Category: I love you Phillip Morris

Jim Carrey and Wrongful Death Lawsuit; The Halt and Catch Fire "Gay" Character; Nick Jonas On Frat Boys and "Goat"

Jim Carrey and Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The only reason I’m posting about this is because Jim Carrey is straight male actor who played gayface in the widely promoted mainstream film, I Love You Phillip Morris. According to this article…

Jim Carrey provided drugs to his girlfriend Cathriona White, 
leading to her September 2015 death, according to a lawsuit filed by White’s husband.
In the wrongful death suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, 
Mark Burton accuses “The Mask” star Carrey of illegally obtaining 
“highly addictive and, in this case deadly” drugs under the name Arthur King, 
then giving them to White, subsequently causing her death.

You can read the rest here.

Here’s an entertaining piece with Carrey during and interview with David Letterman. Letterman wonders if playing a “homosexual” makes a difference in a straight male actor’s career as a leading man and Carrey replies in a surprising way.

The Halt and Catch Fire “Gay” Character

I’ve been binge watching Halt and Catch Fire, and enjoying (loving) it. One of the characters, Joe, has a few same sex experiences. But he’s not gay. His experiences aren’t gay either. Gay is not about sex. I’m sure we all know that by now. I haven’t been totally sure what Joe is, but I think this article explains it better than anything I’ve seen.

Sexual fluidity is usually a tired TV trope that rears its head in a show’s later seasons, when all other plot lines have been exhausted. Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marissa from The O.C. or Ally and Ling’s kiss on Ally McBeal all spring to mind. Usually when a character acts on bisexual tendencies or same-sex attraction later in a series’ run, the reveal is treated with shock and, to a point, a sense of betrayal from the other characters. This makes Halt and Catch Fire even more groundbreaking: We know Joe is bisexual within the first few episodes of the series, and his sexploits directly affect the plot of the show.

You can check out the rest here. It’s a show I would recommend to anyone. I’m mainly interested in the early years of the tech industry in the 80s, which is what the story line revolves around. And the third season just began. 

Nick Jonas On Frat Boys and “Goat”

Sometimes I think Nick Jonas doesn’t get a fair deal from the gay community. I’m just always on the fence about it. He seems sincere, and I don’t know what’s lurking in his mind either. So I’ve learned not to be too quick to judge anyone anymore.

“What I saw, and I can only speak to my experience in making the movie… I didn’t have a traditional college experience… what I saw was when you get a bunch of young men together without any real consequences for their actions, it is kind of a battle to be alpha and be the best and bad things happen in that scenario. My little brother just started college this year and I said, ‘Look, man, before you decide to pledge in a fraternity, I’d love for you to see this movie, just as a bit of an educational tool: That’s the worst case scenario.” 

You can read the rest of his quote here. The movie, Goat, is about fraternity culture and I think it looks interesting.  I will see this one.

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