Bush Supporting Gay Marriage
This really shouldn’t come a a huge shock to anyone, and it’s not really all that political anymore. Former President George W. Bush didn’t support gay marriage while he was President, but that all changed once he left office. This has been the same pattern we’ve seen with many politicians since gay marriage has gained more support in the mainstream.
The Bush family have a compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Jeb Bush is a patron of HB Provisions, a general store owned by Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen.
The couple married in 2013. George HW Bush, also a former president, attended the wedding.
You can read the rest here. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this “safe” support in the months to come.
Lesbian Love Story At Cannes
A love story about two gay women starring Kate Blanchett and Rooney Mara recently won the Queer Palm Award at Cannes. According to this article, it’s a love story set in the 1950’s, in NY, when homosexuality was considered a crime.
Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious shopgirl played by Mara.
The film is said to be a strong contender for the Palme d’Or which will be announced on Sunday.
You can read the rest here. I haven’t seen it and know nothing about it so I can’t comment.
There were tweets going around for a while where Kate Blanchett allegedly said she’d had relationships with other women. I honestly didn’t pay much attention to them at the time, and don’t care too much about it now. But this is interesting.
This quote is rich.
‘I think what often happens these days, if you are homosexual, you have to talk about it constantly; it has to be the only thing you put before your work and any other aspect of your personality.’
Well, yeah. I think that would apply to almost any minority who has been discriminated against. If she was gay she would have phrased that differently. But I’m not going to continue. Everything about this just makes me uncomfortable. I doubt I’ll be seeing this film.
Jane Fonda’s Gaydar Off with Warren Beatty
If you’ve never seen an older Warren Beatty film, you should. At one time he was one of the hottest men in Hollywood. And his storied romances with many of Hollywood’s most famous women go on forever. This man has always been the epitome of heterosexuality.
However, Jane Fonda thought he was gay.
But Jane Fonda, who rose to movie stardom in the early 1960s at the same time as Beatty, was apparently immune to his considerable charms.
‘I thought Warren was gay,’ the two-time Oscar winner tells W Magazine.
Why did she think so?
‘He played piano, and all his friends were gay.’
You can read the rest here. I know it’s only speculation on my part, but maybe Warren Beatty just wasn’t into Jane Fonda. You know, not everyone is.
I’ll ignore the part about gay and playing the piano. Fonda is an old woman and doesn’t know any better. It’s generational.