James Corden, The Prom Review, and Straight Actors Playing Gay Face, Ryan Field Books

James Corden, The Prom Review, and Straight Actors Playing Gay Face

The discussion on whether or not straight actors coming from places of straight privilege should play gay characters is an ongoing thing, for lack of a better term right now. And it seems to be gaining momentum lately. This time it comes in the form of a review for Ryan Murphy’s Netflix show titled, The Prom.  

But while Corden is inexcusably bad here, more blame should lie at the feet of Murphy for not only choosing to cast him in the first place but for then allowing him to gayface quite so grotesquely. 

Here’s more. I can’t comment because this is a review and I haven’t seen The Prom yet.  And for the record, I don’t think of being gay as my sexuality. I think of gay as a culture and sex is only part of it. However, I have to admit that I do love this reviewer in a general sense because he’s jumping on topics I’ve been wondering about for a long time. I think a lot of us have been wondering. 

  Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf



“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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