Male underwear model addresses Taylor Lautner gay rumours

Gay underwear model Murray Swanby made waves when he posted a picture on Instagram with the actor at West Hollywood gay hotspot The Abbey.

He commented along with the picture: “Ugh @official_taylorlautner #taylorlautner.. I’ve never been more #attracted to someone in my life.. #husbands??! Hahaha half kidding #hotstraightguy #twilight #hotguys #feck #TouchThursdays”

The picture quickly sparked gossip about 22-year-old Taylor’s sexual orientation, with some asking if the post was a coming out for the sex symbol.

Murray, who’s not too shabby looking himself, later responded to the rumours on Facebook.

“If Taylor Lautner wanted to come out of the closet.. He would’ve come home with me Thursday night,” he said, effectively putting an end to speculation that the two might have hooked up. [Aww!]

In 2011, millions of fans were fooled by a fake People magazine cover in which Taylor supposedly came out as gay.

When asked by GQ Australia earlier that year if he had been hit on by openly gay director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at a much-publicised dinner, Taylor replied: “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”

GQ Australia later apologised for asking the question after activists accused the magazine of suggesting that gay men are predatory.

In 2011, millions of fans were fooled by a fake People magazine cover in which Taylor supposedly came out as gay.

When asked by GQ Australia earlier that year if he had been hit on by openly gay director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at a much-publicised dinner, Taylor replied: “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”

GQ Australia later apologised for asking the question after activists accused the magazine of suggesting that gay men are predatory.

Consider the Lautner

Not very long ago, Taylor Lautner was getting paid by the ab, each commanding upwards of $1 million. At least, that’s how legendary Hollywood journalist Nicki Finke put it when she reported in January 2010 that Lautner would be getting paid $7.5 million for Northern Lights, a planned extreme-flying flick. Just like that, less than two months after Lautner’s beefed-up physique hit the screen in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and ignited a fierce Team Jacob versus Team Edward rivalry within the franchise’s fandom, the 17-year-old was Hollywood’s highest-paid teen actor.

“Meteoric” wouldn’t even begin to describe Lautner’s rise. There wasn’t a word for it, really. A few months after the announcement, The Wrap put it into this perspective: Lautner’s salary “far outstrips the sums commanded by fellow heartthrobs Zac Efron and Shia LaBeouf at similar points in their career.” According to the site’s reporting, LaBeouf received $1 million for Transformers and somewhere in the $5 to $6 million range for 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Efron, meanwhile, scored a reported $1 million for 17 Again and about $3 million for High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Lautner, who had previously appeared in the flop The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and the first Twilight movie to considerably less fanfare, had gone from obscurity to , practically overnight.

By 2011, Lautner was asking for $10 million for Goliath, a planned David and Goliath adaptation, . That movie was canceled, as was the superhero flick Stretch Armstrong, for which Lautner was supposed to receive $7.5 million. He dropped out of Northern Lights, too, but got somewhere in the ballpark of $5 million to for the John Singleton-directed Abduction, which was released in September 2011 and landed with a thud (it took in $82 million worldwide gross against a $35 million budget, and a thrashing from critics).

Informed people knew the Lautner fever was out of hand. In March 2010, a few months after the Northern Lights announcement, the Daily Beast ran a piece scrutinizing Lautner’s asking price called “” Within, Kim Masters reported that: “A number of Hollywood insiders—agents, producers, executives—are skeptical about his long-term prospects; one producer says dismissively that Lautner appeals primarily to ‘little girls and gay men.’ And a leading agent says Lautner reminds him of The Situation from Jersey Shore (‘It’s all his abs’) or ‘that blond dude from Blue Lagoon,’ a heartthrob movie from 1980.” Vulture quoted a skeptical unnamed senior production executive at a major studio: “William Morris has done a brilliant job of convincing Hollywood that he’s the next big movie star.” In a June 2010 GQ profile, writer Mickey Rapkin put it bluntly: “Taylor Lautner is being offered action-star tentpole money. But he hasn’t actually been in an action film yet.”

