By Ray Pride

Alexander Chee

“It’s hard for me to remember when I didn’t know Kevin Spacey was gay, or at least hadn’t heard that he had sex with men. When he came out after Rapp’s accusation, it was a repellent act that made a mockery of the coming-out process itself, as well as of the accusation and Rapp’s own hard work, having been out for years while Spacey was hiding in plain sight. Spacey’s sexuality was an open secret, or barely even that, within the networks of gay men I know and have known in more or less every gay capital, as he was also a regular at gay bars in said gay capitals. He once hit on the boyfriend of a friend of mine at a gay bar in Los Angeles, and my friend confronted him, asking if he was gay. Spacey said, ‘Just because you scuba dive, doesn’t make you a scuba diver.’ It’s such a juvenile, patently conniving thing to say, that I can imagine Spacey coming up with it around the age Rapp was when he says Spacey assaulted him.”
~ Alexander Chee

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris