10 posts categorized "ANDREW GARFIELD"
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GT: Good for him — Andrew Garfield clarified his “I am a gay man” comments, and didn't apologize.
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The Daily Beast: Why the Andrew Garfield controversy is the dumbest of 2017.
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As people continue to pile on gay ally Andrew Garfield for offhandedly saying he is all but gay, it would serve us well to consider the full context of his remarks, delivered at a talk in support of his performance in the London revival of Angels in America.
Speaking about his concern with playing a gay role, Garfield said (minus some interjections from a co-star):
But, but, but, basically as soon as I, uh, was free of these other commitments, I, I — I think we all did — we all just got incredibly immersed in um... Well, for me, one of my main concerns, which, uh, I feel every day when I do this play is, um, as far as I know, I am not a gay man. As far as I know. You know. I may [hit? have?] an awakening, you know, later in my life, which would be wonderful. I could explore that area of the garden. Um ... but, but, but right now I'm secluded to my, my area, which is wonderful as well. I adore it. Um, but a big concern was what right do I have, you know, to, to play this, this, um, this wonderful, seminal, gay part? Um, and again, what Denise [Gough] was saying I had to trust that it was, it was, it was the right thing, and Tony had asked me and I thought, Well, if you're asking me, then maybe it's okay ...
So, so, for me, it was doing honor and doing justice to know my herstory, as it were ... But, but, but the preparation had begun before, you know, with, with, with all of my friends, you know, and this was as much devoted, me doing this is as much devoted to my friends in the gay community as it is to, um, those that I don't know, to those that passed during the AIDS epidemic, um. Lots of films, lots of reading, every season of RuPaul's Drag Race, like every ... like, every Untucked episode, every little interview with, with Alaska. I have RuPaul — that was literally the only time off during rehearsal during the show, every Sunday I had eight friends over and we watched Ru. That's literally it, that's, that's my life outside of this play. [Laughs]
Um, I'm, I am a gay man right now, pretty much — just without the physical act. But that's all. [Laughs]
He goes on to stress that he took inspiration from We Were Here (2010), How to Survive a Plague (2012( and AIDS activist Peter Staley.
I don't see how this is offensive, in context.
So Andrew Garfield has come out as gay — except without the sex part.
In other words, he's Hugh Grant in Maurice.
I'm on board with it.
UPDATE: This has turned into quite a mainstream kerfuffle, one I didn't expect. To be as accurate as possible — without a recording of what he said — the quote being attributed to Garfield came after a co-star joked that he had gotten so into his role that he is now gay, to which Garfield is reported to have said:
My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday — I would have eight friends over and we would just watch [RuPaul's Drag Race]. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.
This does not seem to be any serious claim that he knows our pain and has walked in our high heels. Or flats. It's just a friendly joke. I really don't think he deserves the venom about straight white male privilege being spewed on social media. But that's my take.
Werq the World: Andrew Garfield did a bewigged, backflipping Whitney Houston lip-sync at Werq the World that might've unseated Nina Bo'Nina Brown:
SF Gate: Those male vultures in a long-term relationship must be open — they've now added a chick to the mix.
People: CNN fires Kathy Griffin. They took longer to decide than Squatty Potty.
Joe.My.God.: Comey is set to publicly testify, maybe next week, that Trump pressured him to end the probe into Russia's ties with Trump's inner circle.
The Guardian: Conservs & Libs duke it out over whether Theresa May is anti-gay or a stealth LGBTQ champion.
The Sun: Quiz-show figure Paul Sinha casually came out on the show during its May 29 episode, referencing his male ex in a light moment.
Watch Andrew Garfield, Chris Pine, Emma Stone, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga, Lucas Hedges, Naomie Harris, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Portman, Matthew McConaughey, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, Alden Ehrenreich, Joel Edgerton, Greta Gerwig, Michael Shannon, Dakota Fanning and Amy Adams sing/speak Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” for W Magazine.
The main thing I learned: I'd love to get an album of Amy Adams cover versions. She sounds good!
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