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More disappointing language from Garrett Clayton, star of King Cobra, on his decision not to comment on his sexual orientation.
In a Q&A with Chris Azzopardi of PrideSource, Clayton—and I chalk some of this up to his youth—equates gayness with the stuff we do in our bedrooms:
I mean, they probably would feel a lot differently if people were calling them and saying, “So tell me: What you do in your bedroom every day?” This is my job. And I'm happy to promote my work. And I'm happy to stand up for things I believe in. If people can't see the positivity in that, then I think that's up to them. You can have Mother Teresa giving food out and somebody will find something negative to say.
I continue to argue: We know Robert De Niro likes chicks—what's so special about gay actors that their sexual orientations should be sacrosanct? Only homophobia benefits from that particular veil.
Read the rest of his articulate but, IMO, flawed arguments on the topic at the link.
Clayton also expresses sympathy for sex workers, talks about his crash diet for his nudity-charged role in the movie and speaks at length about his comfort with being undressed in front of the camera vs. at home.