Matt Bomer for Out Magazine

Posted on May 07, 2014

Between Mad Style, the Met Gala and jury duty, we need a little mental vacation. Shall we all take a moment and just gaze at something breathtaking while we do our deep breathing exercises?

Oh, yes. We shall.


Matt-Bomer-OUT-Magazine-June-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“The Normal Heart” actor Matt Bomer covers the June 2014 issue of OUT magazine  in a jacket and turtleneck by Tom Ford photographed by Kai Z Feng and styled by Grant Woolhead.

On how the role of Felix Turner changed him: “You’re really lucky as an artist if you get a role that changes you as a person. It taught me how to access myself on a completely different level as an artist. And it blew my mind in terms of the level of unconditional love between Ned and Felix — my goodness, if these people could incorporate this into their lives, under their circumstances, why can’t I?”

On coming out to his parents: “I’m not going to lie and say it was a bed of roses. But with the gift of time and grace, my parents chose love. And I think it’s important for people to know that. We always hear, ‘Oh, it gets better, it gets better,’ and [then] so many people go, ‘No it doesn’t.’ I feel lucky to say that, yes, sometimes it does.”

On his wedding to his partner and husband Simon Halls: “It was very chill, very small — only our nearest and dearest. There’s a security, a validity of knowing that it’s legal. It’s hard to put into words. It’s just a feeling, I guess — something about saying vows in front the people around you who love and support you. I think it was good for our family.”

On what being out means to his kids (and not to his career): “I’m so thankful to have been born in the times that we live in. I felt a responsibility to Simon and to our kids to be able to live with integrity and not have some strange split psychology of This is who my dad is at home, and this is who he is to the public. That trumped any type of professional repercussions that it could have had. And — not by my own volition or choice — I’ve been playing exclusively straight characters for the first 10 years of my career. Whatever happens from this point on says a lot more about the business and society than it does about me.”

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Good lord, that boy is pretty.



[Photo Credit: Kai Z Feng for OUT Magazine]

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    • lexilexi

      Why? Why? Said a heterosexual female.

      • Jaimie

        Pfff, he’s more attractive gay.

        • Alyssa_T_Robot

          at least we won’t have to see him with some declassé broad. i find it strangely comforting that he’s gay… if i can’t have him, no other lady can either.

      • SugarSnap108

        As a heterosexual female who lives in Hell’s Kitchen, I cry out these words every day.

    • Anna

      Good God Matt, you’re so fucking gorgeous, it almost hurts to look at you.

      Will you please read me that story?

    • SewingSiren

      Jury duty is the worst. Last time I had it they forced us to watch a M. Night Shyamain film,

      • YoungSally

        I feel for you — then of course I was recently subpoenaed to testify for a criminal trial…and it’s not the kind of nuisance subpoena you can talk your way out of.

      • TLJezebel

        Making you watch that movie was cruel.

      • SugarSnap108

        That sounds unconstitutional.

      • kimmeister

        Which one? I hope it was one of his earlier ones.

        • SewingSiren

          I only remember that we were paid $20.

          • Heather

            Hope you didn’t spend it all in one place.

      • Sarah

        You got to watch a MOVIE? I had to sit on a wooden bench, sans phone, and read a paperback (no drinks or food) for five hours. I like to read, but still. It was interminable.

        • kimmeister

          The last time I had jury duty, I was SELECTED. It was a district court too, not even a local court, so it was more than an hour away for me, and it lasted two weeks. But, I found 3 others to carpool with, and in addition to the daily stipend, we were reimbursed for toll and mileage (depending on our addresses), so I came home with nearly $1500. Haven’t gotten jury duty since!

      • MilaXX

        Last time I had it we got stuck in the elevator for 20 mins and I had the flu.

      • marlie

        Aw. I have a soft spot in my heart for him. I like his first movies, though the last couple are not his best.

        *Disclaimer: I’ve met him a bunch of times (mutual friends/acquaintances), and he’s a really nice guy, so I’m biased.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Sometimes it’s useful to not be a citizen of this fair country… avoiding jury duty is one of those occasions!

      • Danielle

        We watched 6 hours of Walker: Texas Ranger.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I want to go to there.

    • semirose

      This specimen.

    • Crystal

      He is so goddamn attractive.

      And he sings well, too!

    • thecitysleeps

      Holy Mother of God, I can’t even fathom all that pretty on one person. How? Also those snuggly jumpers, yum. His husband is a lucky, lucky man.

