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04/19/2007


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Ben Whishaw and Hugh Dancy share an intense kiss in The Pride, which opens on February 16 off-Broadway at NY's Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The NYT writes: "In a story that flips seamlessly between this century and the last, Mr. Whishaw plays two gay men living in London, both named Oliver, who struggle with the emotional costs of a pre-Stonewall romance (for the Oliver of 1958) and the post-Stonewall psychosexual consequences (the Oliver of 2008). Mr. Dancy plays Philip, Oliver’s equally conflicted love interest in both decades.' Maybe it doesn’t conform to the model of a romance,' Mr. Whishaw said of Mr. Campbell’s script, 'but it does have some of those ingredients, and it definitely has a political edge to it. It’s partly about somebody becoming politicized in a way, or aware that everything you do is in some way a political action.'"

In related news, you may have missed the Ben Whishaw "controversy" from late last month when he appeared to be out of the closet in one publication, and in it in another.


Movies: Hugh Dancy and Casting Calls

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Nathaniel Rogers would live inside a movie theater but for the poor internet reception. He blogs daily at the Film Experience.


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HUGH  DANCY! ♥ I didn't mean to start off shouting but if Hugh Dancy can mouth off in inappropriate ways as an awkward autistic lovestruck soul in ADAM, so can we who love him. In the new indie, he falls hard for Rose Byrne (Damages) but their romance has a significant obstacle: he has Asperger's syndrome.

The latest commercials for Adam shamelessly sell it as an Oscar contender as if mental disorders automatically equal golden statues. Yeah, that helps... but it's hardly the whole equation. The Best Actor competition is generally too crowded for lighter fare like this. Trust me, I know from Oscar. Dancy is still too young and pretty for Academy recognition. That's only an automatic plus in the Best Actress category.

Dancy_adam Also opening today: Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler working the dramedy Funny People, one of Denmark's very best actors Mads Mikelsen (Casino Royale) headlining the WW II thriller Flame & Citron, and two potentially crowd-pleasing documentaries: Gotta Dance about hip hop loving senior citizens and Not Quite Hollywood which chronicles Australian exploitation films from the 70s -- Dame Edna is spotted in the trailer uttering "lesbianism always leaves a bad taste in my mouth" and the first image of the trailer actually reads "NPA (no poofters allowed)" so consider yourself warned.

A point in Adam's favor. None of these other movies star Hugh Dancy.

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If Dancy wants to squeeze in a cameo in the Sex & the City sequel, I'm 100% certain they'd take him. He's already played gay twice (Evening, Savage Grace) and he's no stranger to women's pictures either. 

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