From the Post's excerpt from the Rolling Stone magazine article:
Charles Manson revealed that he’s bisexual and forced a man to have sex with him when he was 17.
The 79-year-old Manson – who plans to get married to a 25-year-old woman fan behind bars— told Rolling Stone: “Sex to me is like going to the toilet. Whether it’s a girl or not. It doesn’t matter. I don’t play that girl-guy s..t. I’m not hung up in that game.”
He said he asked for sex with a man in a shower they shared when he was 17. When the man refused, “I picked a razor blade up off the floor and said ‘If we get caught, I’ll tell them I made you do it.’” “So he let me do it,” Manson added. “Maybe he thought I was going to cut him.”
I have to admit, I was a little thrown by this. I'd just never figured the demonic killer with all those groupies for a poofter, even though he reportedly raped another boy when he was only 11.
It makes sense, in a way. At age 35 he had already spent half his life behind bars; since then he has spent his entire life in jail, which means that at age 79 he has spent roughly four-fifths of his life incarcerated. This makes him a jailhouse bisexual, which is different from being a bisexual on the outside, when one has a choice.
Still, why now? Could it be that Manson has decided to do the fashionable thing and come out, even at his advanced age? It would certainly be a little disappointing if he were doing this out of a sense of political correctness.
But I don't think that's the case. And Charlie did stay true to his persona in two important respects.
First, he didn't just have sex with that guy: he raped him.
Secondly, like any self-respecting sociopath, his coming out was less a shame-faced admission of perversion, and more a declaration of his superiority. Note his words: "I don't play that girl-guy shit. I'm not hung up in that game."
In other words, anybody who is straight is "hung up." So Charlie wins.
That's the wonderful thing about being a sociopath: you never have to feel the slightest bit of embarrassment.