    • Alicia

      *happy sigh*

    • BlairBear

      hot men in sweaters is one of my weaknesses. Its just so sexy for me.

    • shirab

      Love the McQueen sweater. Also, love that he is lying atop a rumpled American flag and some coiled rope on a boat deck, evidently catching up on some reading.

    • Snoskred

      Sorry but the hair gel makes this one a HELL NO for me.

      Though I will grant you he is pretty, and those eyes, but too much grease on what google shows me is *stunning* man hair..

      Why would anyone do this to him, and by proxy, to us?

    • Chuck Barthelme

      He could turn me.

    • DaveUWSNYC

      I have such a bomer for you, Matt.

    • Kathy

      Blue is his color. Adorbs.

    • PastryGoddess

      Pretty and articulate. I’m going to sit over here and fan myself

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Such gorgeous blue eyes! He sounds like a very decent, lovely guy-happy for him and his Mr.

    • Janet B

      He leaves me without words

    • LilyVanessi

      I don’t know what he’s reading in that last shot, but if it makes him look like that, I want a copy.

    • fursa_saida

      The fact that Matt Bomer is not everywhere and in everything is rank injustice.

      • BazoDee

        It is but it isn’t. I wouldn’t want him to get over exposed and over hyped. Well not *that* kind of over exposed. :)
        He’s in the perfect spot IMO -he isn’t quite a household name, but he has a huge, loyal fan base and is able to make compelling choices as an actor.

    • SugarSnap108

      Good lord, indeed.

    • decormaven

      Love the Fendi sweater and the very nice man who’s wearing it.

      • Leigh David

        I actually stopped looking at the very nice man when I got to that sweater.

        • Linderella

          How is that humanly possible…?

    • Jean Marie Downing

      Those eyes.
      He’s really prettier than my type tends to be.
      But those eyes.

    • colleenjanel

      Breathe in … breathe out … brea …

      Fuck. I forgot to breathe.

    • MinAgain

      He’s a cutie. And he seems like a nice man, too. So bonus!

      • Crystal

        He really does seem like the nicest man.

    • TAGinMO

      Obnoxiously pretty.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Thank goodness there is no puppy in any of these pictures, else I don’t think my heart could take it.

      • MinAgain

        At the very thought, my body nearly reverted to a pre-menopausal state.

    • Balletomane

      This man is just incredible. Breathtakingly beautiful, smart, articulate, kind and decent. And so compelling and charismatic. I have such a strong visceral reaction to him, through the screen, that is an absolute rarity for me. I just want to…. phew. *fans self*

    • Hilary

      That last picture – ZOMG! I literally gasped, then giggled at my desk.

    • Kim Elmore

      As my friend Wally used to say “he’s so dreamy” :)

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Between this and Mr. Cumberbatch at the Met, I am fresh out of eggs…gone…all of them.

    • kimmeister

      The one with the ropes is giving me a whiff of young Matt Damon. Not that that’s a bad thing.

      • Danielle

        Total Outsiders, right?

        • kimmeister

          Are you thinking of Matt Dillon? I can see that too.

          • Danielle

            DERP. Yes. Sorry, these pictures made my brain short-circuit.

    • Danielle

      Jesus Christ, I need to be excused.

    • @Biting Panda

      I wasn’t looking to expand my family, but since I’ve just been spontaneously impregnated, I guess we’ll go with the flow. Sweet, pretty, Jesus.

    • BazoDee

      Oh hot damn! Damn! Damn! Damn!
      That man is so very F I N E!
      He lost a lot of weight for his role in the movie – glad to see it is all back on in all the right places :)
      And he’s such a sweetie too! Saw him on the Tonight Show last night making fun of his expression on the cover.

    • acevedob

      So I guess I’ll be looking at these pictures over and over again until 5pm..

    • Jessica Freeman

      My ovaries have exploded.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      If he is not the most perfectly beautiful man ever created, I don’t know who is.

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      askjsda dasweghlqr28 rwh23140984 words fail me pretty wequr3489rjfsdfn sdfwlqfjqwelkf eggs dropping asdjk12eh23qowiu if he did a shoot with benedict i would lose my soul.

      • Lisalady161

        *laughing helplessly*, but I would like losing my soul to a shoot with those two!

    • NBG

      So much for anymore work being done today. His eyes shorted out my neurons.

      P.S. Are they trying to kill us with that rope photo?

