In his new book, Andrew Morton allegedly shoots down any and all rumors about the possibility of Tom Cruise being gay. Of course, as Tom Cruise's lawyer said, "the book is sick stuff" and I believe also called it a pack of lies.
I actually think this is an article that was planted by Tom's side, because it seems too perfect. Here is the quote from the article:
Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography claims the actor has chased women throughout his life.
Melissa Gilbert, who dated Cruise when he was 19 before being dumped for Heather Locklear, told Morton: "I can honestly say he's a very sexual person. There was a lot of making out on the couch in my mom's living room."
One former date claimed he was homophobic after seeing his reaction to musical La Cage Aux Folles, saying: "Men dressed as women, he couldn't handle it. We had to leave before the intermission. It really bothered him. He was definitely homophobic."
I don't see how either of those two quotes really are determinative of whether Tom Cruise is gay or not. Making out with a girl while her parents are home is probably something lots of teenage guys have done who come out later in life. Notice that Melissa didn't say that Tom was throwing her down on the couch and making her scream so loud her parents woke up.
Men dressed as women? There is no way that would bother an actor who was serious about his craft or studied the way theatre used to be. Men always took women's roles, and so I have a feeling that if the second quote is even halfway accurate, Tom probably was either sick, or was getting way too horny and couldn't handle it anymore.