Downton Abbey’s Rob James-Collier Thinks Playing Gay Face Hurt His Career
Here’s another interesting story about a straight actor who played gay face on Downton Abbey recently.
This is what Rob Jame-Collier is saying now about playing gay face…
He said: “Because Thomas Barrow is gay and is, essentially, the bad guy for much of the show, a lot of people within the industry can only see you as that. They might not be in a rush to see you as a heterosexual love interest. That takes time.”
Here’s the rest. Tell that to all the openly gay actors out there who can’t get any parts, gay or straight.
Here’s another link from Out Magazine. The quote below pretty much sums up my opinion.
Excuse us if we don’t exactly emphasize with a straight, cis actor complaining about how playing gay hurt his burgeoning Hollywood career two years after saying the playing a gay character was a “privilege.”
A Gay Sugar Daddy and Sugar Baby Arrangement
I do find these stories fascinating for some reason. I’m not even sure why. This time it’s about a Sugar Daddy who’s allegedly scamming a Sugar Baby. And remember, this is all from Reddit.
One guy’s story of being invited into a sugar daddy/baby arrangement has Redditors horrified — and for good reason.
Here’s a link to more. Wait until you read about what the Sugar Daddy wants this guy to do.
The Downton Abbey Movie’s Gay Story Line
I have to admit that I don’t plan to see the Downton Abbey feature film in theaters. I didn’t like the way the gay character was handled during the series…for many reasons. It does, however, sound as if things have improved slightly.
Thomas Barrow, Downton Abbey‘s valet-turned-butler, whose dark journey during the series saw him take some wrenching steps to try and “cure” himself of homosexuality, received a much more hopeful treatment in the new feature film of the same name.
Here’s the link.