Friday, July 29, 2011

Nathan Loves Robert Conrad!

My first gay crush was actor Robert Conrad!

I was 12 in 1967, when I discovered Robert Conrad on "The Wild Wild West."


He played James West, the handsomest man I'd ever seen, with the bluest eyes I had ever seen.

He wore the tightest pants I had ever seen. And he had the most remarkable butt I had ever seen!



That combination, plus watching him defeat armies of thugs every week, made me want to spend my life with him. Because this was back in the mid 1960's, I knew nothing about being gay. I just knew I loved James West more than anything in the world. It took me a few more years to realize that the latter meant the former.

To this day, I still think about that TV show. I've discovered I'm not alone, as there's many websites devoted to the same gay crush. And there always will be, as long as there is an Internet and gay men...

Nathan - San Diego, CA
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ROBERT CONRAD 11X14 COLOR PHOTOThe Wild Wild West - The Fourth SeasonROBERT CONRAD 11X14 COLOR PHOTO

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3 comments:

the island guy said...

that was cute

john said...

wow, I had forgotten about one of the greatest asses of all time. Thanks for the reminder!

fjschmi said...

I was only 14, in 1965, when I first saw Mister Conrad in the Wild, Wild West.

I grew up on a U. S. Marine Corps base, but had never before seen such a manly, handsome, funny and smart man in my life.

Seeing him in living color confirmed in me, probably for the first time, that the boys in school might be right, that I was a q***r.

Of course, rubbing one off after (and sometimes during) each episode also contributed to that realization.