Some people are apparently mad at Jodie Foster for coming out at the Golden Globes without using the words "I'm gay" or "I'm a lesbian."
For the record, Jodie has never been very deep in the closet. I bumped into her at any number of GLAD dances when we were at Yale. She just doesn't open up her private life to the press. At all. That's what she needs in order to be able to open up her soul to the camera. We're talking about the girl who played an underage prostitute in TAXI DRIVER, and who then had a crazy fan shoot the President in order to get her attention.
But she really did come out. Even though it was obviously very upsetting and scary for her.
So let's cut her a little slack, okay? These days, it's probably scarier to admit you're 50.
I was more surprised she hadn't publicly admitted it.
I thought it was public knowledge. /shrug
I never understood the hoopla about the speech. I thought it was common knowledge she was a lesbian, and she had a point that she came out to the people that mattered (those she actually knows) years ago, so what exactly is the big deal?
Personally, I thought the most touching and interesting part of her speech was when she spoke of her mother.
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