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Friday
Aug172012

Ezra Miller is Queer

Ezra Miller, the devil child that could put Damien in a headlock and kick Rosemary’s Baby off a bridge a la Jack Black in Anchorman, has come out as "queer".

I'm queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I've been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don't know if it's responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don't think we're ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that's what you're supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love – even if it is love – we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it's possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible – which is fine. I'm super down with being irresponsible. I'm just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That's where I'm at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question."
-Ezra Miller to Out 

I’m not one for semantics, personally, so if there is a brouhaha abrewin’ regarding the use of the word ‘queer’ rather than ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual’ or whatever label we’ve adopted/reclaimed recently, I’m not participating in it.

I will merely say that the young actor, so good in Lynne Ramsey’s We Need To Talk About Kevin (and one of the stars of the upcoming The Perks of Being a Wallflower) has appeared, in several interviews, to be kind, generous, self-possessed and remarkably aware of each action taken and word spoken on his behalf. I’m not going to say it’s brave (redundant/extraneous) or powerful (hyperbole); I’m simply going to say congratulations to a young, talented actor from my generation for taking a step into unknown waters. Beautiful abandon. 

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He sounds very intelligent, but he also sounds like he's trying to sound very intelligent. Either way, good for him. I love his inclusion of "zefriend."

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDylan

The law of attraction if one concentrates on something long and hard enough it usually comes to pass. I'd like to blow him. That day will come.

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter4rtful

Good for him but doesnt change the fact that he comes across as an insufferable douchebag. He went to the MTV movie awards with a balloon!! A ballooon!

I remember readng Lainey's encounter with him at TIFF. Hilarious.

http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Category/1019/Details/21879/Interviewing-pretentious-Ezra-Miller

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiz

He's a queer fellow, and I mean that separately from him being queer.

And I agree with Dylan- it always seems like he's trying very hard to be as outré and above-the-fray as he can be.

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

And yet nobody is able to explain why TIlda Swinton and John C Reilly have a Eurasian child in KEVIN. Did neither of them notice?

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

@Glenn

Tilda Swinton has slanted eyes with dyed jet black hair.

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter4rtful

I think he's a wonderful actor and I love the terms he uses in his self-identification. Also that he addresses the difficulty of monogamy as both a young person and an artist. The Kristen Stewart situation would be a much happier one if the culture of mass media wasn't so hung up on the icon-making of fairytale romance. The stakes become too high; young actors, who by their career are asked to travel, shift their lives, bare their emotions in front of the screen and 'fall in love' with, are expected to settle down into perfect relationships. That was a tangent - point being: good on Ezra.

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

I think he's a wonderful actor and I love the terms he uses in his self-identification. Also that he addresses the difficulty of monogamy as both a young person and an artist. The Kristen Stewart situation would be a much happier one if the culture of mass media wasn't so hung up on the icon-making of fairytale romance. The stakes become too high; young actors, who by their career are asked to travel, shift their lives, bare their emotions in front of the screen and 'fall in love' with, are expected to settle down into perfect relationships. That was a tangent - point being: good on Ezra.

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew
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