Gore Vidal claimed that the 'Bush junta' was complicit in 9/11
Gore Vidal claimed that "We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the USA."
Interview - The Times September 30, 2009.
Gore's alcoholic mother told Gore how, on the way to their honeymoon, Gore's father said: "There's something very important I want you to know. I have three balls."
Gore says of his mother: "She was a shit. A drunken shit."
Gore Vidal: Literary feuds, his 'vicious' mother and rumours of a secret love child
Vidal (centre) Band of Thebes: October 2007.
Vidal saw the terms "homosexual" and "heterosexual" as misleading, and believed that people are bisexual.
"Paul Newman and Gore Vidal shared ... Joanne Woodward, in the late 1950s, living as a happy threesome for a while.
Deep Inside the Hollywood Closet
Woodward and Newman
Gore Vidal's nephew Hugh died of AIDS.
"Vidal and Austen (Vidal's partner) had sex with hustlers ... as Vidal called the handsome, 'straight-acting' young men he liked.
"Paying for sex appealed to Vidal because it meant with this, as with so much else in his life, he was in control...
"Vidal loved sex, and gossiping about it: he estimated he had had sex with a thousand men before he was 25.
"He told his nephew Burr Steers he had successfully pursued and had sex with Fred Astaire when he first moved to Hollywood.
"Steers says, 'He also told me Dennis Hopper had a lovely tuft of hair above his ass. He never told me how he knew that.'
"Another close friend of Vidal's revealed Vidal had asked, when hearing the friend was staying at the legendarily louche Chateau Marmont, 'How is the Chateau?', before adding: 'Brad Davis (star of Midnight Express and Querelle) was a beautiful boy and I fucked him on the bathroom floor of the Chateau Marmont.'
"He slept with Jack Kerouac...
"His much-cherished years in Rome in the 1960s were a merry sexual circus. He had sex with hustlers in the afternoons, he said, so he could concentrate on conversation with friends in the evening.
"One of Vidal’s oldest friends was Scotty Bowers, who had sex with, and procured sex for, celebrities including Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, and Vidal himself."
William F Buckley (left)
Vidal made enemies.
For Gore Vidal, a Final Plot Twist - NYTimes.com
In the September 1969 edition of Esquire, Vidal wrote:
We are all bisexual to begin with.
"There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party ...
Princess Margaret, Gore Vidal, Jack Nicholson
At a 1999 lecture in Dublin, Vidal said:
"A characteristic of our present chaos is the dramatic migration of tribes.
"They are on the move from east to west, from south to north.
"Liberal tradition requires that borders must always be open to those in search of safety or even the pursuit of happiness.
"But now with so many millions of people on the move, even the great-hearted are becoming edgy.
"Norway is large enough and empty enough to take in 40 to 50 million homeless Bengalis.
"If the Norwegians say that, all in all, they would rather not take them in, is this to be considered racism? I think not. It is simply self-preservation, the first law of species."