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.
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