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When Your Fap Fantasy Turns Out To Be A Right-Wing Douchebag: Antonio Sabato Jr. Edition

Antonio Sabato, Jr. is running for Congress as a Trump-backing Republican.

As we get older, the stars of our youth begin to dim. Gravity takes its toll, careers sputter, ugly truths come to light.

As a child of the '80s, I'm reminded of this all too often and in uncomfortable ways. Antonio Sabato Jr. has evolved from teen fantasy to right-wing crony. He spoke at the 2016 GOP convention in Tampa and now is running for Congress in California.

Sabato, Jr. was the original Calvin Klein hunk—a marble statue come to life with a Mediterranean glow.

He was sexy Jagger Cates on General Hospital.

And wooed Janet in "Love Will Never Do (Without You)."

He had abs before anyone even knew what abs were.

Antonio even did gay sex scenes in two different movies! (And I know because I sat through both films. Well, most of them.)

"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," Sabato says of his resume. "They don't know what kind of congressman I'll be, the work ethic I have.".

The actor, 44, has called Trump "refreshing," and says he "speaks for many of us when he says we are in a bad place."

By bad place, I'm pretty sure he means with all these foreigners around: "Now all of Europe has changed," Sabato said after the terror attack in Nice. "We need a straight-to-the-point person like Trump to give us a fresh start."

Antonio Sabato isn't a headliner in my sexual fantasies—more of a bit player—but what's a gay guy of a certain age to do? Do you keep calling up that fantasy—sticking it to the GOP as you mentally violate their celebrity spokesmen? Or have those wank-bank accounts been closed forever?

I can't help but wonder what my gay forefathers did when Charlton Heston became a mouthpiece for the NRA.

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