Thursday, February 19, 2015

Colin Farrell Beat Up Bullies; Freddie Smith Apologizes; First Wives Club Sequel

Colin Farrell Beat Up Bullies

Colin Farrell is a strong supporter of the LGBT community partly because his own brother is gay. But from what I remember he has been a supporter for some time. I watched him play a bisexual in A Home at the End of the World at least a decade ago...a film a highly recommend if you haven't seen it.

In any event, I've seen this all over the gay news:

Colin Farrell used to beat up bullies who attacked his gay brother, his sibling has revealed. 

Eamon, the brother of the Hollywood star, said Colin acted as his gay brother's 'protector' in the face of homophobia. 

'He acted the part of the big brother. I hate fighting. But he would do that for me,' Eamon told the Irish Independent.

Now that's a nice story. Nothing to complain about there. Take note, James Franco. You might learn something from Colin Farrell. I don't think I've ever seen Farrell gay bait anyone, because real men don't do that to get attention.

You can finished the article here. 

Side note: Farrell plays a wonderful part in Saving Mr. Banks in the biopic of P.L. Travers, the woman who wrote Mary Poppins. There is strong evidence Travers was, indeed, a lesbian and that Mary Poppins may have been a lesbian, too.

Freddie Smith Apologizes

I remember posting about this a few months ago and this is the first follow up I've seen. Freddie Smith plays a gay character on a daytime soap and he was in an automobile accident in Ohio where his girlfriend was seriously injured.

On the day an episode aired showing his Days of Our Lives character discovering that his husband has slept with his ex-boyfriend, Smith was in an Ohio courtroom trying to avoid being sent to jail. 

He succeeded. 

A judge suspended Smith's driver's license for one year and ordered him to DUI school stemming from a car accident last October that left Smith's now fiance seriously injured. 

'It was very selfish and I'm very sorry for doing it,' Smith told 19 Action News after the sentencing. 'Today was very nerve-racking and to hear all of the support from fans, friends and family has really helped me stay strong. I appreciate it.' 

The rest is here.  There's some interesting information about the gay character he plays. This show I don't follow.

First Wives Club Sequel

Here's an interesting article that claims because the three stars of the movie, The First Wives Club, were women they were treated in a significantly different way than if they had been men. Ultimately, this is the reason why we never saw a sequel to the film.

We were all women of a certain age, and everyone took a cut in salary to do it so the studio could make what it needed. We all took a smaller back end than usual and a much smaller front end. And we ended up doing incredibly well. The movie was hugely successful. It made a lot of money. We were on the cover of Time magazine. But two years later, when the studio came back with a sequel, they wanted to offer us exactly the same deal. We went back to ground zero. Had three men come in there, they would have upped their salaries without even thinking about it. But the fear of women’s movies is embedded in the culture.”

I read the book, The First Wives Club, and loved it. But to be honest I wasn't a huge fan of the film simply because it came off as being so painfully cliche. I've also been known to get hives and stomach cramps watching any Bette Midler film for more than ten minutes.

The article is here.

As one person in the comments said:

Honestly, though I’m all about empowered women, I thought this movie sucked.

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