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Happy Birthday, Jimmy! The legendary actor and cultural icon would have turned 86 on this very day.
Outside of his rebellious roles, James Dean’s sexuality has been contested for over a half-century. While many of his close friends have made statements on Dean’s sexuality, varying from him being a complete Kinsey 0 to a proud penis-loving homo, there’s no doubt in our minds that the man was sexually fluid (to say the least).
From alleged affairs with Rock Hudson to rumors of a BDSM relationship with Marlon Brando—to Elizabeth Taylor’s 2000 GLAAD Media Awards speech in which she might have outed him—Dean will always remain an icon to the LGBT community.
Here are some of our favorite James Dean GIFs, perfect for those special moments in the life of gay and bi men:
1. When you’re feeling yourself, and know that you can get it.
2. When your hookup doesn’t show up.
3. When you’re trying to leave your one-night stand’s apartment without waking him up.
4. When you first enter the gay bar and scope out all the men.
5. And when you try to flirt with the hot bartender but don’t want to make it too obvious.
6. When he unzips his pants and you realize you need to stretch.
7. When a new saying drops—like “my basement is flooded”—and you have to put in the research so you don’t look old.
8. When you were not expecting him to shoot that much…
What’s your favorite James Dean film? Did we leave out your favorite clip? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @unicornbooty.