Back in 2010 Kevin Sessums of the Daily Beast interviewed Kevin “I was only walking my dog through that notorious London gay cruising spot when I was bashed” Spacey about rumors he is gay.
We at Back2Stonewall.com picked up on the story and posted it. Many in the LGBT media and the entertainment world have known for decades that Spacey was a closet case and many also knew that he had a taste for twinks but no one would report it except for a few like Sessums and myself. There’s this new site that can let you bet online and let you win real prizes, visit mobilnett casino.
Below in our post about Spacey and his closet in its eternity from December of 2010
Spacey says he never discusses it (if he is gay) because he “(has) not given up (his) right to privacy.” and goes on to calls those who condemn the bullying of gay teens hypocrites for not also condemning the outing of celebrities. (Because we all know closet-case celebrity suicide is at an all time high right Kevin?)
“I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing. I think young people, if they are feeling like they are confused, need to know that there are people to talk to and that there are places they can go and not feel alone. But I feel that they have just as many rights as I do to not be bullied. And I don’t understand people who say, ‘Well, this is a terrible thing that is happening to this young person whose life is being exposed,’ and then turn around and do it to another person. People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box. It’s just a line I’ve never crossed and never will.”
…..why is it in this country that kids might think it’s okay to bully and make fun of somebody? I’ll tell you why, because what do they see in the media happening all the time? In the media they seem to think that’s okay. So if we stop using sexuality as a weapon against people maybe everyone will eventually get cool with it.”
…..”I don’t live a lie. You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to,” he tells Sessums. “I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don’t buy into that the personal can be political. I just think that’s horseshit. No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line. End of story. Now some people feed that. They’ll go to the trendy restaurants where all the photographers are and then bitch about being famous. But if you don’t want to feed that and you want your life to be based around what your work is then it ends there.”
Celebrities who make such a big deal out of NOT saying they’re gay are feeding both bullies and suicidal teenagers because if even THEY can’t admit it (when everybody knows anyway *cough* Queen Latifah *cough*, they are alluding that it is shameful to be gay and something really bad.
Lets be honest here Kevin Spacey is no longer a “hot commodity”celebrity — but he does make his living by standing up in front of people and giving up his “privacy”. Add to that the fact that he is far from the dashing romantic leading man and millions of girls will not be “destroyed” and his career of playing a hetro love interest would be ruined if he actually had some balls and said straight out that “I’m Gay”, its really kind of hard to take the “career privacy angle” seriously. And playing this game does nothing more than paint him as one of world’s most obvious closet cases and someone who is truly ashamed of his sexuality.
Coming out is not “bullshit” as you say Spacey.
“Gay people, we will not win our rights by staying silently in our closets…
We are coming out. We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. We are coming out to tell the truths about gays, for I am tired of the conspiracy of silence, so I’m going to talk about it. And I want you to talk about it. You must come out. Come out to your parents, your relatives.” – Harvey Milk
So suck on that the next time you walk your dog at 3:00am on Hampstead Heath.
Right before the Sundance Film Festival is set to begin, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the worldwide rights to Call Me by Your Name, a gay love story directed by Italy’s Luca Guadagnino, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Call Me by Your Name is based on Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name and stars Armie Hammer as a 24-year old American scholar spending the summer of 1983 in Northern Italy, where he attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy, played by Timothee Chalamet.
Guadagnino co-wrote Call Me by Your Name‘s screenplay with James Ivory and Walter Fasano. The film also contains original songs written and performed by Sufjan Stevens.
In a statement, SPC said, “Visually rich, stunning, deeply emotional and sensual, Call Me By Your Name confirms Luca Guadagnino as one of the world’s master filmmakers. It will be a privilege to bring the movie to audiences around the world.”
The film’s rating isn’t known yet, but the book involves several sexually explicit scenes that could raise the ratings board’s puritanical hackles if they end up in the finished cut.
At this point there is no trailer available.
There’s more out there in the all new season of the hit HBO series LOOKING starring Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez.
LOOKING focuses on current gay life in the Bay Area and on themes that everyone, gay and straight, can relate to: falling in love, finding professional fulfillment, forging an identity in a complicated world, and searching for happiness.
