The end of the 'glass closet'? Why Zachary Quinto coming out matters to Hollywood

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Reading Zachary Quinto’s interview with New York magazine in which he says the words “as a gay man,” twice, I was reminded about the cover story Out […] Read the full post.


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  • mewofford

    Neil Patrick Harris came out of the closet quite a while back and yet he plays a determined, sleazy ladies man quite well on TV every Monday night. Quinto will probably have no problem portraying a straight man in love with a straight woman in the next Trek movie or any other project. It’s called acting.

  • tomm

    The days of mass audiences flocking to see Harrison Ford or other man’s men are fading. Older moviegoers may be turned off, but younger fans do not run to see a n ‘A list leading man’, they go for special effects, stories, or franchises.

    And even then, some A listers are very ‘metrosexual’ like Depp, Downey, and Reynolds.

    • Who’s Gay? Who Cares?

      Haha Johnny Depp metrosexual? He always looks like a hobo who needs a shower. And Robert Downey Jr looks like he always smells like cigarettes lol. Seriously though, I agree with your point the era of the Hollywood A List Leading Man was over a long time ago.

      • MikeyM

        Yeah. This is probably true.

  • John

    There’s obviously still a price to pay for being gay. Look at the list of out celebrities in the article. How many of those are actual super stars, true A list celebrities? Ellen and Elton John.

  • Bibi

    I really don’t care about people’s personal lives. As a retiree I can tell you that older people are not all bigots. Many of us actually fought for rights for all.

  • MiaS

    I can’t wait for the day that this will be as exciting as announcing left handedness.
    Hopefully, the day will come when “who you are attracted to” will no longer be news and everyone will be treated nicely and equally.

  • Zinia

    WTF!!! Since when LADY GAGA become a lesbian!!! Plz don’t spread wrong information!!!

    • asher

      She has said she is bi ever since “Just Dance” was released. Where have you been?

      • Lisa London

        Being bi is not quite the same as being gay – where have YOU been?

      • MikeyM

        It’s pretty similar except you like the same sex and the opposite sex.
        Two should always be better than one.

  • Satan

    I’ll be glad when society is over the whole gay thing. Seriously, time to grow up, humans. Why does it even matter if an actor is gay? We’re paying them to perform a service: acting. If they’re good, they’re good, if they’re not, they’re not. Their personal lives are irrelevant to me. SO don’t care. Dance for me, monkeys! But after that, do whatever you want on your own time.

  • JW

    Sooooo………….. Anybody read “The Crucible”, lately?

  • Saline

    Girly men posters little Dave and Crawford just got a whole lot happier.

  • Sergiu

    I don’t care and I’m telling you that I don´t care. Maybe so you will stop posting stories about minorities rights.

    Ok I get it they are equal, now can we move on please?

  • Ian

    Many folks are saying “no one cares anymore” yet how many male professional athletes are “out”. It may not be an event in Hollywood anymore, but it is still very much an issue.

  • Shannon

    It doesn’t matter. Straight people don’t have to come out, why do gay actors/musicians? It’s the individual’s business, and whether or not they are open to the entire world shouldn’t frickin’ matter. If you want equality, STOP BRINGING IT UP EVERYWHERE!

    • MikeyM

      Straight people are accepted. Often times, Gay people are not. That’s why they come out and admit that they have been lying to themselves and us.

  • Glenn/NYC

    Read this as a follow-up to the news item. This was written by Zachary himself and is quote eloquent:

    http://www.zacharyquinto.com/news/2011/10/post.html

    • Kathy

      Wow…his words, and those of his fans, made me cry.

  • Chris

    I had no idea Jodie Foster was gay. This whole time

  • Dicazi

    Straight men have played gay for years. And I suspect gay men have played straight for even longer with no one knowing. My reaction is So What?

    Although, it gives another layer to K/S.

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