Gays Have to Play It Straight in Hollywood
Sir Ian McKellen has said openly gay US actors are prevented from having successful Hollywood careers.
“It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality,” the gay British actor said.
“And even more difficult for a woman if she’s lesbian. It’s very distressing to me that that should be the case.”
The Lord of the Rings star added: “The film industry is very old fashioned in California.”
He was speaking at the Berlin Film Festival, where he received a lifetime achievement award. | story
Truthdig says: This is exactly what Truthdig’s Larry Gross was getting at in “Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality.”