George Michael to "play" sex-crazed stoner in ‘Extras’

Posted September 25th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment

If you didn’t know all along that George Michael was gay, you’re gay. I mean, come on, have you seen the video for Wham’s “Wake Me Up before You Go Go?” That was the biggest coming out party I’ve ever seen. Some people still pretended to act surprised when Michael finally admitted he preferred a little extra hair in his brown starfish expeditions. In terms of his career, however, a closeted George Michael sold way more records and was arrested far less than the “out” version has. It’s difficult to balance fame and fortune and your wanton desire to cruise park bathrooms for an anonymous hand job. Who better to exploit such behavior than Ricky Gervais, who has asked Michael to star in the final episode of his TV show, Extras, as, get this, a “sex-crazed stoner.” Michael’s un-ironic piss-taking is a brave choice, considering most of the guest stars on Extras usually pretend to be darkly exaggerated versions of their public personas.  

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  • 1 patrick // Sep 25, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    “If you didn’t know all along that George Michael was gay, you’re gay.” Classic.

    Really, how was it not obvious to everyone? I mean, just look at the lyrics to “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.” Case in point:

    Wake me up before you go go / And take me dancing tonight.

    Notice the phrase structure: “Take me dancing tonight.” Now, not being of the dance scene, this reads as if Georgie Porgie is looking for a sugar daddy to take him to the club, after which he will reward his newfound benefactor with, as you said, ‘ric, “brown starfish explorations.” So not only is Georgie Boy a nonce, he’s a bottom as well.

    And that we just can’t abide.