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sassybluejudas:

Daniel Franzese, Damian of Mean Girls, comes out — and don’t you dare say he’s too gay to function

gaywrites:

Ten years after the debut of the life-altering movie that is Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese, who played openly gay high schooler Damian, has come out as gay.

Franzese, now 36, wrote a letter to his character that was published in IndieWire. He asks himself why it had taken him so long to come out as gay, saying that his portrayal of Damian actually set him back in Hollywood and in his own personal coming to terms with himself.

The whole thing is damn insightful and meaningful, but here’s a particularly telling excerpt about how Daniel’s career took an unexpected turn after he played Damian:

One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.”  The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with.  She and I had even moved to L.A. together. I figured I was perfect for it.

They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.”  The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.

However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke? 

So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the ‘Mean Girls’ premiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.  

Why come out now, then? 

It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street - some of them in tears - and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.  

Before you make the “too gay to function” joke, which I totally did before I finished reading the article, listen to what he has to say about it:

I hate it when people say I’m ‘too gay to function.’ I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is only OK when Janis says it.

It takes some serious guts to be this open about the intermingling of your career and your personal life, especially when admitting that playing a beloved character in a classic movie has impacted you in a negative way. I have loads of respect for this man. Congrats, Daniel. 

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ursulatheseabitchh:

The last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009.

What did they have in common?

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Exactly.

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Tumblr said I had a message but then I didn’t so if you sent me a message I think it got eaten by the abyss!

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smashsurvey:

For two days, we surveyed the fan presence for the narrative podcast Welcome to Night Vale here on tumblr. Commonplace Books’ horror/mystery series follows the broadcasts of Cecil Palmer, a radio host in the town of Night Vale. Cecil’s dynamic with his boyfriend Carlos is a frequent feature on the show and has been a point of contention with homophobic bloggers on the site before, but now it seems WTNV’s diverse cast and progressive stance has attracted a new kind of scumbag attitude. 

So, is the WTNV fandom community racist? 
We asked the tags if they thought the community that formed around Night Vale had turned unwelcoming towards people of color and interpretations of figures on the show as characters of color — and, specifically, if they’d seen accepted white supremacist and overtly racist attitudes in what should be safe fan spaces. For a show as progressive and accepting as Night Vale is, the results were upsetting. 
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smashsurvey:

For two days, we surveyed the fan presence for the narrative podcast Welcome to Night Vale here on tumblr. Commonplace Books’ horror/mystery series follows the broadcasts of Cecil Palmer, a radio host in the town of Night Vale. Cecil’s dynamic with his boyfriend Carlos is a frequent feature on the show and has been a point of contention with homophobic bloggers on the site before, but now it seems WTNV’s diverse cast and progressive stance has attracted a new kind of scumbag attitude. 

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So, is the WTNV fandom community racist? 

We asked the tags if they thought the community that formed around Night Vale had turned unwelcoming towards people of color and interpretations of figures on the show as characters of color — and, specifically, if they’d seen accepted white supremacist and overtly racist attitudes in what should be safe fan spaces. For a show as progressive and accepting as Night Vale is, the results were upsetting. 

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Oh yeah, I will rock your world,
'Cause I'm a dragon slayer girl!

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AAAAAY GUESS WHO WON BEST FEATURE LENGTH SCREENPLAY????!!!!

DIS. MOFO.

Still processing. Not having coherent emotions yet. Will get back to you.

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mpreg-tony:

hrunting:

uuuuugh one of my teeth hurts in a sort-of-loose-ish way and that shit SCARES ME SO MUCH I HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT LOSING MY TEETH THIS IS SERIOUS

I have those nightmares too. It’s okay. It’s usually just some food stuck in there that makes it hurt. Maybe it’s not, I don’t know your history, but then again, flossing never hurts? I had this weird swelling on the back of my gum once at the tooth-line and it took like 2 weeks to go away, never knew why it was there…

thank you, you’re right, it’s prooooobably fine? I mean I don’t take the best care of my teeth, but I’ve never had serious problems with them before.

I read somewhere that dreaming about your teeth falling out means you’re vain? Or just like, very concerned with how people perceive you? Idk that’s just a fun fact that I both resent and have internalized.

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uuuuugh one of my teeth hurts in a sort-of-loose-ish way and that shit SCARES ME SO MUCH I HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT LOSING MY TEETH THIS IS SERIOUS

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the screenwriting contest I’m a finalist in tweeted four hours ago that they would be announcing the winner ‘shortly’

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh so impatient

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vanconcastiel:

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cptprocrastination:

BABIES

THOSE TINY LITTLE MEOWS OH MY GOSH SO PRECIOUS 

THE BABIES ALL THINK THEIR NAME IS “BABIES”

"Where are the beebies?"

"*mew*"

"Beebies!"

"Mew!"

I will never be truly happy until I have a bathtub full of kittens.

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