No Gay Romance for Nicholas Sparks
By Jerry Portwood
Photo illustration via Hollywood.com
Adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels have been a lucrative Hollywood cottage industry. He's the man behind Dear John, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, The Lucky One, The Last Song, and The Notebook. And this weekend, sappy audiences can partake in Safe Haven, which stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough in another seaside romance.
But a reporter at Hollywood.com wondered: "Will we ever see a same sex relationship love story from the man whose work has attracted the likes of everyone from Zac Efron to Miley Cyrus to Channing Tatum to Diane Lane?"
He told them that's he'd "considered" writing a gay love story but it's "not exactly in my genre." He sorted stumbled over the question, trying to find a diplomatic way to not alienate anyone, adding: "That would probably be more likely something that's explored in a different medium, maybe through television...with the novels, I try to give the people what they expect, and then move out into different areas."
But of course that got us to speculating: Who would we want to be the hot, sexy, young things starring in a gay Nicholas Sparks movie adaptation. Ryan Gosling, of course. But the man he would (and should) smooch?? Tell us what you think: