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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ryan Phillipe May Not Be Gay ...

... but he played one on TV during One Life to Live's glory days, when it was written very well during Michael Malone's first tenure.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- June 12,1992 --
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation applauds ABC's One Life to Live for featuring a gay character...A young Ryan [Philippe] displays his acting chops with his performance as Billy Douglas. Ryan is called upon to perform a number of difficult scenes, but none are as memorable as Billy's "coming out" to his parents. Billy shows bravery as he reveals his homosexuality to his parents so reluctant to hear his words. Ryan's strong performance is a gutsy one as well. Kudos to him for taking on a controversial role at such a young point in his career.

-- From Column's Main Website. Go here

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Tuesday De-Briefing: Greg Vaughan

There was a time when the leading man on Daytime Dramas tended to be a non-threatening type, handsome but anatomically incorrect, so to speak. Perhaps it was because those purveyors of dish detergent thought that housewives didn't know about those things let alone have sexual fantasies. The pivotal moment in the chronos of Soap Opera history happened sometime in the 1970s when Baby Boomers of college age began watching. It had ceased being the bastion of domestic goddesses, although they still tend to be the lionesses at the gate. Someone needs to tell the powers that be, however, that the demos while much lower these days have changed. The non-threatening leading man became a living, breathing man and somewhere along that line, male models segued their careers into acting on Soap Operas. Sometimes the transition worked and many times it didn't. At the very least there was someone handsome to objectify. The tradition continues. One of those transitions that seems to be working is in the living, breathing person of Greg Vaughan whose first forays into acting were not daytime serial dramass. That's where he is now and many are very happy to see him that often on the network monitors.

There may not have to be a call to de-brief Greg Vaughan, currently starring on General Hospital. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter hired him last summer to replace Fabio as their symbol. No need to explain the motivation of melding the passions of food and sexuaity. It's all sensuality.

Our Manhattan correspondent has declared that she's never met a Texan she didn't like. Well, perhaps that is just a microcosm of the kinds of men that appeal to her. Mr. Vaughan would certainly rise to the top of any category -- a cleft chin and the combination of dark hair with light eyes is certainly a winner no matter where the man might come from.

Interesting that neither imdb.com nor Wikipedia lists his role on Any Day Now as the construction worker who helps M.E. get her groove back. General Hospital needs to take the pathos exhibited by Vaughan in his character's current travails with chemical dependecy and being a cuckold and a tio pepe and turn it into the magnetism that he gave us with Annie Potts. What needs to be de-briefed is his somewhat threatening charm.

Out,Out Damn Homosexual

Thee good people at Datalounge point this out in USA Today:

"On tonight's Dirt, an episode titled 'You Don't Know Jack,' Show's character, Jack Dawson [Grant Show], is outed by Courteney Cox's tabloid editor. A similar story line will play in February and March on ABC's Brothers & Sisters.

Both echo recent real-life scenarios and underscore that being tagged as homosexual remains a threat for many actors. Although more characters are openly gay on TV, being a gay actor still carries a stigma. And with gossip blogs joining tabloids in the trafficking of salacious material, the chance of being outed or inaccurately labeled has been ratcheted up."

William Keck's piece goes on to discuss recent events as well as Chad Allen's dilemma when he was photographed by a tabloid with his boyfriend. In short, it says that it might be okay to play a gay man on television, but it still may not be okay to be a gay actor. Go here to read it.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Thorsten Kaye and the "Cha Cha Train"

Charlotte "Cha Cha" Walton, it's been said more than once, is an exceptional woman -- a loyal friend who is generous to a fault. She has certainly proved her mettle as a bona fide Thorsten Kaye fan. This past weekend she hosted a small party of fellow TKers in Washington DC where they participated in a meet and greet with Mister Kaye who met and greeted scores of fans with his usual aplomb. Of course, in many peoples' eyes he can do no wrong. That's not too far from the truth. When he was asked to help raise funds for the fight against Prostate Cancer he put himself on the line by offering a private dinner with him as an Ebay auction. Ms Walton was the winner and those who know her best couldn't be happier.

Cha Cha and her pals were all over Washington and its suburbs singing the praises of the All My Children leading man enjoying sublime culinary pleasures and imbibing the fruits of the vine. This group of happy campers came to be known as the Cha Cha Train while zooming through the Metro and the Auto Show at the Convention Center. For posterity it is forever christened Team Cha Cha. Their motto would have been Semper Fidelis had it not already been taken.

A lot of what Thorsten Kaye is all about is about giving and charities. Cha Cha and her pals seem to know that and appreciate it.

Mr. Kaye returned home late Saturday not expecting that his beautiful daughter, Marlowe, would be born the very next day! Congratulations to Marlowe's very classy and beautiful parents, Thorsten Kaye And Susan Haskell.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Song of the Week: Supremes

This week's feature relates to last week's in that they are very similar musically. The current song, "Everything's Good About You" was recorded by the original Supremes and while it embodies all the elements of their biggest hits, there is something a bit more subtle about it. Subtlety tends to be something sorely lacking in the saga of the three young women who became international singing stars, especially in its embodiment within Dreamgirls.

The most important thing of the real Supremes' or Diana Ross' story is that it is the story of young black women who rose out of the projects and were ultimately projected to the top of their trade. The next important thing to remember is that Diana Ross unlike Ronnie Spector and Tina Turner has always been her own woman. Berry Gordy may have been a controlling influence but -- it seems -- he did not abuse her. Miss Ross made her choices. She is not perfect but she has become a symbol and a paradigm.

"This is my life. This is not a fucking story." -- Ms Ross' reaction to Dreamgirls on Broadway.

Sheryl Lee Ralph was the original Deena Jones on Broadway. J. Randy Taraborelli in Call Her Miss Ross tells us that the character "was a 60s Diana Ross clone in every visual cliched way, flailing arms, thick eye make-up, heavy duty wigs, and a mouthful of sparkling teeth. Sheryl Lee Ralph ... admitted, 'I did deny it over and over again whenever anyone asked me if it was true [if it was] Diana. And it was all a big lie, because it really was Diana I was playing and trying to look like and sound like.'

(by James Dean and Edward Holland, Jr.)

So sweet you are
Like a shining star
You brighten my whole world
It brings me joy being your girl

'Cause everything's good about you
I couldn't live without you
You're sweet, you're so fine
I'm so thankful that you're mine
Full of clover Bustin' out all over
You're the summer in the park
You're the candle in the dark
And I love you, so true
Yes, I do

You're the love of my life
You're a pure delight
The short time I've been with you
Such happiness I never knew

You must've come from heaven above
You're the poets' meaning of love
Your tender touch means oh so much
You're the sunshine after the storm
When I'm cold you make me warm
And I love you, so true
Yes, I do

So love me day and night
And things will be alright
Together just you and me
Just living in pure ecstasy

'Cause everything's good about you
I couldn't live without you
You are my guiding light
When things go wrong
You make them right
This heart inside's bursting with pride
Please let your heart surround me
And always stay around me
I love you, so true
Yes, I do, yeah

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday Beefcake: Comfort and Warmth

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Unsweetened Cocoa, 1/4 cup
Sugar, 1/4 cup
Cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon
Salt, a dash
Milk, 1 litre
Light Cream 1/4 cup
Vanilla Extract, 1/4 teaspoon

1. Mix the cocoa, sugar and salt
2. Heat milk until bubbling and then stir in the cocoa mixture.
3. Beat with whisk until smooth
4. Bring to boiling over low heat.
5. Gently stir in cream and vanilla heat over low heat
6. Before serving, beat with rotary mixer until frothy.

A warm Saturday in Washington, DC belies the Winter that raged only yesterday and is sure to return. A good recipe for bringing comfort and warmth is definitely called for and in our vaults we found this simple and tasty concoction to help allay the winter woes. A weekend trip to DC with a warmed up Saturday afternoon also helps.

