What Top Gun Was Actually About

by Ed Lau on October 16, 2007

Top Gun, Maverick, Iceman, Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer

The other day, a co-worker put Top Gun on one of our store‘s display computers. Another one of our co-workers comes in and asks us “Awesome…Top Gun! You guys ever seen this movie?” and we just look at him like he has three heads.

“Dude, it’s freakin’ Top Gun. What the hell do you think?”

We proceed to watch for about half an hour, ignoring these people who come in wanting to buy stuff. I think they’re called customers. Then someone said to us “Y’know, I think Top Gun was ahead of its time.” to which I say…

“Well, yeah…it’s the first movie to have such prominent homosexual lead roles. It was the Brokeback Mountain of it’s time.”

Everyone proceeds to look at me like I’m crazy. This is the exact ensuing conversation.

“Dude, are you kidding me?! It’s about fighter pilots! And it has Kelly McGillis, who was pretty hot!”

“Yeah, but there’s all this stuff about riding each other’s tails and wingmans. Not to mention every ten seconds, there’s some sort of sweaty, naked dude action and greased up volleyball…although I thought they would have more fashion sense. Who the hell wears jeans to the beach? It’s all about Tom Cruise’s struggle with his sexuality…well, Maverick’s too, I guess.”

“But Maverick gets with Kelly McGillis too!”

“Yeah but he leaves her place before they do it. I mean, what the hell?”

Then, today…a friend sends me this. Looks like I’m not the only one that thought this was what Top Gun was intended as. Be forewarned. Tarantino’s language is rather…well, you get the idea.

If Tarantino said it, it’s probably at least somewhat true.

in Entertainment,Random

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Propst October 17, 2007 at 5:49 am

Oh, you went there.


James October 17, 2007 at 8:54 am

It is really about Scientology. Don’t tell them I said that.


Stephen October 17, 2007 at 11:36 am

I think you had TOP GEAR on the brain when you wrote that…before…you changed it back to TOP GUN :lol:


Ed Lau October 18, 2007 at 12:43 am

Negative. Top Gear makes overt sexual comments…nothing implicit there.


Michael Kwan October 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm

I see typo:
Then someone said to us “Y’know, I think Top Gear was ahead of it’s time.” to which I say


Ed Lau October 18, 2007 at 12:44 am

John coughed on me the other day. Looks like I’m catching “Weak Spellingitis”.

C’mon…that’s like my first grammatical error in…like, ever.


great008 October 19, 2007 at 8:06 pm

Swordfight!! Swordfight!!


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