Thursday, March 3, 2016

Q Toon: Oscar Bait

Accepting his Oscar for Best Song on Sunday night, Sam Smith referred to a comment Sir Ian McKellen had made about no there having never been any out LGBT nominees. Smith didn't quite get it right -- McKellen was talking only about the Best Acting categories (Dustin Lance Black and Stephen Sondheim being two notable winners in off-camera categories).

But there is a reason why #OscarsSoStraight...
Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
🖎Mar. 3, 2016

If I had several more panels to fill, there are a lot of other straight actors playing gay whom I would like to have included: Ving Rhames, John Leguizamo, Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Will Smith, Tom Selleck, Andy Samberg and on and on...

It's a long list, and I couldn't even fit in all the ones who were up for Oscars for their bravery in playing gay (although, regrettably, the decision to use that criterion for whom to include kept the list very caucasian). On the other hand, the longer the list, the more likely that someone who is perhaps at the very least bisexual, just not "out," would be on it.

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