will there ever be a time when a gay actor will play a gay character on network television or mainstream film?
so i did research into luke and noah and both actors are straight. this bothers me. for all the gay actors in this world, will they ever, ever cast a gay actor to play a gay character? there are SO FEW gay characters on television - what harm will it do? am i alone in this frustration? hollywood is homophobic - this is true, and there are so few openly gay actors because of it.
ah yes, nathan lane - LOL!!!!!!! just one? is that all you can offer? he's more broadway and not an a-list movie star. nice try though. seriously! much props.
karin - you're right. america would have to learn and read aobut the openly gay actors life and that is too much for them to take.
it just appears there is no reach fro openly gay actors - there is no interst taken in them. why ONLY straight actors? it boggles my mind. there are so few gay characters in mainstream and yet they are played by straight actors - there will never be a gay role model fro young gay people. the media just will not allow it.
sean hayes is not openly gay.
matthew rush - is a porn star. LOL!, i guess it's to be expected that he'd be listed in since being gay is all aobut sex, right?
but karin - who are those people? i mean, are they like as popular as brad pitt or other mainstream actors? no. they are not.
LOL! pd - why not? why can't or SHOULDN'T a gay actor play a gay character? type casting....okay so a black dude should be played a white dude - or...oops...race isn't the same since people are born black and people are not born gay. and also you can't see gay - LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
james - mainstream - not cable.
- Karin-chanLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Ever heard of Nathan Lane???? Watch the Birdcage. Hell, it's not hollywood, it's America. Don't know why this country is so homophobic when everyone else isn't. I agree! More gay guys on TV! The world shall be a better place! That is a concern (rolemodle thing) but what people should do is not look to an acotr for a role model, but, rather, look to someone that is in their position. I mean, going for famous gay people you've got people like George Michael, Boy George, etc. They still have plenty out there. But they should look for someone they can get to know personally to have as a role model, I think. But if they can't find one, they should give George Michael a chance! Cause you gotta have faith, faith, faith...
List of gay actors: Woooh!
Tim Campbell (actor)
Guillermo Díaz (actor)
William Hutt (actor)
George Rose (actor)
Craig Russell (actor)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
Mark Kenneth Woods
Just from the U.S.
Chad Allen (actor)
Frank A. Barnhart
Jim J. Bullock
Chris Crocker (Internet celebrity)
Richard Deacon (actor)
Guillermo Díaz (actor)
Casey Donovan (porn star)
David Drake (actor)
Jade Esteban Estrada
John Glover (actor)
David Marshall Grant
Neil Patrick Harris
Sam Harris (singer)
John Benjamin Hickey
T. R. Knight
Michael Buckley (Internet celebrity)
John Cameron Mitchell
David Oliver (actor)
Miss Coco Peru
David Hyde Pierce
Charles Nelson Reilly
John Waters (filmmaker)
B. D. Wong
And well, no, but there are very few actors who are that popular and the gay actors population is a small percentage of all the actors and a VERY small percentage of famous actors. It's not a problem of homosexuality, rather that they're a minority.Source(s): So long.... 0_0 Welcome, dear :)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
what difference does it make if they play gay roles as long as they get roles. if a gay can play straight and a straight can play gay and all are comfortable with it isnt that more of a huge step forward than if all gay characters were played by gay actors and vice versa. ?
Think about that.
type casting is bad enough when it happens by accident. Do you really want to restrict actors by saying who should play what based on gender preference?
- 1 decade ago
Queer As Folk. Some of the actors are actually gay.
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- smashmouth3Lv 41 decade ago
That fellow from Will and Grace that played their friend was gay. Sean Hayes I think was his name.
- Cherokee CLv 61 decade ago
Yes the time will come,if it hasn't already..............