Seriously though, you really think him being gay has had some sort of negative impact on his reputation? If *I* wasn't aware, it's likely that most people aside from the level of film geek who tends to occupy this board was similarly in the dark. And who cares? It's Hollywood. People hated him because he was a hack with horrendous taste. TBH the fact that he was gay seems like the single coolest thing about him.
Yeah you're not missing out on anything by not finishing "Lost Boys"- that one was garbage and not even fun, campy garbage.