Feud: Bette and Joan

Nurse Outed As Former Gay Pornster; Why There Are No Gay Actors Playing the Leads In Call Me By Your Name; This Gay Man Is Thankful For Ryan Murphy’s, Feud: Bette and Joan

Nurse Outed As Former Gay Pornster

When you think about how difficult it is for anyone involved in the porn industry to move into a new career, this will make you scream.

The Sun has outed a gay nurse as a former British porn star.

Publicly outing the 23-year-old, recently qualified nurse at a top hospital, they have posted pictures from his alleged 23 films, his Instagram, and sent a photographer to snap shots of him taking out his bins.

We will not be linking to The Sun in order to protect his privacy. It is unknown how the tabloid considers this intrusion of privacy in the public interest.

There’s more here. I have no idea why any publication would want to harm someone this way.

Why There Are No Gay Actors Playing the Leads In Call Me By Your Name

This is a sort of follow up on the film I posted about here, titled, Call Me By Your Name. When I first read about this film I was curious, which you can read about at the link above.

Now the director is giving reasons why he chose straight actors instead of gay to play the lead roles. I have no idea who questioned him about this. But I am curious.

Director Luca Guadagnino makes no apologies for casting two straight actors to play gay lovers in his film Call Me by Your Name.

‘I prefer much more never to investigate or label my performers in any way,’ Guadagnino tells The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I only cast the actors and actresses I fall in love with — truly having an emotion for them, an anticipation and enthusiasm when seeing them — and I believe that my emotional confidence in them blends into chemistry. It’s always been like that, and I hope I won’t be wrong in the future.’

Interesting. Not to be sarcastic, but let’s see how that works out for Mr. Director the next time he hires Meryl Streep to play the lead in a Rosa Parks biopic.

Many are calling it a gay romance, which I assume means it has a happy ending? I honestly don’t know, but I will see it and I will post more about it in the future. It’s hard to comment right now.

You can read the rest here.

Side note: here’s a quote from my post that I linked to above that was written by a gay man.

There’s nothing “gay” in the book. It’s about two straight men feeling sexual attraction for each other. The younger character make fun of gay people in the book. In the second part of the book they chase women together.

This Gay Man Is Thankful For Ryan Murphy’s, Feud: Bette and Joan

All I can say is thank God for Ryan Murphy. At least we have him. This new series about the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is coming from a gay POV. And it looks absolutely fantastic.

Feud: Bette and Joan doesn’t premiere on FX until 5 March but the hype has begun.

In the first sneak peaks of the FX miniseries, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange appear completely transformed into the battling Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

The two Oscar winning actresses had many things in common: Both were huge movie stars in the 1930s and 40s, both had won Academy Awards and both had several failed marriages.

They also hated each other.

You can read more about that here.

Now, if we can only get Ryan Murphy to produce a gay romance adaptation with a happy ending that doesn’t have too many sex scenes…like Meadows Are Not Forever.


Cade Johnston has been trying to break into show business without luck, and now he has a chance to audition for a new TV show on a major network. He missed the Hollywood auditions so he decides to travel back home to the deep rural countryside of Southern New Jersey and audition in Philadelphia, where there are a few surprises in store.

He arrives at his mother and father’s old brick plantation style house for the first time since he graduated high school without knowing what to expect. He hasn’t had much contact with them since he came out of the closet seven years earlier and he doesn’t know how they feel about him being gay…or if they even care anymore.
 
With all the obstacles Cade faces before the audition, he discovers a few things about himself he didn’t know. And when he meets a fascinating man, he’s determined to concentrate more on love that’s going to last…because he’s tired of having nothing that lasts forever.