Chocolate has been getting a lot of good press these days and be it far from this Web Log to buck the trend. In keeping with our weekly tradition we have accompanied this recipe with some appropriate photography, two of which relay warmth, another the refereshing experience of a Spring much anticipated. The comfort part -- well, all of us, every one, know what that's about. Just be sure to pass it around.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Carolyn Hinsey tells us

This Dixie shall not rise again

Dixie eats some poisoned peanut-butter pancakes meant for Babe today on "All My Children," which will lead to the death next week of one of soaps' most enduring heroines.
"Looking slightly like I have heartburn, I choke on a breakfast dish and pass out," says Cady McClain, in character as the doomed Dixie. "It's unclear why no one gives me the Heimlich maneuver."

Because it's too late. Babe and J.R. perform CPR on the unconscious Dixie ("I kissed a girl!" giggles McClain) as Krystal calls 911.

She's rushed to the hospital, where soulmate Tad and son J.R. sit vigil, and Joe and Jeff frantically try to revive her.

"Cue the flashbacks," says McClain.

Despite their best efforts, Dixie doesn't make it. Joe breaks the bad news to her loved ones. Tad takes off, while J.R. breaks down at her bedside. J.R. and Jamie feel a sort of presence in the room, but don't realize it's Dixie's spirit.

"Apparently, there are pushup bras in heaven," cracks the actress about her outfit for "Angel Dixie."

Dixie was presumed dead in 2002, but fans knew the popular character probably wasn't in that submerged car. Not so this time.

"This is the first time she's died for real," says McClain. "I'm just grateful I didn't have my head chopped off, or get burned at the stake. But death by peanut butter was tough in its way. I love peanut butter. Now I'm always going to look at it with suspicion!"

She feels bad for "AMC's" fans, who have been waiting years for Tad and Dixie to reunite and get their daughter back. Her character's death puts a slight crimp in that scenario.

"I want to say to the fans, 'Thank you for being so supportive about this turn of events.' Daytime fans don't get enough credit for their loyalty, effort and active involvement. They're the ones that deserve an Emmy."

McClain has two. What will she do now?

"I'm thinking beach volleyball and real estate," she says.

No, seriously.

"Music, producing, blogging, more acting as it comes, and hopefully travel," ... I have a blog on my Web site (www.cadymcclain.com), where I also post links to my MySpace music site."

McClain just released her first CD Blue Glitter Fish, which is getting some notice as well.

"It's better than a Saturday-afternoon hot dog on the Coney Island Boardwalk," she says.

The good-natured actress admits that getting fired from the show she's called home on and off for 18 years came as a bit of a blow, but she's not dwelling on the negative.

"Life is like a box of chocolates," she says. "You never know which one is a laxative. I've been pretty lucky so far."

Ilene Kristen Doing Her Thing

Thursday, January 25, 2007

What's more ... from the Rolling Stone article

In September 2002, just before Clinton and every other Democrat who hoped to run for president voted to authorize the war in Iraq, Gore gave a no-holds-barred speech inveighing against the invasion. "The chaos in the aftermath of a military victory in Iraq," he warned, "could easily pose a far greater danger to the United States than we presently face from Saddam."

And the presidential oscar goes to: The Once & Future President

Rolling Stone says this about that:

"He's perceived very differently now than he was six years ago," says Frank Luntz, the Republican consultant who advised George W. Bush to dispute global warming during the 2000 and 2004 elections. "He's an icon. Imagine that: Al Gore, Mr. Straight and Narrow, Mr. Dull on Wheels -- now he's culturally cool."

Indeed, Gore is unique among the increasingly crowded field of Democratic contenders. He has the buzz to beat Obama, the substance to supplant Hillary, and enough stature to enter the race late in the game and still raise the millions needed to mount a successful campaign. "Very few people who run for president can just step in when they want, with a superstar, titanic presence ... Gore clearly is one of those. He's going to run, and he's going to be formidable. If he didn't run, I'd be shocked."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

just for good measure

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Tuesday De-Briefing: Egglesfield and Fumero

It is not at all unheard of for a highly attractive male model to segue into a part on a Soap Opera. Sometimes the model can actually act and for the most part adorns the set with ample opportunity to take off his shirt. Mr. Egglesfield has been handed the citrus rind role of playing a character that was aborted as a fetus and placed in the womb of another woman -- perhaps someday that will happen in the real world. Perhaps the research should be accelerated if the results are supposed to look like Mr. Egglesfield.

