Adam Polaski

Matt Bomer Nabs Two Queer-Friendly New Roles

Filed By Adam Polaski | January 28, 2012 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Glee, Larry Kramer, Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, out actors, Queerty, The Normal Heart, white collar

MattBomer.jpegWhite Collar star Matt Bomer has recently been in talks to queer up his on-screen television and film presence.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that he will play Felix Turner in the film adaptation of The Normal Heart, the classic Larry Kramer play that won the Tony last year for Best Revival. Bomer's character is a gay fashion writer who contracts HIV over the course of the story's plot.

TV Line has also reported that Bomer will likely guest star in Glee as the older brother of Blaine, the smooth Warbler who's one half of McKinley High's gay power couple.

The gay blogosphere, especially Queerty, has been following Bomer's career for the past several years, documenting his relationships, gay make-out photos that have surfaced online, and complaints that he is repeatedly straight-washed by Hollywood and mainstream publications.

Many gay bloggers have expressed frustration that Bomer has not come out openly to the public - but my question, especially in light of these queer-friendly new roles, is whether that really matters. If the actor is freely living his life, keeping his personal life quiet, but actively pursuing gay roles or gay-related roles, is it important whether he is out on the level of someone like Neil Patrick Harris?

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