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Matt Bomer Talks Role On The New Normal; Still Incredibly Hot

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You know by now that I will try to find a way to talk about Matt Bomer as often as possible and it you’ve been missing seeing this immaculate human on your tv screen then we’re all in luck. Bomer will be introduced into tonight’s newest episode of NBC’s The New Normal. You can also tell creator Ryan Murphy wanted to have Bomer sh0w as much skin as possible and who can blame him.

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I can stare at this picture all day. But he’s probably going to be doing more than this during the episode right? Who cares, I’m still watching. Here’s more about Bomer’s new role from HuffPost:

In “The Goldie Rush,” Bomer plays Monty, one of Bryan’s (Andrew Rannells’) former exes. “He used to be a party guy, very much didn’t want to settle down, didn’t want to have kids, and now he’s starting a new chapter in his life where he does want to settle down,” Bomer previewed. “He runs back into Bryan and David [Justin Bartha] and they have the life that he wants, so he sort of latches on to them and tries to enlist their help to try and find someone to be with and investigate the whole surrogacy process. Then he meets Goldie (Georgia King) and is really besotted with her and tries to infiltrate that ground and tries to enlist her to be his surrogate, and the guys aren’t really having that.”

I mean what else do you need to know? Tune in tonight at 9:30/8:30 central. Also, look at how damn smooth he looks in this pic..tumblr_mgbw3eKF9v1rzzl3ao1_500

Delicious.

GIVEAWAY – WIN A Set Of MAGIC MIKE Pin Up Cards Autographed By Channing Tatum! OMFG!

Back2Stonewall.com in association with Warner Brothers Marketing is giving away Three (3) sets of MAGIC MIKE pin up cards autographed by Channing Tatum himself to recognize the Magic Mike  The Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack which was released earlier this week!

And how do you win it you may ask?  It’s as simple as taking off your pants and shaking your booty baby!

Just send me an email at Will@Back2Stonewall.com  with I LIKE MAGIC MIKE! in the Subject Line between now and MIDNIGHT (EST) Saturday October 27th and THREE  lucky people  will be picked at random to win these superhot sets pin up cards autographed by Channing Tatum!

Mmmmmmm Channing

Good Luck!

Will

**Magic Mike is a dramatic comedy set in the world of male strippers.  Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)  Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum in the title role and follows Mike as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.   Magic Mike also stars is out, proud and UBER HOT Matt Bomer and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello as (and I kid you not) “Big Dick Richie”!

 

While we wait for the winners to be announced check out the Magic Mike AB-solutely Fabulous Photo Gallery below and head on over to Facebook and take The Magic Mike Matchup Quiz and see which guy from magic Mike you best match up with!  (Ehhm.  I got Big Dick Richie in case anyone is wondering.)


*Note:  Warner Brothers will be shipping the DVD to the lucky winner and are not able to send to PO Box address and winners must be within the United States.

Was Impeccable Matt Bomer Denied Superman Role Because He’s Gay?

Okay it’s become apparent that I have a thing for Matt Bomer, I mean look at him. The man is perfection. I don’t see how he isn’t the biggest thing in Hollywood today…or do I. Let’s be honest here, Hollywood, despite the rumors. has never been too keen on having gay men and women portray straight characters.

Even with the increasing debate on whether LGBT actors can play straight characters (of course they can. also, why aren’t more people addressing how it’s seen as “edgy” “moving” or Thought provoking when a straight actor plays a gay role? When is that going to be addressed?) more often than not, LGBT actors are held to a lesser standard than their straight counterparts. And Hollywood needs to be called out on their double standard as often as possible.

So now with the latest rumors fueled by Jackie Collins’ confession, is this further proof of the double standard? Collins claims that Bomer was denied the role of the upcoming reboot of the comicbook hero because of Bomer being gay:

Matt Bomer … was actually up for the role of Superman. He hadn’t come out of the closet yet, but people in the know knew back then that he was gay.

[Matt’s] audition tape went in and he later called his agent. But someone didn’t like him and told the agents that he was gay. The later said, “’, then, we can’t cast you’ … The reason he didn’t get cast was because he was gay

Even Bomer has made claims of losing out on a Superman role according to his facebook fanpage. While there’s some debate among fans whether the role Bomer is speaking of is the one starring Henry Cavil or the Superman: FlyBoy that was supposed to be overseen by JJ Abrams that the talk about Bomer in the role did increase his visibility as an actor:

I went through all the screen tests, and it was pretty much understood that [director] Brett Ratner and I would be doing it. It all kind of fell apart. The whole experience was so fast and sudden—it was impossible for me to take in while it was happening. But just being attached to Superman actually gave a great boost to my career.

