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[May. 21st, 2005|09:17 am]
Out of the Closet, Into the Box


What are your thoughts about straight actors playing gay characters? Do you feel the same way about the reverse, gay actors in straight roles?

[User Picture]From: legato_lento
2005-05-21 07:59 pm (UTC)
I am a cannibal and I, for one, am very appalled! That Damn Hopkins ruined it for good upstanding citizens like us.

I agree with what you're saying. I think that's some of the reason why gay actors don't come out, they're tired of 1) being typecast and 2) not being taken seriously when they try to take on straight roles.
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[User Picture]From: velmaneuwirth
2005-05-21 08:51 pm (UTC)
Tis silly. *nod* I'm gay and I, for one, love it when GOOD straight actors play gay. Like Chita Rivera's recent appreance on Will & Grace playing an older lesbain (Chita's like in 70's btw even though she looks in her 40's) The woman is a broadway legend and I love her. So for someone that great to be playing a lesbain even if it is only a one-shot guest part. I'm happy!

And Portia De Rossi plays Nell in Ally MacBeal, straight character, lesbain actress... Of course she's played loads of other straight rolls.
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[User Picture]From: mooselet
2005-05-21 10:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I can remain friends with the likes of a cannibal. I mean, how can I trust that you won't try to eat me when my back is turned? Huh? All you cannibals want to eat me, I'm just sure of it!
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[User Picture]From: legato_lento
2005-05-22 02:14 am (UTC)
Psha! Don't flatter yourself! You're just prejudice against us Cannibals. I would go to another Cannibal Pride Parade but I fear of what happened last year. Only three people made it out alive. But, damn, that Rabbi was tasty!

No offense to any real cannibals. Ahem...

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[User Picture]From: mooselet
2005-05-22 02:39 am (UTC)
; D
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