’t, I think the idea of getting to know the people, not lying, and getting to know the people and deciding if you want to come out to them or not is a perfectly reasonable approach.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dasher

      Erik, you look German, so watch out for the Hauptbahnhof in Frankfurt. Very cruisy…

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebastian

      hey erik! i hope you have a great time in germany! if you’re visiting vienna let me know!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erik

      Hey guys, it’s Erik! I appreciate the comments.



      Mar 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tartuffe

      Mowzart? No.

      Mozart! Yes.

      Please don’t make that mistake in Salzburg..

      Anyway, enjoy the experience! Germany and Austria are amazing countries. Unfortunately, my program doesn’t make it feasible for me to study abroad, but from what I’ve heard from friends, it’s incredible!

      Mar 24, 2010 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Todd

      Great! Just like they aren’t going to walk up to you an announce their sexuality neither should you. See how things go and how comfortable you are with the situation and if you’re asked and aren’t feeling threatened then be honest. Of course the hard part will be when they say lets go out get some pussy – then you’ve got a decision to make to either play along or be honest. You’ll know more once you meet them but bullies don’t usually go overseas for educational experiences and I’d suspect that it may be a non-issue.

      Good Luck!

      I’m still jealous!

      Mar 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo

      noya shvan stine. Wish we had phonetic symbols for our occasional foreign words. BTW: the castle is probably the gayest thing ever built next to the Vatican. Gorgeous. Of course you all know that Ludwig of Bavaria was on our team.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAD

      Am I the only queer left in America that feels disturbed by this whole “Straight Acting” nonsense? It’s really self hating. No, my sexuality doesn’t define who I am but it is a fundamental part of my being – just like it is for straight people. Sexuality is an important component of ourselves as human beings. Stop trying to assimilate into straight culture and instead aim to redefine cultural norms.

      Mar 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree

      @Jad: The topic of Erik being “straight acting” was hashed out in prior threads on Erik. Its a fun but tiring read !!

      From: “manly behaving Jeff” :-D

      Mar 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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