Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bryan Singer Accused of Rape; The Normal Heart; Asking Out Same Sex

Bryan Singer Accused of Rape

Given a post I wrote about an unnamed TV personality in the UK who was mentioned in a story about a nineteen year old guy who committed suicide, this article is interesting because they don't seem to be holding anything back.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.

With his voice occasionally wavering, Michael Egan III described abuse he said began when he was 15 years old at the hands of Singer and others. He told of being plied with drugs and promises of Hollywood fame while also enduring threats and sexual abuse in Hawaii and Los Angeles over several years.

And here's another article that talks about why the accuser decided to wait so long to file a lawsuit.

 
I can't comment on this in-depth. But everything he says seems to back up what all people who have experienced abuse at young ages say.

 


 
The Normal Heart

As the date for the TV premiere of The Normal Heart draws nearer, we'll be seeing more of these clips with Matt Bomer. 

Directed by Ryan Murphy, "Heart" features an all-star cast, including Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons, and is based on Kramer's acclaimed 1985 play about the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York.


 
It should be interesting to see how it's done.

 

Asking Out Same Sex

I guess this was meant to be amusing, but I'm not so sure given the potential for misunderstanding and possible backlash. A man and woman asked people of their same sex for phone numbers, aggressively coming on to them, and filmed the responses.

In these two videos that are making their rounds on the Internet, a man and a woman individually approach different people of their same sex asking for their numbers and insinuating that they'd like to take them on a date. Oftentimes awkward, the differences between the responses of the men and women are perhaps the most interesting part of these videos.


It's not something I would do.

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