Monday, January 14, 2013

Jodie's Choice


Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at Jodie Foster's wonderfully personal speech at last night's Golden Globes -- and the reaction to it.

Here's an excerpt:

"This morning, quite a few pieces have been published lauding her for speaking somewhat openly about her sexuality but wondering aloud why it took her so long to get to the point where she felt willing to talk about it, given that so many others opened the closet door before her. I guess the implication is that it isn’t as fearless a statement to make as it would’ve been, say, a decade or more ago. The people making this argument seem to be saying that it was Jodie Foster’s responsibility as a gay woman to be up-front about who she was and is as an example to others — that she owes the gay community, including the many who are struggling with their identities and those who are fighting injustice out in the open, a debt and should be willing to 'take a side.'

The thing is, that’s bullshit."


Read the Rest Here

5 comments:

Amy said...

Cheers!

Suzy said...

amen, brother. amen.

ZIRGAR said...

In a word, amen.

John Hinkley Jr. said...

This is bullshit!!

Anonymous said...

personnaly, i like andrew sullivan's take on it:

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/jodie-foster-steps-out-of-the-glass-closet.html