The Golden Age of Denial: Hercules, the Bisexual Demigod

Hercules has been the icon of alpha-masculinty for centuries — do you know about his gay love life?

BY Christopher Harrity

August 14 2013 5:05 AM ET

Modern-Day Hercules
Clockwise from upper left: A Disney-fied Hercules; Kevin Sorbo as Hercules (left) and Michael Hurst as Iolaus (right) in the 1995 television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; 1313 Hercules Unbound (don't ask); Reg Park, notably on record as the first bodybuilder to bench press 500 pounds. As an actor, Park made five films — all Italian Hercules sword-and-sandal epics.

Tags: Bisexuality, Art