He has also been saddled with a banal heterosexual pairing. Don't they realize that he needs to be honing his skills for a future starring role in the Montgomery Clift biographical film.

One of the pictures featured here is from his days as a model when he was paired up with Joel Fumero -- who needs to get himself to a good casting agent immediately -- there's nothing banal about this pairing at all. If the powers that be are heeding the call: de-brief these two immediately.

Monday, January 22, 2007

It Ain't Necessarily So at Sundance

"There's nothing wrong with a fifth-grade understanding of God [or the Bible], as long as you're in the fifth grade."

Daniel Karslake's For the Bible Tells Me So shows how the Bible's verses have been used to justify discrimination - and how modern conservatives use the Good Book to lambaste gays

Visit Jessica Ravitz in the Salt Lake Tribune

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Song of the Week: Love Unlimited

Whenever there are interesting additions here usually involving the exposition of male flesh, an invitation of sorts is extended to the denizens of the gay forum extraordinaire, Datalounge. As a result yesterday, a record number of visits were made to this Web Log and Web Site. It's gratifying to have so many witness the hard work put into this site by BGR Design for one. There was sniping over there at the 'Lounge -- that's to be expected. Polite they are not. One comment referred to the "cheesy music" [sic] here. Well, a good slice of cheese does more good than harm so we shall continue to be cheesey and hopelessly retro musically. So without disappointing anyone the song of the week comes from Barry White's trio of singers headed by his wife Glodean James White, Love Unlimited, who were more like The Supremes than Diane, Flo and Mary could ever be. It is Winter in earnest now and there's nothing like a good man to keep it at bay. The song you may be hearing is actually quite similar to "Everything's Good About You" by Diane and the girls. There was, accordingly, some controversy when "Everything Good" was recorded in that it sounded very similar to the original recording of "Winter" produced by Barry earlier with another female singer. Documentation is difficult to retrieve at this point, but it goes without saying that much music is cross pollenated.

In the meantime enjoy our newest piece of cheese with a photo from Neil Hermann from his much sought after book, Bodyscopes published by Bruno Gmuender in 1986. Some retro art never goes out of style and the pic could very well be considered quite "springy" and it definitely warms the heart. Enjoy. Stay warm.

It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)

-- Barry White

When the temperature dips
I miss my baby's arms
His tender finger tips
Knows just how to keep me warm
It may be zero degreesWith the snow falling down
But I've got warm and tender love
Just as long as he's around

It may be winter outsideBut in my heart it's spring
How much joy and pleasure Baby
Can one guy bring me
Winter Nights can be awful cold
Without someone to hold
But when I have him next to me
Baby, I'm in ecstasy

Throughout my lifeI've had my share of guys
But he's been the only one
Who can make my temperature rise
Things are just not the same
When he's not by my side
But yet I shouldn't complain
But be waiting with my arms open wide

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Saturday Beefcake: Stuffing It

Spinach: according to Diana Shaw, "The best spinach is dark green, with firm, unblemished leaves" with an on going peak season. Elisa Celli of The Pasta Diet fame uses it to stuff. Here is her recipe for:

Fish Fillets Stuffed with Spinach

Red Snapper, Striped Bass, Sole or Flounder fillets, 4 at about 100 grams each
Fresh spinach, cooked and chopped, about 200 grams
Ricotta, part skim if possible, c. 100 grams
Nutmeg, grated, just a pinch
Fresh Italian Parsley Leaves, chopped, about 50 grams
Dry White Wine, small glassful
Lemon Juice, 1/2 lemon

(oven @ 350F)

1. Spread the fillets out flat and separate each at the center seam to make two narrow fillets from each
2. Mix the spinach, cheese and nutmeg in a small bowl.
3. Place a spoonful if the mixture in the center of each fish strip. Fold one end of the fillet over the filling and then the other over the that, making a three fold package. Fasten each package with a wooden toothpick, or small skewer.
4. Put the rolls in a baking dish in a single layer. Sprinkle parsley over the rolls.
5. Mix the wine and lemon juice together, spoon it evenly over the rolls.
6. Bake for ten minutes, use the juice from the pan to moisten them.

