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 this TV show, and I'm not alone: there are 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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