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04/19/2007


How Brandon Routh Decided to Go Gay

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Director Kevin Smith talks to the L.A. Times about how it came about that the actor who played Superman agreed to play the "hen-pecked" lover to Justin Long's flamboyant gay porn star in Smith's new film Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Brandon_justinSays Smith: "On paper, it’s a thankless role. He’s the straight man, the set-up guy...He’s a straight man playing a gay guy who’s pretending to be a straight guy in that weird ‘Victor Victoria’ way. But Brandon found a way to play him like a hen-pecked husband in a gay marriage who’s still not quite living out loud. He’s so funny. He found a way to make it more comedic than it was on the page without changing a word.”

According to the L.A. Times, Smith surmised that Routh used the role to upend his public persona –- and also take a poke at all those rumors about his sexual orientation that apparently came from having worked with Singer, who is openly gay."

Adds Smith: "I think he saw this as the chance to make fun of the fact that people assume he must be gay because he worked with Bryan Singer or something like that. He embraced it. He ran with it."

Smith recently told Newsweek about Routh's reaction to the request: "I asked him, 'Do you have some sort of morals clause in your contract, being that you play Superman?' And he said, 'What is this, 1940?'"

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Superman and the Mac Guy get it on in Kevin Smith's new film.

Newsweek asked Zack and Miri Make a Porno director Smith how he got Brandon Routh to play a gay porn star in the film.

But Routh doesn't play one. He lays one. Replied Smith: "He's the boyfriend of a gay porn star. That's a key difference. I asked him, 'Do you have some sort of morals clause in your contract, being that you play Superman?' And he said, 'What is this, 1940?'"

Routh talked about playing Long's gay lover at the film's premiere: "All my scenes were very tame playing with Justin but you know relationships are relationships no matter who they're between. You fight, you bicker and it's all the same."

Justin looks a bit like Brandon's mini-me.


Justin Long Talks About His Adult Film Experience

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The bit of this red band trailer for Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno you'll probably find the most amusing is the first minute, in which Justin Long (Brandon) plants the idea to make a porn movie in Seth Rogen's (Zack) head.

This report from Comic-Con discusses Long and Brandon Routh, who plays Long's boyfriend in the film: "As the four characters come together we get a terrific blend of awkward humor as Miri realizes the guy she’s hitting on is gay, and crude humor as Zack pushes Brandon to talk about his movies (including the gem, 'You Better Shut Your Mouth or I’m Going To Fuck It')...Justin Long talked about the clip shown and the kiss he shared with Brandon Routh, who plays his boyfriend (and the guy Miri is flirting with). Apparently Long was ill with a fever of 102 the whole time he was on set, and his kiss made Routh, who is typically the embodiment of health, incredibly sick. Long came up with the title, 'You Better Shut Your Mouth or I’m Going To Fuck It' as an ad lib. It became a running gag for the evening."

The movie premieres on October 31.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP (NSFW)...

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Director Kevin Smith Reads Heckler at San Diego Comic-Con

Here's a great clip of director Kevin Smith's (Chasing Amy, Clerks, Dogma) appearance at Comic-Con, during which an audience member stood up to ask the director, "Do you ever plan on making an original movie without rehashing any of your old characters that doesn't suck?"

What transpires is genius: "Never a good idea to attack a dude with a microphone."

Below, a clip of Smith with his friend director Malcolm Ingram. Ingram directed a film that comes out on DVD this coming Tuesday called Small Town Gay Bar which looks at the proprietors and customers at two small bars in Mississippi. Smith served as executive producer on the film.


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