Shakespeare Got Game or Shakespeare Gone Gay?
The rumor mill’s been churning once again and this time, it’s dishing out dirt on William Shakespeare’s sexuality. OMG!
“But doesn’t he have a wife?” Here’s Perez once again to try and shed some light on your queery about one of Ye Olde Hollywood’s hottest A-List Celebs.
Court is now in session and these are the sizzling hot evidences that may prove Shakespeare to really be Shakesqueer.
Exhibit A: Fashionista Vibes
Shakespeare’s outfits will always be the same ensemble: Tight shirt, poofy pants, tights and the occasional cape. This is enough proof to call just about anyone gay.
But let’s not forget that most men in the Elizabethan era wore the same ensemble. Shylock was portrayed with tight tights as well. So were people from the royal families. Shakespeare may have been a bit more flamboyant with his color choices but it may have been just to dress the part.
Exhibit B: Secret Love Letters
Sources have leaked some of Shakespeare’s never before seen sonnets onto the net! Apparently, these verses weren’t meant for publication but no secret is safe when you’re under everyone’s gaydar. Two of these sonnets in particular, sonnet 20 and 75 seem to be written for a young man hidden under the initials H.W. Ohhh…blind item..juicy!! HAHA
Question is, do these sonnets reflect Shakespeare’s personal emotions or were they written for the sake of being written. After all, Willie never claimed to be the persona in any of his works.
So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
Or as sweet-season’d showers are to the ground;
And for the peace of you I hold such strife
As ‘twixt a miser and his wealth is found;
Now proud as an enjoyer and anon
Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure,
Now counting best to be with you alone,
Then better’d that the world may see my pleasure;
Sometime all full with feasting on your sight
And by and by clean starved for a look;
Possessing or pursuing no delight,
Save what is had or must from you be took.
Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
Or gluttoning on all, or all away.
Exhibit C: Pulling A Tom Cruise?
Remember back in the 90’s when rumors about Tom Cruise being gay spread like wildfire? Media accused Tom’s then wife, Nicole Kidman, of covering up her husbands sexuality by acting as his “beard”. Paparazzi recently attacked young Hollywood couple Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene with the same accusation. Were these women just using their super hot, super famous hubbies to advance their career?
Shakespeare is known to be married to her much older, Anne Hathaway (no, not that girl from Love & Other Drugs), but could he have been pulling a Tom or a Joe to quell the rumors about his sexuality? After all, he had a lot at risk. Ye Olde Hollywood was much more conservative than what it is today.
Then again, the rumors on Tom and Joe ended up being false! HAHA
Trendy, romantic and scandalous; Shakespeare’s personal life remains a big mystery until today. Yes he may have married Anne Hathaway but he left her and his children after 3 years to continue his career. Was he simply focused on his work or did he just realize his inner fairy needed to come out?
I’ve given you all the evidence, now I leave it up to you, my beautiful Hollywood jury, to decide…
Tiffany Dy 091346 II BS Legal Management, Ateneo de Manila University
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