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04/19/2007


Andrew Rannells is a 'Purebred' Gay

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NY Mag's Vulture caught up with Andrew Rannells at the Cinema Society screening this week and asked him if he's ever, like his gay character Elijah will in Girls, experimented with a woman.

Said Rannells:

I personally have never had sex with a woman. I'm more of what you call gold-star gay. I'm purebred. So I knew it wasn't my thing, so I was like, Why do that? So I didn't.

Vulture seemed startled by the word 'purebred'. Added Rannells:

In my circle of friends, it's used. Like, "Andrew, he's a purebred." Yeah...I feel like I'm in the minority for a lot of gay men. Most of my friends have tried [having sex with a woman] at some point....Although, I have a lot of friends who, actually, after they've realized they're gay, they feel empowered in a way that they do some things that they didn't think they would do, like explore some things because they're a little more comfortable with who they are.

Anybody have any other names for 'purebred' or 'gold-star' gay?


Downton Abbey's Gay Footman Will Be Outed: VIDEO

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James-collierOUT's Aaron Hicklin turns in a detailed interview with Rob James-Collier, who plays Downton Abbey's gay footman Thomas Barrow. His character's sexuality gets turned up in season 3:

James-Collier has joked that his character's sexuality became so muted in season 2 that he called up Fellowes and asked, "Am I still gay?" Yes, it turns out. In season 3, we get to see Thomas outed in a powerful sequence of episodes that James-Collier considers the best acting of his career. "It's the series where we really comes to grips with Thomas's sexuality and the impact being gay must have had on him, in Edwardian times," he says. "If you're including a gay character, there's an onus and responsibility to at least show what the impact of the time will be on him, and of him on that time. Thankfully we've done that, and I'm so proud that I've been used to tell that tale."

A confrontation between Thomas and the butler, Mr. Carson, proves to be a high point, and one that confers uncommon dignity on the footman. "It's a lovely, beautiful moment," says James-Collier, clearly delighted by the opportunity to redeem his character. "If you were gay in those times, the fact that you're even functioning, how you're not completely f**ked up by that, is beyond me."

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Downton Abbey's Gay Footman Rob James-Collier Asked About 'Male-on-Male' Kissing on 'The View': VIDEO

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Downton Abbey Actors Rob James-Collier, Jim Carter, and Hugh Bonneville appeared on The View today and Joy Behar had some specific questions for James-Collier about kissing a man.

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(h/t tncrm)

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'General Hospital' Introduces Lipstick-Wielding Gay Male Nurse

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General Hospital debuted a new character this week, a gay nurse played by actor Marc Anthony Samuel. To establish his character as gay, his first scenes involved him pulling out a tube of lipstick and offering to touch up a heterosexual woman. Oy.

UPDATE: A follow-up to this post.


Matthew Broderick and Ty Burrell Have a Nipple-to-Nipple Moment and a Kiss on 'Modern Family': VIDEO

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Matthew Broderick guest-starred on Wednesday's Modern Family as a gay friend of Cam's who met Phil, a fellow Bulldog alum, at the gym and mistakenly thought he had been invited over for a date. Phil, of course, had just invited him over thinking they were just going to have a few drinks and watch some football.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Launches Attack Ad on Eric Stonestreet for Stealing Acting Jobs from Gay Americans: VIDEO

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is not taking Eric Stonestreet's Emmy win sitting down, labeling him a lying, ass-kissing clown in a new attack ad, and accusing him of stealing jobs from gay Americans.

Watch the ad and Ferguson's full interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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