James Dean- Iconic Rebel
I’m a rebel *(and I’ll never, ever be any good). Which basically means I don’t do what I’m told and my opinions usually differ from those of society at large. Politically, I lean more left than right, but my feet are not firmly planted on either side. I prefer to make up my own rules than go by the ones the government, (either a conservative or a liberal government) has laid out for everyone. Spiritually, it’s the same thing. I do not need some made up man in the sky threatening eternal damnation in order to be a decent, if a little odd, human being.
Even my taste in celebrities isn’t what the media touts as desirable. I’ve never gone for the traditionally handsome leading man and the seduction fantasy.
George Clooney- leading man
Or the non- threatening, baby faced teen idol types and the adoration fantasy.
Justin Beiber- teen idol
Instead, I go for men who can be the on screen personification of evil with a sly smirk that belies a filthy secret.
James Gandolfini and his naughty smirk
Not your typical brooding bad boy, more like evil with a touch of dangerous insanity thrown in.
Malcolm McDowell from A Clockwork Orange
Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear
Michael Clark Duncan in Red Scorpion
Don’t get me wrong, these are not the type of male characters I would enjoy spending time with in a real life scenario of any kind. They are simply some of my on screen fantasy men. I think the fantasy for me is the challenge that getting such a dangerous man to fall for me would present. It would be akin to breaking a wild stallion. Although, once broken, the attraction would be gone.
Yes, I am a rebel, even in my dreams.
*Refers to lyrics found in the song He’s a Rebel by the Crystals