John Stamos as the Emcee in "Cabaret"

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  1. thee1

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    John's Emcee outfit nicely displays his big bulge. Watch the video from 2:06 unitl the end. He touches his cock several times, and adjusts it at 2:12. He even grabs two other guys' crotches at 6:12. Good stuff.

    Cabaret - YouTube
     
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    I've ALWAYS thought that he is gay!
     
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    ^^The role calls for a certain flamboyance, but there have always been rumors that John is bi. Neil Patrick Harris looked pretty damn hot when he played the Emcee as well.
     
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    Almost everyone has look really damn good when they played the emcee.
    John, Neil, Raul Esparza, Norbert Leo Butz, Adam Pascal, even Alan Cumming
     
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    Yep! Michael C. Hall was hot, too!
     
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    My eyes must be bad black pants on dark stage.......good chest though
     
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    The interpretation of the Emcee, as it's been played ever since, was at least as much a product of Alan Cumming as Sam Mendes or the wishes of any of the producers of the 1993 revival. They finally tossed off the ragged and dusty/moldy old rags of Joel Grey and Bob Fosse in favor of something that was not just much sexier and more titillating, but undoubtedly more historically accurate for Berlin circa 1931.

    For whatever it's worth, I found Cumming's Emcee not only more believable than Stamos', but much, much sexier. I've seen clips of Stamos playing that part many times before, and to me it just reeks of straight-playing-gay; the Emcee is obviously a very camp openly-proud bi/homosexual (a rather common occurrence in Wiemar Berlin). Not only was Stamos too straight for the part, but much too much well-fed and gym-pumped than any actual person of that time, place and position would have been.

    That's not to say that Stamos did a terrible job or that he's unattractive in the part: by all accounts he performed admirably, and is obviously highly desirable sexually. But within the story, the era depicted and the character as it's been written, I think he was deeply miscast. I'm 98% certain that the decision to cast him was entirely cynical: equal parts fill-the-theater on the part of the producers and an effort to broaden his perceived talents from the actor himself. Don't forget that Molly Ringwald (of all people) played Sally Bowles at roughly the same time.

    When and if they ever choose to film the updated interpretation, I can only hope that Cumming will be cast in the role he re-created from whole cloth. The fact that he'd be closer to my age than, say, Taylor Lautner would only make it all seem seamier and more debauched :cool:
     
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    Bbucko, a well-written, informative review!