Sean Hayes Just Came Out. And He's Fu...

Sean Hayes Just Came Out. And He's Furious You Made Him Do It

There are 69 comments on the www.queerty.com story from Mar 8, 2010, titled Sean Hayes Just Came Out. And He's Furious You Made Him Do It . In it, www.queerty.com reports that:

That Sean Hayes is gay is Hollywood's worst kept secret - circa 1998, when his character Jack debuted on Will & Grace. Played with a natural flamboyance, Hayes portrayal of the serially out-of-work mooching neighbor was either an exercise in extreme method acting, or just an extension of Hayes' true self. Or somewhere in the middle. But with an upcoming Broadway turn opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises, he's acknowledging what nobody pretended was even something worth hiding: that he's a proud, Emmy-winning gay actor. But damn you for making him say it aloud.

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Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#21 Mar 8, 2010
Texana wrote:
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While I could take issue with some of the names you listed (Raymond Burr wasn't really out during his lifetime, Richard Chamberlain didn't come out until his career was almost over, and I've never heard a word about Johnny Carson being anything but straight), I understand ... and basically agree with ... your point.
Good examples you left out are Sir Ian McKellan, Elton John, Patsy Kelly (the 1930's comedian who NEVER pretended to be anything but 100% lesbian and was still making films decades later), Chad Allen, Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Lynch ... as you said, the list goes on and on.
I put Johnny Carson in there to see if you would really read the list !

LOL

The point is that even if they were not out to the public at large, it was an inside secret that these actors and performers were gay, and it didn't hurt heir careers.

And for those I mentioned that are thankfully still here to enrich our lives with their gifts and talents, it hasn't hurt their careers either.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Schaumburg, IL

#22 Mar 8, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
So tired of gay actors still in denial for their careers. Like Jody Foster needs a few million dollars more before she finally comes out?
What these closet cases don't understand is that nobody would care if they came out because everybody already knows they're gay. They are just making themselves look stupid by pretending to be straight.
Jody Foster's out. It took her almost as long as Hayes, but she was doing some g/l positive things before she came out, so it's more or less okay in her case.

Sean Hayes coming out is like the Catholic Church apologizing for its homophobia three decades from now. Things and people'll have moved on by then.

I doubt Johnny Carson was gay. I think our moron "legal eagle" is confused yet again.
Appalled

Redwood City, CA

#23 Mar 8, 2010
"Sean Hayes Just Came Out." Yawn.
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#24 Mar 8, 2010
WOW, Sean, you're a MAN for admitting that. I bet you're DEFINITELY a TOP !

:)

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#25 Mar 8, 2010
While the pendulum of right wing influence on the media is still swinging, being "out" among other members of the industry is very different from being "out" in the general public ... especially if you work television. TV series are slaves of advertisers, which can be (and are) heavily infuenced by middle American reactionaryism.

We need far more Jackie Robinsons from our population, but to accomplish this many might have to remain in the closet while they climb to their positions of eminence.
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#26 Mar 8, 2010
snyper wrote:
While the pendulum of right wing influence on the media is still swinging, being "out" among other members of the industry is very different from being "out" in the general public ... especially if you work television. TV series are slaves of advertisers, which can be (and are) heavily infuenced by middle American reactionaryism.
We need far more Jackie Robinsons from our population, but to accomplish this many might have to remain in the closet while they climb to their positions of eminence.
This may be a bit off topic but.... The other nite there was a show on tv called "TV's 25 biggest blunders" or something like that. It covered the Leno/Letterman/O'Brien thing, Baywatch, Farrah, etc.

Naturally, they also listed Janet Jackson's [unplanned ???] "wardrobe malfuntion" in which viewers saw one of her nipples.

Now I live in the State Of New York, and for at least the past 25 years here, it has been legal for a woman to bear her breasts in public. It is also legal for a woman to breastfeed ANYWHERE.

So... why was this 1/2 second glimpse of Ms. Jackson's nipple such a huge deal ? Obviously it WAS, because the FCC levied it's biggest fine in history for "indecency".

What the heck is the BIG DEAL about seeing a woman's nipple ???

It makes o sense to me.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#27 Mar 9, 2010
Frank, here in my town it was determined that if a man can walk around shirtless, so can a woman. There is one mitigation: you can't engage in lascivious conduct, which is determined by whomever complains. Few have availed themselves of this freedom ...except for persons one wishes wouldn't.

It is helpful in comprehending this to consider that here there was for a number of years a person who's legal name was "Rodent" who ran for City Council. His official campaign statemnts in the voter's pamphlet were "Spandex is a privelege , not a right", and, "The must be a height-weight restriction on spandex".

“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#28 Mar 9, 2010
Hey, I loved Suze Orman before and admire her even more now that she has come out. It hasn't hurt her either.

Sei

Since: Nov 08

East Hampton, CT

#29 Mar 9, 2010
Texana wrote:
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While I could take issue with some of the names you listed (Raymond Burr wasn't really out during his lifetime, Richard Chamberlain didn't come out until his career was almost over, and I've never heard a word about Johnny Carson being anything but straight), I understand ... and basically agree with ... your point.
Good examples you left out are Sir Ian McKellan, Elton John, Patsy Kelly (the 1930's comedian who NEVER pretended to be anything but 100% lesbian and was still making films decades later), Chad Allen, Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Lynch ... as you said, the list goes on and on.
Sir Ian, Sir Derek Jacoby is another one who is out and his career hasn't been hurt. It is amazing just how many actors and actresses have come out of the closet and not been hurt in the least.

