Pretty sure he's bi, he was previously married to a woman named Chandi Heffner, and was engaged shortly to actress Debi Mazar, he also dated John Paragon who was Jambi on Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and he's always been pretty comfortable with queer and "camp" culture, as seen on Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Mickey in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and the homoerotic undertones in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday.
He was watching Nurse Nancy and masturbating in the theater.
Pretty much. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I've always been unsettled by this, whatever his explanation or how valid it might be. Shame.
Shit man, I never knew this part! Thought he actually did it in a theater in public.