Young Shatner Sees No “Gay”

Oh, to be young in post-war New York! William Shatner certainly got that experience – and ended up nearly having a close encounter of the queer kind after moving here to become an actor:

I was wandering around Times Square and this guy says, ‘I’m going to Radio City Music Hall, would you like to come?’ And I said, ‘Oh, yes’ – [I thought] wow, New York is everything I heard it was going to be! We’re in the audience, I’m a young hot-blooded Canadian and out come the dancing girls, a plethora of women – and I feel his hand brush my knee. I thought, well, it’s an accident, then I felt it again. What the [bleep]? I got up and ran out.

We knew the punchline as soon as we saw “Times Square” and “this guy.” Killer combination…