I have, however, been to White Castle. Allegedly. Honestly, should it have happened at all, I was by myself after the bars closed..............and I was drunk. Or high. Or both. But if you've never seen me there...and had a camera, you can't prove a thing.
Sliders and onion chips at 03:00.....and drunk......or high..........and alone......seemed to be the only acceptable to eat at White Castle. And by 'eat at White Castle' I mean, drive through and eat and get ill in the privacy of your own apartment.
It hardly seemed worthwhile to see a movie about two drunk.....or high...guys trying to find this place. I've lived it. Allegedly. I don't need to pay to see that on the big screen. It's like living my secret shame (or one of them!) and having to see it larger than life. Allegedly.
That said, while I didn't know Kal Penn from seeing him in those movies, he's in just about everything else....as just about Mr. Everyman. Well, Mr. Southeast Asian Everyman. Actually - maybe just the first. He fits so well into most everything I've seen him in, his ethnicity almost never (if ever) plays into the role itself.
He seems likable. He is at least for one other man. .....his fiancé. Yes, Penn is into Pen15. Or Penises. Maybe just one.
Good for him.
I don't begrudge him not telling the world. People come around - and out - in their own time and way. He claims he worked out his sexuality later in life, and you know, better late than never. But he's been with his beau for 11 years.
....and apparently they do dude things together. Sports things. Or perhaps they're just sitting stage-side at Spring Awakenings. It's hard to say.
It does rub me a little the way he came out in his book - for his book? - that he's now out promoting.
I have zero idea what the book is actually about, but I suppose you have to have a hook to bring them in, but since you just told me what said hook was, the chances of me buying it vs the new Suzanne Somers at 75 tome is 50/50 at best.
I hope he is some kind of role model for other Southeast Asian gay kids who need or want to come out. I mean, save comedian Alex Mapa, I'm not sure there is another visible one. Well, the guy who played Typhoon on Parks & Rec. Seriously, just YouTube clips of Typhoon, hilarious! I mean over 4 episodes he's in it for about 83 seconds.
But yay for Kal. Welcome to the club. The toaster-oven is on its way.
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