What was gay about Elvis Presley, who would have turned 80 years old today? Not much, if you discount the typical gossipy, unsubstantiated rumors that spring up around every dead celeb. Still, the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’Roll must have excited closeted gay men during his hey day as few other entertainers before or since — and this was decades before gay-baiting teen idols like Nick Jonas became the norm. Come on, think about youthful Elvis and that wavy hair, those bee-stung lips, those swiveling hips! Sure, he became rather bloated in every conceivable way in the years just prior to his death in 1977 at age 42, but let’s look back at the undeniable beauty that helped make him rock’s first and greatest superstar.
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