Tag: Actors in Fat Suits

No, We Do NOT Need to Protect Brendan Fraser, Ryan Field Books

 No, We Do NOT Need to Protect Brandan Fraser

Years ago, Brendan Fraser was in a film titled, Gods and Monsters. In this film, he played the homophobic landscaper to a once famous older gay man. This was when Fraser has a great body, and he was just starting out. The older guy was infatuated with Fraser’s character but Fraser made it clear that he found the older gay man repulsive. 

With that said, Fraser recently starred in a film where he played gayface, in a fat suit. And as Hollywood tends to do, he’s won awards. He even won awards of the excellent and wonderful performance of Austin Butler who really did deserve the awards. And each time Fraser has won an award he’s cried onstage, and people are claiming, “We need to protect Brendan Fraser at all cost.” 

Well, not everyone thinks we should protect Fraser for playing gayface in a fat suit. And the article to which I’m linking now examines it in detail. 

“To finally have a chance to be in a prestige film that might be award-nominated, where stories about people who look like us are being told? That’s the dream,” Franzese said. “So when they go time and time again and cast someone like Brendan Fraser, me and the other big queer guys, we’re like, ‘What the … ?’ We can’t take it!”

Here’s more. I think that comment says it all. And until we, as gay men, all ban together and start shouting out about this cultural appropriation in Hollywood and everywhere else like book publishing, it’s going to continue to happen.


Uncertainty on Amazon

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Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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