Yesterday I watched Home for the Holidays…
Today I watched Heart and Souls…
Tomorrow I was planning on watching Kiss Kiss Bang Bang…
See any common threads emerging?
And as soon as the thought to see Kiss Kiss entered my head, I realized I had unwittingly created a pattern. You see, all these movies had two things in common:
1. Mr. Robert Downey Jr.
2. Gayness (or, minimally, deviations from heteronormative male behavior)
A. In Home for the Holidays, Robert plays gay younger brother, Tommy. Who kind of gets gay married to his usually off-screen lover, Jack (not pictured below).
B. In Heart and Souls, Robert plays (another) Thomas, a man who is possessed by ghosty souls that use him to resolve the issues they never got a chance to finish in life. Two of these souls are ladies who overtake his body and make him act effeminate and/or hit on men. One is Kyra Sedgewick and the other is Alfre Woodard. Be still my beating heart.
C. In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Robert hangs out with a gay detective played by Val Kilmer. I haven’t seen it yet, but I believe there are some man-kisses.
Robert? That’s kind of the idea ;)
This Trifecta of Rainbow-licious R.D.J. Awesomeness just sort of…happened. It wasn’t in any way planned or structured. At least not consciously on my part.
That being said, I still think it’s cool, so I’m still taking credit for it.