Tag: Neil Patrick Harris

Glee Creator Calls for Newsweek Boycott: Gay Actors Can’t Pass in Straight Roles

Before the world knew that Neil Patrick Harris was gay, we graciously accepted his heterosexual role as Doogie Hauser and his brilliantly hyper-masculine performance in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. However, according to a recent Newsweek article, gays just can’t play the role of straight people and pull it off.

The Newsweek article, written by a gay man, Ramin Setoodeh, claims:

“…the truth is, openly gay actors still have reason to be scared. While it’s OK for straight actors to play gay (as Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger did in Brokeback Mountain), it’s rare for someone to pull off the trick in reverse.”


May 12, 2010 5

Prop 8 – The Musical

In spite of everything, we still have our sense of humor intact. I’m so proud to be gay right now…


December 4, 2008 0