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Is Adonis Matt Bomer Too Gay To Be Grey?

There has been a lot of discussion on who would play the strongwilled  Christian Grey for the book adaptation of the book Fifty Shades of Grey with some of Holloywood’s most swoonworthy men. And a name commonly thrown around is the beautiful flawless Adonis Matt Bomer.

Bret Easton Ellis calls the fan xating of the perfection Matt Bomer would be “Ludicrous” . The esteemd writer of American Psycho and Rules of Attraction proclaimed  via twitter that because of Matt being in a longterm relationship with his partner,he  would complicate the role.

Ellis tweeted “I don’t care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing CG…Matt Bomer is NOT about discrimination. It’s about an intensely straight actor wanting absolutely to screw Ana Steele…the most popular book on the planet having Matt Bomer–a gay actor–play Christian Grey is absolutely ludicrous. Why?”

Probably after realizing that he had stirred up some controversy, Bret said “Matt Bomer is NOT about discrimination. It’s about an intensely straight actor wanting absolutely to screw Ana Steele.” He continued on this rant for several more tweets.

The debate over whether an openly gay actor can “adequately” portray a straight man  reached a fever pitch a couple of years ago  when Sean Hayes and others were questioned on their ability to play “strong straight” male roles.

Seriously what the hell is this? I could tell him just because if he read William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe growing up doesn’t mean he’s a great writer couldn’t I? it”s not about sexuality here.

IT’S CALLED ACTING. The notion that any actor can’t portray ANY sexuality is completely ridiculous. And why would’t the writers of Fifty Shades of Grey want Matt? If they’re trying to pull in their key demographic which I presume is 18-49 year old women, who would swoon for this man? Not to mention the multi-millions they would earn from the movie from GAY MEN. Oh yes they’d definitely consider it.

I’m not saying their isn’t a bountiful amount of stereotyping in Hollywood and it’s not hard to believe that some actors are advised to stay in the closet. But I believe that mindset is starting to change. I think the book is terrible but if Matt Adonis Bomer is in it, they don’t have to tell me anything and can just take my money.

I mean seriously, LOOK at this picture of perfection! Bret does not know what he’s talking about.

 

 

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Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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6 thoughts on “Is Adonis Matt Bomer Too Gay To Be Grey?”

  1. Actually I didn’t know Matt Bomer before, I haven’t seen any movie or series he played(plays) in, but the moment I saw him in terms of playing CG I can’t imagine any other Christian Grey – he looks exactly as I was picturing this guy while reading a book. And now I read he is gay (geee, what a pity:((), but still – HE IS CHRISTIAN GREY!

  2. Matt Bomer already plays a strong straight sex god role in his show white collar! I think he would play this role to a tee! he is exactly what you picture Christian Grey to look like as you read the books!

  3. There is so much sexual discrimination going on in Hollywood it’s not funny—gay actors have been denied parts for either being too gay or not gay enough, yet so many straight actors are awarded gay parts. For instance: John Barrowman, the Scottish-born actor whose most well-known role in the US would be Jack Harkness from Torchwood and Doctor Who, is openly gay and has been for years (what a shame for us straight gals who love him!). He tried his hand out in Hollywood and was actually *turned down* for the role of Will on “Will and Grace” for not being “gay enough”… and the part went to Eric McCormack, who is very straight.

    When I first came across Matt Bomer, I had no idea he was gay until it came out in the media. I think he has the looks for Christian, but he’s too old for the part. That’s my only concern. So is Ian Somerhalder, who personally has never captured my interest. I don’t get the guy’s appeal at all, though i can admit to liking his eyes. But again, too old to be Christian. They need to find an actor in his late 20s for the part.

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