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6:30 pm - 06/13/2013

Miracle Of Miracles: Gay Actors Who Aren't Sean Hayes To Play Gay Characters In Something For Once



The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is to play a gay rights activist in a new film.

In Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s HBO film The Normal Heart, the actor famed for playing the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper will star alongside many A-list stars.

The film will take place during the HIV crisis in New York City in early 1980s.

Parsons will play Tommy Boatwright, a gay activist, the role that he played in the 2011 Broadway revival of the Tony-winning Larry Krammer play.

The cast includes Julia Roberts as a paraplegic physician who treats several of the earlier victims of the disease.

Mark Ruffalo will play a gay man who witnesses the disease begin to take the lives of many in his community, and Matt Bomer who plays a reporter in the film who becomes the lover of Ruffalo's character.

Last year, Parsons became one of the biggest stars in the US to come out in the quietest way possible.

Speaking to the New York Times about acting in the Broadway version of The Normal Heart, the journalist wrote: ‘[The play] resonated with him on a few levels: Mr Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship.’

The Normal Heart production is scheduled to last over the summer with a premiere scheduled for 2014.

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munchkin1616 14th-Jun-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Being able to see this in person was one of the greatest theater experiences of my life... I hope the film does the story justice and that the star power helps to bring in bigger audiences. Everyone should know this piece of our history.

Edited at 2013-06-14 03:23 am (UTC)
theuglycry 14th-Jun-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
thank you for your candor
_______awshucks 14th-Jun-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
perfect first comment. I've been saying similar things in every related post to this movie. I saw it on Bway and when it toured in DC. It may be the most heartbreaking, amazing, important piece of theater I've ever had the pleasure to experience.

Edited at 2013-06-14 03:26 am (UTC)
invisible_cunt 14th-Jun-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
i read it for a class a couple years ago, but saw a production last year as part of another course
there was not a dry eye by the end.
i saw it in probably one of the most intimate settings it may be performed in as well
aotearoagal 14th-Jun-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
I hope Ryan Murphy does this justice.
wonderwomanhero 14th-Jun-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
I hope Ryan Murphy does this justice.

tebtosca 14th-Jun-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
I agree completely. The revival with Mantello made me weep all the way home on the train, but my uncle died of AIDS twenty years ago so the subject matter hits home
goodssky 14th-Jun-2013 11:00 am (UTC)
ME TOO!
pentafrog 15th-Jun-2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
I saw it a few months ago and I my heart died, but mostly for ned and felix :(
devolute 14th-Jun-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
wait wait wait bomer/ruffalo??



... i approve
zoaster_toaster 14th-Jun-2013 03:54 am (UTC)
Seriously, I will watch the fuck out of that.
fwee_prower 14th-Jun-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Mark Ruffalo tho.
whysogayprop8 ...14th-Jun-2013 06:05 am (UTC)
You can go somewhere with that!

Lawd, Jesus, I Dont wanna have ta snatch someone tonight.
ch33rylips 14th-Jun-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
All the Yaaaaaay's for Jim, love him so fucking much.

Is Matt gonna be naked tho???
invisible_cunt 14th-Jun-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
there isn't nudity in the play
ch33rylips 14th-Jun-2013 03:30 am (UTC)
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littlehazaay 14th-Jun-2013 03:36 am (UTC)
damn.
warriorholmes 14th-Jun-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
roguedandelion 14th-Jun-2013 04:22 am (UTC)
but but but it's HBO!
greatestheroine 14th-Jun-2013 08:25 am (UTC)
HOW DARE.
kaijinscendre 14th-Jun-2013 03:40 am (UTC)
It's a story about the HIV crisis. ಠ_ಠ
dramatik_irony 14th-Jun-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
This play is so fucking incredible. I saw it off-Broadway with Raul Esparza and AJ from General Hospital. So amazing.
_______awshucks 14th-Jun-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
omg Raul<3
anabanana0714 14th-Jun-2013 06:49 am (UTC)
Raul <3

