Coincidentally, an X is also the location where Bryan Singer will reportedly be signing his name on another hefty settlement check.
If you took your Lord of The Rings DVD box-set and dramatically fed each disk to a blazing fire on account of Sir Ian McKellen’s bad hot take on Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer, why’d you do that? The fumes will kill you! Also, Ian has apologized. Comments Ian made on the #QueerAF podcast last week surfaced, and they were ick-nasty. He posited that Kevin and Bryan’s predatory behavior was a result of their having been closeted. He said if they were open about “themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people” which is patently absurd. Thankfully, Ian has seen the light, which is hard to avoid when your publicist is pointing a flashlight directly into your peep-holes.
I guess running lines with Taylor Swift on the Cats set is getting to Ian McKellen because he gave an interview recently where he was asked about #MeToo and the likes of Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer. Ian has already waded into the #MeToo soundbite waters juuuuust enough to make his publicist want to toss back a giant martini. Wellp, he did it again by blaming Kevin and Bryan’s horrible behavior on being closeted.
Looks like Millenium Films found a way to not fire director, Bryan Singer (pictured above where his career is headed), and also not have to use him to make their Red Sonja movie: press on the whole the whole damn thing.
Rami Malek is up for an Oscar for his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Throwing a bit of a pall over the Oscar-nominated proceedings for Rami is the recent expose in The Atlantic about the allegations of underage boy rape against director Bryan Singer. Rami’s not a dummy and he knows if he’s going to get that golden phallic symbol, he’s going to have to make sure the Academy and the public know that he won’t be lining up to see Red Sonja on opening night. He put that out there during his appearance at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday.
If you didn’t know about the rumors, allegations, lawsuits, and accompanying personal accounts of rape and abuse of young men and boys at the hands of Bryan Singer before, you do now. The elephant that was sitting over in the corner this whole time just stood up and took a giant dump all over the coffee table (no offense to elephants). One would think that the well-researched article at The Atlantic would cause Hollywood to step away from Bryan completely, but with friends like Millennium Films chairman Avi Lerner at his side, he’s gonna be just fine. Bohemian Rhapsody was pulled from the GLAAD Awards, but he’s still going to be better than fine even.