De Rossi and Harris do that on TV, but they also inhabit broad caricatures, not realistic characters like the ones in Up in the Air or even The Proposal. In Spring Awakening, he showed us that he’s a knockout singer and a heartthrob.
If an actor of the stature of George Clooney came out of the closet tomorrow, would we still accept him as a heterosexual leading man?
Recently married Rosie O’Donnell has moved on from her 2009 divorce – and so has her ex-wife Kelli Carpenter.
The fear was, if people knew your sexual orientation, you could never work again.
Thankfully, this seems ridiculous in the era of Portia de Rossi and Neil Patrick Harris.
“The fact is,” he said, “that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the? In half his scenes he scowls—is that a substitute for being straight?