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!