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Matt Bomer Shafted As Superman Because He's Gay?!?!

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UGH WHAT?!?!

Well, that's what iconic romance novelist Jackie Collins thinks!!

In a recent interview on Gaydar Radio, the woman who puts the fever in fever-inducing, erotic sexuations explained that one of the seXXXiest men alive AKA Matt Bomer was passed over for the role of Superman because he's a dude who loves dudes.

Mz. Collins reveals:

"Matt Bomer, who is the most gorgeous looking guy and the star of White Collar, he was up for the role of Superman. He had not come out of the closet but people in the know knew he was gay. His audition tape went in and he called up the agent. Someone didn’t like him and told them he was gay. They said, “No, no, we can’t cast you.” The reason he didn’t get cast was because he was gay.

I think it should change but there are women out there who want to worship somebody. If Justin Bieber said he was gay, he’d lose all his little girl fans.

It’s a sad fact of life. So a lot of them get married, have a couple of kids and pretend to be straight."

Oh man, that just made us SUPER sad!

While we're wondering HOW Jackie knows all this insider Superman information, we can't deny that at least part of what she's saying is true.

Hollywood is still quite homophobic and even though the sexual orientation of an actor should NEVER matter as long as they can do justice to whatever part they're playing, many people still believe that a gay actor cannot play a straight character.

UM YEAH IT'S CALLED ACTING, pretending to be things that you aren't is pretty much the definition of acting.

Ah well, we love you Matt! And your adorable partner Simon Halls!

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61 comments to “Matt Bomer Shafted As Superman Because He's Gay?!?!”

  1. ONIT says – reply to this


    1

    I'm afraid it's true.



  2. 2

    Well, that's a bloody outrage damn it! There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a gay Superman who can feather dust the Fortress of Solitude in the blink of an eye or redecorate it every 5 minutes.

  3. laurNsG says – reply to this


    3

    these are the things that confuse me. he is physically (looks wise) perfect for the role. who cares if he is gay, in my opinion (being a heterosexual female) the fact that he is gay adds an aspect of unattainability. plus he's gorgeous i don't care if he's gay i wanna see his in a superman costume… <3

  4. Badnfluenz says – reply to this


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    Re: laurNsG – Amen!



  5. 5

    Re: laurNsGRe: laurNsG – I agree. And when you consider that movie stars are all unattainable to the vast majority of us anyway, what difference does it make that he is gay?

  6. Emily says – reply to this


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    I mean for god sake! It doesn't effect his acting so why should it matter if he's gay or not?

  7. Morgan says – reply to this


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    Maybe it's just me, but I get a gay vibe from the character Superman anyways. The tights, the perfect hair, etc. And I agree that Matt Bomer is a hottie and resembles what a vision a real life Superman to look like.

  8. jenna says – reply to this


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    and this is the main reason why so many actors/actresses will forever remain in the closet. Being openly gay in the entertainment industry can make or break a person.

  9. Lori Leon says – reply to this


    9

    Why does it matter if his gay?! I grew up loving Superman ok I was more like obsessed to the point I knew I was marrying the right man when my initials would become LL I always wanted to be Lois Lane - would I have turned off if Matt was superman? Are you crazy? Have you not seen Magic Mike when he started stripping all the women in the cinema went wild! It was like being at a live show!



  10. 10

    You mean a man who wears tights & refuses to bang Lois Lane IS STRAIGHT?

  11. lolol says – reply to this


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    I am glad they didn't cast him, the dude might be cute but he is not amusing at all.. I try to watch his show and I was turn off by him right away so thanks to the person who made the decision



  12. 12

    Sadly, it's true but it's also changing. Every year there's more and more gay actors taking on big roles, it's pathetic that an industry that invites gays to be out and proud of it also discriminates against them professionally when it comes to the actual job. It's time to change this! I support gay actors playing any part, including straight ones!



  13. 13

    I'm a straight woman as well, and I don't find gay men any less attractive, they are just as attractive as straight men are, many times they are more so. It adds an aspect of unattainability like Lauren said and that can be a very intriguing thing :P



  14. 14

    Nobody wants Superman to be a fudge packer. It would have killed the movie.

  15. Jamie T says – reply to this


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    He's one of the few gay actors that I just can't believe it when he plays straight. Not sure if he comes across to clean and 'pretty' or what it is.



