Sunday, October 30, 2005

Oh, so that's what they meant when they said Sulu was "from San Francisco"

Sulu, gay.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9845944/

Cynic Alert (Read no further if you want to embrace in an unjaded way the coming out of the actor behind an iconic American character, which really is a good thing, it is.):

Sulu, gay, and managing to promote a play nobody would have heard about otherwise. Is there anybody left in Hollywood not willing to pimp their sexuality for a little marketing?

4 Comments:

Blogger TadMack said...

Oh, you weren't mentioning Cheryl Swopes and her concurrent coming out and hugely profitable connections, were you?

And I had heard of Equus. Just...not much about it.

Sun Oct 30, 04:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger MeiMeiLn said...

I thought of Cheryl Swopes, too. R. had mentioned it yesterday. Despite the PR aspect, you gotta give props to Sulu for giving contributing his voice to the under-represented: ASIAN MALE and GAY. :)

Also, Equus--freakin' amazing play. I saw a Swarthmore College production as a freshman and again in Philly post-college. One of my favorites, actually.

Sun Oct 30, 06:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger Seren said...

Oh, you mean, Cheryl "Lesbian Love Boat" Swopes? To think I neglected the connection. Nice catch, you two.

Sun Oct 30, 06:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger Seren said...

Oh, also, I should have correctly said "a production no one would ever have heard of." "Equus" is indeed a mighty play (e.g., film version starring the late Sir Richard Burton), which is performed the length and breadth of English-speaking countries, such that one more (dare I say it) vanity production in LA is inconsequential unless it stars Big Gay Sulu. I'm just saying.

Sun Oct 30, 06:51:00 PM EST  

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