too stupid

something really stupid to distract me from the misery that is typhoon. oh wait, yeah, there is no typhoon! dang! just torrential rains brought about by either climate change or what the more stupid people assume as God's wrath/disapproval of RH Bill. 

Matt Bomer Is Too Gay For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Says Bret Easton Ellis

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 08/08/2012 11:02 am  A sizzling turn in this summer's "Magic Mike" may have helped Matt Bomer earn a spot on the short list for the much-anticipated movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," but one bestselling author isn't backing it.

"American Psycho" scribe Bret Easton Ellis slammed the possible casting of Bomer as Christian Grey as "absolutely ludicrous" because the actor is openly gay, tweeting: 

Bret Easton Ellis

Okay I'll say it. Matt Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He's great for other roles but this is too big a game.
The author, who recently announced that he was out of the running as a possible screenwriter for the film, didn't stop there:

Bret Easton Ellis

I am NOT discriminating Matt Bomer because of his sexuality. Fifty Shades of Grey demands an actor that is genuinely into women. Get it?!?

Bret Easton Ellis

I think Matt Bomer is incredibly handsome and a good actor but I think he comes off totally gay in White Collar. And that is why no to CG...
The 34-year-old Bomer has been hotly linked to the movie version of E. L. James's bestseller, although Ryan Gosling and "Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder are also said to be fan favorites for the male lead. The "White Collar" star has been praised in both the media and the blogosphere for acknowledging his sexuality, which had been the subject of rampant media speculation, in a surprisingly subtle way when he thanked his partner and children at an awards ceremony in February.

"I never really endeavored to hide anything," Bomer told E! Online host Marc Malkin earlier this summer. "But there were times I chose not to relegate my history to the back page of a magazine, which to me is sort of akin to putting your biography on a bathroom wall."

Ellis' opposition to Bomer's casting may come as a surprise to some fans, given that the author has frequently declined to label his own sexuality in interviews. "I definitely don't identify as gay," he told Metro Weekly in 2002. "So I can't commit an answer."

Still, earlier this year, Ellis told The Paris Review, via Out magazine: "I was fairly bisexual in college -- I had girlfriends, I had boyfriends."


my favorite comments:

Any actor in their right mind would TURN DOWN an offered role to be in this PRONO! Especially when it's based off a poorly written fan fiction to begin with...- Rachelsniff
He should be grateful any actor would be willing to act in the movie adaptation of that literary failure.  - DelphinesBlackRoses
okay, flag on the play.......obviously he hasn't seen him in Magic Mike. Just because he is openly gay doesn't mean he cant play straight....that's why it's called acting. The same way one of the top TV shows, How I Met Your Mother, has an openly gay man playing a womanizer.....and it works! Wait a minute....does that mean Zoe Saldana isn't a blue alien! Is Arnold not a cyborg from the future? they just play them in movies! Good Lord........  - Eva Munet
Someone needs to explain to Mr. Ellis the definition of acting. Does he think Christian Bale was interested in murdering people? Lack of interest in murder didn't particularly hinder him in playing Patrick Bateman, did it? Then why would lack of interest in women hinder Matt Bomer in playing Christian Gray?

By the way Neil Patrick Harris is gay in real life but plays an excellent womanizer on How I Met Your Mother, so maybe it's about the actor's skills and not orientation. - kwyang 
I know this piece of junk is a hot "literary" item right now, but in the long run, Bomer will probably end up being grateful if he doesn't cast in this thing.

On the other hand - comments like this are the obvious reason why so many performers stay closeted. Shameful.

But - still - any decent actor should be relieved to not having anything to do with this book - although I suspect the money offered will be too high to turn down. - waitingforlifeafterbush
Doesn't matter what Easton Ellis thinks - in spite of grovelling around to anyone who would listen - he wasn't shortlisted for the Director's chair on this movie.

His comments, and the twisted explanations they prompted, are too weird and laughable to even go after him. Obviously, someone forgot to tell him that the actors in movies are acting...that's why they are actors and some are better at their craft than others. - tippisheadrun
I wouldn't cast Matt Boomer for that part either, he just doesn't fit it. Not because he's gay but because he is just not dark enough, or because he just seems too nice. If Colin Farrell was a bit younger I'd cast him. In reality I won't watch the movie anyway, I only barely made it through the first book it was boring and very repetitive. -sparkle44 
"...he comes off totally gay in White Collar."

I had no idea he was gay before reading this article. There's nothing gay about his character unless you generalize a sharp dresser and connoisseur of the finer things in life as "gay". I never saw him with a woman on screen and thought "That dude likes dudes."
I must admit though, if I had to pick a dude to be gay with, he'd be at the top of the list. - pyrobryan 

It has something that obviously works for many readers. Didn't work for me at all, but I'm very happy to see so many reading a novel. I'm seeing those new readers trying other books as a result, too. This is great! - Takae 
What he means is, "I obsess so much over an actor's sexuality that it affects my suspension of disbelief."

In other words, it's BEE's problem, not MB's.

Unfortunately, casting directors and studio execs expect BEE's obsession to be the standard reaction to casting a gay man in a straight role, particularly a leading role. This is one of the reasons many actors choose not to come out -- and one of the reasons we should laud the courage of those who do. - CBLoughry

1 comment:

Stilettista said...

Bret Easton Ellis' bark is bigger than his bite. Honestly, the man is too full and thinks highly of himself to even function. Since when did someone's sexuality get in the way of his/her capacity to get the job done? These people should get it into thick skulls to realize that the LGBTQ community is more than just LGBTQ. We are people who are damn good at what we do, even better. Bah!