Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Last night was the hand-job-iest of all award shows, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in which actors laud other actors for being ACTORS. I seriously feel embarrassed every year, as the camera pans to celebrities in the crowd, who tell some anecdote about their experience with the craft and they end each mini-monologue with, “My name is BLAH BLAH BLAH, and I am an ACTOR.” Clearly, I am not so embarrassed for them that I turn the show OFF, of course. Besides, I like to look at the clothes! This year, the actresses walking the red carpet for the SAG Awards did a whole lot right — there was lots of red, some blue, a whole lot of black, and a whole mess of nude. There weren’t many glaring eyesores, but many played it safe. Keep clicking to see the good, the bad, the meh, and one expected WTF.
“I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago. … I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay! Apparently the pre-requisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption ‘I am gay’. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn’t even know me!”
“My mother would freak out about me dating women. If I called her and said I’d been out on a date, she’d start panicking and saying, ‘What if they found out? What if they found out who you are?’ So I’d say, ‘Mom, relax, I’m not dating Ellen DeGeneres, for God’s sake.’ It was really funny because when I finally called her and said, ‘Mom, guess who I’m dating? Ellen DeGeneres,’ it was that worst case scenario moment for her. I guess it was for me, also, because I had been kind of creeping out of the closet, but I’d never come out in the media and confirmed that I was, in fact, gay. I just lived my life openly and whoever knew, knew. But I’ve since realized that that’s even more damaging, because if people assume that you’re gay but you don’t publicly admit to it, it seems like there really is something to be ashamed of.”