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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:13 PM

 

Jodie Foster COMES OUT!!

In an epic Golden Globes speech, Jodie Foster comes out!! Even though everyone knew, I love how she did it on her terms!! It was amazing!!! YAY JODIE!!

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Reply Jodie Foster COMES OUT!! (Original post)
Mdterp01 Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
Electric Monk Jan 2013 #54
redqueen Jan 2013 #67
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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:16 PM

1. i just saw it!

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:53 PM

54. Video here

Poor quality compression and out of sync, but, video...



If I find a better one I'll edit it in.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #54)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:50 AM

67. She came out in 2007.

At a different awards show.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #67)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:50 PM

109. she almost comes out. hints. says it then says something else

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Response to samsingh (Reply #109)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:50 PM

113. She was with the same woman for over a decade.

They had two kids together who shared both of their last names.

Not sure what else her public praise of her partner could be interpreted to mean. Maybe this is why she sounded annoyed last night. She shouldn't have to give a press conference.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #113)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

115. true

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:17 PM

2. Is that what she was saying? Hmm!

Geez, she went on forever. I tuned her out.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:17 PM

3. If everyone already knows you didn't really do it on your own terms. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:20 PM

7. Why not?

 

Until that person actually comes out, doesn't matter what anyone else "knows". She was pressured for YEARS to come out and make a statement. She chose to do it when she was comfortable on her own to do it...PERIOD!!

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:34 PM

42. Actually, she did. eom.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. GOOD for her! Always loved her. My favorite actress. n/t

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:18 PM

5. She likes plaid?

She does have courage. I still haven't admitted to anyone that I really like plaid. When I see someone wearing it I am very envious and fixated on them.

PS this is not a joke I really do love plaid and I really haven't told anyone.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:28 PM

15. Consider yourself outed.

All the plaid lovers know now.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:30 PM

17. I am a plaidaphobe...

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:54 PM

29. See that was my cover...

again not kidding. I know it sounds like a joke. But, I did used to say how ugly it was and that golf was an excuse to run around wearing ugly pants.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:42 PM

46. That's funny. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:52 AM

80. is that better or worse than being a plaidophile?

 

I love plaid. All of the plaid in my closet is less than 10 years old.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:56 PM

104. So you think only solid colors should marry?

What about paisley?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #104)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

111. That is fine...

I only fear plaid on me. If it makes others happy, that is fine by me.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #104)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:40 PM

112. Oh I don't discriminate against colors.

But certain patterns go together about as well as a tea bagger and a socialist.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:01 PM

34. Look to this day ...

for it is plaid

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:50 PM

50. I've been whining to my wife for years

that we don't have enough plaid in our decorating schemes and clothes. I love it!


Apparently, I'm not in charge of the decorating.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:55 AM

87. Pray Away the Plaid!1!!

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:27 AM

92. well let's just see what Plaid Adder has to say....

Perhaps she might shed some light on the matter.





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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:17 AM

94. I love plaid.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:19 PM

6. She was pretty darn nervous it seemed.

Hence the rambling.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:21 PM

8. That was a long time coming --

So glad she got to the place where she felt she could/wan't to do it. Kudos, Jody.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:21 PM

9. I was left in tears. She did this on her own terms, her own time, her own way...

and through it all she openly expressed her love of friends, family, her two sons, and most especially her mother who is, if I understood correctly, in the twilight of her life and cognitively gone.

I have an admiration for this woman that has no words. She is incomparable. Bravo, Jodi - well done.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:48 PM

26. I noticed many in the audience were crying.

I assume it was at least partly because of the way she talked about loss of privacy and most in that room can relate to that and are also keenly aware of the changes/challenges in her life because of John Hinckley.

It was a great speech. Before anyone judges her I think they need to see the full video - including the censored parts.

This event is important but it seems we have some real shit heads in this thread.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:41 PM

44. I totally agree with you! nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:20 AM

81. What did they censor?

I haven't watched yet but saw tweets last night...also mentioned something was censored.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:34 AM

83. She is quite classy

Hence the reason I am very relieved that she won't be doing a reality show.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #83)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:25 PM

119. I thought of you as soon as I saw the OP

You have been waiting for this for some time now.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:24 PM

10. It brought tears to the eyes

 

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:25 PM

11. Are you sure? She said she "came out" years and years ago. So...we had absolutely zero

idea what she was talking about. She said "I will never be on this stage again." weird

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:57 PM

32. She's never come out, although everyone knows she's gay

Her GF has gone to award shows with her for decades. That's what it's been so maddening to so many of us, that she hasn't officially done it.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:14 AM

93. why? I liked what she said, that she came out long ago in her quiet way, by telling friends and

family, and then more and more other people naturally found out. That "reality tv" wasn't her thing and that she has given up her privacy in other matters since she was three - so isn't that enough to "give" away? I think she was trying to say "I did it my own way, what was good for me"

Why is it that everyone who is famous and gay has to make a declaration in front of the entire world? I understand how important it is to give others the courage not to hide and live a secret life...but does that make every single person in her shoes responsible?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:48 AM

98. Why is it maddening?

She basically just asked for privacy for her life. It seems she's said as much about this issue as she intends to.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:25 PM

12. I was watching, they bleeped alot of it out. Does anyone know what she was saying?

 

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:29 PM

16. I hope someone can report what the network removed.

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Response to crazyjoe (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:07 PM

36. I thought it was my tv gping wonky at a really bad time

Hope we can find out what she said! I love her, such a class act.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #74)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:48 PM

120. Wow. Beautiful speech.

Love Jodie Foster, hope she is happy and finds love again.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:26 PM

13. I tried desperately to make sense of what she was talking about

I failed miserably in that effort.

Color me confused by the whole thing.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:53 PM

55. I'm with you. It was confusing and depressing.Did she say that she wished not to be lonely? And what

is with her mom? Is she ill?

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #55)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:45 AM

86. She has dementia

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Response to tavalon (Reply #86)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:17 PM

116. I had that feeling. I had read that Jodie and her Mom had not gotten along well so I just didn't

know. It all fits now. Jodie's demeanor and her comment about loneliness. Thanks. I get it and I get Jodie. Sweet soul.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:09 AM

75. Me, too. The half I understood was brilliant...

but the first part of it left me very confused. Maybe she was simply very nervous. Maybe it's just a few of us who were confused.



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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:42 AM

85. The video is not synced

It's easier to just look away and listen. She was speaking fast, probably a little anxious and there is the time limit as well.

I'll tell you, I knew she and I were about the same age. Turns out she is just a tad older than me. May I look as good as she does when I hit 50 later this year.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #85)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:30 AM

96. I know! She looks AMAZING for 50!!

Shit, she looks amazing for 40!!!



If that's what living in France does for ya, I'm on my way!!!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:27 PM

14. She came out over 5 yrs. ago when she acknowledged -

- her partner in a 2007 awards speech. She's very private, you never see her give interviews, but she acknowledged her sexuality to the public a long time ago.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2007/dec/11/jodiefostercomesoutatlast

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:33 PM

18. I understand it must be difficult to have a private life and be an actress

but given how little of a secret this was, I don't really know why she bothered.

But if it helps somebody else come to grips with being gay, lesbian etc, or if it helps somebody realize that non-heterosexuals aren't inherently bad people, then it's a good thing.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:33 PM

19. Oh yay. Details of other peoples personal lives. I don't have to go out

and buy a copy of the National Enquirer tonight.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:34 PM

20. like the 3rd time she's come out

sheesh. so I suppose next year she'll remind us again? oh well... bet that dude who shot Reagan can't be happy he's been reminded yet again.

unless she came out as bisexual this time

they say the same thing about Jorja Fox and I really don't give a shit. Frapping rumors are all they are. They are under no assumptions to come out. They shouldn't have to come out if they don't want to.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:38 PM

21. Pretty weird

Jodie's OK. But this wasn't her best performance.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:42 PM

22. Three cheers for Jodie!

Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:45 PM

23. She struck me as gay when she was 10 years old in Tom Sawyer.

She had an attitude about her that was different from most girls.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:45 PM

24. I have always loved Jodie Foster...

... did think her speech was a little dis-jointed, but it was good in spite of it. And did anyone notice how they let her go without playing the music to cut her speech short? Special was her message to her Mother, who must be totally senile at this stage, and may not even recognize Jodie. Those boys at her table were darlings and looked so much like her! Were they her sons?

Congratulations, Jodie!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:59 PM

33. Jodie is called Jodie because of her mom;s GF

Who helped raise her. Her real first name is Alicia.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:16 PM

38. Ha!

... I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:47 PM

25. Good for her! Yay Jodie!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:49 PM

27. And Perez Hilton has the video of the speach

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #43)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:47 PM

49. The video is current...


OMG!! Jodie Foster has finally come out of the closet!

The Golden Globes gave the highly accomplished star the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her amazing body of work. But her most amazing performance of all time was her acceptance speech!

And we ain't talking about her SNL quote!!!

She finally confirmed her relationship with longtime partner Cydney Bernard, gave a beautifully poignant — and rather odd — speech about having privacy… and gave her mother permission to die?!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the most CRAY CRAY coming out speech we've ever seen!

Jodie out-crazied buddies Robert Downey, Jr. and Mel Gibson and managed to come out on top, winning over the audience and the world!

Literally, everyone!

Posted: Jan 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

http://perezhilton.com/?p=4907

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:41 PM

45. Thank you -- I thought it was a great speech!

Her nervousness served to make her words all the more endearing to those listening, but once she got into the flow, her intelligence sparkled.

I can relate so much with her thoughts about her mother. "When you're ready to go..." Ohhh, tissue time.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:46 PM

108. Not to nitpick here....

....but what Jodie said (according to the transcript) was, "...when you're finally OK to go."

Surely I'm not the only one here who remembers that line from Contact? She only repeated those words "Okay to go!" about five or six times right before her journey to Vega. Mom's "journey" will be even longer...nice homage.




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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:44 PM

47. It sounded to me like she was saying she was single, she broke up with her partner of

decades, they're still friends and co-parents, and that she's not going to do any more movies.

The speeches at the GGs are different because they drink and party during the ceremonies.

I didn't watch the program but the clip came off that way to me...

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Response to MADem (Reply #47)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:59 PM

57. Yes, & good point about the drinking.

I get chatty & introspective, too, after I've had a few.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:49 PM

28. A little coy and a little bizarre but what the hey, she's Jodi Foster.

Own drummer

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:54 PM

30. a MOST exceptional & touching speech

Last edited Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:01 AM - Edit history (1)

It wasn't just about coming out, it was about her feelings and her amazing career.

She had me in tears and applauding, along with most of the women the camera scanned in the audience. Articulate and amazing, Jodie's speech will be known as one of the best in the history of these award shows.

Now, I want to know what they bleeped.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:06 PM

35. Awesome! Good for her. Hopefully, this will inspire others to come out. nt

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Response to Zorra (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:18 PM

39. Tom Cruise? nt

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:09 PM

37. Really? I didn't hear that. I heard her say she was single.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:18 PM

40. The biggest shock this side of Anderson Coooper

But it's the thought that counts, so congrats!


rocktivity

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:31 PM

41. Now if Queen Latifa would step up

and quit being coy.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:47 PM

48. That was about the oddest re-coming out speech I've seen. nt

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:51 PM

52. Go Jodie Go! n/t

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:54 PM

56. It is always great when someone leaves the closet behind.

I came out at 15 years old and I have never looked back.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:32 AM

58. So give us the quote when she "came out". I didnt hear it. She said she was single and a bunch

of other stuff. Bless her for her hard work, but if that was a coming out speech, it was poor.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #58)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:21 AM

91. She talks about how she's been out for ages (Video from TMZ)

to the people who know her, not to strangers. Then she talks about her co-partner Sydney (she also used to manage her).

Here's the clip from TMZ

http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/13/jodi-foster-golden-globes-video-coming-out-gay/

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:39 AM

59. How did Travis Bickle take the news? n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #59)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:56 AM

60. Well I think John Hinckley must be even more crazy.

If he knows about the Globes while serving his time for trying to impress Foster.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #60)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:57 AM

88. Yes, for Hinckley, this must be the last crushing blow. nt

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:56 AM

61. Next you're going to tell me Barack Obama is President of the United States.

She came out ages ago.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:58 AM

62. ...uh,

isn't her being gay really old news?

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:08 AM

63. Good for her!

Even if many suspected it for years, her willingness to acknowledge it is a step forward. If it encourages others to do the same, even better.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:13 AM

64. Huh I didn't hear she is gay???

She said she is single maybe caption wrong or what?

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:34 AM

65. Good for her.

I never understood why it is anybody's business what a person's sexual orientation is. I'm coming out. Yes I'm a heterosexual if anyone has to know.

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #65)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:46 AM

66. It's because relationships are social.

It's not at all about the "privacy of the bedroom", but the right to be with your partner as an acknowledge couple.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #66)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:53 PM

124. good point. nt

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:00 AM

68. Sort of. In a very strangely defensive way as well.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:27 AM

69. I'd still shoot Reagan for her.........

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:42 AM

70. Her freshman year at Yale was my second-to-last year in graduate school there

and even then, there were rumors that she was a member of the Yalesbians.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #70)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:58 PM

110. Dang! You just missed me

Jodie was originally in the Class of 1984, but ended up with me in '85 after taking some time off. (This is a major reason I do not go to reunions: 'Well, Mark, I just got a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. And what are you doing these days?")

She managed to avoid the limelight by hanging out with the local punk rockers on the wall outside Beinecke Library.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:38 AM

71. I didn't realize she was so close to Mel Gibson- I guess he's okay with the gays. o_O nt

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:56 AM

72. again?

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:25 AM

73. SHRUG

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:26 AM

76. Not really (Breaking News) but hey...

 

Congratulations are in order,just the same.
I heard about this when i was ten(Jodie was in that horrible show with Valerie Bertinelli)and was confused because i did not know what it meant or why it would matter.
My response then and now has not changed,i like her how she is.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:42 AM

77. that lady who constantly defends Mel Gibson and Roman Polanski?

Good for her for not having to be in the closet, but let's not go overboard with the lovefest here - she's a hard to one to respect these days.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/03/16/jodie_foster_on_mel_gibson_hes_loving_and_sensitive.html

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #77)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:39 AM

84. I agree totally

And, she was my first girl crush.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #77)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:59 PM

105. I can respect her for that

She doesn't throw her friends under the bus just because everyone else does. It shows she has strong character.

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Response to LTR (Reply #105)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:35 PM

114. except one of them is a convicted rapist

which makes her loyalty less than admirable

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:49 AM

78. I thought she did that some time ago.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:43 AM

79. Weird how close she is to Mel Gibson. That says a lot about her, none of it good.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:32 AM

82. I wish I had seen your post before I put mine out there

OTH, I did put it in LGBT, so there's that. It's funny that we care so much about this since it's the most well known secret in Hollywood. I liked the way she joked about it while doing it. It was, as they called it, a "soft" coming out, but it was a coming out nonetheless. And thank the Goddess, there will be no reality show. Jodie is way too classy for that.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:11 AM

89. Yeah, she came out...............for privacy.

In other words, it's nobody's business but her own.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 AM

90. welcome to 1992...

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:17 AM

95. again?

 

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:36 AM

97. I think basically she reinforced that her private life is private ....

... and that those who need to know, know ... and those who don't, don't ... and that she doesn't think the "E! Tv up in your coochie" reality tv industry is particularly healthy and that she's fought like hell to keep her life - and her kids' lives' - 'normal' thankyouverymuch.

She indicated that while she may be done acting, she's still going to write or direct or something to be involved in the industry (ie - "may never be on this stage again") because it's time for something new.

Yeah it was jumpy and kinda hard to follow, but that's what I took from it.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:15 AM

99. What?

I heard Jodie foster say she is single. And you heard what???

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Response to gussmith (Reply #99)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:13 PM

101. "Loud and proud"

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:46 AM

100. Here's a transcript. It makes more sense in a written form, IMHO.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:28 PM

102. I guess I am of a different mind...

I found her "coming out" part of her speech a bit self-serving and indulgent. I am not one that believes every celebrity has to make a grand public announcement of their sexuality, but there is more to that proclamation than the sexuality of that person making it. It is about showing support and solidarity of a community of people that are denied rights by a genetic quirk. It is to say, you are not alone in this world, even someone who is a famous as me, understands what it is like to be you. What she did makes a mockery of any other person who feels like me, who feels that by announcing your sexuality you are putting a face to an aspect of humanity that would be much easier to demonize, if there were no person behind it.
I understand her respecting her privacy. I for one am very jealous of my privacy, but don't when the time is convenient, ,make a big show of saying nothing about the worst kept secret in Hollywood. She stood up there, with Mel Gibson, of all people cheering her on, tapping that damn podium, preparing to give a big show about coming out. But instead, looked down on all of the people that have taken that courageous step to stand with a community who is fighting everyday to be counted, not just as members of this society, but as human beings--by comparing their lives to reality television.
So excuse my for not heaping accolades on a fellow gay supposedly coming, when all she did was shit over all of the people who have had to make that agonizing decision before her, when it was not easy to do so.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:40 PM

103. Too bad she had to sit with that dirtbag Mel Gibson.

I hope that wasnt by choice.

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Response to sellitman (Reply #103)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:22 PM

106. They are friends.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:22 PM

107. Probably just me, but I found her presentation a bit sad.

She started by saying she was single, ended by saying she was lonely. And I sensed her mother is having some health issues when Jodie paid her such a lovely tribute. She recognized her two beautiful sons, and honored her long-time relationship with her partner Cydney. This showed me Jodie is a thoughtful soul, generous of spirit, a great parent and well-deserving of the award she received. In other words, a fine human being. Guess it's the lonely part that got to me. I'm guessing she won't be lonely for long, but as so many of us humans know, lonely is a very sad place to be, especially on the heels of a breakup.

Just my thoughts...

Blessings to Jodie and all those who care for and admire her.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:19 PM

117. she's been out for a while

but no one noticed.

http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/parsing-what-jodie-foster-did-and-didnt-say/

excerpt:

Ms. Foster has actually mentioned her relationship with Ms. Bernard before, in 2007, without much fanfare. But the critic Kate Aurthur, at Buzzfeed, posited that “the mainstream media didn’t know then, and still doesn’t know, how to report on the lives of gay celebrities who don’t make a huge, public declaration.”


I really look forward to the day when celebrities "coming out" isn't a big news headline, when homosexuality is regarded as just a normal part of our human diversity.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:26 PM

118. Not exactly...

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Basically she stated that she had come out a long time ago to those around her that she knew, but (officially?) she defends the right to privacy and doesn't want her life to become anything like a reality show.

Just because someone becomes a celebrity doesn't mean they have to disclose everything about their personal life. For those that choose to come out, we applaud them for their bravery, but anyone who has ever been in the closet should understand the difficulties, especially when it could conceivably have a direct effect on their success.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:25 PM

121. Here's the part of the speech that brought me to tears -- not the coming out part....

"This brings me to the greatest influence of my life, my amazing mother, Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things that you won’t understand tonight. But this is the only important one to take in: I love you, I love you, I love you. And I hope that if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life. You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally OK to go.


O.M.G!

Sounds like her mom has a dementia of some kind. What an exquisite, loving message to her mother. THIS is what brought on my tears.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:28 PM

122. And Mel sobered up for his stint as the beard.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:08 PM

123. If only Lindsay Graham would follow suit.

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