She got snubbed at the Oscars last month, but Glenn Close had a winner’s glow when she arrived to host the premiere of Frozen Planet at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Thursday.
And for good reason.
Her cross-dressing Albert Nobbs performance has made her an unexpected LGBTQ hero and one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women (one of just four actresses to make the list). As a sudden spokeswoman for gender issues, The Transom wondered what she made of Congressional Republicans’ efforts to limit the availability of contraceptives.
“Shameful, shameful shameful!” Ms. Close, dressed handsomely in a black suit, told us. “Because what’s really behind that is a real violence towards women, it’s about pulling women down to where we were in the ‘50s. I mean it’s disgusting.” Read More