Matt Bomer Fields Dumbass Question About Gay Stereotypes in the Best Way
It’s so cringe.
July 21 2015 12:47 PM EST
January 08 2016 6:53 AM EST
It’s so cringe.
Press junkets can be exhausting for all involved. Reporters line up for a cattle call and end up with the same hoary anecdotes the other guys got, meanwhile the talent has to stay chipper and enthusiastic for hours, even when answering some very ill-informed (and redundant) questions.
Case in point: Matt Bomer and Donald Glover's interview with Hola Hollywood's Dulce Osuna. The segment kicked off to an OK, start, asking about preparing for film and if Magic Mike dance moves have worked their way into the two actors' repertoires. So far, so good.
Then things go south. Osuna turned to the out and proud Bomer and made a rather, poorly formulated generalization: "This is a movie to please woman, but also the gay community. Are they harder to please?"
Bomer, all but tolerating Osuna's gaff, hits her with this answer:
"I don't know. Why would I ever try to boil down an entire community into a yes-or-no question? Would you feel comfortable if I said 'Are women harder or easier to please?' No. One of the things, I think, you learn from this movie is that everyone is different. It's all about communication and a dialogue between individuals--get rid of the labels, get rid of the shame, get rid of the stigmas and just be your most authentic self and try to make sure we take these stimgas off sex and make it a dialogue about those two individuals."
That, my friends, is the epitome of poise and politesse. Rather than--rightfully--read Osuna the riot act, Bomer answered her question without putting her on blast. Matt, you are truly a gentleman.
We've got the interview below. It's a special case.