What to get Billy and Chuck for a wedding present? First the New York Times wedding pages went all-inclusive, and now this: The gay newlyweds of the moment are championship tag-team wrestlers who planned to exchange vows in a fake commitment ceremony Tuesday night during World Wrestling Entertainment's weekly "Smackdown.
It was a whirlwind engagement: In front of God and everybody last week in an arena in Green Bay, Wrestler.
Billy wept with joy, and accepted. Two and a half millennia after the Greeks first grappled with the curious homoerotic aura of wrestling, Billy and Chuck have spent the current WWE season overtly flirting with one another -- delighting the audience and sopp their opponents with their blooming togetherness.
Gay fuels their powerful rampage.
It's hard to know if the audience loves them back or cringes at the sight of them; perhaps both. The Billy-Chuck story monkeywrenches much of what people presume to know about middle America, homophobia, showbiz and machismo. But which one's Billy and which one's Chuck?
You cannot say Chuck is the blond one, because they both have brightly peroxided hair and big, glistening muscles and matching red tights. It's that monty clone-couple dilemma: