Was Lyndon Johnson gay?
October 8, 2006 3:50 PM Subscribe
What's with the Lyndon Johnson scene in "Forrest Gump" where Lyndon Johnson asks Forrest to see his injury?
posted by PandemicSoul to Society & Culture (17 answers total)
I'm referring to the scene where Forrest gets the medal of honor from Johnson after being shot in the rear. Lyndon Johnson says something to the effect of "I'd sure like to see that..." referring to Forrest's wound. Forrest pauses, then turns around and pulls down his pants to show the President.
I'm completely stumped, to be honest. I've searched for any sign of rumors about Lyndon Johnson being gay, but besides the Walter Jenkins thing, I'm not finding any connection. Can someone tell me what the inside joke was that I'm missing?