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Posted by Bill R on August 15, 2000 at 18:17:06:

In Reply to: Re: Uncas -UNCAS IN LOVE WITH HENRY? - Vita posted by Jeri on August 15, 2000 at 18:05:11:

: : : : I've just finished reading the ERic Sweig interview (in great detail!) and wondered if anybody knew what ES was up to these days, has he been in any recent movies????.

: : : Hi Kate,

: : : Eric's latest movie is called Big Eden, but I'm not sure if it's been picked up for distribution yet. There is a website for the movie at:

: : : ...Jeri

: : hI, FOLKS!
: : mY, AM i AN OLD PRUDE!!!
: : My earlier post crashed my computer and got lost in cyber space...
: : but ah I m so determined to post...
: : I went to the above url; yes like many people, I do love the Uncas Character. Well, in this new story line, E.S. is trailblazing, so to speak. Unless I misread the story, he falls in love with Henry, and even cooks for him... hmmm. 2 questions. Is he, as a straight male, pushing the limits of his talent to see how convinclingly he can act a man falling in love with a man? Or is he coming out of the closet, so to speak?
: : Either way, he certainly is being brave... I suppose. I remember the shock I felt when Rock Hudson's preferences were revealed. I certainly do not believe being 'gay' or 'straight' makes for a better human being. No matter what our preferences, we are human first. Alas though, E.S is typecast in my mind as the strong but silent hero who falls in love with Alice, and I can not go to a movie and watch him fall in love with HENRY. So, he certainly is widening his horizon as an actor, proving his versatility and surely many of his female fans will go watch him in a role where he falls in love with Henry. And some, will not. Well, as I've said again, unless I have misread the storyline, he has dared embark a new path. I wish him luck.

: Hi Vita,

: Well I think Eric is 'pushing the envelope' career-wise. I was certainly surprised the first time I read the reviews of the movie and then viewed the website, but by all accounts, Eric has received rave reviews. Apparently, both the movie and Eric have received awards for Big Eden. However, from what I've read on some other sites, Eric was married last September, so I don't think he's changing lifestyles by portraying the character in this movie. Other well known actors have taken on similar roles and not been typecast so I doubt Eric will be. The movie will, no doubt, leave some ES fans a little uneasy. Perhaps this movie will lead to bigger and better roles so I wish him all the the best.

: ..Jeri

I think you're right Jeri. Bruce Willis played a gay guy in one part of The Jackal in order to obtain an anonymous safe house.
Kissed the guy even. Didn't make me think Bruce was coming out of the closet or expressing hidden desires. Though, if I were to wax cynical, I'd have to say it would not surprise me what the Hollywood jaded were capable of.

Bill R

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