4 posts categorized "J. EDGAR"

Jan 24 2012
Herein Lie The Snubs Comments (3)

PreviewScreenSnapz002"Shit! He got robbed."

I was knee-deep in Madonna recapping this morning when the Oscar nominations were announced—some real surprises in there, including only two nominees for song (suck it, Elton John), a full five nominees for animated feature (but no Gnomeo & Juliet, so...maybe David Furnish & Elton John can 69-suck it!), no recognition for Bill Cunningham New York, no Leo DiCaprio (yet STILL no space for Michael Fassbender) and quite a few more.

Here is what I heard from the ultimate Oscars expert, Nathaniel from The Film Experience Blog:

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Sep 21 2011
G(ay)-Men Comments (5)

The official trailer for Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic J. Edgar—written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black—is out, unlike its subject...

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Sep 15 2011
Once I Had A Top-Secret Love Comments (2)

J. Edgar Hoover would be busting a nut in his grave if he knew luscious Armie Hammer was playing his real-life lover (let's face it) Clyde Tolson in J. Edgar. In Details (October 2011), Hammer says of the Clint Eastwood-directed/Dustin Lance Black-penned flick:

"It wasnt the gay aspect I had a hard time with. When I first read the script, it didn't make sense why Clyde would stay around—because 99 percent of the time he's just taking abuse. But then it was explained to me. When you get that little glimmer of hope—like Tolson did—that simple kiss on the forehead, it all seems worth it and you stay."

Kind of like how I'll continue holding out hope Hammer is gay and loves men twice his age even though he's married to a woman and waxes nostalgic in the magazine about his 10-day-long bachelor party.

Great, hi-res pix to follow...

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Don't Make A Federal Case Out Of It Comments (3)

Next Issue 19.12 - Sep 16
Dustin Lance Black tells Next that he doesn't believe his J. Edgar Hoover biopic J. Edgar was degayed by Clint Eastwood:

"Clint and the studio never cut or changed a word, they never had a note about it. Clint said some things that were so incredibly moving that he understood the struggle young gays go through today. If anything, Clint made it even more human and universal."

Even more interesting is his response when asked who he'd like to attend the upcoming staged reading of his Proposition 8 play 8:

"Who would I love to have in the audience?" he muses. "If anyone could be there and really listen, I would give my left arm to have President Obama sitting front and center. To see what it is we’re fighting for, and why it’s important something be done about itnow. And Marcus Bachmann. It’s time he see that it’s okay to be gay. I mean that for the kids he’s supposedly helping and for himself. President Obama and Bachmann in the front row. What more do I need?"

One more shot of the increasingly muscly Black after the jump...

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