As a previous After Ellen article argued, there are many, many factors that go into the long-term effects of playing gay, and it is most likely not going to have a negative impact, but it could lead to you being cast in more gay roles (Julianne Moore has played gay five times, Natasha Lyonne four, for example).Although the word “typecast” has negative connotations, consider that: 1) Moore has very successfully juggled straight roles with gay roles and it hasn’t hurt her.Push back if your character isn’t receiving the same amount of physical intimacy as straight characters.
We hope you will do some research before you take the role, and we hope you’ll come talk to us once you have!Understanding Your Partner Solidifying the Relationship Community Q&A Dating a bisexual can be a really intimidating thing. Will they eventually leave you when the realize what they actually want? Dating a bisexual can be just like dating a Catholic, a race car driver, or a brunette. Read on to put your concerns away and relax in your relationship.3) LGBT fans are some of the most loyal fans you could have.They will support you, embrace you, and root for you even years after you’ve moved on from a queer role.Lesbian-centric films run the gamut from exquisite, exceptionally produced classics to shoestring indies, in genres spanning romantic comedies, historical dramas, and the occasional sci-fi or horror film.
But honestly, at least a third of lesbian movies are just plain awful, so don’t assume the first thing that pops into your Netflix queue will be representative of LGBT film.
Lindsey Shaw, who played Paige Mc Cullers on Pretty Little Liars, is a fantastic example of an actress dedicating herself to the pairing and engaging with her fans on Twitter and in other places to maintain support for the pairing.
The more fan support a pairing receives, the more screentime the actresses are likely to get, so it’s a win for everyone.
What this means is that when playing a lesbian character, you don’t have to put on a “manly” swagger or adopt other stereotypically male affectations.
Just hold eye contact longer than you would normally (it will feel like an awkwardly long amount of time).
Think about that for a minute: It’s easier to identify a lesbian from how she looks at you than from her plaid shirt, cargo pants, and masculine yet comfortable shoes.