‘Top Gun’ is the gayest movie ever made
Let’s take it all in
In 1986, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in Ronald Reagan’s America, Tom Cruise’s homoerotic military fantasy was the #1 movie of the year.
The famed reviewer Pauline Kael of The New Yorker dismissed it as “homoerotic commercial.” But the country loved Top Gun. I’m taking a look back at…all…that…gay.