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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:18 AM

Big Tent News: Matt Damon opens up about ‘gay rumors’ surrounding his friendship with buddy

Matt Damon opens up about ‘gay rumors’ surrounding his friendship with buddy Ben Affleck

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s meteoric rise to fame with “Good Will Hunting” left behind a trail of tabloid speculation about their possible “bro-mance.” Damon, an avowedly straight man, did not address those rumors – until now.

“I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay,” Damon said, “as if being gay were some kind of f--king disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense.”

The speculation about Damon’s sexuality has decreased in recent years, as had the public shaming of openly gay individuals, Damon noted. Although there is still progress to be made, Damon is happy with the recent advancements gay people have made in the public arena

“(T)he fact that Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres can come out so beautifully and powerfully, and it’s a big f--king deal that it turns out nobody gives a shit,” Damon told Playboy magazine.

Damon discussed other issues pertaining to homosexuality because he is slated to portray Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson in the upcoming biopic “Behind the Candelabra.”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/matt-damon-talks-gay-rumors-playboy-article-1.1220585

Published on Dec 11, 2012
MATT DAMON talks about BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, the HBO biopic focused on the personal relationship between iconic entertainer LIBERACE and his protege SCOTT THORSON (in which he stars with MICHAEL DOUGLAS)


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fightthegoodfightnow Dec 2012 OP
Atman Dec 2012 #1
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kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #4
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #5

Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:22 AM

1. I'm not exactly sure what he's saying...

...but I'd do him in a heartbeat.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:24 AM

2. Get in Line

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:31 AM

3. A very, very long line.

People who start and spread those rumors are jealous of the man's massive talent and good looks.

Nobody wants to do them.

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:34 AM

4. What Warpy said. I'm getting in line, and if he's gay

I'll convince him to be bi by the time I'm done.

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:29 AM

5. He's neat. Anyone remember the W and G episode where he plays a....

straight guy pretending to be gay so he can get into the NYC Gay Mens Chorus so he can get a free trip to Europe? The Sean Hayes character suspects something's up and spends the rest of the show trying to "in" Damon.


MD is class personified:

“I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay,” Damon said, “as if being gay were some kind of f--king disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense.”

( Great friend of teachers and their unions also, I might add. Interrupted a shoot in friggin' *Vancouver* a couple years ago to join teacher activists in DC and raked Obama and Duncan over the coals over their moronic ed policy.)

I guess you figured out I like him and.... no.... I don't want to "do" him.

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