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Yeah, I’d Tickle That: Day Three (or, I’m Burnin’ Gay for Gael Garcia Bernal)

Gael Garcia Bernal

Gorgeous green-eyed Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal burst onto the American scene with 2001’s “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” with its rather pleasantly surprising ending. (Indeed, it tickled me pink…)

Gael has played leftist revolutionary hero Che Guevara — not once, but twice (in “Fidel” and in “The Motorcycle Diaries”) — and has starred in several other Spanish-language and English-language films, including “Amores Perros,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro” and the low-key but touching “The Science of Sleep.”

The last film of his that I saw, “Rudo y Cursi,” teamed him up again with his pal Diego Luna, with whom he starred in “Y Tu Mama Tambien” (and who starred as Harvey Milk’s unstable boyfriend Jack Lira in “Milk”).

Oh, and how can I forget Gael’s role in Pedro Almodovar’s “Bad Education”? Gael is equally beautiful as a woman as he is a man:

He kinda looks like Julia Roberts to me when he is in drag in that film. (In a very strange way, if he keeps doing the drag thing, he just might turn me straight…)

Even though he plays gay quite well, Gael apparently is straight, used to date Natalie Portman (whom I’ve always liked), and became a father last year.

>Sigh.<

Oh, well; I forgive him, and I look forward to his next big project.

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