Friday, August 17, 2012

Brett Ellis Easton Changes His Mind About Matt Bomer?

Well, not exactly. You'll see what I mean in a moment.

Okay. I've been following the saga of Brett Ellis Easton on twitter with regard to openly gay actor Matt Bomer playing the lead role in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

You can read what I posted here.

In an entertaining twist, BEE tweeted this on August 10th.

"You know what? I changed my mind: I now think a gay actor HAS GOT to play Christian Grey. It's IMPERATIVE that someone gay plays him. Let's destroy the bullsh*t stereotypes of Hollywood studio moviemaking and cast a gay actor as Christian Grey in '50 Shades of Grey.' A win. But I still don't think Matt Bomer should play the role."

Matt Bomer has yet to respond.

Thousands of fans have bombarded his facebook page offering their support to Bomer.

For me, Brett Ellis Easton saved his ass with that last tweet. I think I get what he's saying now. I didn't say I agree with it. But I get it. To be honest, I picture someone more along the lines of Hugh Jackman playing Christain.

Frankly, I'm curious to hear Bomer's thoughts on this. But I wouldn't blame him if he remained blank forever on the topic. That's what I would do. In spite of everything, maybe it's time to put an end to the labels altogether.


Anonymous said...

BEE is a self loathing homosexual has been who is bitter he cannot be involved in the film. He has zero inlfuence in the business, no one takes him seriously. Matt is an amazing talent who should not be labeled or type cast a gay-actor. Would be nice one day to have a gay actor play a leading man and Matt is currently the only hope. People should ignore BEE, he just seeks attention.

ryan field said...

Thanks for commenting. I believe if an actor is good he/she can play any role regardless of their sexuality. That shouldn't even come into play.

But I know it happens. For example, if I write a straight romance...or any straight fiction...I have to use a pen name. I'm labeled as a gay author. I've done it with my own name and the books didn't sell. So I'm forced to use pen names and I hate doing it.