Andy Towle, proprietor of Towleroad, is always where the gay is and has the tasty screen grabs and links to go with. From last night’s Sopranos, he froze the beautiful Louis Gross, the 23-year-old fitness model-turned-actor who plays Tony Soprano’s new bodyguard – a character so sexy that even pussy-hound Tony can’t resist reaching for his guns. Gross switched from modeling to acting because “the acting side of the business is where the longevity is,” he told a reporter last year. The Sopranos is a hella good role to jumpstart a career.
Towle has also been following that closeted homo in the plot, the one who went down on a construction worker last season. Vito Spatafore, played by Joe Gannascoli who came up with the idea of making the character queer, was busted by mob collectors last night as he danced in full leather drag in a New Jersey gay bar and is currently (until next ep, anway) seeking refuge from his wife, the “family,” and the rest of the world in a motel with only a loaded gun to keep him company. “I saw him as, like, a cross between Mike Tyson and Liberace,” Gannascolli told the AP. “I wanted to make him sort of in self-denial, self-loathing, a real gay hater. I thought that was a way of separating myself from the other actors, because I would have been in the background most of the time. You know, line here, line there, and nothing really substantial.” However, he may just have killed himself off.