It seems that in a small minded, jealous attempt to go against the Fifty Shades of Grey fans, probably because he didn’t get offered to write the screenplay, Brett Easton Ellis (American Psycho,Less Than Zero) has said that casting Matt Bomer as Christian Grey is ‘ludicrous’. Easton Ellis has said and tweeted:
Okay. Let’s finalize this. Matt Bomer is totally hot and a very good actor. He is NOT right for Christian Grey and it complicates the role…”
“I don’t care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing CG…Matt Bomer is NOT about discrimination. It’s about an intensely straight actor wanting absolutely to screw Ana Steele…the most popular book on the planet having Matt Bomer–a gay actor–play Christian Grey is absolutely ludicrous. Why?”
“Jesus, the homophobia over Matt Bomer not being Christian Grey is so unsettling and aesthetically retarded. He’s NOT right for Christian G. Okay I’ll say it. Matt Bomer isn’t right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He’s great for other roles but this is too big a game. And I think if Matt Bomer wants the role which I doubt the international press tour will be an embarrassing fiasco. He’s not CG. Never…I am NOT discriminating Matt Bomer because of his sexuality. Fifty Shades of Grey demands an actor that is genuinely into women. Get it?!?”
What is his problem? Does he even know what ‘acting’ means? What about Neil Patrick Harris playing Barney Stinson, the womanzing, straight-sex loving character from How I Met Your Mother? Or let’s flip it on it’s head, what about Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as gay cowboys? Jim Carrey as a gay fraudster, Colin Firth as a very serious and heartbroken gay man? The sexuality of the actor is completely irrelevant to that of the character they’re playing.
Easton Ellis then tried to back-track and make his comments look innocent but still ended up being a total jackass and an offensive idiot by going on to say:
“I actually think it’s cool that women want Matt Bomer as Christian Grey. It means that we’ve moved beyond stereotypes and that gay is hot… I think Matt Bomer is incredibly handsome and a good actor but I think he comes off totally gay in White Collar,” Ellis wrote. “And that is why no to CG… Look, all actors are GAY: they put on make up and pretend to be someone else. That’s just a fact. Rock and roll. Deal with it. Scientology? Would anyone watch Brokeback Mountain if it stayed true to the original story where both characters are hideously ugly? No. Homo beauty WIN? Hollywood is the most homophobic place in the entire world…Final word: there is no way in hell that the makers of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ will hire an openly gay actor to play Christian Grey. Period.”