I don’t think the audience is as homophobic as the media would have us believe. Neither is Hollywood. I’ve never denied an actor a job because he was gay. But I have denied actors jobs because they suck. … There is no blacklist that forbids gay actors from playing straight roles. Convince us you’re in love with her and we’ll hire you. And I promise we won’t care who you’re cuddling up with when you’re off camera.
—Max Mutchnick, creator of Will & Grace and $#*! My Dad Says, defends Hollywood against the homophobic reputation that Richard Chamberlain and Rupert Everett keep talking about [via]