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Posted at 2:06 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Is that Glenn Close in the raunchy Navy video?

By Liz Kelly

Glenn Close? We think yes. (Screengrab courtesy the Virginian-Pilot)

It turns out that Capt. Owen Honors, the Navy officer responsible for a series of videos featuring his sparkling humor -- anti-gay remarks, nudity, simulated masturbation and his own wildly inflated ego -- may not be entirely without prospects when he is eventually drummed out of the service.

In fact, he might be able to call on showbiz pal Glenn Close -- who appears to make a cameo in a montage at the end of the controversial video released Saturday by the Virginian-Pilot.

More after the jump, including the edited Virginian-Pilot video ...

Look for her during Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love" (aka "Theme From the Karate Kid Part II") segment toward the end. Like Cetera? There's more where that came from -- including Styx, Jefferson Starship (or is it just Starship?) and more soft-rock selections perfectly matched to the well-edited "Meatballs"-esque humor on display.

In all likelihood, Close was probably just visiting the ship and unwittingly drawn into Capt. Honors's web of hilarity. We've got a call in to her publicist for a statement and will update when we get an answer.

In the meantime, read our own Greg Jaffe's coverage.

Big props to washingtonpost.com topic editor Gene Fynes for catching Close in the clip.

By Liz Kelly  | January 3, 2011; 2:06 PM ET
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Comments

Poor Glenn. First the Norwegian "Let it Be" video and now this. I wish she'd stop saying "yes" to idiots. Clearly, she didn't realize she'd wind up in a video that also contains a bunch of anti-gay nonsense. Ms. Close was the one who starred in "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" which eloquently protested the military's ban on gays.

By the way, here's a photo of Glenn and her husband, David Shaw, visiting the USS Enterprise a few years ago: http://cdn.wn.com/pd/8f/3e/88345083daa27a1840fd476a81c8_grande.jpg

Posted by: Tomass0 | January 3, 2011 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Come on. So now sailors are swearing like Snooki? It's the Navy! The only problem I have is that rabbit-boiling Glenn woman somehow got aboard. Granitesentry.com

Posted by: granitesentry | January 3, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Come on, granitesentry. You know this isn't about swearing. It's about a leader creating an environment that is hateful to anyone who isn't a heterosexual male. Women and gays in the service deserve our respect and the respect of their commanding officers and fellow soldiers. Captain Honors does the exact opposite.

Your "boys will be boys" attitude towards bigotry is extremely offensive.

Posted by: Tomass0 | January 3, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely hilarious I bet all the U.S. ships at sea wish they had something funny to watch like Mr. Honors. If this guy gets penalized for humoring the U.S. Navy men and women on board the Enterprise then even the Military has become filled with a bunch of high ups that are nothing but weak minded individuals that don't stand up for what is right but what is politically correct which is usually wrong.

Posted by: cliffl789 | January 3, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

This is pretty silly stuff compared to some I saw in my 24 years on the military. But Honors should be drummed out, at least, for being idiot enough to put such stupid, discriminatory stuff on video.

He should know better. There is always someone holding a grudge.

Posted by: arancia12 | January 3, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Glenn Close, what are you doing?! Get the hell out of there!!

I have to say, I'm surprised and proud by the Navy's response to this. Good on you, folks. Keep it up.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | January 3, 2011 3:56 PM | Report abuse

That's one Dickensian name, Honors.

Posted by: mattintx | January 3, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I'd sail w/ Capt Honors any day.

The bleeding-hearts need to remember: this ain't daycare for kiddies, it's men and women who put their lives on the line 24/7... no wussies need apply.

A video of edgy humor ain't nothing but a pimple on a gnat's ass. You folks need to buy yourselves some common sense.

Posted by: ProfessorPeabody | January 3, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

@ProfessorPeabody: My father thought this was appalling. He was in the Navy for years. During WWII. I'd dearly love to see you call him a wussie to his face.

Posted by: 12lillies4Sue | January 3, 2011 8:21 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe all the bigots defending this small minded moron.

Gays have served for years (in secrecy) and have died for their country, and this Owen Honors insults and humiliates them.

He also degrades women under his command.

You defenders make me sick.


Posted by: ethereal_reality | January 3, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

It's fricken hilarious!

Posted by: ProfessorPeabody | January 3, 2011 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Glenn Close's career has been on the skids for a while but this is a new low, even for her.

Posted by: HughBriss | January 3, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey, UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT. A gay person has the RIGHT to walk into the workplace and say, "hey I'm gay" (which immediately contributes to the sexual tension/hostility of the environment)but others don't have the same RIGHT to comment? We all have to watch those silly TV Trojan ads for Ladies' Mini Vibrators but a Sailor can't joke about being alone at sea for months at a time and relieving a little pressure in his stress valve? This Honors should not be punished, except for maybe making a low quality video that could have been a bit funnier. He did not question the authority of the Commander in Chief. He did not participate in Waterboarding. He did not make anyone walk the Plank. He at no time tried to hide his identity and take cheap shots at others behind a cowardly disguise. He did not commit assault, battery or a sex crime against another. He did speak like a Sailor. Surprise! He tried to be funny. He is willing to take a bullet for my freedom, and he doesn't even know me. He warned any potential viewers the video may be abrasive to the Repressed and overly Puritanical. He did invite potential viewers to "not watch." So to those who watched and were "offended" shame on you and why did you take a break from flogging yourselves like the "Opus Dei" used to anyway? He mentioned it was an attempt at humor and off color jokes. Trying to be funny and warning people beforehand is a crime? He practiced Chivalry in warning viewers beforehand. Do viewers claim their uncontrollable morbid curiosity made them watch it? I hope his critics see his face every time they pleasure themselves in the future because they are; fault finding, self righteous, finger pointing, witch hunting, hypocrites. You can't enter the Military an openly gay "ServicePERSON" and expect people to not whisper behind your back. People tease others about everything; ethnicity, height, weight, education level, state of birth, last names, speach patterns, body odor, appetite, recreational preferences, tidiness, birth order, political views, shoe size, clothes, EVERYTHING! And sexual orientation is just part of everything and the gays are the ones who felt the need to publicly announce it in the first place so why are they suprised someone had a comment? The fact that gay people make it so public inherently ivites others to participate in the collective dialogue. If you don't want to be talked about, don't start the dialogue and keep your bedroom activities to yourself. Where has traditional modesty gone anyway? If you don't want to be teased about being different from others IN ANY WAY, then keep it to yourself. I think Honors should get some good representation and push for what is rightfully his, unless of course he does not really want to go to Afghanistan. I hope he gets some unexpected lucrative career opportunity out of this fiasco like maybe on SNL or some book deal and for what? excersizing his Freedom of Speech? What an "ironical" Toiletbowl. Go Honors, you're OK.

Posted by: dereksads | January 4, 2011 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Hey, UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT. A gay person has the RIGHT to walk into the workplace and say, "hey I'm gay" (which immediately contributes to the sexual tension/hostility of the environment)but others don't have the same RIGHT to comment? We all have to watch those silly TV Trojan ads for Ladies' Mini Vibrators but a Sailor can't joke about being alone at sea for months at a time and relieving a little pressure in his stress valve? This Honors should not be punished, except for maybe making a low quality video that could have been a bit funnier. He did not question the authority of the Commander in Chief. He did not participate in Waterboarding. He did not make anyone walk the Plank. He at no time tried to hide his identity and take cheap shots at others behind a cowardly disguise. He did not commit assault, battery or a sex crime against another. He did speak like a Sailor. Surprise! He tried to be funny. He is willing to take a bullet for my freedom, and he doesn't even know me. He warned any potential viewers the video may be abrasive to the Repressed and overly Puritanical. He did invite potential viewers to "not watch." So to those who watched and were "offended" shame on you and why did you take a break from flogging yourselves like the "Opus Dei" used to anyway? He mentioned it was an attempt at humor and off color jokes. Trying to be funny and warning people beforehand is a crime? He practiced Chivalry in warning viewers beforehand. Do viewers claim their uncontrollable morbid curiosity made them watch it? I hope his critics see his face every time they pleasure themselves in the future because they are; fault finding, self righteous, finger pointing, witch hunting, hypocrites. You can't enter the Military an openly gay "ServicePERSON" and expect people to not whisper behind your back. People tease others about everything; ethnicity, height, weight, education level, state of birth, last names, speach patterns, body odor, appetite, recreational preferences, tidiness, birth order, political views, shoe size, clothes, EVERYTHING! And sexual orientation is just part of everything and the gays are the ones who felt the need to publicly announce it in the first place so why are they suprised someone had a comment? The fact that gay people make it so public inherently ivites others to participate in the collective dialogue. If you don't want to be talked about, don't start the dialogue and keep your bedroom activities to yourself. Where has traditional modesty gone anyway? If you don't want to be teased about being different from others IN ANY WAY, then keep it to yourself. I think Honors should get some good representation and push for what is rightfully his, unless of course he does not really want to go to Afghanistan. I hope he gets some unexpected lucrative career opportunity out of this fiasco like maybe on SNL or some book deal and for what? excersizing his Freedom of Speech? What an "ironical" Toiletbowl. Go Honors, you're OK.

