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Just How Gay Is Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Biopic?

We already know that screenwriter Dustin Lance Black doesn’t have Leonardo DiCaprio cross dressing in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic and that Eastwood has tried downplaying Hoover’s uber-gay relationship with his lifelong companion Cylde Tolson (Armie Hammer). So just how gay does the film’s new trailer get?

It starts off with DiCaprio speaking like Bela Lugosi and kissing his mom (Judi Dench) a lot. And when Hoover tells Tolson that he “needs him to be his number two man,” Hammer’s face lights up like he just got a sparkle pony for Christmas. Of course, Tolson becomes Hoover’s abuse sponge for 99 percent of the film, but the two still share a hand-holding cab ride before Tolson angrily throws his cocktail and calls Hoover a “scared heartless little man.”

So though the film seems just a tad gay what’s even better is that it actually looks like a good film, one that could finally snag DiCaprio the Best Actor Oscar. Now the bigger question is whether this gay-ish film could possibly win Best Picture. That would might quite a few homos around America even gayer!

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Sep 20, 2011
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  • 10 Comments
    • unclemike
      unclemike

      As long as Clint doesn’t sing over the end credits, I’m in.

      Sep 20, 2011 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pocket Otter
      Pocket Otter

      I’m not quite sure why Queerty and its readers are pseudo-obsessed with this movie. Since when was Hoover ever a spokesman for gays? Are closeted homosexuals now considered champions of society? I don’t get it. Maybe someone can enlighten me.

      Sep 20, 2011 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scotty Sova
      Scotty Sova

      Oscar talk for DiCaprio? For what? Being a one-note actor? Growling his lines while scowling, like he’s done in every other movie he’s ever been in (just like George Clooney)? Here’s a pearl of wisdom, folks: Movie stars and good actors are rarely synonymous.

      Sep 20, 2011 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @Pocket Otter: Do you only watch films if the gay characters are “champiosn of society”, then?
      That’s a little bizarre…

      Sep 20, 2011 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film with Di Caprio where I actually believed in the character he was portraying. Watching the trailer, it doesn’t look likely that will change. I think it’s a real shame he was cast as Hoover. I’ll definitely still go and see it, though. Interesting story, person and era – looks a little soapy though…

      Sep 20, 2011 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Lefty: you’re funny.

      Sep 20, 2011 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      Di Caprio best film so far is Blood Diamond, too bad an action flick is too much for the Oscars, ugh I wish some right extremist would commit some mass shooting at the Oscars and kill as many high brow idiots that are stuck in the 1950s.

      Sep 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyO'H
      JoeyO'H

      Hoover was an abusive and heartless man, that is for sure. He shouldn’t be even mentioned in LGBT history. If the film does not scratch the Hoover/Tolson gay relationship, then the filmakers are playing it safe and not being authentic. These two shared everything, their lives, vacations… Hoover left everything to Tolson when he died.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 7:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @JoeyO’H: “He shouldn’t be even mentioned in LGBT history.”

      With respect, that’s like saying Stalin or Hitler shouldn’t be mentioned in history.
      LGBT History is everything, warts and all.
      Hoover was (probably) gay and should definitely be mentioned… he’s part of our shared history. :)

      Sep 21, 2011 at 7:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Seaton
      David Seaton

      Waiting for the relise. Everything about the film J. Edgar can be found on this

      site.
      The site of the film “J. Edgar”
      Trailers, photos, news, reviews, soundtracks and more.

      Oct 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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