The skepticism hardly reads as prophecy in 2020, now that Lautner’s cultural clout has diminished considerably. In the past five years, he’s accumulated just five acting credits, the most recent being his 2014-2018 stint in the British TV series Cuckoo. His most recent job in the States occurred in 2016 as part of the ensemble of Ryan Murphy’s short-lived Fox series Scream Queens. Lautner’s trajectory from being thrust into the stratosphere to barely heard from at all is so extreme that it reads less like the accelerated Hollywood cycle that it is and more an expression of pure physics. What goes up must come down. Hard.

So, what happened? That’s the question The Hollywood Reporter asked in 2015 in a short item titled “.” The trade’s explanation was as follows:

So what happened? Insiders point to 2011’s Abduction, which was critically panned (it earned $82 million worldwide). After that, Universal put Stretch Armstrong into turnaround, and the leading-man offers dried up. “His first movie just wasn’t very good, and it didn’t justify what he was asking for at the time,” says one producer. He since has focused on smaller roles, recently wrapping the indie thriller Run the Tide and the second season of the BBC comedy series Cuckoo, allowing him to flex the muscles he’ll use in Adam Sandler’s Netflix film The Ridiculous Six.

Producer Joe Roth, who was set to produce another abandoned Lautner project that was at one point set to yield the heartthrob millions, Max Steel, told the Beast he felt “jerked around” by Lautner’s whims. “I think he’s getting bad advice,” said Roth. Not helping matters was Lautner’s being dropped by publicist Robin Baum (who also repped longstanding members of the Hollywood elite like Johnny Depp and Daniel Craig) just three months after signing him in 2011. In her of that news for The Hollywood Reporter, Merle Ginsberg added: “Word is, his father, Daniel Lautner, isn’t the easiest guy to work with.”

Lautner had been hurtled into Hollywood by his martial arts coach Michael Chaturantabut (aka Mike Chat, who’s best known for playing the Blue Ranger in the TV series Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue). When Chaturantabut offered to hook Lautner up with his connections, Lautner and his family initially demurred. In 2009, Lautner recalled to Rolling Stone: “We were like, ‘No, that’s not for us.’ I was like, ‘I’m sticking to my sports.’ But for some reason, this guy believed in me. He said he’d put us up at his house for a month. And he’d help get me on auditions.” But thanks to Chaturantabut’s persistence as well as the cheap flights available to Lautner’s family as a result of his father’s job as a Midwest Airlines pilot, he started to fly out to Los Angeles from Michigan.

During his heyday, Lautner looked enthusiastic (he packed on a reported 30 lbs. between Twilight and New Moon) and came off as affable, prompting one unnamed producer to Rolling Stone: “You look at Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and they look miserable about their success. Taylor is like a kid in a candy store. He’s so happy and excited.” But looking beyond his aw-shucks grin and diligently sculpted bod, it was clear that the reluctant rookie transformed almost immediately into a disillusioned superstar. Quote after quote of Lautner’s reveals a carefully balanced acknowledgment of the pitfalls of being attached to a cultural phenomenon (and arguably one in his own right). “There’s some things you just have to live with. Like 12 cars camping outside your house, and when you wake up in the morning, they’re going to follow you wherever you go,” he told GQ. In an , he noted that, “I was doing interviews at 10 years old and that’s just not normal.” Hard to argue with that.

“You have to make a decision before you go out: are you willing to sign autographs and take pictures, say hello and meet new people?” he told GQ Australia in an October 2011 profile. “I wouldn’t say I get upset about it. I asked for this. It gets frustrating. But during that frustration you say, ‘OK. Why am I frustrated? I’m doing what I love.’ But sometimes you really just want to go do whatever you want to do.”

He was 19 when that story ran. His brain was still developing. Lautner, as a child, may have “asked” for a job in acting, but surely he had no sense of what that entailed. He had no way to predict he’d land Twilight and then its sequels and how massive those movies would become due in no small part to his own involvement. He “asked for this” without knowing what “this” would become. And even if he envisioned superstardom and all that came with it, surely living it was way different than he could have imagined. How could he possibly have known what fame would be like? He was just a kid.

