Friday, June 05, 2009


When I was a teenager I was a big fan of the original 70s Sid & Marty Krofft tv show The Land Of The Lost. The Land Of The Lost had a lot going for it, not least of all 'Will' in the form of teen heart throb actor Wesley Eure, and his mandatory 3 undone button shirt:

So I was really pleasantly surprised to see an interview with Wesley on the gay media site After Elton. Yup, Wesley's gay! It's an interesting article and speaks volumes about how times have changed in Hollywood in many ways. The gossip in me relished snippets like the fact that he was Richard Chamberlain's boyfriend at one time, and even while he was so young and playing Wesley on The Land Of The Lost he had a serious boyfriend. The gold chain he wore on the show was a gift from his boyfriend.

Sadly it seems that the Kroffts and the makers of the new movie have treated the cast of the original tv show rather shabbily, cutting their cameos from the movie, not inviting them to walk the red carpet, or in the case of Kathy Coleman (Holly) not inviting them at all. I'm not that motivated to see the movie because it has become a Will Ferrell comedy vehicle, something very different from the action adventure intentions of the original.

Check out Wesley's website and his blog. He had a longer career than I realised, and especially in the interview and on his blog he comes across as a nice guy. And the crush object of a whole generation of gay men too, it would seem!


jason said...

wow! I had no idea.
He's still cute too.

(Though as a kid, I always hated that show....watched it religiously, of course, but hated it :)

The Other Andrew said...

I know, I had no idea either! I watched a youtube clip of a game show he was a regular on (Password) and he comes across as really sweet and friendly. And yes, at 57 he's still handsome!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

woohoo - I loved that show!

Ur-spo said...

i loved this show, although some of the more serious episodes with sleestak gave me the heebie jeebies.