When Andrew Garfield did lazy drag while lip synching his sad wig off at a drag show hosted by Michelle Visage, I felt like he confirmed to the world that he’s 100% straight with those 90s frat boy dance moves. But inside of Andrew is a gay man, and I don’t mean that he’s a bottom and an actual gay man is inside of him.
Andrew is currently playing Prior Walter in a production of Angels in America in London and during a panel talk at the National Theatre (via Attitude), he said he was a little “errr” about playing a gay dude since he wasn’t sure if he had any right. But when the writer of AIA, Tony Kushner, asked him to do it, he took it on.
“As far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well.
I adore it, but a big concern was what right do I have to play this wonderful gay role?”
“…get to explore that part of the garden.” Why did I just picture Andrew Garfield’s butt flower blooming as a peen approaches it?
And to prepare for the role of a gay dude, Andrew says he went method by watching Drag Race, watching Drag Race, watching some more Drag Race and not doing gay sex.
“My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I mean every series. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.”
Andrew is getting shit for this and some are saying he’s replaced James Franco as the gay community’s Rachel Dolezal. I listened to the interview and it seemed like Andrew was being tongue-in-cheek (which sounds like a charming way of saying rim job), but I still fucking hate him. Like Andrew, I too am a Drag Race-watching gay man who doesn’t have sex with gay men. But Andrew’s reason for not having gay sex is that he doesn’t like dick and my reason is that dicks don’t like me. So way to rub it in (and not in a sex way), Andrew!