If you haven’t been downing vodka in a local gay bar over the last few days, or constantly looking at the Internet, you might not be aware of the new Russian Vodka Boycott trend sweeping the nation.
Zachary Quinto, the character actor famous for playing the evil Sylar from Heroes, Spock from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, and Louis Ironson from Angels in America opened up about his sexuality for the first time in a New York Magazine profile earlier this month. It wasn’t much of a shocker: Mr. Quinto had a tabloid history of what we in the biz used to call “confirmed bachelorhood,” and taking the lead in a play about gay men with AIDS on Broadway is kind of like playing the MC in Cabaret. You don’t have to be gay yourself, but it sure helps.
What was interesting to us was why Mr. Quinto would come out now, when Angels in America has been closed since February. And apart from a few Internet fanboys, no one really wonders about Spock’s sexual tension with Captain Kirk. Was it just time for Mr. Quinto to come out from his glass closet? Or did Ryan Murphy have something to do with it?
After all, the NY Mag piece did manage to tie his recent outing to last night’s cameo as a malevolent, homosexual ghost on American Horror Story; one which is already being praised as the show’s best performance yet. Read More