Monday, October 24, 2011

Actor Zachary Quinto ("Margin Call") comes out at film premier; Kevin Spacey comments on bullying

While reviewing “Margin Call” tonight (Movies blog) and looking up the trailers for the film on YouTube, I quickly came across a little clip about actor Zachary Quinto (age 34, born in Pennsylvania) coming out as gay at the New York premier of the film.

In the film, Quinto plays Peter Sullivan, the analyst who discovers that the Wall Street firm will fail. He comes across as the most (and maybe only) likeable character in the film.

Quinto, with thick eyebrows and narrow face, is said to look “Spock like” and the film tends to focus on “masculinity” in its visual rendition, to say the least.

Actor Kevin Spacey, also in the film, would not discuss his sexuality directly, but offered a comment in an interview written up by Gina Serpe in Dec. 16, 2010  ("Kevin Spacey on gay rumors: 'I am different than some people would like me to be")  for Eon, link here.  

Spacey said “But why is it in this country that kids might think it’s OK to bully and make fun of somebody? .. I’ll tell you what, because what do they see in the media happening all the time? In te media they seem to think that’s OK, so it we stop using sexuality as a weapon against people, maybe everyone will eventually get cool with it.”

Spacey said he would be happy to appear in an “It gets better” PSA.

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