Cary Grant liked being called gay

Sex Away the Gay: Cary Grant Liked ‘Being Called Gay’

Cary Grant’s daughter is set to release a memoir about life as the spawn of one of Hollywood’s most well-respected legends, Cary Grant. In it, she admits that Cary Grant actually liked it when people questioned his sexuality, because it “made women want to prove that the assertion was wrong.”

She writes:

(You) can’t blame men for wanting him, and wouldn’t be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. When the questions arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking.

Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong.

Tea for two?

Grant was often ‘accused’ of being bisexual, and was notoriously protective of his private life. He was rumored to have had relationships with fellow actors, like Randolph Scott (pictured).

Grant and Scott met on the set of Hot Saturday in 1932, one of Grant’s more popular pictures, and were rumored to have had an affair throughout that decade. Shortly after wrapping production, the two moved into a house in Malibu together, which became known as Bachelor Hall.

Grant never affirmed or denied his bisexuality, and this memoir is the closest we have come to learning anything of the truth.

Jennifer Grant is the product of marriage #4 of 5 for Cary Grant, and seems to have a bit of a fetish about her father.

Okay, I had a crush on Dad. Okay, more than a little crush on Dad. My other real crushes were Donny Osmond and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Yikes. The memoir is called Good Stuff: A Reminiscience of My Father, Gary Grant, and is out May 3.

  • I wonder what her mother, Dyan Cannon (aka the fourth Mrs. Grant) thinks of this crap. I’m serious, people: What on Earth would make this woman think it’s a good idea to write this sort of memoir about her father? That he likely had an affair with Randolph Scott, that he spanked his wife and locked her in their room, that he took acid and had a foul temper…How is this his daughter’s business–or the public’s? Cary Grant spent his entire life carefully guarding his privacy for his own reasons; why would anybody think it’s appropriate to tarnish the man’s reputation with charges that can never be proved, and which Grant himself can never now deny?

  • LeslieC

    So sad, how old was this child and what memories does she have. Not many. just another way to make some dough.