Thomas Jane, the star of HBO’s fast sinking ratings series “HUNG” in an interview with with the L.A. Times admitted that he turned tricks with men as a male hustler when he first hit L.A. to make ends meet.
“Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you’re going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don’t accept people’s sexual flavors. You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn’t have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?
You’re a lot more open to experimentation as a young man. And for me, being a young artist and broke in Los Angeles, I was exploring my sexual identity. And probably because of my middle-class, white blue-collar upbringing, I would have never had the opportunity to confront some of my own fears and prejudices had I not been hungry enough to be forced to challenge myself in that way.”
Jane, who’s not hard on the eyes , but who I have never pegged to be the brightest bulb in the box goes on to claim that he “chose to be straight”:
“And then you actually have a choice, and I chose to be a heterosexual guy because that’s what my DNA dictates and my nurture dictates that I am…I don’t know. I think up to a point it’s a choice. But I’ll tell you what — it’s not a choice until you’re open enough to experience both male and female sexuality. Until you’ve tasted the food, you don’t know whether you’ll like it or not, as my mom always said.”
Newsflash Jane. You chose to be “gay for pay” to survive. And all the waxing poetic and making it sound enlightening doesn’t change that. And make it any more noble. You sucked dick to survive.. PERIOD. It wasn’t a “choice” it was a necessity. (Oh and you are NO James Dean btw)
The only real choice ou made was to come out with this story now that “HUNG” is having a bad ratings season.