A more cocksure man might have played along, but Graydon Carter's tenure atop Vanity Fair has apparently taught him the danger of hype and high expectations, so he's denied a flattering sex story.

Rupert Everett, a VF contributing editor, told the Daily Beast Monday how he'd once stayed in a hotel room directly under Carter's, and heard him elicit "the purest sounds of pleasure I'd ever heard" from some woman, with what Everett presumed was his "monster cock."

Page Six went right to the purported horse's mouth for a reaction, and heard back from a VF flack:

Graydon's still trying to figure out who was using his room.

Unfortunately, there's no retracting the image Everett had lodged in our skulls.