Saturday, December 5, 2009
Kudos to Rupert Everett
I have been surprised reading so many gay people being so critical of Rupert Everett's recent comments about coming out in Hollywood. Personally I tend to agree with almost everything he said. People keep taking about others (mostly Neil Patrick Harris) who have come out and remained successful.
I really can't think of 1 gay movie actor who is doing well. Television is a different ball game all together. (although Adam Lambert might disagree). Rupert goes on to say he is happy he came out, and can be who he is, but his assertion that coming out hurt him in Hollywood to me is simply factual. Unless your playing a gay role, and we all know there are not many of those in studio driven movies, there is not much a gay actor can do except maybe a sit-com or a talk show. Kudos for Rupert for getting the debate going. With the New York vote this week and the Adam Lambert story, I think it was well timed and true.