  16. 16

    Why would Jackie Collins have insight into this? (Big Question: Has she actually been involved with the last several Superman films and would know this or is she just saying something about Matt Bomber because he's attractive and she wants to get herself attention?) I realize this is a gossip site and, yes, I do read it from time to time, but let's talk about… accurate reporting? I'm not sure I even believe these two people would run in the same "Hollywood circles". Certainly his sexuality shouldn't preclude him from roles but… Ms Collin's, romance novelist, knows all? Really?



  17. 17

    Perhaps it would be just to tempting to giggle seeing him jumping around in a pair of tights. Oh how cliché. And just why, Mario, did you have to choose the word "shafted"?

  18. Honor says – reply to this


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    I saw White Collar a couple of times and I thought SHAZAM that guy is so handsome, to bad he is a terrible actor. IMO To me his character could be so clever ….but anyway. I didn't know he was gay. As a chick it is hard for me to look at a gay actor and swoon. So you would have to be a good actor. On HOW I met Your Mother, I believe Doogie Howser is a ladies man, because he can act. I guess this is all moot because I would never go see Superman unless, like an angry Joaquin Phoenix was playing him.



  19. 19

    Jackie Collins is still alive? I hope this is not one of her ploys to peddle another one of her crummy books…

  20. Desert Dweller says – reply to this


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    What is the damn difference. He plays a straight guy on White Collar,right? Hollywood should get over itself if in fact it is Homophobic. It's the 21st century people! WTF!

  21. WHosawhatnow says – reply to this


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    So I am wondering when a not so great actor doesn't get a part is it going to be because he or she is gay? I am all for the gays but Matt Bomer wasn't getting movie roles pre coming out to Montana…He is being noticed by people who don't watch USA because he came out. Who the F(c( is this Romance novelist sitting in on audition tape Meetings?



  22. 22

    sounds like complete shit to me. simply another made up story to push your agenda. seriously what would JC have to do with the S-man movies?? she's been a has been since the '80s . also PERVez your hipocracy is hard to believe.



  23. 23

    you stupid ass people are acting like all this shit is real and true. complete bullshit story made up by jackie maybe and PERVez definitely.



  24. 24

    Funny, how come the latino, african american, mid eastern, never bitch about being Superman? They know Superman is about a strong, caucasian, straight male. We want to see the fantasy with him and Lois Lane. What fun is it going to be watching it and knowing that SM is gay? These movies are about selling a fantasy. Women want to lust over a hot Superman and men want a guy they can compare themselves too or strive to look like. Plus, it is an iconic character that represents a strong, caucasian, straight male. It would throw everything off if we knew the man portraying him is gay.
    Sorry, gay males will never be able to sell a heterosexual, super hero or love story. That is just the way it is.

  25. Gil says – reply to this


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    Does anyone believe Henry is straight? Glad Matt's not involved, dead end roles

  26. Disgruntled says – reply to this


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    Re: Cha_Cha_the famous – I bet they wouldn't let MB play Shaft either) =

  27. teeter totter says – reply to this


    27

    Yet another remake I will not be watching. Christopher Reeve was the best ever.

  28. Mr Pete says – reply to this


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    IF this was true, it is reasonable
    There are many, many moviegoers who dont want to KNOW that their fantasy man
    is a dick sucker
    But on the other hand there are actors like Allan Cummins, who would not have a career
    if he were not a dick sucker
    As far as a leak coming from Jackie, the only leak that she has you can trust is the one in her diapers



  29. 29

    Sorry I won't go see a GAY SUPERMAN….even though I think Superman is GAY…lol

  30. Mia says – reply to this


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    Who would do that?? Just because someone is different doesn't mean they have limited things that we do! That is just plaine wrong to not let a person do that just because they r different. And being different is good. And what difference does is make if he is gay??

  31. Black Aggie II says – reply to this


    31

    Same
    thing
    happened
    to gorgeous ANTONY HAMILTON
    30 years ago when he was up for the role of JAMES BOND.



  32. 32

    ANTONY HAMILTON
    lost out on being the next JAMES BOND
    when the BROCCOLiS were ready to
    replace the aging ROGER MOORE
    30 years ago.

    Truth is, in Hollywood you can be gay
    anywhere but in front of the camera if you're going to be a male lead !

  33. Bitchzbehoes says – reply to this


    33

    How has no one mentioned Brandon Routh?

