El Gamal calls the casting “subversive” especially given the material at hand. Think about how crazy people are about CB (even despite the Claire portrayal) and Sam. They are not only blind but also horrified to see him as a gay man.
Queer actors are typically pigeonholed into playing roles that align with their gender and sexuality, but here, openly gay men play everything from heterosexual love interests to escape artists and ISIL villains. [quote]“It’s exciting to see that [Wentworth] coming out has not had any effect on how much people love the show,” El Gamal told Huff Post. It's so sad.[quote]They are not only blind but also horrified to see him as a gay man. You can hide your true self and try to please everyone, which ends up pissing off the people you care about or you can self-advocate and be the change you want to see in the world, which ends up pissing off the people you don't care about.[quote]The beard got a little out of control with liking a really ugly IG story on her BFF Paydin IG account.
If you don't care,you can continue to enjoy his acting etc',but let's try not to diminish the fact that it's something that effects some of the people here on a greater level. Yes, being gay has its issues for sure and R20, is right in saying we are defined by our sexuality.
It is sad really, we live in a society that defines all of us by whom we sleep with and I don't mean straight friends male or female.
I have "super close" male and female friends who are gay.
We've travelled together,shared beds,shared homes,we've never had sex,because they're gay and I am straight.
My cousin private messaged me and was like "I went to RCS with Heughan,remember? " Couldn't he find someone in Scotland " well he has and does have very close female friends in Glasgow I've seen him with them .