HuffPost Personal. Oprah Winfrey to film a documentary on the first openly gay football player, Michael Sam Oprah Winfrey's OWN is teaming up with Pilgrim Studios and filmmaker Amy Rise to produce a multi-part originals docu-series about A producer or a casting director cannot ask an actor about their sexual orientation or gender identity — nor can they seek them out exclusively on breakdowns, which are listings that describe roles and their requirements for actors. Read more. The fear of pushing actors out of the closet is also working against them in a monetary sense.
Special Projects. Ellen Page Gay: In a recent interview discussing the various reasons actors remain closetedactor Joel Michaely, of But I'm a Cheerleader fame, confirmed that he routinely observes gay roles being given to straight actors, even when the majority of actors who audition are gay. However, Holland ran into a problem.
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