The above-referenced GQ Australia profile went on to be discussed widely, though not because of Lautner’s musings on celebrity. Instead, it was the section of the article regarding Lautner being spotted in public with director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance Black, who are both openly gay. According to reports from the time (I couldn’t locate the full text of the piece), the writer asked Lautner if the gays had come on to him.

“No, definitely not,” Lautner replied. “I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun. It’s not a coincidence that there was a writer, a director, and an actor at dinner.”

After Black responded on his blog (“Above and beyond this clear attack on my character, I’m shocked that GQ would allow their writer to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators”), GQ Australia apologized to “anyone [who] was offended by anything in the article” on its Facebook page.

The question, and Lautner’s meeting with members of Hollywood’s gay mafia, amplified the buzz that had dramatically scored his reign as a heartthrob: rumors that Lautner was gay. Rolling Stone’s Neil Strauss suggested to a cagey Lautner, point blank and to his face, that he perhaps wasn’t so straight:

OK. I see where you’re going. Interest­ing choice.

Indeed, there was wide speculation for years, epitomized by a fake People magazine cover that circulated in December 2011, emblazoned with the words “OUT & PROUD” laid over a photograph of Lautner. (So discussed was this forgery that People officially denied its veracity.) There were unsubstantiated items connecting to Lautner to Peter Facinelli and (romantically and/or sexually). There was also a highly suggestive report of Lautner hanging out at West Hollywood gay spots. In 2011, the National Enquirer ran a blind item that : “Which young film hunk has a HUGE crush on gay activist/actor James Duke Mason – the 19-year-old openly gay son of Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle? This star won’t be coming out of the closet anytime soon, but he and James are quickly becoming BFFs!” Mason himself tweeted in response, in what many took to be a confirmation (but just as easily could have been wishful thinking, a point almost entirely overlooked at the time): “Seems I’ve been mentioned in the new National Enquirer; hmmm.. a famous movie hunk? Sure! He can ABDUCT me any day. ;)” The tweet has since been deleted. Queerty ran a post titled “,” featuring little more than a gif of Lautner emphatically gesticulating during an interview.

Much of Lautner’s confirmed behavior—hanging with some gay guys in his field and going out in West Hollywood—wouldn’t raise an eyebrow today. The notion that one is gay by association is outdated, and given its erasure of bisexuality or other queerness, it was never really true. It is not at all unusual in 2020 to hear about a straight guy who has platonic gay friends. For better or worse, it’s not unusual to see a straight guy in a gay bar. Social mores have changed, and so have journalistic ones. It’s hard to believe it, but 10 years ago was a different time in media. In print and on the internet, professional thinkers were meaner to celebrities based little more on the notion that they deserved it for being popular. “It comes with the territory” was a blanket excuse for thoughtlessness. The internet gave the world a democratized ability to report and comment but instilled absolutely no sense of ethics or fair practice.

Lautner was 17 years old when Neil Strauss suggested he was “trying to figure out his sexual identity in the world.” However close to the truth Strauss was, what went virtually unaccounted for was how difficult it is for young people to come to grips with whom they are in general. Add fame and it becomes infinitely harder. Add direct and explicit scrutiny of this very matter and I can imagine for some, it’s practically impossible. Lautner may have asked for “this” in a general sense, but he certainly didn’t ask for that. He was treated without compassion for his development under the guise of fairness because he had received so much adoration money. That’s poor calculus for a kid.

Not helping matters was Lautner’s public relationships, which often coincided with his projects in terms of timing and the fact that his love interests were often co-stars of his. From the 2017 post on Nicki Swift titled, “Why Hollywood won’t cast Taylor Lautner anymore”:

Lautner has had a lot of famous girlfriends with suspiciously convenient timing. He “dated” Lily Collins when they were promoting Abduction in 2011. When that didn’t generate quite enough buzz, they made headlines when Us Weekly reported that they broke up a week before the premiere. When he had a cameo in Grown Ups 2 in 2013, the Daily Mail noted that he was dating actress Maika Monroe shortly before the movie hit theaters. He dated his Tracers co-star Marie Avgeropoulos, but E! Online reports that they split shortly after the film debuted.

Lautner’s most famous flame was Taylor Swift, who he dated for a few months from late 2009 to 2010. What makes that pairing suspicious? Well, they broke up after their movie, Valentine’s Day, hit theaters in 2010, and he seems to be one of the few exes that Swift hasn’t penned a bitter song about. In fact, the Taylors were actually friendly post-split, per MTV News. That’s very unlike her, especially if the relationship was real.

In addition, he and Billie Lourd dated for a few months after meeting on the set of Scream Queens. I would never recommend trusting a word that comes out of a celebrity’s mouth and I have no inside knowledge of Lautner’s sexuality, but these relationships (often referred to online as “fauxmances”) are hardly evidence of obscured queerness. Lautner is young and wealthy and conventionally attractive, and, as such, is likely considered a “catch” by many who make his acquaintance. Additionally, something many young and conventionally attractive people enjoy doing is dating. He’d hardly be the first guy in Hollywood to seize on his romantic opportunities. Regardless, let’s say the relationships were orchestrated for the press. They might have been shoddy, unconvincing deflections, the lot of them, but their existence still provides no evidence of an underlying truth. Maybe he’s not particularly romantically inclined or sexually motivated and he/his people figured public-facing pairings would obscure that.

Really who knows. It’s just a little more than disconcerting that so many people confidently read a situation about which they knew little. But I guess that’s the internet for you.

Today Lautner, who hasn’t appeared onscreen in about two years, seems to be in a relationship with someone who isn’t in his chosen profession: a young woman also named Taylor who works as a nurse. They post about each other on Instagram frequently.

In front of his 5.7 million followers, it appears that Taylor Lautner is happy. But who can be sure?

Consider the Lautner

New Moon-Star Taylor Lautner in Schwulenporno?

Die Werwolf-Indianer in New Moon – Bis(s) zur Mittagsstunde übertreffen sich gegenseitig, wenn es darum geht, die Bauchmuskeln zu präsentieren. Ihre erklärte Lieblingsfreizeitbeschäftigung ist das Halbnackt-im-Regen-durch-den-Wald-Laufen. Dennoch scheinen sie, an Mädchen nicht wirklich interessiert zu sein und auch zwischen Bella und Jacob konnte der Funke nicht überspringen.

Ein paar neidische New Moon – Bis(s) zur Mittagsstunde -Hasser haben jetzt auf ein gefälschtes Foto ins Netz gestellt, dass Taylor Lautner bei einem Fotoshooting zeigt. Das Motiv und die Pose lassen allerdings keinen Zweifel daran, wofür dieses Fotoshooting vorgesehen ist: für einen Schwulen-Porno.

Der Pornostar Jason Pitt, von dem offensichtlich das Originalfoto stammt, äußerte sich zu der peinlichen Fotomontage auf seinem Blog Taylor Lautner und ich beim selben Shoot? […] Wie verrückt ist das denn? LOL”.

Doch diese Taylor Lautner -Hähme ist nichts Neues. Schon seit Monaten kursiert auf YouTubeTaylor Lautner – gelinde gesagt – tuntig wirken lässt. Doch auch wenn Taylor Lautner in besagtem Clip offensichtlich nur rumalbert, stellt sich die Frage, wer solche spöttischen Videos eigentlich ins Netz stellt. Twilight-Hasser? Vielleicht. Eventuell sind es aber auch Fans von “R-Pazz” Robert Pattinson, die es nicht ertragen können, dass sich der attraktive Jacob an Edwards Sahneschnucki Bella vergreifen will, während dieser jammernd zu den Volturi nach Italien fährt.

Taylor Lautner jedenfalls kann es egal sein. Im IMDb-Starmeter steht er mittlerweile auf Platz eins, noch vor Robert Pattinson. Wenn diese Publicity auch seinen Fans aus der Gay-Community verdankt, dann kann ihm diese Unterstützung ja nur recht sein.

Aber bitte, liebe Twihards, bloß nicht ernst nehmen! Es ist alles in Ordnung.

