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'Uncle Frank' trailer - Directed by Alan Ball

Paul Bettany playing a gay man in the 1970s. With Lois Smith and Margo Martindale.

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by Anonymousreply 4210/16/2020

I can't understand a word they're saying. I see Alan's given his BF a starring role. HARD pass.

by Anonymousreply 110/15/2020

Ugh, Peter Macdissi.

by Anonymousreply 210/15/2020

[quote]Ugh, Peter Macdissi.

He's terrible, isn't he? The weakest link from Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 310/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 410/15/2020

This looks like it will be a bittersweet journey that will tug at your heartstrings.

by Anonymousreply 510/15/2020

Looks better than any Ryan Murphy drivel.

by Anonymousreply 610/15/2020

It looks exactly like the 70s.

Alan Ball can always make me cry.

by Anonymousreply 710/15/2020

Why wasn’t one of our finer elder gay actors given this role?

by Anonymousreply 810/15/2020

Peter Macdissi was so sexy as Olivier.

by Anonymousreply 910/15/2020

It’s great seeing Lois Smith have such a great third act!

by Anonymousreply 1010/15/2020

I do like this young actress and since her show was canceled it’s good to see her in something new.

by Anonymousreply 1110/15/2020

[quote] Why wasn’t one of our finer elder gay actors given this role?

Because Ball is not one of their faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaans!

by Anonymousreply 1210/15/2020

[quote] Ugh, Peter Macdissi.

I really hated his character on Six Feet Under, especially when he hooked up with Brenda's mom.

by Anonymousreply 1310/15/2020

I guess there just weren’t any out gay actors who had the box office star power of Bettany to cast in this.

by Anonymousreply 1410/15/2020

[quote]It looks exactly like the 70s.

How old are you, plz?

by Anonymousreply 1510/15/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 1610/15/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 1710/15/2020

R17 cannot read sarcasm.

by Anonymousreply 1810/15/2020

TY R18

by Anonymousreply 1910/15/2020

Only two out gay actors and they are both Americans. Yanks are so... what’s the word?...limited.

by Anonymousreply 2010/15/2020

Beyond tired of straight men playing gay roles. Go away.

by Anonymousreply 2110/15/2020

Suck our big Yankee cocks R20, you Limey Fruitcake!

by Anonymousreply 2210/15/2020

Oh, dear. Hit a nerve with that one.

by Anonymousreply 2310/15/2020

Looks great - 2 thumbs up!!

by Anonymousreply 2410/15/2020

Two fingers up.

by Anonymousreply 2510/15/2020

[quote] Only two out gay actors and they are both Americans.

Two? Mrs. Alan Ball - and who?

by Anonymousreply 2610/15/2020

That looks PHENOMENAL. Sign my fat ass up

by Anonymousreply 2710/15/2020

That's Mr. Jennifer Connelly?! I would never recognize him with that hideous moustache.

by Anonymousreply 2810/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2910/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3010/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3110/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3210/15/2020

To a gay uncle with 15 nieces and nephews, this looks really good.

by Anonymousreply 3310/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3410/16/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3510/16/2020

This looks like it will be a bittersweet journey that will tug at your heartstrings = hard pass

by Anonymousreply 3610/16/2020

[quote] Alan Ball can always make me cry.

Tell me about it.

by Anonymousreply 3710/16/2020

Peter Macdissi is hawt!

by Anonymousreply 3810/16/2020

My bad, R14/R18, I don't know how that went over my head. I'm usually good at detecting ironic comments.

by Anonymousreply 3910/16/2020

It looks great. Can't wait to watch it.

by Anonymousreply 4010/16/2020

[Quote] Looks better than any Ryan Murphy drivel.

Completely agree.

by Anonymousreply 4110/16/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4210/16/2020
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