Wentworth Miller officially “came out” last week, in a letter declining an invitation to attend a Russian film festival:
“As a gay man, I must decline,” Miller wrote in his letter. “I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.”
But it was no surprise to anyone who’s been a fan of him and his career. The only reason I bring it up is that I am wholly amused by the women who get online and post things like “what a waste!” or “we lost another one…” whenever a handsome celebrity comes out as gay. As if that’s the reason he and she will never end up together — like Anderson Cooper’s gayness is why they’ll never marry a Vanderbilt. The only way that reaction is even remotely rational is if you’re talking about someone you actually know that you either used to date, or (believed you) had a chance to date.
Wentworth Miller will always be one of my favorites. He’s a great actor and maybe an even better writer and producer. He stood up for what he believed in; rather than just not go, he chose to make a statement. And I love that unlike other multiracial celebs, he proudly acknowledges his black ancestry — ahem, Vin Diesel.
Little Vin Diesel #TheAfroNeverLies
Plus, he is beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that I am currently re-watching the entire Prison Break series just to bask in his beautiful-ness.
You were never gonna have him anyway. So please, let the man live.
HEY, ARE YOU EITHER A WOMAN OR A MAN? ARE YOU EITHER STRAIGHT OR GAY? DO YOU LIKE FUN AND HATE SHOWS THAT SUCK?
YES? Then I’ve got the perfect show for you!
I will be a part of a really awesome show taking place in the DC Improv Lounge July 9th and 10th. One of my ABSOLUTE BEST comedy friends and Last Comic Standing roommate, Erin Foley (Comedy Central Presents Half Hour Special, Last Comic Standing, Almost Famous), and her friend Jason Dudey (LOGO) are bringing their nationally touring show “COME OUT LAUGHING: Some Gay, Some Straight, All Hilarious” to the Baltimore and DC areas.
Here’s a short press release about the show:
‘COME OUT LAUGHING’ COMES TO BALTIMORE AND DC
Stand Up Comedy Show Uses Humor To Build Bridges Between Gay And Straight
06.28.2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Next week, local DC-area comedy clubs will play host to ‘Come Out Laughing,’ a show featuring both gay and straight comics playing at Magooby’s in Baltimore, MD on July 8, and in Washington, DC on July 9 and 10 at the DC Improv Lounge.
“Bringing everyone together to laugh with no other agenda. Isn’t that what we all need right now?” asks Jason Dudey, who co-created ‘Come Out Laughing’ in 2008 along with fellow comedian Erin Foley. Now a regular monthly show at the world famous Laugh Factory Comedy Club in Long Beach, California, ‘Come Out Laughing’ features some of the hottest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight comics in the country, with countless appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central and HBO.
The show’s rave reviews have fueled a nationwide tour, with sold-out stops at local clubs and theaters across the country. Performing alongside Jason and Erin as part of the Washington DC show is popular local comedian, Erin Jackson, well known for her appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Last Comic Standing. Says Jackson, “I’m really looking forward to this event, though I recognize how hard it can be as the one ‘different’ person on a show like this… I just hope Jason isn’t too self conscious about not being named Erin.” In Baltimore, Foley and Dudey are joined by Zach Toczynski, a gay comic based in DC who hosts a monthly showcase at Titan Bar.
“I love the concept of this show,” says Foley. “I’d like to think we’ve gotten beyond the idea of gay and straight as opposite things. We’re all just living our lives. And life can be hilarious, no matter who you are.”
I never thought I’d say this… but I think I may be breaking up with Samwell — or at least taking a second gay YouTube dance music boyfriend. Thanks to Leon over at ListenToLeon.net, I’ve found the new amor de mi vida: Mr. Jonny McGovern. Not sure if it’s better than “What, What” — or is it worse? Either way, I dare you to find a YouTube video gayer than this one. Of the 4 people I’ve sent it to so far, none has gotten beyond :57 seconds of this video. Or at least that’s all they’ve been willing to admit… ;)
WARNING: This video is NSFW. It’s also NSFPeople with no sense of humor.