Risky Business is often thought to be Tom Cruise‘s first significant role, but it was actually 1986’s Top Gun by Tony Scott that set him on the path to becoming one of the best action movie stars of our time. But even though he is the face of a genre that is usually seen as masculine, Cruise has been plagued by gay rumors for years, some of which are more ridiculous than others. Let’s look at some of the craziest theories about Tom Cruise’s sexuality.
Why Do People Think Tom Cruise Is A Homosexual?
This question doesn’t have a simple answer. The fact that a celebrity is gay has long been considered juicy gossip that people can’t get enough of. As for Tom Cruise, his intense personality, mysterious personal life, ties to a religious group that has been the subject of rumors about how they treat LGBTQ+ people, and a string of failed relationships have all made him more attractive.
Salon says that at least some of Cruise’s star power comes from how he used “the same things that have made him a gay icon,” which are “a classic face, a perfect body, and a preference for sexually ambiguous parts.” In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer asked Cruise why he thinks people keep whispering about him being gay. Cruise said that he doesn’t know why people keep making that assumption but that he himself is straight.
“First, I don’t think it is an accusation. But I didn’t hear those rumors myself until about three months ago… Cruise told Vanity Fair, “I don’t know why they say it.” “I’ve heard everything, from “I cheated on my wife” to “My wife was on the set of The Firm because she didn’t like my love scene on the beach.” People will say what they want to say, even though it’s not true.”
When the interviewer asked Cruise if actors can be open about being gay and still be “giant movie stars” like him, Cruise said, “I think now that anything is possible. Maybe I’m being naïve. But I don’t think that’s a big deal anymore.”
“What about me? I don’t care,” Cruise added. “I don’t care if people are from Mars,” the star said next. I couldn’t care less. Straight. Gay, bisexual, Catholic, and Jewish.”
Is Tom Cruise Really A Gay?
Cruise has been very clear about the fact that he is gay. It might be impossible to get Cruise to admit that he is not gay. Also, making him out to be gay or spreading rumors about his sexuality has turned out to be risky for the people who have done it.
At the end of the day, it looks like we have to accept that Cruise might not be a typical Hollywood star. But maybe that’s how we should see all famous people from the start: as complicated people whose inner lives we may never fully understand.