It is something that is still up for debate but I feel that there are still very blatant double standards in Hollywood and I hope the more stories like these are told the more that the ongoing problem will be addressed.

 

Joe Manganiello Continues To Be Amazing… And HOT!

This past weekend the beautiful Matt Bomer, along with longtime partner Simon Halls, were honored  during GLSEN’s Respect Awards for being a great leader and activist in the LGBT community. During the ceremony, a longtime friend of Bomer, Joe Maganiello gave a touching speech of support before presenting the award:

You are the example that the rest of our country needs to wake up and see in terms of equality and putting an end to the bullying epidemic and making sure that every family is respected in our schools and our society,

This of course isn’t the first time that Maganiello has stood up for equal rights and against bullying. Earlier this year, gave a very heartwarming speech at an HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Gala honoring fellow advocates:

‘While I’ll ever be fully able to understand what it feels like to be judged and precluded from basic civil rights based on my sexual orientation, I do know what it’s like to be prejudged based on what people think they know about me,’ the actor said.

But one thing I wasn’t was a bully, In high school as in life, it is something that I completely abhor. I think every kid deserves to grow up in an academic environment that allows them to express themselves freely.’

‘The fact is I will always know what it feels like to not exactly fit the mold, Growing up is tough for everyone and every single person in this room is painfully aware that it is tougher for some. These young people are looking to us to fight the good fight on their behalf. Keep up the good work HRC, know that I am forever on your side.”

Just another reason to love this guy. I mean seriously LOOK at him

 

Thoughts On Being Gay In The Workforce

There are many times when I wonder how being gay will have an impact on other aspects of my life, like future careers. Honestly, I don’t know why the topic would ever come up in a therapy session, as disclosing personal information isn’t done very rarely. Usually, the only times it would even happen is to help a client see that we understand or if I worked in an environment that specialized in LGBT issues (which I would LOVE to do someday). But what about other careers, like a lawyer, a doctor, or an actor? How does that   affect what they’re doing as a profession?

For perspective, here’s Ben Baur, an up and coming actor who is gay as he weighs what being out will mean for his acting career. First, Baur weighed even coming out of the closet:

And therein lay my dilemma. Should I be who I am, Ben Baur, the out-and-proud gay man, or Ben Baur the actor who skirts around the issue of sexuality and plays the pronoun game? 

On the one hand, my sexuality is private and really isn’t anyone else’s business. I want to go to work and do a job that I am passionate about and have that be enough. However, with any measure of attention in this day and age, it’s foolish to think that who an actor is dating is never going to come up.

On the other hand, however, I am completely free to be who I am, but there’s the fear that my career would suffer because of it. Recent tweets/interviews from the likes of Bret Easton Ellis and Rupert Everett have contributed to the message that being an openly gay actor will definitely hurt your career and you will definitely be pigeonholed and typecast.

I can identify with a few of the things he’s talking about. Especially the pronoun game. I was a MASTER at it actually. Hmm…. I’ll write about it so look for that one in a couple of days (probably tomorrow). Anyway, in the end, Baur decided it was more important to live an authentic life and be out. Others like Matt Bomer have done the same.

But what about other careers, fellow readers? I’d love to hear other perspectives on this subject. Sure, it may not be as difficult being out now. There’s even websites dedicated to jobs specifically for LGBT. Some may feel that it’s unnecessary to have such sites, but until LGBT have federal sanctions such as ENDA (Employee Non-Discrimination Act), that would protect LGBT from being fired because of their sexuality, it’s a benefit, not a detriment.

So, please share your experiences in the comments!

The Beautiful Matt Bomer Talks About Growing Up Gay

In OMG he’s perfect entertainment news, White Collar and Magic Mike star Mat Bomer opens up on what is was like growing up gay.  Last night during the GLSEN’s Respect Awards, gay student advocacy group, Bomer goes into detail about how one becomes comfortable with themselves by being authentic and expressing how you are:

“When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind, So I did what any self-preserving 14-year-old would do—I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks.

“When that happens, when you aren’t allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or is who you’re attracted to, feels invisible, GLSEN gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country.”

Simon Halls, Bomer’s partner with whom he shares three children with, was also there to accept the Inspiration Award and spoke about acceptance of individual differences at an early age:

“Having kids teaches you so many things, and one of the things we both have learned in our parenting journey is how loving and accepting and open children’s minds and hearts are. Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule…Kids aren’t born to be bullies, they’re taught to be bullies.”

