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Daniel Craig prefers gay bars to escape the ‘aggressive d**k-swinging’ in straight bars

No Time To Die actor says he found gay bars were a "safe space"

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; picture: MGM

Daniel Craig has revealed that he has been visiting gay bars for as long as he can remember because he got sick of the “aggressive d**k-swinging” in hetero bars.

The actor, 53, whose last film as James Bond, No Time To Die, came out at the end of September was speaking to the Lunch with Bruce podcast on SiriusXM, hosted by Bruce Bozzi.

The two men recounted a time they visited a gay bar in California, which Craig admits wasn’t his first gay bar and that it was “no big deal.”

“I don’t get into fights in gay bars”

Discussing their drink at the Roosterfish in Venice, California in 2010, the pair said they had a good time but were “busted” for doing “nothing f***ing wrong!”

Craig, who’s married to the Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, then said: “I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember.”

“One of the reasons [is] because I don’t get into fights in gay bars that often. […] The aggressive d**k-swinging in hetero bars, I just got very sick of as a kid,” he continued.

By comparison, Craig says, gay bars were “chill,” and a “safe place to be” where someone’s sexuality didn’t matter. He also revealed having an ulterior motive.  

“I could meet girls there because there were a lot of girls there for exactly the same reason I was there,” he admitted.

He branded the media picking it up as a story afterward a “s**tstorm in a teacup.”

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