I'll go first if you like.......I'm talking about Phil Glenister, Eddie Izzard...and if I'm being brutally honest, Trevor Eve....but I'm only telling you that because "you" are safe to tell! Truth is, I am baffled by it.
I mean - at what stage did it become okay to find men in camel overcoats attractive? Hmmmmm?
Now don't get me wrong.....at first, I appeared to be immune. The apparent charms of Monsieur Glenister passed me by - hell I even mocked poor fools who admitted the beginnings of attraction....but slowly, slowly he crept into my psyche. Bit by bit, his snake skin boots and dodgy complexion won me over, until by the end of series one of Life on Mars I was hooked. Hooked on someone who dressed like pictures of my dad from the 70's! The shame!
I carried my dark secret with me for many months, trying to come to terms with this new and disturbing side to my character, until one day, by complete chance, I stumbled across another Glenister-ette and after much circling and avoiding the direct question, we both fessed-up to our strange attraction.
|Philip Glenister - My guilty secret revealed!|
So the question is....why is it that some of us lust after the obvious suspects (I give you Arm Pitt, Lord Clooney and R-Patz to name a few), whilst others of us have the dubious honour of feeling that warmth for someone so........normal?
I suppose in my younger days, I did get over excited by the latest hot young thing, and I do find myself more excited by the likes of Pierce Brosnan than R-Patz (that one totally misses me by the way - vampire or not...just plain odd looking) so it would seem that I am drawn to the more mature man these days. But even so, I would like to think that my fantasy man was someone a bit.....kind of......gorgeous...you know? someone I could happily admit to lusting after amongst my friends.
Perhaps there should be a support group for women with shameful crushes. I could start one. We need to feel normal. To know that we aren't the only ones out there that have these dark secrets.
Don't get me wrong. I am moving beyond the shame. This blog post is the first step towards outing myself as a Philip Glenister devotee.
My name is Ablogail and I am a Glenister-aholic.
Ps: Phil - if you're reading this....love ya! x