  34. chris johnson says – reply to this


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    I dont think it has anything to do with him being gay or not just think when it honestly comes down to it the man is to small to play superman yes i agree he is a great actor and has the abilities but the man of steel was a bigger more taller and fuller man he was suppose to be the epitome of all men thats why he was called SUPERMAN but i think there using his sexual preference as sort of another wheel in why i think gays dont know what they want the think they've struggled in life as much as african americans or jewish cultures have which i think it completely Ludicrous yes they deserve toget married like everyone else but dont compare there struggle to the struggle of millions of jewish people dieing and slavery for african americans thats completely and utterely outrageous!!



  35. 35

    His camp made this rumor up so that he will get cast in the future. Now, producers will be scared to be called "homophobic" if they don't cast him.

    Matt Bomer is a horrible actor. He shouldn't be cast in anything, regardless of sexuality. He shouldn't use his sex orientation to bully casting directors to choose him. Dumb ploy

  36. Vampa15 says – reply to this


    36

    This may be true but at the same time Matt is the biggest contender for the 50 Shades main role, playing a straight man and full of sex scenes, and a lot of women are all for him getting the job. I guess the Superman execs made a miscalculation then. Idiots.



  37. 37

    i thought they all were

  38. rabid midget says – reply to this


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    Re: booboo1492 – Thank you, I haven't read so stupid a comment in a long time. You restored my faith in brainlessness of mankind. Regardless of you personal opinion about Bomer's acting skills you should at least realize that this gossip won't make his PR team happy at all. They have tried to keep it quiet for years. BTW, Bomer was considered the best candidate for the role after all the auditions (the other actors must have been bad, if you think Bomer is horrible) and was the director's favorite. He lost the role only when the director was fired. Then they made a totally new Superman movie with another script, director and actors; this was Superman Returns with Brandon Routh. Bomer has nothing to do with the new Superman movie.



  39. 39

    I doubt this is true at all. Very few people would know exactly why he was turned down for the role, especially if that was the reason, they'd come up with a more politically correct line to spread around, so I doubt someone who has nothing to do with this movie, or movies period would know.

    That being said…I get it. And not because of the whole "women need to desire him" (although I've only seen him on Magic Mike…and he did strike me as gay on that movie even when he was getting dirty with a woman). A strong enough actor in a strong enough role can easily overcome that. To me, it'd be more about detracting from the movie. If they cast a gay Superman, that's what everything would become about, its what everyone would be talking about. Including this site. Which might be great for promotion but takes away something from the actual movie which can be a bad thing. From a marketing perspective, I get that. You want people talking about the movie, not the sexuality of the lead.

  40. Douchemcdouchebag says – reply to this


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    I'm betting he didn't get casted because he's under 6' and is quite skinny. He doesn't look like the type of guy that would be able to put the muscle mass on like other actors can.

  41. D'wanne Shontell says – reply to this


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    Re: booboo1492 – yet he has been cast in movies with 3 of Hollywood s best directors and 4 new movies on the way. He's a great actor and you sound like a typical troll.

  42. Terez says – reply to this


    42

    Old hag Collins screwed this up. Matt expressed no interest in the current Superman. He has no time based on his show and movies committed to. On size, he is slightly shorter than Cavill and a better actor. He also regularly runs circles around his straight actor buds in celebrity football on tv, nothing small about him. This is all about the awful 2003 Supermen. So many dolts….

  43. jp says – reply to this


    43

    Matt is very talented and, of course, the hottest actor in the world! That's their loss.



  44. 44

    Well i agree. WHile i dont have anything against gay people, Superman is an iconic role. The one who's going to wear the cape is going to be famous and going to be lusted on. Personally, movies for me is an escape from the tedium of life. And so, if i cant be a regular fangirl and fantasize about a movie actor in a role, it would just seem so lacking or sad. And i cant very well lust after a gay superman, now, would i?



  45. 45

    Acting is acting. It's not about him not being able to not act straight because we all know that's BS. He can act, of course. But if im the casting director or a producer, i wouldnt cast him either. Superman is a knight in shining armour to most women and even if he acts really well on screen, as a fan, i know he's gay. Romantic moments between Superman and Lois Lane, instead of being romantic, would now become cringe-worthy. I adore Matt in White Collar but i cringe everytime he flirts with women on screen because i know it's fake. It would be ok though if Superman himself is gay.



  46. 46

    Imagine Ellen Degeneres playing a female lead and kissing a guy. While i love Ellen, i would definitely feel sick if she's kissing a guy in a movie. It would be better if she's kissing women. That i can forgive. And that is why Matt can never be Superman.

