Straight Actress Felicity Huffman Who Played Trans Role Charged In College Admissions Scheme
Back in the Brokeback Mountain days, when straight white authors were winning literary awards for writing gay content and gay authors were overlooked completely, long before there was even a discussion about whether or not it was appropriate for a straight actor to play gay, Felicity Huffman played a trans character in the film, Transamerica. Like many other straight actors who have played strong LGBT roles, because it’s ‘just acting,’ Huffman was rewarded by Hollywood for her portrayal of a trans character and no one even thought twice about it. Back in those days, there was no discussion about real trans actors playing trans roles, nor was there a discussion about any real LGBT actors playing any LGBT roles.
With that said, Felicity Huffman, along with several other high profile names, was just charged for her involvement in an alleged scheme of bribery to get her daughter into elite colleges. According to this article, it’s being referred to as the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the DOJ.
“Today we have charged 33 parents nationwide,” Lelling said. “These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege. They include, for example, CEOs of private and public companies, successful securities and real estate investors, two well-known actresses, a famous fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm.”
You can check out the rest, here. It’s a long, detailed article with several updates. This is big.
Update: Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon set Huffman’s bond at $250,000.
Should the Labels Top, Bottom, and Vers Disappear?
A queer performer, Willy Hudson, believes the labels top, bottom, and vers shouldn’t be used any longer. And to a certain extent I actually agree with him.
“There’s a whole world which is way more than just top, bottom, or vers,” he says. “Sex is about connection, it’s about vulnerability, it’s about intimacy.”
You can check this out, here, and there’s a video. The comments are worth reading, too. Everyone seems to have an opinion about this. I don’t think anyone should ever be defined by any of these labels, however, I do think these labels are valid in certain situations. In other words, even though you don’t like labels you can’t deny that certain realities exist. That’s life.
However, their financial situation is about as bad as it gets and they’re on the brink of losing their grand old Victorian home, and everything about their perfect lives is threatened. So Gus winds up putting his own marriage on hold with the guy he’s been in love with since high school. It’s so bad he’s even thinking of quitting college to help support his dad and his younger brother just so his dad won’t have to marry the older man.
After Gus convinces his dad to take a road trip in their vintage 1950s station wagon to their getaway cabin in the mountains, along with his younger brother, his future husband, and their nineteen year old dog named Special, their lives change in ways none of them ever anticipated. And even though the future is still uncertain in some respects, they discover a few things about themselves on this trip they never could have predicted.