The interesting thing about having 1000 mainly gay men on your Facebook friend list is that it can amaze you at times what constitutes news.
I get a lot of status updates on my news feed about lgbt political issues, but also tid bits on the best master cleanse, the play-by-play during an episode of Project Runway, and the devastation WeHo boys feel when they cheat with carbs.
The other thing that happened recently was a string of updates about Ryan Reynolds getting his own comic book big screen franchise after making a splash in X Men Origins: Wolverine with fellow hottie (and Broadway show man) Hugh Jackman.
So this is news? And this is gay news?
Well, I have to say, when one works as hard as Mr Reynolds does on his physique, I think one should be rewarded with a little press coverage. That plus his interesting choice of indie projects including The Nines (with gay writer/director John August) and Waiting, and his humble start in pedestrian tv fare, Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place. (how many people really recover from the latter?).
So here's the news - hottie Ryan Reynolds will star as the Green Lantern. One of the exec producers is gay show runner Greg Berlanti (The Broken Heart's Club, Eli Stone, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Dawson's Creek ) and I wonder how much that had to do with the casting.
Reynolds was on the cover of EW a few weeks back promoting his new rom com THE PROPOSAL co-starring with it's producer Sandra Bullock.
This is reportedly one of Bullock's biggest BO hits.
Once again, Jesus H Chris, look at that body! WTF?
So of course, I get it, gay men love him. With this Green Latern gig, hopefully he'll be pushed into the mainstream to the likes of Bruce Willis and Will Smith (Smith also made the jump from tv to feature films by pumping up big time for his big screen role in Independence Day), while still lending his name to interesting indie fare on the side.
Speaking of hotties that gay men like - Jake Gyllenhaal will be starring in the big screen epic The Prince of Persia - and will probably spend the entire film looking like he does in the photo to the left.
Nothing says big budget sell-out like a Walt Disney Production of a Jerry Bruckheimer film!
He's due considering the great work he's done in indie small fare like Donnie Darko, and the arty turns in The Good Girl, Lovely and Amazing, Rendition, Zodiac and Jarhead and of course - his big fat gay part in Brokeback Mountain.
So he's about due to make the jump to high octane action films with big, fat paychecks.
And meanwhile, we'll get to enjoy looking at him run around half naked for two hours. My guess is you can watch this on blu-ray dvd without the sound while playing The Dark Side of the Moon and it'll be just as enjoyable.
This concludes this episode of the lesbian writes about hot guys for her gay male audience.
Kissing the air next to your cheek,
The Lesbian Diarist