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Cinema-TV Professor Sean Griffin Discusses Obstacles Hollywood Still Needs To Overcome in USA Today

Griffin shares his thoughts on gay actors being able to play straight roles without hiding their sexuality

The following excerpt is from the August 24, 2010 USA TODAY article, “Playing it straight, or gay, doesn't always go both ways.” Read the full article.

Movies and TV shows are reflecting changes in society, but only a handful of openly gay male actors are cast in straight romantic roles, and straight actors often play gay roles.

"Hollywood has a couple of big hurdles to get over: a leading actor and actress who can play straight romantic parts and still be open about their sexuality — when that happens, a major corner will have been turned," says Sean Griffin, an associate professor of cinema and TV at Southern Methodist University and specialist on the history of gay themes in film and TV.

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