The pandemic has made for an unusual awards season, but one aspect feels familiar: Another handful of films with straight A-list stars playing queer are vying for attention and accolades. But others, like Supernova , in theaters January 29 and on demand February 16, have been embraced. The question of whether straight actors should still be playing queer, here in the second decade of the 21st century, would seem to have an obvious answer. Ideally, no!
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris has weighed in on the ongoing backlash to heterosexual actors playing gay roles. The year-old, Emmy-winning actor maintains the best actor for the role should get the job. I would definitely want to hire the best actor. Davies has vocally criticized other films and series—including those made by queer producers, directors and writers—for casting heterosexual actors as LGBTQ people.
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Several years ago, over coffee with a friend, Hollywood writer and director Mike Mosallam grew frustrated that he couldn't name a film about gay Muslims. So he wrote one. The film takes place against gay-friendly West Hollywood during the holy month of Ramadan, a time of year when Muslims cannot eat, drink or have sex from dawn to sunset.
This was the role for which he would earn the first of two Academy Award nominations. He found serious work even more difficult to procure, predominantly because filmmakers saw him as an embarrassing relic of the s. Your Cat Is Dead. After parking his car in the carport below his West Hollywood apartment, the year-old actor was stabbed in the heart by a mugger who quickly fled the scene.