Seriously, I will drop everything to watch that man on stage. Already bought my tickets for The Cradle Will Rock.
mphseter 14th-Jun-2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
Great comment.
lipkinlip 14th-Jun-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
its hard to believe jim is 40.
qween_frostine 14th-Jun-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
IKR? He's clearly been studying at the Pharrell and Alexis Bledel School of Eternal Youth.
executivehpfan 14th-Jun-2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
I hear John Cho got his doctorate from them.
ctfobro 14th-Jun-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
i refuse to believe
nuclearsex 14th-Jun-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
he is?!
ooh_mrdarcy 14th-Jun-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
whaaaat
devourlove 14th-Jun-2013 05:29 am (UTC)
what. Well, he does look 35 at least but i wouldn't guess 40.
azrielen 14th-Jun-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
I've been looking forward to this for a year.
echotango23 14th-Jun-2013 03:43 am (UTC)
y r his eyes like that in ur icon?
azrielen 14th-Jun-2013 03:45 am (UTC)
It's a reference to Supernatural. The demons in that show, when they possess people, have inky black eyes.
qween_frostine 14th-Jun-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Matt Bomer's face is too fucking perfect.
lucyhale 14th-Jun-2013 03:51 am (UTC)
It really is, in kind of a creepy way. Like he is way too symmetrical.
saintvlas22 14th-Jun-2013 08:13 am (UTC)
I know. I should find him hot, but it's like looking at a marble statue of perfection. It's asexual in a way.
_______awshucks 14th-Jun-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
I love that Jim is reprising his role, I saw (and met him) when he did it on Bway. Did anyone else here see the Bway show? Because I need others who understand to cry tears of joy and sadness with
especially Matt's character. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.


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invisible_cunt 14th-Jun-2013 03:29 am (UTC)
i saw a local production at a small lgbt-based theater
everyone was sobbing by the end. it's definitely in my top 5 of productions i've seen.
munchkin1616 14th-Jun-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
saw it then also, the same day as the Pride Parade, 48 hrs after Marriage Equality passed in NY. It was epic on so many levels.
_______awshucks 14th-Jun-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
as excited as I am about it becoming a movie and a lot of the actors attached, I kind of wish they would have just did a special filming right off the Bway stage and then showed it on television. Nothing beats the rawness of the stage and the acting and even the names projected through out the theater...it was just all incredible. I can't speak more highly of the show.
mscherhorowitz 14th-Jun-2013 03:25 am (UTC)
Matt Bomer is so pretty, it's almost unseemly.
invisible_cunt 14th-Jun-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
the fact that ryan murphy is behind this makes me cry rage.
i love this play so fucking much and saw an incredible production of it last year that had me sobbing inconsolably. i don't need ryan to fuck it up.
_______awshucks 14th-Jun-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm so scared. I said this in the post with the pics of Taylor Kitsch as Bruce but if his monologue at the end of the show (movie) doesn't have me sobbing like a baby on the ground, I'm going to be disappointed.
invisible_cunt 14th-Jun-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
i never watched fnl so i don't know much about taylor and his abilities
but i just realized how perfect jim is as tommy
and mark as ned.
mscherhorowitz 14th-Jun-2013 03:27 am (UTC)




Should've been Superman.
psubookworm27 14th-Jun-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
I love me some Henry, but I would not have complained about this casting. 
grammaire 14th-Jun-2013 03:38 am (UTC)
God, those children are so fucking cute.
myreceiptsbox 14th-Jun-2013 03:49 am (UTC)
I would have bought a ticket to that, so they can consider me a lost sale cause I have less than zero interest in Cavill's Superman.
kaosspad 14th-Jun-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
this is me exactly
PhsntPlkr 14th-Jun-2013 08:48 am (UTC)
But they look almost exactly the same???
ch33rylips 14th-Jun-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
Should have a sex tape
microminiscrew 14th-Jun-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
no bc superman is destined to flop. he doesn't need that on his name
wonderwomanhero 14th-Jun-2013 03:53 am (UTC)
He was going to in some attempt years ago but it never came to fruition.
wauwy 14th-Jun-2013 10:42 am (UTC)
omggggg ;____;
phallus 14th-Jun-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer as a couple? SIGN ME UP.
vastlysuperior 14th-Jun-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
Good, because I am SO TIRED of these fairies taking all of the good straight roles. Can't they just solely play their own kind?
ritzyroxie 14th-Jun-2013 03:30 am (UTC)
I normally like homophobic trolls (RIP frenchieoflove ), but you are so tired already. Get a new un and try again.
grammaire 14th-Jun-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
iawtc
wonderwomanhero 14th-Jun-2013 03:54 am (UTC)
Ah Frenchie :(

I wonder if she ever got married?
vastlysuperior 14th-Jun-2013 03:59 am (UTC)
It's only satire, sweetheart.
mscherhorowitz 14th-Jun-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
Unfunny trolls are the worst.
nuclearsex 14th-Jun-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
yawn
wonderwomanhero 14th-Jun-2013 03:45 am (UTC)
go away
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