Monday, November 16, 2009

Ben Whishaw's Cock

Damn. So far I'm without tickets to see Ben Whishaw in Cock, a new play by Mike Bartlett at the Royal Court.

Ben Whishaw plays John, a happily partnered gay man of seven years who falls in love with a woman.

I feel I owe it to Ben to see him, given that the Google search is Ben Whishaw gay? (or asking about Ben Whishaw's girlfriend) is the biggest referrer to my blog - taking you to one of my favourite posts (that took me a few minutes over 5, one wet bank holiday Monday) Made in Scotland: Is Bank Holiday Monday Gay?

The John Barrowman and Dame Elton John would still be the same (and before you tell me, the Furniture reference is meant to be ironic, as is the use of photos that may be persons other than Dame Elton's spouses).

I've seen Ben Whishaw, in stunning form, on stage before, in Mercury Fur. So good I went to see it twice-in successive weeks.

And whether Ben Whishaw is gay or not, who cares.



He's a great actor and, as Cock's playwright Mike Bartlett says on homosexuality in his recent Guardian interview: "That discussion's totally moved forward and has gone from Anna Friel in Brookside to Dr Who on prime time."

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