Joseph Gordon-Levitt Still Won’t Give the Paparazzi a Victory by Clarifying Rumors About His Sexuality


Joseph Gordon-Levitt covers OUT magazine, and still won't refute rumors that he is gay by clarifying them:

“That would be really tacky—they would win if I had to clarify."

The 'they' he is referring to are these guys, the paparazzi, and the subject of a 2007 film he made of them.

OUT says its all part of Gordon-Levitt's persona, one steeped in self-preservation:

“It comes from a really young age,” he concedes. “It can be really awkward and difficult to be thought of as this thing on TV. Before understanding it or being able to analyze it, I just knew it made me really anxious.” Regularly recognized in his teens as “that kid from 3rd Rock From the Sun,” his reflexive response was denial. “I wouldn’t just say ‘No,’ ” he recalls. “I was way more convincing than that. I would first act confused, and then I would try to understand what they were saying. I would play the part.”

Gordon-Levitt also talks about his new film in which he plays a porn addict:

“I wasn’t interested in making a movie about pornography. I was interested in making a movie about how people treat each other like things, and all kinds of media can contribute to that. I’ve been working as an actor since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fascinated, and a little horrified, by the way people relate to images they see on screen. Sometimes I feel I am seen as a thing more than a person, and I don’t think that’s unique to actors. I think everyone is subject to that kind of pigeonholing.”

Check out the trailer HERE.