The film has also garnered some "straightwash" pushback — the accusation that the movie diluted its gay source material to make itself more palatable to straight audiences — as the conversation about this film falling into a Hollywood trend of preferring to cast straight actors in prominent LGB roles is slowly gaining momentum. This is a new manifestation of an old story — critically-lauded LGB-themed films of past few years like Moonlight and Carol also starred straight actors. To convince Hollywood executives and casting directors that LGB-themed films with LGB actors playing LGB roles can be critically and commercially successful across wide audiences, entertainment insiders and consumers alike can use their money, influence and social media platforms to support, promote, and elevate LGB-inclusive content, while using those same resources to push back against content they find exclusionary. What about giving me one for playing a straight man? One need not look far to see that Hollywood often fails to provide both representation of, and employment to, members of marginalized communities.
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Study: Straight men cuddle with other men. A lot. - Vox
I was 19 when I first had full-on sex with another man. I was at college, living in dorms, and the experience—aside from the usual horrifying awkwardness and somewhat spontaneity of the occasion—was completely and utterly unremarkable aside from one thing: the guy I slept with identified as straight. It was late or early, depending on your outlook on the world when I was joined by the boy who was living in the room next to mine, way back on the other side of the building. He was clearly intoxicated, but it was a party after all and who was I, quite drunk myself, to judge.
Study: Straight men cuddle with other men. A lot.
The dilemma I am a year-old man and I had, until last year, identified as a straight man. We were good mates then, but nothing more. We are both architects and I went to see some of his latest work.
Gay men have ridiculously high standards and the fact that they think they can make a lover out of this Sasquatch is adorable. I guess I feel bad that I might be leading someone on. Plus it feels nice to actually be pursued. As the only straight man that served the night shift 9pm-7am this happened a lot.