Rupert Everett: Too old to be gay?

RealJock Staff

Another day, another victim of Hollywood: At only 47 years of age, Rupert Everett seems to think he's too old to be gay.

The handsome actor, one of only a few openly gay men to make it on the silver screen, told Britain's Daily Telegraph magazine that he thinks he is single because young gay men aren't interested in dating someone older than them.

Everett told the Daily Telegraph, "Unfortunately, I am single, yes, but I'm too exhausted for anything else and being gay is a young man's game."

"Now no one wants me," Everett said. "Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one let me tell you."

(Editor's Note: Everett apparently is not familiar with web sites like DaddyHunt, where 50-, 60- and 70-something-year-old gay men are meeting young gay men who think older guys are the hottest thing around.)

The Daily Telegraph was just one of several media outlets the actor spoke to in promotion of his new autobiography, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, for which he reportedly received a seven-figure advance. The autobiography has fans of trash gossip excited for its dishy yet introspective talk of Hollywood and homophobia. For reviews of the book, check out The Advocate and The Independent.