After Cate Blanchett outacted a bunch of biological males as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, I figured it was universally understood that anyone can play anyone. Surely America can buy the relatively simple transformation of a queer actor playing straight, right? Maybe not.
I am a director, and I have shocking insight for Bret Easton Ellis and Ramin Setoodeh and others who think gay actors cannot play straight: Actors are acting. Yes, I know, it is hard to believe! Actors portray people who are not themselves.