Anyone who’s ever been swept up by that socially acceptable insanity called love knows that when you give your heart to another, some weird things can (and will) happen.
It’s the subject of the new film Love Is Strange, which stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a gay couple living in New York whose relationship is put to the test when life comes along and makes things messy (as it’s wont to do). Here’s the trailer:
Emotional hurdles, enormous tests of patience and the ever-present likelihood of facing the unexpected on any given day are all not just possibilities but probabilities.
Which is why we love to see when a couple just works. They may not necessarily have all the answers or be following a premeditated destiny, but the one thing they never seem to lose is that electric current that magnetized them together in the first place.
Perhaps you know that couple who you may publicly say sickens you but you secretly admire? We know we do.
Here are three long-term couples giving love a good name on the daily:
If there’s anyone who seems fully equipped to take the highs and lows of partnership as the come, it’s Dan Savage. Even if you don’t agree with all the advice he gives on his very popular podcast Savage Love or subscribe to his ideological leaning, it’s clear that no subject is off-books. It doesn’t hut that his husband Terry is a total babe, either.
These guys give teamwork a whole new definition. Simon also happens to be Matt’s publicist, and while working together could spell disaster for some, when it works it works. The two also have an absurdly cute family that makes us yearn for children of our own. Well, maybe in 10 years.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burka
Sometimes intimacy is about knowing when to be apart, and Neil and David appear to have figured 0ut quite the successful work/life balance despite the inevitable ups and downs. Neil’s career continues to rise, from the wide success of How I Met Your Mother to his critically-acclaimed Broadway stint in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. But despite all that work, the fam is constantly spotted around town being totally adorbs. We’re sure there’s some significant sacrifice on Neil’s part in trying to have his cake and eat it too, but the fact that he keeps trying makes us think this couple will be around for good.
Dear editors: the term is “as it’s wont to do”.
“…have his cake and eat it two” should be “eat it too.” Does anyone proofread these stories before publishing?
I love all the families….so cute! 🙂
Why don’t you just call them ‘gay couples’?
Or, if you want to be more specific, ‘rich gay men with obligatory babies’?
I hate the way Queerty always implies that being a “babe” trumps everything else.
@fagburn: What in the world are “obligatory babies”?
Hogwash with this “adorable” or even “respectable” qualifier for gay and lesbian couples. How many times have we seen unsavory straight couples whose right to marry is unquestioned?
Marriage should be extended to all law-abiding adult couples. PERIOD. Saddling couples with any other merits or demerits only underscores those who question whether gay couples deserve marriage because “they’re only doing it for lust” or “they can’t procreate” or “because God is sharting his nappy.”
I don’t like to speak for others, but I feel like I can’t be the only one who puked when I read “totally adorbs.”
I felt dirty just typing it in quotes.
I love how the gay media only shows white couples. Is this Grindr? No Blacks, Asians, etc… geez
I’ve never seen a young picture of Terry Miller. Wow what a difference, cute either way.
Let’s see. So we have had the obligatory bitchers about Queerty’s proof reading skills. Check. Fagburn came along and did his usual attacking of gay people that he is jealous of. Check. Someone came along and bitched about only white people being pictured. Check. NOW that we have all that out of the way, can we just enjoy the witness of these lovely, happy couples and their families that they have built together?
there’s something wrong with me, or anyone else think Dan more attractive than Terry?
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