I've been meaning to post about this because I know how many of you want to see female superheroes in feature films, and rightly so. Of course this is all mostly speculation based on rumor, and the rumor mill is all over the place, but there are a few interesting contenders up for the role of Wonder Woman's love interest, Steve Trevor.
First, with just a few searches I found comments suggesting Trevor Donovan, star of Texas Rising, would be perfect for the part of Steve Trevor. It reminded me of how many fans wanted Matt Bomer to play Christian Grey. I posted so much about that I've lost track. That was all rumor, too. But rumors take on lives of their own and they give fans a voice sometimes. I've also heard a few anonymous rumors that Trevor Donovan is, indeed, being seriously considered for the Steve Trevor part and this seems to have fans anxious to know what's really going to happen. Donovan's fan base is broad and loyal, from the US to Europe.
Then there is this article that states Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, nailed the role.
But there are so many Internet hoaxes these days it's hard to know what to believe anymore.
Over the weekend, Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood) revealed that he had been cast in Suicide Squad while speaking to eTalk about his new movie The Longest Ride. So who is he playing?
According to Latino Review, Eastwood will play Steve Trevor and have a small cameo in Suicide Squad. Fans of DC Comics know Trevor as Wonder Woman’s love interest. Eastwood had a supporting role in Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s last movie, Fury.
Of course we'll have to wait and see. But if the Trevor Donovan rumors are true, even though I have nothing against Eastwood, I'm still with the fans (and rumors) who are rallying around Trevor Donovan for the role of Steve Trevor simply because I'd like to see how Donovan handles it. So far, his range seems to be in multiple areas and he hasn't been typecast by anyone. And just once it would be nice if producers really listened to their audiences...and the rumors...and gave them what they want.
Don't Objectify Kit Harington
You know, this is interesting because it's not something I talk about often here on the blog, but I see it all the time. If you were to scan through my news feed on Facebook on any given day of the week, at any time of the day, you would see women from all over the world objectifying men the same way men have always been slammed for objectifying women. I'm not saying that's all bad, and you'll see why at the end of the post.
Well, Kit Harington is sick and tired of it and he's speaking up...with a different perspective:
To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning. It really is and it’s in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty it can be quite offensive. Well, it’s not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. I’m in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. And I don’t like that. In this position you get asked a lot, ‘Do you like being a heart-throb? Do you like being a hunk?’ Well, my answer is, ‘That’s not what I got into it for.’”
I read this here.
I've always been loud and clear about double standards. I don't like the fact that women are often portrayed nude in films and men aren't. I find it offensive when men objectify women, and rape culture is something I can't tolerate. I support all feminist issues even when I don't always completely agree with them because I think that's important to do...because I'm not a woman. So it would be highly disingenuous of me if I didn't agree with Kit Harington on this one.
Let's get rid of the double standards and lighten up on the sexual objectification of men, too. There's a difference between admiring a man and turning him into an object. You don't like it when it's done to you.
Unless, of course, it's James Franco. You can do anything to him you want and I'll look the other way. (smile)
Guys With Sweaty Bodies
Just to show you I'm not a total PC prude, here's an article that not only objectifies men but makes all gay men look a little ridiculous. But in this case I don't think there's anything wrong with looking a little ridiculous sometimes because we all know...I really do hope we all know...this is meant to be fun and it's the context that matters, always. In other words, no one takes this seriously, no one expects to take this seriously, and it's more about laughing at ourselves than it is about laughing at us. Again, at least I hope we all know this.
In any event:
Every third Friday at The Eagle in Los Angeles is D*ckslap, a wonderland full of free beard rubs, slick hands and magical dancing gogo men. This month featured Andy Bulter of Hercules & Love Affair. And can you spot one of the stars of last season’s Drag Race amongst the throng? Hint: he’s disguised as a boy.
Take a peek at some of the rowdiness below and see the full gallery at GayCities.
There's more here.
If you don't get this, let me put it this way. Kit Harington is clearly offended because he's working hard to produce something more than just his body and his sexual image. He's making this clear in many ways, including speaking out about it, that he's more than just a "hunk."
When I knew the late porn actor, Joey Stefano, a long time ago I remember going to one of his shows at a gay bar in New Jersey and someone in the audience asked, "Is it true you're really studying to be a lawyer?" Joey Stefano blinked, looked that woman in the eye, and replied, "Do you have a life?" He found that very amusing; the clueless woman didn't know how to respond, and most likely still doesn't.
Joey knew that what he was doing was within the context of objectification. He made his living at it and welcomed it. He was doing a strip show and making gay porn films. He never pretended to be something he wasn't, and most people I know respected him for this. He didn't try to hide anything from his audience. And I think that makes a huge difference when it comes to really objectifying a man (or woman) in a negative way, or not.
Chase of a Lifetime