    • James

      He is such a beautiful man, inside and out. I loved reading that more than I enjoyed the pictures because his words really touched me.

    • Jeremy

      Yep, I just popped a Bomer.

      • Linderella

        I am stealing this phrase and will henceforth use it whenever referring to him. Thank you for that!

        • Jeremy

          Let’s start calling his female fan base “LadyBomers.”

          • Lisalady161


    • MilaXX

      Da-yum! Simon is one lucky guy. BTW he was on Fallon last night. It was an interesting unspoken reinforcement of his coming out (to my eye). Jimmy holds up to magazines. He says’s “Here you are on the cover of GQ and then here you are on this one.” Matt grabs OUT mag and holds it up. I dunno maybe I’m reading more into than it really was, but it just felt like he was making sure folks knew he was OUT & proud.

      • BazoDee

        Hmm I did not get that at all. I’m just going to have to rewatch it.
        I was sort of bummed he didn’t get into some singing or lipsyncing bit with Jimmy.

        • MilaXX

          I will admit I could be completely misreading things, but it felt like Matt taking a stand with both his choice of movie role and the way he held onto that magazine. I wouldn’t be mad at him for it. He came OUT kinda of quietly. He’s only been married for the past year or 2 despite being with his husband for quiet some time. Maybe this was his more public coming out. If I’m reaching I’ll humbly eat my words and sit myself in the corner.

          • PastryGoddess

            And even better they have 3 kids who they adopted as older children. He wins humanity for me

            • Mink Carlyle

              I just have to correct you on the children. They are not adopted; they are all their (Simon’s, I think) biological children via surrogate.

            • PastryGoddess

              Oh Thanks! I thought I read somewhere that they were adopted.

    • dalgirl

      What a lovely sentence: “But with the gift of time and grace, my parents chose love.” As the mother of a gay son, Iove is the ONLY response.

      • BazoDee

        It is a really eloquent answer that says volumes.

      • marlie

        I also appreciate that he admitted that it DID take some work.

        • formerlyAnon

          I appreciate that it is a VERY graceful way to acknowledge the challenge it was to his parents without excusing it, and while drawing a veil over what (is implied) was at best strained and wounding, and possibly ugly.

          • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

            Which makes how he and his folks went through that situation so heartwarming.

            Their son, has a husband, family and career that they can share in his and their lives.


        • dalgirl

          I appreciated his transparency as well.

          • L’Anne

            if only what he was wearing had transparency as well…

      • MinAgain

        It is a lovely answer. I’m a great believer in the power of grace.

        • dalgirl

          Me too!

      • Mink Carlyle

        I have to say, I think he was being exceptionally gracious (as is his wont). I’m not sure I feel particularly warm and fuzzy that it took them “time”.

        • Alicia

          It is always sad when that is a family’s response. At least they have chosen love!

    • girlsaturday

      Good lord, even his armpit hair is sexy.

    • JP

      Hnnng. Not just to the photos, but his words — he’s gorgeous inside and out.

    • MrsDanvers

      I want to know what he’s reading in that last photo.

    • numenah

      What a face– almost as beautiful as the young Clint Eastwood’s.

    • alyce1213

      Swoon. Physically, he’s like a perfect sculpture. That he seems to be an intelligent and feeling man is icing on the cake.

    • R.A.

      “Whatever happens from this point on says a lot more about the business and society than it does about me.” – Darn tootin’. You tell ’em, boy!!!

    • marlie

      Gorgeous, AND great comments.

    • Yolanda

      Sigh…. He’s so pretty it almost hurts my eyes… Almost…

      • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

        I almost posted the same exact thought.

    • Linderella

      Like my beloved Jude Law (who remains the pinnacle of gorgeous in my book), he is beautiful in a way that transcends sexy. In other words, it’s not only that “I’d do him” (which I totally would, wouldn’t you?!), but also that he is so aesthetically beautiful. Like, I can just stare at him with objective appreciation as if he’s an objet d’art and be pleased.
      That he plays for my team is lagniappe.

    • Mrs. C

      Cannot. Breathe. Deeply. Also, thought I hated scruff and hair grease until I laid eyes on that cover shot. What kind of parallel universe is this???

    • Tanya Wade

      The Fendi and McQueen sweaters are giving me a knitgasm.

      • Qitkat

        Matt is giving me a Qitgasm.
        Oh, shoot, did I say that out loud?

        Hmmm, who are the Kit Kat Boys?

