Japanese American Actor George Takei called African American Judge Clarence Thomas a clown in blackface in an op-ed piece entitled “George Takei to Clarence Thomas: Denying our rights denies our dignity,” published on MSNBC.com. It seems Takei wrote the piece less in response to Thomas’ ruling against the historic ruling of making same-sex marriage legal … Read more
Now every single gal in a big city (at least according to Hollywood!) needs a trusting gay who will “tell her like it is!”
In the star-studded romantic comedy, He’s Just Not That Into You, Drew Barrymore is surrounded by a gaggle of gay co-workers who dish out their “queen-like” advice: from My So-Called Life alum Wilson Cruz to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants stud Leonardo Nam.
But while we love seeing Cruz and Nam in the film, we know many are upset that they are playing stereotypical characters, which Cruz denies.
“I didn’t swish, my wrists were intact and I think I spoke without a lisp,” he tells Queerty. “I wasn’t playing a stereotype. I’d love to know what I did that was stereotypical.”
And while Blindie applauds the film for hiring some of our favorite ethnic actors, we’re still wondering why one of the lead male characters couldn’t also be ethnic!
…Blindie was teary-eyed over a recent New York Times “modern love” story written by a black gay man who says of his hetero younger brother: “I have no one more important in my life, and neither does he.”
Illustration: Christopher Silas Neal for the New York Times