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Mickey Rourke's Going Gay

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Or at least, he wants to in a film about Gareth Thomas.

Some of you might not be familiar with the name, but Gareth is considered the first openly gay professional athlete. In previous interviews, Mickey Rourke has expressed his desire to portray the Welsh rugby player, but in a more recent sit down, he expressed in great detail what he would like see come of Gareth Thomas centric movie. Here's just an excerpt from his interview:

Is it true you're about to play a gay rugby player?

Rourke: You're not supposed to say that, okay? Here's the deal. When I met the rugby player, Gareth Thomas, this is one thing that he and I talked about. This is something that's really important. We're doing a movie about a man who plays rugby who is gay…

Abso-f***ing-lutely. I read the story. it's one of the toughest, hardest sports in the world to play. They play with no pads. They play… it's a really brutal sport. To be a man who plays rugby who is gay and to live with that secret for the amount of years that Gareth had, to perform at the high level that he performed at, it takes a lot of courage.

No plans have been set to put the movie in motion, but with that kind of enthusiasm from an actor, what studio wouldn't want to snag the story up! We know plenty of people who would show up in DROVES to see this. Sounds like a truly inspiring tale.

And bravo to Mickey for continuing his crusade to get the flick made! Here's hoping, bb.

[Image via WENN.]

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12 comments to “Mickey Rourke's Going Gay”



  1. 1

    how is mickey rourke supposed to play gareth thomas. he's definately not as good looking, and ore than 20 years older. it's just not believable. if he wants to be a producer or something, that's fine. there'e no way he should play gareth though.

  2. buck says – reply to this


    2

    a movie about a gay guy who played rugby isn't going to make homosexuality mainstream.



  3. 3

    Re: Erica Cantu-vela
    I agree: Gareth Thomas is/was attractive, tall, fast and solid: not a melted He-Man doll like rourke.



  4. 4

    He doesnt look anything like Gareth Thomas…
    lets just hope he puts on a great welsh accent.



  5. 5

    Mickey Rourke is boring.



  6. 6

    He's almost 60 and ugly as sin…playing a 35 year old? Unless the story is told in the past tense with Rourke sitting in a retirement home it will be an epic fail.



  7. 7

    I'll be really pleased if they make a movie about Gareth Thomas, but I doubt Mickey Rourke can play him. I hope there is a movie, eventually. Give it five years.



  8. 8

    Too ugly to play a homo



  9. 9

    He's so much better looking with his hair cut short. He was horrid before. I mean, I know he's not all that anymore (but mad did he used to be) and all that, but he looks pretty damn good in this pic!



  10. 10

    Okay…I'm really happy that Mickey is doing so well and has gotten his act so what together….not interested in seeing this movie…Okay…I'm stopping here…I'm about to say some really not so nice things…So I will stop while I'm ahead…Whew…Peace be still…Peace be Still



  11. 11

    mickey "the surgery" is coming out in…3,2,1…?

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    12

    Mickey knows a role with teeth when he sees one. He's going to have to dig deep, but I can't wait to see what he does with it. Brave, Mickey.