Brendan Fraser Plays Gayface in "The Whale" and Wears a Fatsuit, Ryan Field Books

 Brendan Fraser Plays Gayface in “The Whale” and Wears a Fatsuit

I can still remember the first time I saw Brendan Fraser in a real film. It was Gods and Monsters and he played the hot young homophobic employee of an old gay Hollywood director of horror films. I still love the movie but I didn’t love Brendan Fraser’s character, not even with the ending where Fraser’s character tried to embrace the old director being gay. 

Well, it looks as though good old straight Brendan has come a long way since then. He’s not hot and young anymore, so now he’s starring in a film called The Whale about an overweight gay man, and he wears a fat suit to play the part. 

And not everyone is happy about this. Daniel Franzese from Mean Girls says he’s not thrilled with all the praise Fraser is getting for playing a fat gay man in a fat suit. Franzese states that other queer actors like him would love to play these roles. And that this is the problem with all of Hollywood. They always ignore the gay actors for the gay parts. (They do the same thing in book publishing. Straight women control the male romance genre, and no one says a word about it. It all started with Brokeback Mountain.)

The article goes on to mention a few more things Franzese said and I agree with them all. 

You can read more, here.  Fraser will probably be nominated for an Oscar, and this is why I will never watch the Oscars again. They continue to do this to gay men year after year. 

What really bothers me about all this is that The Whale is based on a play written by an openly gay man named Samuel D. Hunter. And how sad is that. How can we ever expect full equality when we can’t even support one another?? And to be even more honest, I wonder if I would do the same thing if someone wanted to make a film out of one of my books. Gay authors and actors don’t get many opportunities in this life. 

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