West Hollywood, June 1989 It's my third date with Lane, the date you traditionally introduce him to your friends, so we're having dinner at my house with Raul, Will, my Celebrity ex-boyfriend, Fred and Matt..my housemate Derek? We don't eat meals together, we rarely share each other's dates. He was trying to make a living as a fitness model -- magazine ads, semi-nude photos in "physique magazines," and nude photos in gay magazines like In Touch and Blue Boy.We are invited to each other's parties by default, but we rarely attend. I'm worried that the former fitness model with the baseball bat between his legs will steal my new boyfriend before we even have a chance to seal the deal. I serve barbecued chicken, baked potatoes, "roshineers," and tomatoes. "It's obvious he's one of us." We all nod in agreement. He supplemented his income with gigs as a bodyguard, bouncer, and...well, paid escort.What they did when they got there is private, but it was amazing. David was smooth, androgynous, rather well hung, exactly Derek's type. David had a heavy touring schedule -- and he liked girls, a lot -- so he didn't have much time for Derek. David Cassidy' in their school notebooks," Fred notes. We should go out, do something together, have a real date." David thought for a moment. I have a concert in Glasgow next Friday, and then I don't have to be in London until Sunday afternoon. " A romantic weekend in Britain with the man of his dreams! On Sunday morning, they got up early, biked the 2 1/2 hours back to Cardiff, and got on a plane to London.They sat side-by-side on the plane en route to Glasgow, and stood side-by-side to be photographed leaving the airport -- you can still see the AP wire photo of David and Derek together. On Monday, David flew on to Amsterdam, and Derek flew back to Los Angeles. "Stay away from those celebrities," Derek says, looking pointedly at me.See also: Derek the Fitness Model and the Teenage Cowboy; David Cassidy.1999 was a watershed year for people in my generation, as it no doubt was for other generations as well.Then someone mentions David Cassidy, the androgynous star of The Partridge Family, who had a string of hits in the early 1970s: "I Think I Love You," "I Woke Up in Love this Morning," "Incredibly hot! They sat in the living room, drinking wine coolers.
Or post to your blog and anywhere else you feel it would be a good fit. Of course, they had separate hotel rooms, but after the concert on Friday night, David sought out Derek's room. On Saturday morning, they took a private plane from Glasgow to Cardiff, where they rented motorcycles and drove two hours north, through Brecon Beacons National Park, to the tiny town of Three Cocks for lunch. "Ok, right," the boy said with a knowing grin." He walked off, singing "I Think I Love You." "This morning I woke up with this feeling," Matt obligingly sings, "I didn't know how to deal with, and so I just decided to myself, I'd hide it to myself, and never talk about it...." Derek looks miserable at the memory, so I cut Matt off. "They'll break your heart." Was Derek telling the truth, exaggerating a simple bodyguard job, or making the whole thing up?"I thought you would get a kick out of it," David said with a grin. "Do you think the kid knew that you and David were together? Evidence that he was telling the truth: David Cassidy did tour Britain in May 1974, and the bodyguard in the AP photo looks like Derek.Another two hours north to Aberstwyth, where they registered as "Joe Drummond" and "Derek Drummond" at a guest house. When they walked through the town, a few people stared, as if trying to place them, but David was only recognized once: a teenage boy came up and asked for his autograph. Evidence against: David doesn't mention Derek, or any same-sex relationships, in his memoirs.It is unlikely that the most famous pop star in the world would be able to take a weekend off and motorcycle through Wales without drawing the attention of the press.They talked about the gay world, the bars, discos, bath houses -- David was shocked that such things existed. He wanted to move in with David, to stand next to him as the papparazi swarmed, to spend every night kissing and talking softly in that king-sized bed with the black silk sheets.They were so busy talking that three hours passed before they even thought of going into the bedroom. "Sort of like the millions of teenage girls who wrote 'Mrs. "I understand that you're the idol of every teenage girl in the world, but I'm here, now.The most famous pop star in the world seemed rather star-struck by Derek.He wanted to know about his workout routine, his diet.A student of Stanley Kubrick’s disciplined perfectionism and Ridley Scott’s imaginative world-building, David Fincher established his own voice with a cold, clinical aesthetic that finds relevancy in our increasing dependency and complicated relationship with technology.David Fincher was born in 1962, in Denver, Colorado.