Leslie Jordan: How About A Gay Fan Club for Dylan McDermott

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Tuesday April 21, 2020

You're never too old to be star-struck and silver-screen smitten, as out playwright and actor Leslie Jordan has proven by saying he wants to create a fan club for Dylan McDermott - a club specifically meant for "middle aged gay men," as Page Six reports.

Jordan mulled over the idea in one of his homemade Instagram videos. The brief clips, which Jordan has created while isolating in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought the actor some amount of notice, and gratitude, from viewers who are similarly stuck at home.

Jordan announced the new fan club in an April 19 Instagram post, in which he paid tribute to the 58-year-old star of Ryan Murphy's new limited series, "Hollywood." In the 8-episode series, McDermott plays the owner of a gas station that doubles as a hub for handsome male sex workers in 1940s post-WWII Tinseltown.

"I, Leslie Jordan, plan to be listed as the founder and the guiding light," Jordan said, adding: "I'm actually the one member right now but interest has been expressed and we're working on a poster."

McDermott seemed game; he posted a reply to Jordan's post, saying, "I am not worthy."

However, McDermott followed that bashful disclaimer with: "Can't wait for the Poster!!!"

The "Sordid Lives" and "American Horror Story" co-star has displayed endless wit with his ruminations and recollections on Instagram.

In the videos, Jordan sings, addresses topics raised by the pandemic, and offers his tips for staying fit within the confines of one's own home.in one "Pillow Talk" installment, Jordan dished about his guest-starring role on an arc of "Boston Legal" episodes opposite none other than Betty White.

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Nothing that they both had been hired for five episodes, White asked Jordan, "I'm gonna kill you or you're gonna kill me." The answer ended up involving a freezer filled with "fake frozen food that said 'Freezer Queen,'" Jordan shared.

See more of Jordan's videos at Instagram.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.