"What is everybody talking about? Didn't I just hear Jodie Foster fake a coming out speech? I've never heard the word PRIVACY said so loudly."
"The Hollywood hypocrisy is complete: Jodie Foster accepts her Lifetime Achievement award at The GG's and then demands PUBLIC PRIVACY..."
"Jodie Foster was drunk."
"Jodie Foster says "I want all of the good stuff and none of the bad stuff!" What is she? A three year-old lesbian?"
"Jodie Foster speech: doesn't really come out, brags about being 50, kills off her mother, celebrated by the LBGT community for coming out..."
Odd that he felt the need to pontificate given that no one gives a shit about him.
I do, R1
He's right. Never mind anything else. Foster is a gay-shaming coward and an arrogant bitch. Acting like being gay is "private" is disgusting.
Right, but how far does it go?
With guys do they have to say which one's the top, the bottom?
BEE is right. I'm so sick of millionaire celebrities demanding privacy. They want fame on their terms only.
There's something of a difference between talking about your private life and accepting the label. I don't think a public figure who chooses to come out is required to accept the label, but making a big deal about not accepting the label is insulting to those who have chosen to take risks and accept the label.
BEE has devolved into an embarrassing loser, but he's absolutely right about this.
Look who's fucking talking. BEE wasn't out from the start, either.
[quote]He's right. Never mind anything else. Foster is a gay-shaming coward and an arrogant bitch. Acting like being gay is "private" is disgusting.
You're a fucking FOOL.
BEE is such a fame-whore, always trying to controversial just to get himself heard.
Yes Ellis' coming out was long and torturous, but you can fault the messenger while still agreeing with the message.
Agree with the above posters. Whatever one thinks of Ellis, he's right on the mark here.
Foster is a pathetic excuse for a lesbian. I knew she certainly didn't give a shit about the gay community after Silence of the Lesbian, er, Lambs.
Stars frequently ask for (and receive) rewrites of scripts. There were at least 15 rewrites of Top Gun initiated by TC and double that for Beverly Hills Cop at the demand of Murphy.
Foster certainly had the power to ask for the homophobic elements of the script to be excised, especially as they weren't in the original novel. She had just won the Oscar and was one of the most powerful female stars of that era.
Of course, after she began defending Mel Gibson, it was clear to everyone that she's a deluded cunt.
Hey, junkie addict attention score Ellis.
You are SOOO last century.
go back under your crack rock, you has-been.
Is it possible to criticize a woman without calling her a "bitch " or a "cunt?"
BEE is a cunt. Jodie Foster isn't. Although she is friends with Mel Gibson which is bizarre.
What was so homophobic about SOTL? Were any of you paying attention when Dr. Lecter said (in response to Starling mentioning that transsexuals are passive and don't normally commit murder), "Buffalo Bill isn't a real transsexual, he only thinks he is. He's tried to be a lot of things, I imagine."
The judgemental, holier than thou faggots are out in force today!
Foster is not a frau-lez who must proclaim every crush or lover to the world. She is a thoughtful gay woman who is more sensitive than that.
Frau-lezzies = Rosie O'Donnel, that Robin + other who were first to marry, Jillian Michaels, etc.
Non-fraus = Jodie Foster, Jackie Warner, Paula Poundstone, Robin Roberts, Ronni Chasen (RIP),
Pink-- in other words, the cooler gay chicks.
R19, your thought patterns scare me.
"Acting like being gay is "private" is disgusting"
Well, smell you...
Are you shitting me?
"The judgemental, holier than thou faggots are out in force today!"
No, Brett, you has-been. This is OUR territory. Go get a blog, you haggard old junkie.
Doesn't BEE make AIDS jokes?
Now he is hoping to make money from Lyndsay Lohan.
He is obviously jealous of Foster.
BEE is a fetid piece of shit, and a hack writer.
I wish he would slither away.
Her "date" to the GG was Mel Gibson. She is about as sad and self-loathing a dyke as exists on this planet. And she is an old woman so she doesn't need to quit acting in H'wood. Nobody will even notice.
I won't forgive her for putting Mel Gibson front and center when he is being justifiably shunned.
Yes, BEE is a foul piece of shit, but I still agree with what he said.
There's an article on Gawker about this as well:
The Sheer Gall of Celebrities Demanding Privacy
Of course gawker is going to criticize - their whole point and profit is to invade privacy
r25, no he was not her date. Her kids were. She didn't walk the red carpet with anyone.
It's Jodie Foster's friendship with Mel Gibson that offends me the most, regardless of how exactly she "came out." A friendship with a violent, convicted-woman-beating, religious-fanatic Nazi, deadbeat dad like Mel Gibson (who I'm delighted is aging faster than a carton of milk) is what makes Jodie Foster truly disgusting. Like it or not, Jodie Foster never morally owed you starfucker, sniveling, whiny little queens an exact, detailed tour of her sex life anyway (no matter how entitled most DLers come across). It's her friendship with Mel that makes her disgusting, whether she was gay or straight anyway.
