Do you know who Dustin Lance Black is? If you’re dealing with screenwriting and cinema, you’ve probably heard of him: he’s the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Milk”, one of the best gay movies out there! And he recently spoke about coming out, his boyfriend Tom Daley (you know, the super hunky British diver who is openly out) and told the world he has zero patience for actors who are staying in the closet!
“At the very least say ‘no comment’, just keep your personal life personal. If you’re going to closet yourself, that sends a negative message.”
“I’ve never encountered homophobia in casting from the studios or networks. Not once, not ever.”
“Where you encounter it is with the agents and the managers, they’re the ones who have an outdated notion of the price an actor might pay if it’s discovered that they’re LGBTQ. Often they don’t want to see anything happen that might compromise their investment. I think they cripple their actors because they stunt the star’s ability to be open and honest, and an audience can feel that.”