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Angelina Jolie, Queer Theory, and the Gods of Neoliberalism

This post was originally published on The Bilerico Project on September 21, 2007

Excerpt: "'Sybil,' it turns out, may barely have had one personality, leave alone sixteen. Much like Angelina, whose wild queerness turns out to have hidden a saintly girl who marries half the people with whom she sleeps."

Rupert Everett's Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins: The Autobiography [25 April, 2007]

By Rupert Everett; Grand Central Publishing; 416 pages

Rupert Everett was born in 1959—at 48 years, he’s surely too young to write a memoir.  But he’s done exactly that, with a book titled Red Carpets and Other Banana Skin: The Autobiography.  He seems sick of Hollywood and its insistence that gay actors should only play what he calls NPBs (non-practicing buggers).  Even if some of his angst is a writer’s posing, it’s nevertheless true that it’s easier for a straight actor to play a gay man than the reverse.

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