I love Lainey.
What do you think when you hear: Talk to me Goose…?
It was on last night, in HD no less. So being the HD whore, my husband made us watch. Amazing to think it’s been twenty years. TWENTY years. And you have to admit, Top Gun still holds up, non? In every way it still holds up. Have seen it countless times, can recite the most famous lines, and still when Maverick and Iceman buzz the tower at the very end in a show of solidarity, I still get goosebumps every time.
Which is why, of course, people LOVE the GMD. Back then he was indeed lovable. And soooo beautiful. SO beautiful.
Funny though the new things you notice with the benefit of age and gay training. After rescuing his countrymen in the final standoff, you will recall Tom has a “moment” on the shipdeck, he grips his dogtags tightly – memories of his fallen best friend playing poignantly in his mind, that famous jaw clenches back tears… a final goodbye, before tossing them in the ocean.
We watched that scene last night and you will note, from a man’s man perspective, my husband who was raised in a stinky locker room, who prefers lying around in his own filth to metrosexuals and manicures, my husband who worships Tom Cruise, who refuses to believe the truth, who can’t handle the truth, my husband took one look at Tom Cruise’s dandy little arm throwing those dogtags and said simply:
"Yup. He’s gay. Throws like a girl."
I’m telling you – order that shit up and watch it back. Vintage Gay Midget Dwarf…you will love, love, love.