Actor and model Antonio Sabato Jr., 45, already has already tossed his hat in the ring for the California congressional run this year. The republican, open Trump supporter, is seeking to represent the 26th District which is currently represented by Democrat Julia Brownley. This area covers most of Ventura county, a more conservative area than Los Angeles.
The issue? Many folks living in the 26th district feel that Sabato’s past roles in which he has portrayed gay characters disqualify him from representing the GOP in Congress.
You may remember Sabato from his roles on General Hospital, Melrose Place, The Bold and the Beautiful, and more importantly his years a Calvin Klein icon and Playgirl model.
However, what sticks out the most are Sabato’s ‘gay’ projects such as Testosterone and Deadly Skies in which he even gives steamy performances in gay softcore porn.
What do you think of these film? And why aren’t they on Netflix?
According to the Los Angeles Times, Charles Moran, advisor to Sabato, has made an argument for the actor’s run:
They know what it takes to be a successful actor in the industry, and anybody trying to make Antonio Sabato Jr.'s career and job choices salacious does so without really knowing the value of the craft. For a long time, gays have played straight, straights have played gay. A good actor can do this, and many do. Antonio Sabato Jr. is no different.
The Congress hopeful claims that these films are over 10 years ago in his 30 year-long career that was full of different projects.
Sabato has stated:
I've done many movies. I've done things I'm proud of and things I'm not so proud of, that's just the way any actor works. They don't know what kind of congressman I'll be, the work ethic I have.
Does that mean he’s not proud of his gay roles? I mean, he was REALLY convincing.
All that aside, does his repertoire devalue his potential to be a congressman?