Off-topic: what's so odd about Mel Gibson is that he drives the most expensive sports cars but wears such cheap, tattered clothing.
Maybe Jodie is a member of his Church of the Holy Family? Maybe she's become a Catholic? That would explain her friendship with him and her more conservative family sensibilities.
Catholic bashing begins in 3..2...1..
Whatever happened to his soul-searching about posting negative comments about gay celebs on Twitter?
I think his soul-searching was limited to posting negative comments about women.
Chicka, chicka, chickabee. / T'ee an me an t'ee an me. / Ressa, ressa, ressa me, / Chicka, chicka, chickabee
She sure didn't mind discussing her kids - that's not private?
Mehh, who cares. It only REALLY matters when attractive, young male actors come out.
Lesbians or fat, unattractive men = Yawn.
What exactly do you know about her kids r37? Come on, what big thing has she talked about them that's not generic that people like Ellen would ask?
Had to Google the fool, had no idea who he is but apparently
When asked an interview in 2002 whether or not he was gay, Ellis explained that he does not identify himself as gay or straight. He explained that he is comfortable to be thought of as gay, bisexual, or heterosexual and that he enjoys playing with his persona, identifying variously as gay, straight, and bi to different people over the years
Still don't give a shit about him.
Ellis gave AIDS to one of his boyfriends and the guy commited suicide out of depression.
You sure he didn't kill himself simply because was Ellis fucktoy?
Jodie Foster is best friends with Mel Gibson. She's vile and has my permission to keep her entire life- personal and professional- private. FOREVER.
"Ellis explained that he does not identify himself as gay or straight. "
No. He identifies as "desperate attention-needy asshole."
LOL, r39. Well, for one thing, we know she has them.
Why don't you sad miserable people worry about your own lives instead of wetting your panties over the lives of celebrities?
Not one of you is nearly as accomplished nor have done a fraction as much for the gay community as the people you love to trash.
What a bunch of arrogant prissy hypocrites.
Face it, teh gay should be hidden; it's not a fit topic for conversation. Closet queens have it somewhat right in this case.
Then he's even more pathetic then I thought r40. He must be projecting like crazy on to her. What an ass.
R46, heal thyself physician!
I'm more interested in hearing David Ehrenstein's view of Jodie coming out. She had him banned from all her media meet-ups and he has never recovered.
How do you know, R41?
uote]What was so homophobic about SOTL? Were any of you paying attention
Were you paying attention when the character was changed from a straight man, in the novel, to a mincing queen? And with the cooperation and complicity of a pathetic, closeted cunt.
[quote]Is it possible to criticize a woman without calling her a "bitch " or a "cunt?"
Why, yes, it is!
But if the shoe fits...
BEE is one scared, unattractive, individual.
Bret Easton Nobody needs to be banned from DL.
Enough talking about this "I'm not gay" anti-gay Republican douche bag!
I always get him confused with Brad Gooch. Is one good and one evil?
Jodie Foster didn't really have much of a choice in regard to her initial fame. After all, hasn't she been acting since she was 3? Her parents (or her mom...don't know her story about how she got into the biz) thrust her in the spotlight at a very young age and acting was something she was good at and all that she's known.
She is entitled to a degree of privacy and it's not like she ever out and out denied being a lezzie. Those rumors have been around for as long as I can remember and I thought she sort of confirmed them in a speech a few years ago where she thanked her long time partner.
What exactly does she need to do in order to make you people happy? Eat pussy on stage?
You're Bret Easton Ellis! You used to be in crappy trendy novels. You used to be big!
She can stop insulting us R58 as trashy. I guarantee most of the gays who run gay rights groups are smarter and better educated than she is, regardless of how fast she talks.
What did she say that about gay people that could be construed as "trashy"?
LMAO, R59. Thanks for making it worthwhile to slog through another round of DLers insulting Jodie Foster for coming out publicly (she has been out to real people, as opposed to the press, since 1980, I know first-hand).
DEAR GOD this man needs to learn how to SHUT UP.
He's right about that cunt.
If Bret Easton Ellis's self-hating ass isn't hating on some gay person braver than himself, I'd say check his pulse.
Her getting the DeMille award is a joke. She had a few good years, wasn't bad for a child actor, but has directed crappy movies and hasn't had a decent movie in years. And then she hangs out with Mel Gibson, an anti-semitic piece of crap. And then blathers on, whining all the way.
jodie foster is a shit actress. zero range. you want privacy? don't show up at the golden globes and ask for it. who the fuck does she think she is?
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