God bless Ryan Murphy! I mean, from that Finn Whitrock-Matt Bomer tighty-whitey showdown, then the Evan Peters/Colton Haynes sex scene to now Darren Criss in the nude, he’s basically become the fairy gayfather we’ve always wanted.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace premiered on Wednesday 17th January and it feels like this has been teased for the past 10 years. Between the thirst-trap photos of Darren Criss, and the condemnation of the veracity of the story by the Versace family, I feel like we’ve been hearing about this show for ages.
Anyway, the show finally premiered and they held back nothing in the premiere. Ricky Martin in a speedo, Edgar Ramírez getting flirty with other guys and Penélope Cruz in full-on Donatella Versace garb were just a few of the highlights. To be honest, though, I kinda blanked out a bit after seeing Darren Criss’ ass. At the risk of sounding like a gigantic pervert, this has been a fantasy of mine since Glee was on the air and I shipped Klaine harder than I have ever shipped or will ever ship any of my own relationships.
Side note: I’m really impressed with Penélope Cruz’s portrayal of Donatella Versace so far.
I may do an Unsolicited Review saga for this season of American Crime Story but for now, let’s just bask in the glory of Darren’s butt after the jump. NSFW, obvi.
show me Darren Criss’ ass, dammit!
Darren Criss is a beautiful man! I mean, straight up boner-inducing beautiful! Remember that interview with Tyler Oakley, where he was sporting the scruff and throwing around the f-word? Hello!
Well, he is trading in that appearance for another, as he takes on the iconic role of Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, previously played by Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C Hall, and the play’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell. Huh, I think Darren Criss needs to come up with a middle name if he truly wants to fit in with this lot of predecessors.
Quite a few people are digging this look of Darren… I am not one of them. Strangely enough though, the look never bothered me on anyone else who played the character. I think I’m just finding it difficult to replace my Blaine image with this one. That said, I think that Darren is an amazing actor and his voice is a musical aphrodisiac, so I have no doubt that he will do this role justice.
A few years ago, I used to be obsessed with Darren Criss! And I don’t mean any cute puppy-love kind of obsessed. I was like head-over-heels, this-is-my-future-husband, bordering-on-psycho obsessed! The only other person who I knew was as obsessed as me was the queen of YouTube herself, Tyler Oakley! After years of his not-so-subtle indications that he loved Darren Criss, Tyler finally met him at one of the Trevor Project’s events, of which both Tyler and Darren are active members.
The Trevor Project, for those who don’t know, is a non-profit organisation which focuses on providing crisis and suicide prevention tools and assistance to young members of the LGBT community. Since its founding in 1998, the Trevor Project has grown to incorporate their skills and training in schools, communities and online, and boasts the participation and support of many Hollywood celebrities. The aim of the Trevor Project is to ensure that any LGBT teen has an avenue to admit and release their fears, speaking in confidence to trained and compassionate counsellors, instead of taking their own lives. It truly is an amazing organization, and Tyler Oakley has been campaigning for them for years. Earlier this year for his 25th birthday, Tyler urged his fans instead of buying anything for him personally, to make a donation to the Trevor Project in his name. Although his proposed goal was $150,000, his fans far surpassed this goal and the total donations exceed half a million dollars. Indeed, it had become such a phenomenon that even big-name corporate entities had entered the donations.
Since he often conducted red-carpet interviews for The Trevor Project’s events, Tyler had occasionally run into Darren Criss. However, for the first time, the two of them sat down to make a video for Tyler’s YouTube channel, and the result was pure magic! The video already has over one million views. In it, they briefly discuss the Trevor Project, GLEE, and then play a funny rapid-fire question and answer game. On GLEE, Darren Criss plays a very good-boy, charming sort of role – the guy wears bowties to high school, for crying out loud! So can I just say that I don’t know what kind of person it makes me that hearing him use the f-word totally made me weak at the knees.