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Rosamund Pike Wins Golden Globe for Lesbian Thriller 'I Care a Lot'

Rosmund Pike at Golden Globes 2021

Rosamund Pike has become the latest straight actor to get an award for playing gay, and we don't completely hate it.

Pike picked up the award for Best Actress- Musical or Comedy for her role as Marla Grayson in I Care a Lot, a sociopathic scammer who, along with her romantic and business partner Fran, puts elderly people in group homes and steals all their money.

"Wow I bet it looks like I Care a Lot! I do!" she laughed while accepting the award in a poofy ruby red dress from Molly Goddard.

"In my movie I had to swim up from a sinking car, I still think I would have rather done that then be in a room with Rudy Guiliani," she said. "Maria I salute your brilliance and bravery." Fellow nominee Maria Balaklova was nominated for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm where she was pretending to be a reporter and spent time with Guiliani in his hotel room.

"Eiza my wife, I love you!" she exclaimed, referring to Eiza Gonzalez, who played her partner Fran in the film.

While Pike was certainly a powerhouse in I Care a Lot, we were also dissapointed that the film ended with a cliche that, unfortunately, too many movies about queer women end with.

Additionally, more and more LGBTQ+ actors and filmmakers are coming around to the idea that queer actors should get more chances to play lead queer roles. While it's great to see a lesbian movie win the award, it would be even more meaningful for a queer woman to win an award for a lesbian role.

I Care a Lot is currently streaming on Netflix.

RELATED: Straight People Keep Winning Oscars for LGBTQ+ Roles

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