Last night, Jodie Foster accepted a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, for her 47 years in show business. Once again people are taking to the web to criticize someone famous for not quite living up to their expectation of what they thought that person should do or say. Jodie Foster may not have said the words "I am gay" but she didn't need to. Everyone has known for decades without her ever saying the words. How is this anyone's business but hers? I don’t understand the rancor because she DID admit it. Her actual words were "I hope you guys weren’t hoping this would be a big coming out speech tonight, because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age." How is this not acknowledging what for her is a very private issue? Personally, I found the speech quite gutsy, a little bit rambling and every bit as idiosyncratic as Foster herself. Brava!
- by Jonathan Lewis