Jodie Foster FTMFW

Jan 14 2013 Published by under queer

Hello again, bloggy friends! I've had an unexpected hiatus from the blogging. Real life kinda leveled me. I am hoping to be able to blog some of...but not now. Because last night something pretty awesome happened.

Jodie Foster "officially" came out.

I think this is fucking fantastic. Not that I didn't know Jodie Foster was a lesbian. It wasn't really a secret. She has acknowledged it in the past when she talked about her breakup with her partner and co-parent. But last night, she said it in front of 10 MILLION PEOPLE. Holy crap.

I've written before about how it can be tough to come out over and over again. I can't imagine how much harder it must be to have to do this when you have been in the public spotlight since you were 3.  I think Andrew Sullivan is off-base critisizing her timing or what words she used. Coming out can be hard and emotional. Give her a fucking break. I like the perspective of Dorothy Snarker much better. I think it is great that she felt like she could do this. I could see the nervousness, and I totally related to it.


That is all.

6 responses so far

  • physioprof says:

    Andrew Sullivan is a total fucken despicable wanker, so fucke him.

  • DrLizzyMoore says:

    I LOVED her speech! I didn't see very much of the awards-but was really happy that I saw that speech for myself--you know, before it got picked over by vultures.....

  • that tremble in her voice... slayed me.

  • chall says:

    I thought it was moving especially when you consider that she was "one of the first celebs" with a stalker fan who still (thankfully) is the only one afaik who tried to assissinate the president to get her attention. Before this whole internet era when you still wrote "real letters" to the celeb and hoped to get a signed thing back..... oh the joy.

    Anyways, I think it was nice to hear something that sounded real and not that much fluffy and cute with my "brandname and industry".

  • [...] But one thing that has fallen out is that I've been thinking more about the immediate reaction to Jodie Foster's Golden Globes "coming out" speech. As I process these IRL events, I can't avoid thinking more about my own coming out process. [...]

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