Home Movies From The Dead: Joey Watch The StarsBy Shawn Baker / Friday, December 17th, 2010
The late Joey Stefano, circa 1990 — an interview that not only led to OutWeek outing paramour David Geffen, but that seemed to poetically chronicle where Stefano had come from while presciently predicting where he would go.
All the requisite attributes for a not-long-bound-for-this-world icon are there: childhood sexual abuse, adolescent hypersexuality, the absent father, boundary-testing thrill-seeking, magnetic glamor with undercurrents of fateful despair, the effortless ability to tap into people’s most powerful desires with a projected emptiness waiting to be filled, the search for stardom down the long road to Hollywood, the burning-twice-as-bright period of glory, and the coming darkness you can almost see reflected in those faraway looks.
This is his Icarus moment.
Watch the whole thing.
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