No, Michael Douglas, 'playing gay' do...

No, Michael Douglas, 'playing gay' doesn't take courage

There are 5 comments on the The Lebanon Daily News story from May 23, 2013, titled No, Michael Douglas, 'playing gay' doesn't take courage. In it, The Lebanon Daily News reports that:

This film image released by HBO shows Michael Douglas, left, as Liberace, and Matt Damon, as Scott Thorson in a scene from "Behind the Candalabra," premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO.

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#1 May 23, 2013
Not when your career is firmly established, you own your home outright and have extensive investments, Mike.
Front Line Fighter

Irwin, PA

#2 May 24, 2013
No, Michael, not courage. It just takes lack of good sense and morals.
SLIF

Hamilton, Canada

#3 May 24, 2013
Well,lets look at his history.A psychopath in Wall Street,an adulterer in Fatal Attraction,a male sexual harassment victim in a movie with Demi Moore,and a police detective who brags about sleeping with a murderess in Basic Instinct.Yeah,I would say this is something different for him.
WestCoaster

Los Angeles, CA

#4 May 24, 2013
you twits ever hear of 'acting?'

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#5 May 24, 2013
For those not yet established financially and in their careers, being labeled as "that guy who plays gays" is still a serious drag on one's prospects.

Michael is Hollywood royalty. Son of a star, and with a long career behind him. Same with Matt. Heck! One of his very first films won an Oscar. If either of them never worked in films again, they'd still be set for the rest of their lives.

Advice to young actors: Build your career, and your bank account first. The audience's fantasies about your (hetero)sexual availability sell tickets and win you endorsements. Keep it downlow until you are secure. You feel you need to do more, quietly donate to some of the organizations that are openly in the fight.

Some might hold it against you, but you can be far more helpful to our efforts from the top, rather than the bottom, of the heap.

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