Matt Bomer Playing Straight in Netflix Miniseries, "Echoes," Is Perfectly Fine, Ryan Field Books

 Matt Bomer Playing Straight in Netflix Miniseries, Echoes, Is Perfectly Fine

Tony and I just finished watching Netflix’s miniseries, Echoes. And we loved it. It’s a complicated story involving devious twins and Matt Bomer plays one of their husbands. And even though he’s openly gay in real life, it’s perfectly fine for him to play a straight white male character who comes from a place of privilege. For one thing, he’s NOT appropriating a marginalized group, and for another, he WAS in the closet at one time just like the rest of us and he pretended to be straight. 

So for those people who always use the argument that if a straight actor plays gay for pay is wrong, so is a gay person playing straight, it’s not the same thing. Whenever a gay actor plays a straight role it’s different than when a straight actor plays gay for pay. Gay people are part of a marginalized group who have suffered some of the worst atrocities in history. There are still countries in Africa and the Middle East that would criminalize us and put us to death. And no one should culturally appropriate us. Just like all other minorities. You don’t see straight white actors taking on black roles. Because they would be wrong. It works the same for straight actors taking on gay roles. Or, straight writers writing gay content. Wrong, wrong, wrong. 

In any event, I don’t want to go off-topic too much. Matt Bomer playing Jack Beck in Echoes gave one of his finest performances and I hope they do another season. I would have watched Echoes even if Matt hadn’t been part of the cast, but because he was part of the cast it made the whole series even better. He’s at the top of his game right now, and I want to see him do more. 

This is from IMDb…

Leni and Gina are identical twins who have secretly swapped their lives since they were chi

Leni and Gina are identical twins who have secretly swapped their lives since they were children, culminating in a double life as adults, but one of the sisters goes missing and everything in their perfectly schemed world turns into chaos. culminating in a double life as adults, but one of the sisters goes missing and everything in their perfectly schemed world turns into chaos.

Here’s more. With so many dismal things on Netflix right now, this is one of the best series I’ve seen in a while. 

                                              Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field


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What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”

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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.”
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