I do all my boners in loinclothes. They do. Is that surprising to hear? My aunt would show up with her husband and my uncle would show up with his husband. So, when I was a kid, he was the one I looked up to. I thought he was really badass: fit and awesome and cool, and obviously not because he was gay.
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The show's Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning run, of course, regularly made headlines for its love scenes , many of which involved characters of the same sex. Just liberating. As for the man-on-man love scenes, he noted, "You just have to embrace it They're incredible scenes. It's obviously a cultural reference and a metaphor," he said. He went on to note, "What [creator] Alan [Ball] did was beautiful and it was groundbreaking because, for myself, since I was a toddler, I've had someone very close to me that I admire who was gay, which made that lifestyle as normal as any other lifestyle. The year-old heartthrob, of course, has been take risks and occasionally gender-bend on the red carpet and elsewhere.
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Ellis died of complications of heart failure, manager Emily Gerson said. The Hollywood Reporter reported the actor's death earlier Saturday. Gerson told the publication: "He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed. The performance earned him a Satellite Award for best supporting actor and numerous ensemble awards alongside the cast of the show. Ball praised the late actor in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Both are marvellous feats of complexity in length and vision. And, most glaringly to me and something that largely went unmentioned in glowing reviews : both unmistakably do a disservice to the already minimal black queer presence on stage. Lafayette — a sassy, smoky-eyed, durag-rocking, femme black gay man — fends off white male homophobes in his Deep South diner.