Okay, so, it isn't exactly a stuffing. It's very much more a filling. Semantics, perhaps. This dish serves four. Therefore, in addition to you, dear reader, three young men (photos pilfered from Blue+65) are featured in honour of the stuffing and the filling. Our guests seem to be firm and unblemished like the best fresh spinach, stuffing and/or filling that which adorns the unblemished firmness very well.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Forget McDreamy, Forget McSteamy ...

Forget Jason Lewis' Chad. They are all fictional characters. Datalounge is focusing on the case of real life McBongo.

Speculate, Speculate -- Dance to the Music

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Speculate, Speculate -- Dance to the Music

There has been more than some speculation on which real life Soap Opera actor Jason Lewis' character on Brothers & Sisters is based -- two candidates have been brought up. The speculation is fun and interesting, especially now considering the Grey's Anatomy imbroglio. Thank you, Messrs Baitz and Olin.

And the Beat Goes On

From Philly Burbs Blog:

Oooh, Isaiah Washington is in deep, deep trouble …

According to FOX News, “A gay and lesbian advocacy group demanded an apology Wednesday from Grey’s Anatomy co-star Isaiah Washington for comments made following the Golden Globe Awards.”

That’s not why Washington is in trouble, though. For those of you who don’t know, Washington (who plays Dr. Preston Burke) called fellow co-star T.R. Knight (George) a “faggot” in an on-set scuffle back in October. The incident caused Knight to come out about his homosexuality to the media – not like he was hiding it to begin with.

Anyways, the backlash Washington has been facing as a result of his homophobic tirade has been fierce. Even though he tried to deny it at the Golden Globes, everyone knows he said it, Knight confirmed he said it, and the public wants his head for it – and they might just get it.

First off, faggot is an offensive word, like everyone has been arguing. But in this case, using it hurt Washington much more than Knight. He’s no longer one of the ‘Grey’s’ golden children, but instead seen as a low-class, ignorant loser – and justifiably so.

Grey’s Anatomy is one of my favorite shows, but it certainly doesn’t need Washington to be good. In fact, the show would do just fine without him – which is why there are talks of killing him off or recasting him. Personally, I don’t care if they fire him or not. It would certainly make sense to do so, but firing him wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

He already has to wake up every day knowing that his precious hit show success might be gone tomorrow, and he’ll certainly never have it again once ‘Grey’s’ is kaput. Hilariously enough, Knight is now a Hollywood hero and Washington will end up picking up his dry cleaning.

What an idiot.

AfterElton says:

So what should ABC and Rhimes do?

AfterElton asked Paris Barclay, the widely respected director, producer, and a Director's Guild of America Vice President currently working on FX's Dirt and CBS's CSI, what action should be taken against Washington. “Here's what needs to happen: ABC, from Steve McPherson [ABC President] on down, need to condemn this kind of hate-speak, and Isaiah needs to be fired. It's just that simple. He needs to go. He's a homophobe and a liar, and no matter how important he may appear to be, there has to be a line on what behavior is acceptable both on the set and when representing the show to the press.”

When asked how he would've handled the situation, Barclay said, “We'd figure out a way to work out the contract issues, and write the actor out as quickly as possible. Actors with addiction problems have been let go unceremoniously -- this to me is much worse.”

Datalounge Says:

Gay Netizens, Not GLAAD, Leading The Charge Against The Other �F Word�

It'd be nice if the gay-friendly celebs GLAAD is obsessed with would stop giving them so much power and money. It'd be nice if they cared enough about the issue to pay attention to whether GLAAD actually does anything, which it doesn't.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Maybe he is, after all

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, accompanied by his wife, shared a secret on the Golden Globes red carpet. "I love gay. I wanted to be gay," he said. "Please let me be gay."

TR Knight on Ellen

from TMZ.com

Knight: Isaiah Forced Me Out with "Faggot" Slur

Go here to see the video

Posted Jan 17th 2007 10:45AM by TMZ Staff

T.R. Knight says that Isaiah Washington forced him out of the closet when he called him a "faggot" on the set of "Grey's Anatomy."