Posted by: dereksads | January 4, 2011 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Hey, UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT. A gay person has the RIGHT to walk into the workplace and say, "hey I'm gay" (which immediately contributes to the sexual tension/hostility of the environment)but others don't have the same RIGHT to comment? We all have to watch those silly TV Trojan ads for Ladies' Mini Vibrators but a Sailor can't joke about being alone at sea for months at a time and relieving a little pressure in his stress valve? This Honors should not be punished, except for maybe making a low quality video that could have been a bit funnier. He did not question the authority of the Commander in Chief. He did not participate in Waterboarding. He did not make anyone walk the Plank. He at no time tried to hide his identity and take cheap shots at others behind a cowardly disguise. He did not commit assault, battery or a sex crime against another. He did speak like a Sailor. Surprise! He tried to be funny. He is willing to take a bullet for my freedom, and he doesn't even know me. He warned any potential viewers the video may be abrasive to the Repressed and overly Puritanical. He did invite potential viewers to "not watch." So to those who watched and were "offended" shame on you and why did you take a break from flogging yourselves like the "Opus Dei" used to anyway? He mentioned it was an attempt at humor and off color jokes. Trying to be funny and warning people beforehand is a crime? He practiced Chivalry in warning viewers beforehand. Do viewers claim their uncontrollable morbid curiosity made them watch it? I hope his critics see his face every time they pleasure themselves in the future because they are; fault finding, self righteous, finger pointing, witch hunting, hypocrites. You can't enter the Military an openly gay "ServicePERSON" and expect people to not whisper behind your back. People tease others about everything; ethnicity, height, weight, education level, state of birth, last names, speech patterns, body odor, appetite, recreational preferences, tidiness, birth order, political views, shoe size, clothes, EVERYTHING! And sexual orientation is just part of everything and the gays are the ones who felt the need to publicly announce it in the first place so why are they suprised someone had a comment? The fact that gay people make it so public inherently invites others to participate in the collective dialogue. If you don't want to be talked about, don't start the dialogue and keep your bedroom activities to yourself. Where has traditional modesty gone anyway? If you don't want to be teased about being different from others IN ANY WAY, then keep it to yourself. I think Honors should get some good representation and push for what is rightfully his, unless of course he does not really want to go to Afghanistan. I hope he gets some unexpected lucrative career opportunity out of this fiasco like maybe on SNL or some book deal and for what? excersizing his Freedom of Speech? What an "ironical" Toiletbowl. Go Honors, you're OK.

Posted by: dereksads | January 4, 2011 12:31 AM | Report abuse

I see nothing wrong with the video, it is supposed to be funny and most likely was to the majority of people who watched it.

This is just another attempt by the gay and lesbian community to shove it down your throat. I think it would be good for the President to go to sea for several months with a boat load of gays. They could get to know each other, learn about their secret desires. This would be a positive thing for him, it would give him a chance to really feel them down deep inside.

Posted by: aceptl | January 4, 2011 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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