Apr 23

Daniel Franzese, Damian of Mean Girls, comes out -- and don't you dare say he's too gay to function →

gaywrites:

Ten years after the debut of the life-altering movie that is Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese, who played openly gay high schooler Damian, has come out as gay.

Franzese, now 36, wrote a letter to his character that was published in IndieWire. He asks himself why it had taken him so long to come out as gay, saying that his portrayal of Damian actually set him back in Hollywood and in his own personal coming to terms with himself.

The whole thing is damn insightful and meaningful, but here’s a particularly telling excerpt about how Daniel’s career took an unexpected turn after he played Damian:

One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.”  The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with.  She and I had even moved to L.A. together. I figured I was perfect for it.

They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.”  The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.

However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke? 

So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the ‘Mean Girls’ premiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.  

Why come out now, then? 

It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street - some of them in tears - and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.  

Before you make the “too gay to function” joke, which I totally did before I finished reading the article, listen to what he has to say about it:

I hate it when people say I’m ‘too gay to function.’ I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is only OK when Janis says it.

It takes some serious guts to be this open about the intermingling of your career and your personal life, especially when admitting that playing a beloved character in a classic movie has impacted you in a negative way. I have loads of respect for this man. Congrats, Daniel. 

Apr 23
mystericoon:

droolin open mouthed snorin boys then kawaii lil kenny 

mystericoon:

droolin open mouthed snorin boys then kawaii lil kenny 

Apr 23

ruraljackdaw:

Hugging shorter people and resting your head on theirs

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Hugging taller people and having your head against their chest

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Hugging people your height and pressing your face against their shoulder

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Hugging people and getting picked up by them

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HUGGING

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Apr 23

It’s about a girl who gets turned into a swan and she needs love to break the spell, but her prince falls for the wrong girl so she kills herself.

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Apr 23
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Apr 23

picture-of-sophisticated-grace:

"Elsa was preferable, of course"

This phrase is so undermined, and it’s probably one of the things he says that hurts Anna the most.

When Anna met Hans, he understood her. He even loved her with all of the quirks she had. For most of her life, Anna wash’t loved for those quirks. The servants kept correcting her, and she maybe even thought that her quirks were the reason that Elsa was ignoring her. She always felt second best. But then she meets this guy who loves her and isn’t paying attention to her sister, only to her.

But he ends up betraying her. Not only does he say that he was faking his “love for her the whole time, but he is basically also saying that her sister would be a better choice.

Anna, once again, was just the spare, just the second choice.

Apr 23
kevrudd:

unfollovving:

timeywimey27:

this man was once in charge of australia

he is in charge again

loving the support

kevrudd:

unfollovving:

timeywimey27:

this man was once in charge of australia

he is in charge again

loving the support

Apr 23

wolffenstien:

Mary Kay Bergman (1961 - 1999)

Mary Kay was an extremely talented voice actor, and the original female voice on South Park.  She was originally credited on South Park as Shannen Cassidy, to avoid conflict with her other employer, Disney. She provided her voice for numerous Disney films, even voicing the part of Snow White. That’s right, South Park was originally being voiced by Snow White! Other roles of hers include work on The Fairly Odd Parents, Daphne in some of the Scooby-Doo movies, and a Wierd Al song.

She provided the original voice for so many beloved character in South Park, including Wendy, Shelly, the boy’s moms, Ms. Crabtree, the Mayor, and Principal Victoria.

Her life in came to tragic end in 1999, when her mental illnesses (bipolar and generalized anxiety disorder) drove her to commit suicide.

Basically she’s amazing and deserves an appreciation post! Thank you

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Apr 23

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Apr 23
reillydraws:

Wake me up inside (cant wake up) wake me up inside (cant wake up)

reillydraws:

Wake me up inside (cant wake up) wake me up inside (cant wake up)

Apr 23

katrinavantassell:

Countdown to Halloween → 

  Coraline (2009) 

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Apr 23

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Apr 23
cake-stuff:

chocolate chip cookie cups with milk chocolate ganache
click here for recipe

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cake-stuff:

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chocolate chip cookie cups with milk chocolate ganache

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Apr 23

butterscotch-and-tea:

Wasting my beautiful afternoons in coloring sketches…and most of them are my DA spoilers :’I you Lucky Charms.

  1. Paladin Butters and Writter Pip
  2. Christophe and Gregory
  3. Angry Kyle is angry
  4. Thomas uvu
  5. During the day is Bradley Biggle,but during the night is MINT-BERRY CRUNCH

Hope nobody wants to kill me. ouoU