What's more, Knight tells Ellen DeGeneres that he's dumbfounded by Washington's denial of having called Knight a "faggot" in a scuffle with "Grey's" co-star Patrick Dempsey. Washington offered the denial in an interview at Monday's Golden Globes. Knight, in turn, told Ellen, "I don't know what to say, really, about that."

Knight also says that he'd never been called by the slur "to his face," and when he heard Washington refer to him in that way, "something shifted, and it became bigger than myself." Shortly thereafter Knight revealed to People magazine that he is, in fact, gay, but says he never intended to before the incident. "It became important to make the statement," he says.

Knight appears on today's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Check your local listings.

And from Michael Ausiello at TV Guide:

Question: Hey, Michael, were you in the press room when Isaiah Washington hijacked the microphone and said, "I did not call T.R. Knight a f----t!" And, if so, care to give us the scoop?— Genie

Ausiello: I certainly was there, and I have the internal scars to prove it. It was by far the ugliest, most uncomfortable press-room moment I have ever experienced. And judging by the shell-shocked faces on the cast — particularly T.R. Knight and Patrick Dempsey, who have been class acts throughout this entire ordeal — it was a new low for them, too. And what's ironic about the whole thing is that in Washington's attempt to clear his name, he came off as an out-of-control homophobe who throws the f-word around like it's candy. (He's also playing fast and loose with the truth. Did he call T.R. a f----t to his face? No. Did he refer to him as one behind his back? Yes. T.R. says so himself on today's Ellen DeGeneres Show.) His continued employment on a show that wears its diversity as a badge of honor is the height of hypocrisy. If ABC wants to be remotely true to the principles Shonda Rhimes so eloquently espouses through the show, it has to do the right thing and fire Washington. Anything else at this point is simply unacceptable.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Tuesday De-Briefing: Johnathan Schaech ...

...and that thing he does. Lord knows, his face is a welcomed distraction from those things that most of us do on a day to day basis, and it is a face that seems to indicate that there is a lot going on behind it. Otherwise, he would have not been able to make an impression as the cad in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do. There also seems to be a whole lot going on in all of his corporeal splendor. Fortunately his resume indicates that he has been working and that is good news at least for the connoisseurs of eye candy. It seems, however, that he is not around often enough or long enough. It is this WebLog's task to keep the warmth in the cockles of the hearth this late blooming winter. It is the why and wherefore that the de-briefing of Johnathan Schaech is called for. Schaech him out and get that warm feeling.

God Bless America: The Golden Globes

Good News for Brothers & Sisters from Televisionista

Congratulations to ABC's highly addictive Brothers & Sisters. Despite Desperate Housewives coming down, the drama managed to hold on to its loyal audience scoring almost 13 million viewers and record high lead-in retention numbers.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King

In the year after his death, 1968, George Wallace won the South in the Presidential Election. It was the year that Richard M. Nixon was elected president. Not long before that he was pictured on the cover of a news weekly with Robert F. Kennedy. They were called "The Dream Team." A dream indeed that peace, freedom and equality might be the rule of the day. The more things change the more they stay the same. The Dream nevertheless lives on.

Al Gore once referred to it:
As Dr. King once said, "Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movements and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us."

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Love Me Like A Man (Song of the Week)

It's time to turn up the heat as Winter makes a comeback, actually finally makes an entrance into these parts: David Morgan's photography and Bonnie Raitt's apropos music will do the trick, so to speak taking us to a warmer clime while making the perfect request.

Love Me Like A Man: Raitt/Smither

The men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on a shelf
you know they could never love me
When they can't even love themselves

But I need someone to love me
Someone to really understand
Who won't put himself above me
Who’ll just love me like a man

I never seen such losers darlin’
even though I try…
…to find a mind who can take me home
’stead of taking me for a ride

And I need someone to love me
I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
you can love me like a man

Oh they want me to rock them
like my back ain't got no bone
I want a man to rock me
like my… backbone was his own

Baby, I know you can

Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

I Come home sad and lonely
Feel like I wanna cry
I need someone to hold me
Not some fool to ask me why

And I need someone to love me
Darlin’ I know you can

Don't you put yourself above me
You just love me like a man