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What Do You Think About Jodi Foster’s Coming-Out Speech?

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 10.30.47 AMIt’s precisely because Jodie Foster’s coming-out—if that’s what it was—had such a stop-start, am-I-doing-this, I’m-scared-but-determined quality to it that it was so powerful. She made a beautiful point about privacy.

She made clear how tough her road and even that moment was. In its incomplete and fuzzy way, her speech was as true a testament as I’ve ever seen/heard to the fear, loneliness and stubborn hope of someone who doesn’t feel she owes the world clarity or an answer but feels she owes herself, and history, and the political moment, some kind of truth. Jodie had weeks to rehearse, but worked through all of that in real time, onstage, before our eyes. Wow.”

—New York Times writer Frank Bruni, discussing Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech, on Facebook. Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the comments section below