Back2Stonewall.com is giving away 10 copies of the HBO original series’ First Season on DVD courtesy of HBO and TAG | The Awareness Group. And all you have to do to win is send an e-mail to Will@Back2Stonewall.com with I’m LOOKING in the subject line and 10 lucky readers will be picked at random.
Don’t miss the Looking – Season 2 premiere Sunday, January 11th at 10pm/9pm Central, only on HBO.
Looking – Season 1, is also available to own now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD: http://amzn.com/B00HX3ZJOY.
Sundance Television is about to get even gayer with the addition of two new entries to their viewing line-up.
Alan Cumming is on board to produce a project inspired by the life of colorful New York City restaurateur and AIDS activist Florent Morellet. Morellet is credited with revitalizing Manhattan’s meatpacking district with his restaurant that became a hotbed of activity for the gay rights movement.”
And Sundance is also set to produce “‘Hap and Leonard’ a 1960s-set buddy detective vehicle with comedic elements that turns on the unlikely friendship between a white Southerner and a gay African-American Vietnam veteran. Together they always wind up in a lot of trouble with various criminal types in the fictional town of LaBorde, in East Texas and often find themselves attempting to solve various unpleasant and brutal crimes. Filmmakers Jim Mickle and Nick Damici are on board to direct the project derived from novels by Joe Lansdale.”
You can learn more about Florent Morellet by CLICKING NYC’s Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market
In David Johnson’s The Lavender Lens: 100 Years of Celluloid Queers, we see gay characters haunting the corners of the film frame.
“An enticing compilation” Richard Corliss. Time magazine: “Rare archival film footage unseen in decades and a very high camp sensibility.”- “Funnier and Smarter than “Celluloid Closet”
An amazing assortment of film clips from silent film to the 1990’s that document our history on the screen.
Gay Geeks Rejoice!
In the upcoming epic drama Game Of Thrones, based on the George R. R. Martin fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire premiering on HBO April 17th , ology.com reports that the series will feature multiple gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, and those characters’ sexuality will be clearly visible.
By the third episode in the shows ten-episode first season, viewers will recognize that the Knight of Flowers, Loras Tyrell, and King Robert Baratheon’s youngest brother, Renly, are both gay and in a same-sex relationship.
Other gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual characters also populate the land of Westeros, including The Red Viper of Dorne, who gets outed as a bisexual character.
The shows executive producer and writer D.B. Weiss being on HBO gives the Game of Thrones opportunities to show the complete picture of each character –– including their sexuality –– in a way that wouldn’t necessarily be possible elsewhere and that the shows second season, which is based on the series’ second book, will see the characters in even bigger roles than the first season.
You can watch the Teaser Trailer for “Game of Thorns” below.
And its NOT Gay Porn!
In a nutshell……
Jasin and his vampire brood’s time is running out. In order for them to survive, Jasin needs to find a mortal to turn into a vampire to spend eternity with. Los Angeles provides plenty of young candidates. The brood has their eyes set on Tara, a young, gorgeous blond college student. Tara is open to the idea of becoming a vampire, but someone else enters the picture to disrupt the brood’s plans. Caleb, a fresh face college student new to Los Angeles, keeps dreaming of a mysterious stranger. At school, Caleb meets the stranger, Jasin, and they have an instant connection. The problem is that time is short, and Jasin needs to convince Caleb that eternity as a vampire can be a very sweet life.
Vampire Boys is due out on DVD February 15th, 2011
Michael Ausiello Over at tvline.com is reporting that Salma Hayek and ABC are developing an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire.
Sources confirm that the actress-producer is teaming with ABC to develop an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the Gregory Maguire bestseller that spawned the Broadway phenom. The insider stresses that it would be based on the novel and not the musical. As a result, this Wicked would be less of a prequel and more of a parallel story to The Wizard of Oz. (Universal, as you may know, is currently developing a Wicked film, and that would be based on the musical.)
Hayek who will be the producer may also play a supporting role in the project, which will be written by Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers).
Jason Ritter as Fiyero?