Paul Bettany playing a gay man in the 1970s. With Lois Smith and Margo Martindale.
'Uncle Frank' trailer - Directed by Alan Ball
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/16/2020|
I can't understand a word they're saying. I see Alan's given his BF a starring role. HARD pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/15/2020|
Ugh, Peter Macdissi.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/15/2020|
[quote]Ugh, Peter Macdissi.
He's terrible, isn't he? The weakest link from Six Feet Under.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/15/2020|
I can’t wait. I love Paul Bethany and it looks good to me. That’s what I’ll be watching on Thanksgiving Day I guess. Cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/15/2020|
This looks like it will be a bittersweet journey that will tug at your heartstrings.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/15/2020|
Looks better than any Ryan Murphy drivel.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/15/2020|
It looks exactly like the 70s.
Alan Ball can always make me cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/15/2020|
Why wasn’t one of our finer elder gay actors given this role?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/15/2020|
Peter Macdissi was so sexy as Olivier.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/15/2020|
It’s great seeing Lois Smith have such a great third act!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/15/2020|
I do like this young actress and since her show was canceled it’s good to see her in something new.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/15/2020|
[quote] Why wasn’t one of our finer elder gay actors given this role?
Because Ball is not one of their faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaans!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/15/2020|
[quote] Ugh, Peter Macdissi.
I really hated his character on Six Feet Under, especially when he hooked up with Brenda's mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/15/2020|
I guess there just weren’t any out gay actors who had the box office star power of Bettany to cast in this.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/15/2020|
[quote]It looks exactly like the 70s.
How old are you, plz?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/15/2020|
[quote]I really hated his character on Six Feet Under, especially when he hooked up with Brenda's mom.
Ridiculous pairing. They did that just to keep him in the show. He was done after the art school.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/15/2020|
[quote] I guess there just weren’t any out gay actors who had the box office star power of Bettany to cast in this.
Box office star power? Honey, in the Age of Covid, those days are over. The future of films will be direct-to-streaming products, where box office clout won't matter as much.
Besides, Bettany ain't that big of an actor anyway. However, he's a much better actor than Bomer or Quinto, so I'd rather see him in this role than those two.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/15/2020|
R17 cannot read sarcasm.
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|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/15/2020|
Only two out gay actors and they are both Americans. Yanks are so... what’s the word?...limited.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/15/2020|
Beyond tired of straight men playing gay roles. Go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/15/2020|
Suck our big Yankee cocks R20, you Limey Fruitcake!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/15/2020|
Oh, dear. Hit a nerve with that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/15/2020|
Looks great - 2 thumbs up!!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/15/2020|
Two fingers up.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/15/2020|
[quote] Only two out gay actors and they are both Americans.
Two? Mrs. Alan Ball - and who?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/15/2020|
That looks PHENOMENAL. Sign my fat ass up
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/15/2020|
That's Mr. Jennifer Connelly?! I would never recognize him with that hideous moustache.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/15/2020|
A poster suggested the Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto as if they were the only out gay actors that could have been cast instead of Bettany. There are dozens in England alone and no reason a closeted or straight actor should have been given the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/15/2020|
I have an Uncle Frank, but he’s a homophobic asshole.
I think I’ll send him this clip just to watch his head explode.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/15/2020|
Isn’t that the point to acting? Embodying someone else who isn’t you?
Bettany looks great here. The movie will be maudlin shit however. Hey
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/15/2020|
I don’t have a problem with the sexual orientation of actors as long as it doesn’t limit the character they’re playing.
Gay actors do not just want to play gay people.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/15/2020|
To a gay uncle with 15 nieces and nephews, this looks really good.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/15/2020|
Posters on here make a good point. with the next year of movies likely going to be on streaming platforms, does an indie/arthouse type movie that wouldnt be setting the box office on fire in normal circumstances need a name actor? Take more risks on unknowns
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/16/2020|
It'll be interesting to see how much outrage is expressed over the casting of a straight white man to play a gay white man. Or is the outrage reserved for white actors playing black parts and cis actors playing trans parts?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/16/2020|
This looks like it will be a bittersweet journey that will tug at your heartstrings = hard pass
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/16/2020|
[quote] Alan Ball can always make me cry.
Tell me about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/16/2020|
Peter Macdissi is hawt!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/16/2020|
My bad, R14/R18, I don't know how that went over my head. I'm usually good at detecting ironic comments.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/16/2020|
It looks great. Can't wait to watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/16/2020|
[Quote] Looks better than any Ryan Murphy drivel.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/16/2020|
Yeah I also hated Peter Macdissi in “SFU” (though not as much as Mena Suvari), and he also played an asshole in Ball’s “Towelhead”. Based on the trailer it looks like he is playing a very different character in this one -sweet and supportive- so I am curious to see if he can pull it off. Overall this looks pretty good!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/16/2020|