I mentioned the other day that I watched "Beverly Hills Cop" for the first time, noting that it was refreshing to have an action movie without a contrived love interest plotline. But on second thought, I wrote, it was probably because movie producers in 1984 were afraid to feature an interracial couple in a mainstream action flick.
Bill Simmons, the Sports Guy on ESPN Page 2, has a different theory.
He too watched the film the other day (it was on HDnet, you see) and posed this question: Was Axel Foley secretly gay? His conclusion, buried in this column about NFL pre-game shows, is that we won't know for sure unless the film starts airing on Logo, the cable network targeting the LGBT community.