  47. Adele says – reply to this


    47

    Re: Venus914 – she's not an actress, what a bunch of idiots. Hope you don't watch vampire diaries or hawaii 50 or ountless other shows with closeted actors as ladies men. And really Henry? When will that scandal pop, movie launch week?

  48. Stacey says – reply to this


    48

    Re: Valentina – No offense, but if anything they're much more attractive than straight men!! They know how to dress and my friends and I get jealous we can't have them haha.



  49. 49

    Who fuckin cares if he's gay????? WHat does his sex life have to do with anything? .He's an "actor" people! Look up the word
    !He's the hottest thing walking freely on planet earth! And we can all fantasize anyway.



  50. 50

    I love gay men, I love to watch them have sex, it's so hot to all you homophobics!! I'd rather watch gay men have sex than have sex with most str8 men,,,so take that!



  51. 51

    Actors should be able to perform any role, don't understand why their private life is an issue in Hollywood since movies are just fantasy !

  52. Brinkster says – reply to this


    52

    You and Jackie need to combien your IQs to reach adequate business sense to know that if America's "macho film"-going public decides it's "uncool" or "un-macho" for a gay to play a role as a super-macho–in which they all want to see themselves as super-powered protagonists–they won't pay to see their imaginary selves portrayed by a gay guy.

    Call it homophobia if you want, but–if it's true–it's box-office common sense.

    Same reason they wouldn't pick you or Ru Paul.

    Is that clearer now?



  53. 53

    Re: Adele

    Ellen's not an actress? You're the idiot. How about you google the works of Ellen D before you write comments here? She was even in a movie with Bill Pullman before…a romantic movie where Ellen played the female lead. Just shows what you know and how little you know.



  54. 54

    Listen, asshole. It has nothing to do with homophobia. It has everything to do with whether or not his personal life has an impact on whether or not he's believable in heterosexual roles. Matt Bomer is not believable in heterosexual roles. Nor is he one of the sexiest men alive. He is undeniably good looking. And, if he hadn't come out and told everyone he's a poof and likes it up the ass, he could have managed leading-man roles. He limited himself by opening his mouth. It's too bad you're too stupid to understand that, but there it is. Casting Bomer as a leading man is pretty much like casting you, a flaming, talentless, glitter gay, as a chick magnet. Now get over it, you ridiculous pansy.

  55. mia says – reply to this


    55

    Truth is, Hollywood was built on the business of creating fantasy for the straight majority. The vast majority of women want to lust after a beautiful straight man. The majority of men who actually care about actresses idolize Marilyn, Liz, and other straight goddesses. A homosexual male or female will not do for our straight fantasies. Those who argue otherwise are not really investing in the fantasy.
    There are enough gay roles out there already. Don't ruin our enjoyment of classic male roles by posing gay actors as straight icons. WE don't need a gay Tim Tebow, a gay Liz Taylor, or a gay Superman.

  56. Filo says – reply to this


    56

    It's not fair … gay or not he is the best, perfect for any role,
    Besides the extreme and unequaled beauty, is talented. No one else, just him as Christian Grey or another character.

  57. Gus says – reply to this


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    I'm afraid as ONIT, I believe is true too.

  58. emz says – reply to this


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    a gay actor cannot play a straight character?? UM YEAH IT'S CALLED ACTING, pretending to be things that you aren't is pretty much the definition of acting.

    I so agree with this comment if you act you have a character to portray its not you!!

  59. Mia says – reply to this


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    HE IS UNDENIABLY HOT! He is perfect for me. Though i knew he was gay, that doesn't change my opinion of him. Matt is Matt. Gay is gay. Goodness he is gorgeous. I don't care if people gonna throw shits on me. Throwing shits on me won't change the FACT that i LOVE him! I have to agree with 'Phibes'

  60. expletivbmp says – reply to this


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    well of course not Perez, who wants a gay superman? They had a gay superman director and look how that turned out, then again, the usual suspects is my most favorite movie, but they're right perez and you need to be less butt hurt and more real, because by your measure, that's like me complaining they didn't chose a black man to be superman which is rather silly. wait, only gays get preferential treatment these days?

  61. wow says – reply to this


    61

    Sad but true fact of hollywood. But even if Hollywood changed its homophobic views, I heard the reason why they do it is because Straight men make more money in the box office then gay men. It sad but most women like to fantasize they might hook up with them even if it never happens in real life.. so Im all for gay marriage but hollywood doesn't have a sexual orientation.. if anything it's only orientation is where Money is found.