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- Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:56:05 +0000
If they made a movie about a gay man as the main character, I'd like it to be a movie where his sexuality is not his defining point. In other words, a story about a man who happens to be gay, but that's not what the movie is about.
J. Edgar succeeded at doing exactly that I believe. It's not really clear if Hoover was gay or not historically but in the film they decided to portray him as such. His sexuality does play a role in things but it's not at the forefront of the movie.
As far as TV goes The Wire is another that manages this quite well. Technically McNulty would be the main character I suppose but it's more an ensemble cast. A few of the main characters are homosexual and none of them struck me as falling into the usual stereotypes. Omar is one of them and he's easily the best character in the show for me.