Such a beautiful man.

Bret Easton Ellis Agrees With Paris Hilton’s Disgusting Rant

In he just wants attention news, subpar writer Bret Easton Ellis is putting himself into more controversy himself after saying he agrees with Paris Hilton’s asinine anti-gay comments last week. Ellis compares Paris’ comments to the dating app Grindr, used by gay men to locate other gay men, on twitter:

“I kind of agree with Paris Hilton. As someone who has used Grindr? Paris Hilton isn’t that far off.”

Disgusting. For reference, here is what Paris said during a cab ride last week:

“Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS…I would be so scared if I was a gay guy. You’ll like, die of AIDS”

Paris has since apologized repeatedly for the remarks saying that it wasn’t hewr intent but the damage is done. Bret however is more than likely doing this all for attention.He’ll probably try to send some half hearted lame apology and then justify his original statement, like all pompous, pretentious people like himself often do.

If you remember Bret is more known for his infamous attention seeking coments rather than his C-List writing. A couple of months ago, Bret made headlines stating that beautifiul Adonis Matt Bomer was “too gay” to play a straight character for a potential book to mive adaptation to 50 Shades Of Grey.

So the hell what if you use Grindr, Bret? What if I said pretentious assholes can’t make decent writers? This generalization that you’re agreeing with is not only damning to community, but also shows that you don’t believe in your own hype since you rely so much on making shockworthy comments. How about you be productive and talk about prevention programs of STD’s instead of further degrading and stereotyping our community? Get real asshole.

Can Straight Hollywood Write For Gay Characters & Actors Like The Immaculate Matt Bomer?

Several weeks ago when Bret Easton Ellis went on a public tirade on twitter claiming the immaculate Matt Bomer was too gay (there is no such thing as being “too gay) to portray a straight character, along with the subsequent backlash, a lot of questions in the tv/film business arised.

First, What goes into the writing of an LGBT character in Hollywood, especially when the majority of the writers, producers, and directors are straight? Also, how are the characters developed if they don’t have personal experiences with gay men and women? Do they seek outside help, like friends and families or do they hire other LGBT crews of writers to specifically cater to that character?

Let’s take this beautiful man Matt Bomer as an example to this train of thought. Say he has been asked to audition for an action film involving gay hero and the writer /director is say Steven Spielberg, who is straight. Would he be able to accurately write for the character? How would he be able to direct a gay character? He can’t just tell Matt  “act gay” because in spite of Matt being gay, he can truly only be himself, not a sexuality. See my point?

Writer and actor David Blixt , who is also straight, discussed the natural  process of writing gay characters in his playwrites and novels. Blixt feels that there is no difference, other then what gender the character is attracted to, in how attraction begins with any two people in love:

First and foremost, love is love. Writing about the excitement of a kiss, of a caress, is the same across the board. Thinking about a first meeting of lips, or even a touch of a hand, is an electric, heart-hammering human experience. The best part is acknowledging what fools we are for love, how desperately grateful and fearful we are when it’s dangled before us.

Blixt also discussed the fluidity and malleability of characters in works throughout history like Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and how cross dressing was not seen so much as a sexual reference, and more about our human experience. That the concept of love is universal, and therefore transcends our gender.

 

My point is that Hollywood should be focusing on writing a character, and sexuality is merely a descriptor, not this all encompassing personality trait. And some writers and producers are acknowledging this point as well.

Ali Alder, producer of NBC’s new upcoming new comedy, The New Normal, made note that although the premise of the story is about a gay couple and their surrogate, that it’s NOT the one and only focus of the characters. They’re complete personalities and not some exaggerated and inaccurate stereotype.

The character most of all should be as realistic and multidimensional as possible. If it’s a love scene, write it as two people in love, not some inaccurate  caricature that’s been played out in the media. And I presume that it’s what Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, and other openly gay actors and actresses look for in characters that are gay. The should be authentic; real. It’s definitively something to think about…plus I just wanted a reason to write about the Adonis that is Matt Bomer. I mean LOOK at him.

 

 

WOOF! – So Who Wants To See 234 Shirtless Photos Of Matt Bomer?

The super horny gaygeeks over at the Superherofan website have created a mega-gallery of the hotness that is Matt Bomer chronicling a  library of shirtless images from Matt’s start on the soap opera The Guiding Light to his appearance in the beefcake-fest movie Magic Mike.

So check out the   “Greatest Hits of Matt Bomer’s Chest,” over at Superherofan.

You won’t be disappointed.

Albolene stat!