      • Vera

        As a knitter, I approve this comment.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Neil Caffrey gets me EVERY time…Beauty+Brains= I’m melting.

      • demidaemon


    • formerlyAnon

      He does so totally much nothing for me (I’m SO out of step), but those are some pretty well turned phrases in that interview. Props to him. (I choose to believe he is that articulate and intelligent, not just that well-prepared.)

    • Almut Weidenprinzessin

      TLO, i think after this you owe us a lot of approximately as handsome bisexuals :*

    • ktr33

      Crocheted sweater? full of holes? all stretched out? made out of the fishing net in earlier pic? Makes me sad.

    • ktr33

      As a straight and boyfriend-less teenager, I actually had a subscription (is this a terribly sad over-share?) and hung up beefcake pix like this all over my bedroom. That was the early 80s. Maybe that’s why these pix actually depress me a little.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      All this – AND – he can dance! He really is the perfect man.

    • anonylind

      Oh my!

    • MartyBellerMask

      Holy holy holy. This will do.

      • formerlyAnon

        PLEASE use the “holy holy holy” expressions sparingly. I now have an earworm of the Sanctus in my head. (Old form, of course, haven’t been to Mass enough in recent years to have the new translation ingrained.)

        • Alicia

          … now you’ve triggered a Sanctus earworm in my head. Unfortunately, even in my mind I can’t sing the soprano part any more!

    • a_liking

      oh sweet jesus the little spit of armpit hair makes that picture a MILLION TIMES HOTTER. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT WAS EVEN POSSIBLE.

    • Lisalady161

      Just, wow. And thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • LadyVimes

      Words. Words can’t. Can’t word. Things.

    • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

      Yes, he’s so damn gorgeous and he’s so grounded by his personal life (which is refreshing).

      I love that he chose to verbally come out professionally, so that his (and his husband’s) kids would know that their family is valid.

      LOVE IT!!

    • quiltrx

      He has magical, artist-level stubble. I swear it looks like each hair was applied individually!
      The two pictures in the sweaters are my favorites. Mmmm.

    • Pterodactyl111

      That cover is almost enough to make me forget how much I hate turtlenecks.

      • Mink Carlyle

        To be fair, he does wear a turtleneck better than any other man on earth.

    • rebeemoon

      What makes him even more gorgeous, if that’s possible, is that everything I’ve read about him, or heard him say, makes him seem like such an adorably nice person. An adorably nice, yummy person.

    • t bell

      I wonder what the husband looks like? If he’s half as handsome ,I think that looking at the pair of them would have the same effect as looking at a solar eclipse without the smoked glass.

    • Man Dala

      I love him — said homosexual male.

    • Just Me

      Oh Sweet Jesus! First Charlize and now this?! Actually said it out loud: “Fuck! That man is beautiful.” Gay. Straight. Whatever…just too damn pretty for words. Hell, my dream night would be to go to bed with her, have him switch off in the middle of the night (straight for a day) and wake up to BCum making me tea and toast ready for interesting conversation – where he does most of the talking, of course…a girl can dream (and yes, in that Met dress, I would go gay for Charlize).

    • Erica

      I felt the same way as he did when I got married. And I didn’t expect it, having waited until I was 37. But standing in our backyard, with friends and family in support, saying the vows, was sacred, even for a limitedly religious person like myself . And that feeling that we straight people can feel, and have had the opportunity to feel forever, should be the reason that accepting marriage equality should be a no-brainer to me.

    • Vera

      I gasped upon viewing the second photo. He is perfection. Glad his personal life is happy too.

    • superemang

      oh my……
      *speechless* *picks up underwear*

    • kerryev

      And he sounds smart, and grounded, and he can pull off that ridiculous faux-fisherman getup. What a fabulous man.

    • par3182

      There must be some drawback to being that handsome……but I can’t think of what it could possibly be.

    • Catherine

      Those. Eyes.

    • EEKstl

      It’s sort of…well, insane, how handsome this man is. Nice, too, to see he has a good head on his shoulders, not just a gorgeous one.

    • Fanofgoodart

      He makes those ridiculous sweaters oh so sexy! Beautiful, intelligent, and brave. Who wouldn’t go crazy with this combo? What he says is as beautiful as he looks. He reminds me of Paul Newman in that sense, someone truly, insanely beautiful, inside and out, yet in a quiet graceful way.

    • DesertDweller79

      Sigh. He’s dreamy.

    • t bell

      Thanks for the link; I won’t need smoked glass.