Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Tri Another Day

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Tri Another Day

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Some would presume that Pierce Brosnan's career reached its zenith when he was hired to utter the iconic words "Bond, James Bond" over the course of four films. But now, having vacated Bond's shoes, Brosnan feels he's reaching another peak, uttering some very different words indeed: "The margaritas always taste better in Mexico--margaritas and cock."

In writer-director Richard Shepard's The Matador, Brosnan plays Julian Noble, a debauched "trisexual" (because he'll try sleeping with anyone, says Shepard) hit man teetering on the edge of burnout. While in Mexico City to fulfill a contract, he meets--and seems to make a pass at--a flustered businessman (Greg Kinnear). Mayhem, friendship, and much un-Bond-like behavior ensue--including some toenail polishing. "We ended up having to reshoot that scene," Shepard says with glee. "So we got to watch Pierce paint his nails two days in a row."

Actually, The Matador represents a sort of return for Brosnan. In his first feature, 1980's The Long Good Friday, he played a sexy Speedo-clad IRA hit man who seduces (and stabs to death) a gay target at the baths. "I was trained in a style of performance to be audacious, brave, and not to be afraid of anything," Brosnan says. …

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