Jodie Foster Uses Golden Globes To Come Out…
One of these days–and I hope that it’s soon–the term “coming out of the closet” will be right up there with “cats will steal your breath” or “tin foil caps will stop the aliens from reading your thoughts”… you know crazy-talk that only really off people say and get ignored by the world.
Last night’s Golden Globes awards show honored the drop-dead gorgeous, cougarific lady that is Jodie Foster with the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement in film. What is wonderful about this is that it’s been a longtime coming for this extremely talented actress but what’s sad about it is that she felt the need to use the platform to “come out” to the world about being a lesbian. Here is the speech:
For those of you who can’t see the video here is a snippet of what she said:
“I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show…”
“…There is no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard. Thank you, Cyd. I am so proud of our modern family. Our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul.”
It’s a damn shame that her platform had to be used for this and I am sure the feminists, the homophobes, and the gossip rags will be using this for article bait on their respective blogs for this entire week. But as film fans we can use the news to reflect on some of the great works that Jodie has been a part of. In case you forgot… The Silence of The Lambs is only one small blip on her radar of acting.
Check it out: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000149/
Foster has done the damn thing for quite some time and I could care less who she shares her heart and bed with just like you should care less. Her coming out was to a deafening applause by the audience as well as Facebook and Twitter. This leads me to believe that this whole “coming out” fad is near it’s end and that makes me happy. Tell me, how do you feel about Jodie Foster coming out?