Paul Bettany Plays Gay Face in Movie “Uncle Frank”
I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again. Just because someone can do something well doesn’t mean they should be doing it. And that’s my problem with the gay film, Uncle Frank. Paul Bettany is straight in real life and he’s playing a gay character in Uncle Frank. And he’s very good at playing gay. But I’m sure an actress like Meryl Streep would play Rosa Parks wonderfully, too. But Streep would never do something as awful as black face. That would be horrendous. So why is it still okay for straight actors to play gay face?
There is, however, a huge redeeming feature to this movie and that is that Peter Macdissi is gay and he also plays a wonderful gay character in Uncle Frank. It’s really a wonderful film and I recommend seeing it. It shows what life was like for gay men…and gay couples…back in the 1970s, without holding anything back. I loved it. I wish they had hired an openly gay man to play Uncle Frank, but it seems we have a long way to go until we all start to understand that.
When Peter Macdissi first began going on auditions, there weren’t many roles for a young man from the Middle East.
“It’s getting better,” the 46-year-old Lebanese actor and producer tells.
Here’s more about the movie. Paul Bettany is married to Jennifer Connelly. The interesting thing for me about the movie is that I didn’t even know it had gay content. I started watching and found out by surprise. I streamed it on Amazon Prime.