Stephen Fry is another. The list goes on.

Sei

Since: Nov 08

East Hampton, CT

#30 Mar 9, 2010
snyper wrote:
While the pendulum of right wing influence on the media is still swinging, being "out" among other members of the industry is very different from being "out" in the general public ... especially if you work television. TV series are slaves of advertisers, which can be (and are) heavily infuenced by middle American reactionaryism.
We need far more Jackie Robinsons from our population, but to accomplish this many might have to remain in the closet while they climb to their positions of eminence.
I'm not as sure of that as you are. Partially because of the same reason why repealing DADT makes sense now. The days of 'Will it play in Peoria" are almost gone and today it is more 'can we get a bunch of teens and young adults to pony up the money to buy our schlock'. Most people under the age of thirty-five don't care if an actor is gay or lesbian in the same way they don't care if their fellow soldiers are.

“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#31 Mar 9, 2010
Sei wrote:
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I'm not as sure of that as you are. Partially because of the same reason why repealing DADT makes sense now. The days of 'Will it play in Peoria" are almost gone and today it is more 'can we get a bunch of teens and young adults to pony up the money to buy our schlock'. Most people under the age of thirty-five don't care if an actor is gay or lesbian in the same way they don't care if their fellow soldiers are.
If my "twenty-something" kids and their friends are any clue, this is absolutely true. It is a none issue to them. My oldest daughters best friend is in a long term lesbian relationship. They are treated no diffeerently than any other friends.(Funny thing though--these girls are not out to their Catholic families--funny but sad.)
Fliint

Flint, MI

#32 Mar 9, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
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I wouldn't watch the show because I think they portrayed gay people offensively and unrealistically. Do gay people on tv EVER meet a guy or girl and have gay sex ? Str8 people seem to meet str8 people on tv all the time, and its obvious, or the character even says, that they had str8 sex with someone.
OH ! But we mustn't "offend" the audience by portraying gay people realistically !
Gay people are cute, funny, artistic, but they NEVER have gay sex !
My point (and I know I talked all around it) was that I never remember Sean denying being gay. Early on in the show, the tv reviews said Eric was straight and Sean was openly gay. I don't remember anything about him not being anything but gay. And I saw all kiinds of gay stereotypes on that show, the flighty, the serious, the shy, the coming out, effeminate, the leathers, the parenting couple..... I wouldn't say that they only showed the typical because there was a wide range they portrayed. I could take every character and say I know someone just like that.

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

Since: Nov 07

town near Jax, Fl

#33 Mar 9, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
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There are a LOT of oenly gay actors and being open about their sexuality hasn't hurt their careers. The same goes for musicians and singers.
Daniel Pintauro
Daniel Butler (Bulldog on Frasier)
David Hyde Pierce (Niles on Frasier)
Rob Halford (singer & front man for Judas Priest
Chuck Panozzo (Musician, singer & founder of STYX)
The list is long........
Thanks for nothing Sean when you could have been helping.....
Johnny Carson?????

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#34 Mar 9, 2010
Sei wrote:
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I'm not as sure of that as you are. Partially because of the same reason why repealing DADT makes sense now. The days of 'Will it play in Peoria" are almost gone and today it is more 'can we get a bunch of teens and young adults to pony up the money to buy our schlock'. Most people under the age of thirty-five don't care if an actor is gay or lesbian in the same way they don't care if their fellow soldiers are.
So why did QaF end when they still had 3 more years of script in the can?

TV is very different from Film.
Sheldon

Arlington, VA

#35 Mar 9, 2010
Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde and Nathan Lane...now Sean Hayes? My world is shattered. I'd have never guessed.

Sei

Since: Nov 08

East Hampton, CT

#36 Mar 9, 2010
snyper wrote:
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So why did QaF end when they still had 3 more years of script in the can?
TV is very different from Film.
I'm going to say low ratings.

Thing is, I watched QaF- in England, and I preferred the English version over the American version. So, I never really watched the American version.

Additionally, QaF came to a close in 2005. Five years later, the world is a bit different. There has been a dramatic shift in how the population sees gays and lesbians. I know it does not seem like it, but today, it is a lot easier to be openly gay or lesbian in television than it was even five years ago.

Sei

Since: Nov 08

East Hampton, CT

#37 Mar 9, 2010
Gay Mom wrote:
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If my "twenty-something" kids and their friends are any clue, this is absolutely true. It is a none issue to them. My oldest daughters best friend is in a long term lesbian relationship. They are treated no diffeerently than any other friends.(Funny thing though--these girls are not out to their Catholic families--funny but sad.)
I certainly understand about telling Catholic families. Even here in Vermont, it is a touchy subject for the Catholics in the state.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#38 Mar 9, 2010
Sei wrote:
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I'm going to say low ratings.
Thing is, I watched QaF- in England, and I preferred the English version over the American version. So, I never really watched the American version.
Additionally, QaF came to a close in 2005. Five years later, the world is a bit different. There has been a dramatic shift in how the population sees gays and lesbians. I know it does not seem like it, but today, it is a lot easier to be openly gay or lesbian in television than it was even five years ago.
To this day I still miss QAF and Six Feet Under. Have them both on dvd box sets. Has it already been 5 yrs? Wow.

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