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Bret Easton Ellis thinks Matt Bomer is ‘too gay’ for 50 Shades of Grey

Oh, Bret Easton Ellis, you old so and so . . . Yeah, remember the guy who wrote American Psycho? That was the movie about — and I may be misreading this — Batman dropping a chainsaw on a hooker because Huey Lewis and the News had better business cards than him. Oh yeah, SPOILER ALERTS! Sorry!

Anyway, he’s apparently a really big fan of 50 Shades of Grey. Yeah. That fucking book. Someone actually sat down, read thinly veiled Twilight fan-fiction with elements of poorly researched kink and went “Yes! This book is the best book!” Yes, Bret is such a superfan that he’s worried that Matt Bomer, who’s rumoured to be up for the part of the male protagonist (?), is going to gay everything up with his gay gayness. Homosexual.

Okay. Let’s finalize this. Matt Bomer is totally hot and a very good actor. He is NOT right for Christian Grey and it complicates the role. Fifty Shades of Grey: Matt Bomer: I don’t care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing CG. Fifty Shades of Grey: Matt Bomer is NOT about discrimination. It’s about an intensely straight actor wanting absolutely to screw Ana Steele. Fifty Shades of Grey: Matt Bomer is NOT about discrimination. It’s about an intensely straight actor wanting absolutely to screw Ana Steele. Jesus, the homophobia over Matt Bomer not being Christian Grey is so unsettling and aesthetically retarded. He’s NOT right for Christian G. (From Twitter)

Oh, Mary . . . He does know that the point of acting is to pretend to be someone else, right? Like, I’m pretty sure Christian Bale isn’t actually a murderous, delusional psychopath just because he played one in a movie, nor do I think that was a prerequisite to get the part. Not to mention the fact that Ellis seems to be blaming Hollywood for his own opinions on gay actors. Admittedly, Hollywood’s apparently pretty homophobic, but blaming your own opinions on others is a cop-out.

I guess what I’m trying to say is: Bret Easton Ellis? Great writer. But a complete fucking internet troll. 

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