Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 9:39 AM EST
With MUCH RESPECT, I have to back up my point.
Think about it: Iceman and the gang -- they represented homosexuality. They kept telling Maverick to join them, to go the gay way. Kelly McGillis was saying, No -- be a straight guy with me, play by the rules. Maverick was conflicted.
Think of the early scene between Mav and Kelly: He's at her place, taking a shower, they're kicking back. They're gonna have sex, right? Nope. He jumps on his motorcycle (very Village People, BTW) and drives off.
Now, how does she finally reel him in? By dressing up like a man. Remember when she shows up in the elevator wearing the aviator glasses and Iceman's jacket? Subversion, Al. She found a way to confuse Maverick, to lean him toward her side of the fence. But in reality, Maverick (and all those fighter pilots) leaned the other way -- the gay way.
Come on, Al -- OPEN YOUR EYES! "You can ride my tail anytime!" What was Iceman saying? He was saying, "Go off with your virtual hermaphrodite, but I'll be here when your true instincts bring you back...to the DARK SIDE."
Think about it.