In case you weren't aware, perhaps because of all the war and code-cracking action at play in the trailers, the lead character in the TIFF standout and early awards hopeful ' The Imitation Game ' is gay. I know, it's nothing like we've seen in the Liberace biopic, right? Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing, the man credited with cracking the infamous "Enigma" Nazi code during WWII and, arguably, ending the war two years early as a result. He would later be outed as gay, during this harsh climate for LGBT people, and eventually commit suicide. While it's a progressive step in bringing more stories of prominent LGBT historic figures to the big screen, it does attract some long-gestating discussions over the lack of gay actors portraying gay roles in Hollywood films. Below is the transcript of the back and forth, which extracted a strong reaction from Tyldum:.
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Gay watched on television from Milan in the early hours of the morning when Durant suffered the injury. Gay said he knew immediately that Durant had suffered a torn Achilles tendon. The 6-foot-8 forward, who would be a free agent that summer, had surgery five days later with hopes of returning to action in six months.
Just learned about this a few days ago after talking to a friend about the Queer Horror industry. I can't believe I didn't know this. I have the movies, the Crystal Lake Memories Book, etc. Figured I'd share it cause it's kind of amazing I have a new found respect for the movie!