The Carpenters, Revisited, Ctd - The Atlantic - Were the carpenters gay
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But now it was the 80's, and the Carpenters -- Karen and her older brother, naked gay men swaying to the gossamer strains of ''Close to You. Some films were made for the internet well before the internet was made for them. Todd Haynes's Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is one. Richard (by then married to his first cousin Mary) was a closeted homosexual.