One of the most popular shorts at the Frameline 34 Film Festival put a comic spin on what happens when a straight woman convinces her best gay friend from college to help her make a baby. The big question on everyone's mind was whether it would translate into a 90-minute feature film.
While the real world is not Broadway and filming Sex in the City sequels, the fact is that there are tens of thousands of gay men and women who perform in "straight roles" every day in the US military.
With all due respect to Kristin Chenoweth and all the Internet posters who've crashed down on the theater critic who claimed that gay actors can't and shouldn't play straight characters, I don't think the critic was being homophobic. Just wrong.