Mean Matt Bomer Comments and Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia
This is the first post I've done about Matt Bomer playing the lead in the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey in a while. Matt Bomer is a very talented young actor who I've seen in a variety of roles. And while I would love to see him in Fifty Shades because I think he'd be perfect, not everyone agrees.
"Only problem for me is Bomer is gay and knowing that, not that I have anything against it, is that it's a turn off for me," one fan wrote. "I would know the whole time he's not really 'in the mood.' Sorry if that sounds mean, it's just about suspension of disbelief. I'm sure many fans who don't know this detail would find him perfect."
This comes from a "fan." I think this fan is an idiot. Because if he/she knew even a hint about Hollywood he/she would understand that most of the actors he/she has been watching all his or her life are gay...they just never told you about it. Aside from that, straight men have been playing gay roles for a long time and no one ever said they were too straight.
So if Bomer does get the part, I think it's going to be the challenge of his life to show idiots like the fan above that he's capable of doing it...which most people seem to think he is. This kind of attitude is the reason why so many gay men don't come out of the closet.
In spite of this "fan's" comment, Matt Bomer is still the biggest contender for the role.
To read more vituperative (can't give up that word for anything) comments about being openly gay and being an actor, you can check out this link. Some of these vicious comments are the reason why so many bloggers are doing the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia this week. This reaction to Matt Bomer playing the lead in Fifty Shades is proof homophobia exists in even the most subtle forms today. So if you're not familiar with the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia, check out the link above.
Chris Pine on Women
These are the little pop culture things I find interesting all the time: like what Chris Pine wants in a woman. Pop culture and technology usually play big parts in my novels and short stories, and these little pieces of information often help inspire me with subplots and smaller scenes.
In this case it's actually more about the way Chris Pine is wearing his beard in the photo, not about his love life. I recently wrote a character with a beard like this and it helps for me to study these photos when I'm describing that character. I would love to show the photo, but I'm not sure about copyrights so you'll have to check out the link. It's worth the effort. It's a great beard and I wish I could grow one like it. The problem is after around 35 years old beards start to turn gray and I don't have the patience or time to keep up with getting rid of that gray.
In any event, here's what Chris Pine is looking for in a woman.
“I think anything that any normal man would be looking for: intelligence, beauty and a sense of humor. . . You have to be able to carry a conversation after the initial attraction kind of dies down,” he said.
I couldn't agree more.