[Update:] Ach ja, die Seite glaubt übrigens gar nicht, dass es sich um eine Fotomontage handelt, sondern um zwei Aufnamen am gleichen Set. Einmal mit einem Pornostar und einmal mit Taylor Lautner. Der Anlass des Shootings ist unbekannt.

New Moon-Star Taylor Lautner in Schwulenporno?

Taylor Lautner Gay? ‚Twilight‘ Star Visits Hollywood Gay Bars

Let the Taylor Lautner gay rumors begin. The former Twilight star was spotted partying at two of West Hollywood’s hottest gay bars, The Abbey and Mother Lode, over the weekend, and eyebrows are raised about whether the actor is gay.

According to Radar Online, Taylor Lautner was having a blast with some friends at two West Hollywood gay bars over the weekend, but sources reveal that he was trying to keep a low profile.“Taylor only stayed at Mother Lode for a half-hour, but seemed to be having a blast! It is a fun gay bar with super strong drinks and he was in the back with two friends who looked to be very close by their interactions.

„Taylor was definitely trying to be incognito it looked like, but everyone there was staring at him. I think he left because people kept asking him for photos with him and he declined.“However, Taylor Lautner did take one photo during his night out on the gay scene. The actor posed for a shot with openly gay model Murray Swamby, which the model later posted to his Instagram account.“Ugh @official_taylorlautner #taylorlautner.. I’ve never been more #attracted to someone in my life…“Of course, this caption is enough to make fans wonder if Taylor Lautner is gay. However, Swanby did write in his post caption hashtag that Lautner is a „hot straight guy.“

Unfortunately for Taylor, this isn’t the first time his sexuality has made headlines. The hunky star has had fans wondering if he’s gay or not for years. However, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, has been linked to many A-list stars such as Taylor Swift and Lily Collins.

It is likely that Taylor Lautner was hanging out with some of his friends, who may or may not be gay themselves, and decided to pop in to The Abbey and Mother Lode for some fun.

However, Taylor should have probably figured that the photos and eye witness accounts would be making their way into the tabloids at some point.

Whether Taylor Lautner is gay or straight, he obviously doesn’t care what people think of him or say about him, which only makes his loyal fans love him even more. However, if Lautner keeps popping up at gay clubs, this rumor could get out of control.

What do you make of Taylor Lautner partying at Hollywood’s hottest gay bars?

 Taylor Lautner Gay? 'Twilight' Star Visits Hollywood Gay Bars

Taylor Lautner Gay, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife, Parents, Today, Now, Sister

Taylor Lautner Gay, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife, Parents, Today, Now, Sister

Taylor feierte gerne in Schwulen-Bars

Die Party wurde anschließend im hippen Schuppen „Mother Lode“ fortgesetzt, wo sich Taylor mit zwei Freunden amüsierte. Laut Augenzeugen sollen die Freunde sehr innig ausgesehen, die Party aber nach einer Weile verlassen haben, weil Taylor ständig von Fans angequatscht wurde. Eine Quelle weiß:

„Es ist nicht das erste Mal, dass man Taylor in Schwulen-Bars in Los Angeles gesehen hat.“ Doch vermutlich weiß der Jungstar nur, wo die besten Partys stattfinden: In Gay-Bars! In der Vergangenheit wurden dem „Jacob“-Darsteller aus „Twilight“ Liebschaften mit Taylor Swift, 24, und Lily Collins, 25, angedichtet. Zuletzt sah man ihn Händchen haltend mit Marie Avgeropoulos, 28.

Grown Ups 2 Trailer – Taylor Lautner goes for laughs alongside Sandler, Rock and co.

Is Taylor Lautner funny? Well, it seems like he might be, as he doesn’t do too badly in the trailer for Grown Ups 2.

The movie sees the cast from Grown Ups returns – Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello – for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.

As you’d expect from Sandler, half the jokes seem to be about potentially gay things, because apparently anything that could even possibly be construed as gay is absolutely hilarious! Let’s hope the actual film is laughing with rather than at homosexuality.

Lautner, Milo Ventimiglia and various others join the franchise, which is due to hit cinemas in July. [Read more…]

Robert Pattinson Would Do More Twilight If Edward Goes Gay

We’re pretty certain he was joking, but Robert Pattinson – who seems pretty happy the Twilight movies are coming to an end – has said in an interview that he’d be happy to continue playing Edward Cullen, but only if the character comes out as gay.

Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were talking to Ellen Degeneres on her chat show, and she asked them whether there was any chance of more movies after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is released (it’s out Nov 16th). Pattinson commented, “I was also thinking another way to do it would be to make it look like ‘Will and Grace,’ where Edward turns gay.” However he still thinks Edward should stay with Bella and raise their kid.

There have been numerous rumours about Summit Entertainment trying to continue the franchise beyond the films based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling quartet, although it’s difficult to imagine Pattinson signing on for more, as he’s often seemed rather ambivalent about the movies. The latest rumours have surrounded the idea that a new film would concentrate on the Wolf Pack, although there’s been no confirmation of this. As the movies are massive moneyspinners it’s difficult not to imagine them trying to continue it in some way – although we’d imagine it won’t involve Edward going gay.

And just for Twilight fans, take a look at a nice promo shot of Pattinson as Edward, which was released ahead of the new movie.

Taylor Lautner: Salary and Net Worth

He has a net worth of $40 million; nonetheless, his salary is not exposed Lautner: Rumors, Controversy, and CriticismOn the statement of Taylor Lautner, most of the fortnightlies have announced that he was gay. Taylor has a novel partner that he seen holding hands with 19 years old performer Maika Monroe throughout an LA Dodgers game on Friday are no frantic reports concerning his expert and private life as well.

‚It’s absolutely fake‘: Taylor Lautner’s gay admission on People magazine is an internet hoax

By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 16:50 BST, 27 December 2011

Twilight star Taylor Lautner has fallen victim to an internet hoax.

Fake: This Photoshopped People magazine cover featuring Taylor Lautner emerged on the internet this week

Straight: The actor, pictured here with his Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in November, has previously denied being gay

Auch schlechte Publicity ist gute Werbung

Erst im vergangenen Jahr musste Travoltas Anwalt Marty Singer einschreiten und einen fünfseiteigen Brief an die Website Gawker schicken. Die Internet-Seite hatte einen Post unter dem Titel „The Secret Sex Life of John Travolta“ veröffentlicht.

Einer, der ebenfalls immer mal wieder im Hollywood „Gaydar“ auftaucht, ist Zac Efron. Der „High School Musical“-Star hat die Gerüchte bisher immer mit einem charmanten Lachen auf den Lippen abgestritten. „Ich weiß, dass es sehr reizvoll ist, solche Geschichten zu lesen. Es ist halt Entertainment“, so Efron. Und weiter: „Wenn das das Schlimmste ist, was jemand über mich sagen kann, dass ich schwul bin, dann ist das fein. Ich kann damit gut umgehen.“ Lautners Manager haben sich bisher noch nicht zum neuen falschen „People“-Titelblatt im Internet geäußert. Vielleicht auch deshalb nicht, weil in Hollywood dieser Tage noch immer gilt: Auch schlechte Publicity ist immer noch Publicity.

Pope Francis: Catholic Church should be supportive of ‘that somewhat unusual situation’ when families have gay kid

Openly gay model Murray Swanby is now trying to diffuse a new wave of speculation over Taylor Lautner after posting a photo of himself and the Twilight star taken last week at a gay West Hollywood hotspot.

Swanby, an Andrew Christian model, was at The Abbey with Lautner and posted their photo on Instagram with this caption: ‘Ugh @official_taylorlautner #taylorlautner.. I’ve never been more #attracted to someone in my life.. #husbands??! Hahaha half kidding #hotstraightguy #twilight #hotguys #feck #TouchThursdays’

After several websites ran items with such headlines as ‘Did Taylor Lautner Just Come Out On Instagram?’ Swanby went online to quell the growing speculation.

‘If Taylor Lautner was coming out, I would have taken him home Thursday night,’ he wrote on Facebook and Twitter.

While The Abbey is known as a gay hotspot, it is not exclusively gay and has served as host to events featuring such famous straight folks ranging from Hillary Clinton to Jay Leno and was a favorite hangout of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor.