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Jodi Foster's Amazing Golden Globes Speech

Everyone's all "Hurrah, she came out!" as if we didn't already know. But what I love is the tongue-in-cheek way she did it, and her advocating for privacy. How does she do snark and dignity at the same time? I also love how she acknowledged the people who really matter to her. A class act, all the way.


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Jan. 14th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Class act in spades!

She broke up w her partner? Sigh.
Jan. 16th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
She is a class act. Yes, I guess she did break up with her partner. I hardly pay attention to this kind of stuff, because it really is none of my business. But I wish her happiness and love.
Jan. 15th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I read a blog post calling her speech "irritating" because she kind of came out in a "cowardly" fashion by calling for privacy when there are LBGT kids who look up to celebrities and could use a braver role model.

I don't think it's fair to say that celebrities owe the general public their lives like that. But it's something to think about if you're a celebrity, I guess. At some point you make a choice to be a role model or you just go do your job every day and be done. But I don't think it's fair to say that if you're a gay celebrity, you owe it to every other gay person to be out "loud and proud," as she said.

After reading that, I watched her speech and I didn't get the same feeling the blogger apparently did. It's not something that should require a lot of fanfare and it's something that each individual has to decide how to do on their own. I personally appreciate things like this and what Anderson Cooper said about how it has nothing to do with their jobs, so there was really no reason for a discussion before. She didn't have to get up and say what she said, but she did. And good for her for doing it!
Jan. 16th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
I agree, it's up to every individual, famous or not, to be publicly out or not. The only people I take issue with are politicians who are closeted and voting against lgbt rights. They should be outed for their hypocrisy. But otherwise, it's their own business.

She didn't owe anyone anything, and she did it her way, and I applaud her for it.
Jan. 16th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
And then I read this last night and it says it way better than I ever could have.

"I always thought it was unjust that my gay friends had to stage a conversation with their parents about their sexuality (and often at an awkward age), while I could feasibly skate from menarche to motherhood without anyone batting an eye. That probably won’t change until we stop projecting identity politics, "coming out" confessions, or labels on any moment of emotional authenticity, constructing closets around those we know to be living and loving happily and without shame."

But I agree with you on the hypocritical politicians.
Jan. 27th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
As I mentioned, I read the transcript when you posted this. Very cool!

Too bad, but now the video is no longer there. ;-)
Jan. 27th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll see if I can find another one.
Jan. 27th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you find it! :D
Jan. 27th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
It should work now.
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