At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, actor Ben Whishaw said that he hopes to see more gay actors playing heterosexual roles, anyone can play any role equally. This is what it should be. For a long time, most people have been stubbornly thinking that gays should play gay roles, but looking back at the history of movies or TV shows, people will find that this opinion is very narrow. A number of gay actors played heterosexual characters, and their performances are not inferior to others.
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Now the ever-eager pugilist is stirring controversy by arguing in interviews that, from now on, only gay actors should be allowed in gay roles. I want the likes of Colin Firth to be ashamed of their actions. I think the question is still alive. The question of which actors should be allowed to play which roles has become increasingly contentious, especially in regard to portrayals of historically marginalized groups.
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So when a film comes along that manages to really nail the queer experience, well, suffice it to say, we as a community hold on tight to our favorites. Here are 30 of the most beloved LGBTQ movies of all time, ranging from subtle and quiet to political and groundbreaking. Over the course of their time together, what starts as an antagonistic mutual fascination transforms into a love affair for the ages. Watch Now. Nearly 20 years before that, though, she directed Saving Face , a defining entry in the lesbian film canon.
It isn't always easy to tell whether a man is gay or straight, nor is it always obvious whether or not he is in a romantic relationship. In this scenario, a woman is introduced to three men. One's gay and in a relationship, one is straight and in a relationship, and one is straight and single.