Am I a creepy old lady just because I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
I never really watched Third Rock from the Sun, though the few times I did, I noted both that it was pretty funny and that That Kid Is Cute. He proved himself similarly sweet in 10 Things I Hate About You, though it wasn’t an opportunity for him to prove his cinematic chops or anything. But I always suspected that one day this boy a.) would emerge a breathtakingly beautiful young hunk-a hunk-a burning something, and b.) might turn out to be a pretty good actor, too. Well, I just watched Mysterious Skin, in which both wishes come true.
A beautiful film, based on an acclaimed novel, which in addition to a hot young Joey features Elizabeth Shue as his equally hot mom and Michelle Trachtenberg as a sinfully adorable punked-out little teenage fag hag. But enough about the film. What I want to know is this: Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt hapa?
I am actually not the first person to pose this question. A little digging around the internet revealed a thread in LJ’s own halfasians community (who knew?) on this very issue. Unfortunately, no one could provide any definitive answers. I suppose some beautiful boys were simply made to inhabit mysterious skins. But let me just say this: We all know that Keanu Reeves is the original Hottest Little Hapa in the Biz, right? Well check out these two broody boy-peas in a pod:
Oooooooooh I could just eat them off the screen.
I suppose now’s as good a time as any to plug Kip Fulbeck’s The Hapa Project. Check it out.