Alex Blaze

"Are there gay people in Indiana?"

Filed By Alex Blaze | November 23, 2010 1:30 PM | comments

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I'm not a Jim Carrey fan, but this is a decent interview. The part worth watching is at 4:45.

Seriously, maybe the reason everyone thinks gay-taint will destroy an actor's career is that everyone in show business thinks it will. They worry about this stuff more than audiences do.


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Letterman's sputtering is truly pathetic. What, does he have... the Johnny Carson memorial midwestern pole up his ass?

So, in your sweeping insult of Dave, which he may have deserved, you paint with the broad brush? And insinuate that all midwesterners have a pole up their asses?

Tacky. Where, pray tell, do you reside? And who taught you to be so general?

It's a comedy bit, folks. Move. On.

*fans Rick before he overheats*

I didn't say ALL people from the midwest had a stick up their ass... I said Johnny Carson (and Dave) are two midwesterners who have/had a stick up their ass with anything they're even vaguely uncomfortable with... especially gay sexuality.

Jim Carey is a good guy here, but Ace Ventura had one of the most offensively transphobic bits in any film, and no, because it was a comedy doesn't mean it's not transphobic.

What was up with Letterman continuously saying "homosexual" instead of just "gay?" He sounded like a 90 year old man.

Right? It's weird to hear the word "homosexual" thrown around now, especially on regular television.

I think Jim Carrey's career as a 'leading man' is more impacted by movies like "The Mask" and "Ace Ventura" than by playing a 'homosexual.'

I've always liked Jim Carrey, the interlude with Jenny McCarthy notwithstanding. I know his films, especially the earlier ones, creep/freak people out, but he's good at what he does - and he was probably the best thing about The Truman Show, which required a super-fine balance between schlock and knowingness.

Plus, I actually think he's kinda hot and smart [fans herself]. Well, smart is hot in my book.

Yes, Virginia, there *are* gay ppl in Indiana.

(raises hand)

Seriously, maybe the reason everyone thinks gay-taint will destroy an actor's career is that everyone in show business thinks it will. They worry about this stuff more than audiences do.

There are notable exceptions. Phillip Seymour Hoffman played Truman Capote and carried home an Oscar -- and Matt Damon played The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the story was apparently so compelling that people hardly noticed that his character was romantically stalking another man ... or does it just go without saying that everyone, female and male, lusts after Jude Law?

P.S. In response to the question, "Are there any gay people in Indiana?" I am tempted to counter, "Yes, but are there any out gay people in Indiana outside of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, or Evansville?"

The cultural difference between urban Indiana and rural Indiana can be measured in decades if not centuries. It's a shame, really.