Christopher Reeve as Superman

A new book claims that the late Christopher Reeve – who is best known for his role as Superman – once had an affair with a gay porn star in the 1970’s.

The book, Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again, includes a previously unreleased interview with the gay porn actor Cal Culver, who died in 1987 of AIDS-related complications.

According to the book extract, Culver – who performed under the name Casey Donovan – said that he met Reeve at a Broadway audition in the mid-1970’s.

“Christopher was a great lover and I think I liberated him sexually. I didn’t think he was gay but he seemed willing to try anything once. He was curious,” said Culver.

The affair apparently lasted two months and only ended when Reeve discovered that Culver was an adult film star. Culver added that Reeve was “the man of my dreams”.

Reeve died in 2004 from complications relating to being a quadriplegic following a spinal injury sustained in an equestrian competition in 1995.

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