by Derek Hartley
I have this completely unscientific theory about why certain celebrities attract gay followings. It works perfectly for idols like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna and lust objects like Adam Levine and Chris Evans. But there is one celebrity who mucks the whole thing up: Anne Hathaway.
My theory suggests that our devotion to these stars derives from a form of gaydar. The reason some performers ping for us over others is simple: They have immediate family members who are gay, and we somehow pick up on it. In every way, Anne Hathaway is the whole package. She is everything we traditionally love in a female star. So why, then, is she not more universally adored among gay men?
Anne is beautiful and talented. She has a gay brother and is devoted to LGBT equality. When it comes to her film choices, she has serious gay cred: The Devil Wears Prada, Brokeback Mountain. Even The Princess Diaries is the kind of movie some gay could be reflexively quoting around a Fire Island pool party at any hour of the day or night.
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