Brandon Routh Has A Gay Resume: 4.04
The new Superman Brandon Routh has the unfortunate/telling nickname, "BJ". It's unfortunate because the rumors of his skill in this area having landed him a part are all hot on newsstands. Sorry, BJ. Here's the backstory:
First, Gawker reported a Singer-and-Routh-together-at-crazy-gay-coke-party sighting. There have been rumors since Routh was chosen as Superman, actually. Radar magazine is just the most recent (and most explicit) to surmise that Brandon Routh may have gotten his role in openly-gay director Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" thanks to his Gay Mafia connections. SHOCKER!
Does it sometimes seem like every entertainment journalist in the country is unaware of IMDB? Because sometimes it sure does. Look, if you wanted to offer some support to the "Routh-Gets-Jobs-Thanks-to-The-Gay-Mafia" theory, check out the kid's resume. Also, Radar, while we're on the subject, I thought that caption under Routh's picture ("Thuperman?") was pretty bigoted.
Now, Routh's IMDB page is right here.
His publicist, naturally, has issued a denial on the gay issue, going so far as to mention a girlfriend to whom Routh is supposedly happily committed. No word on whether she lives in Canada. So let's go to those credits on IMDB now for some truth. Most of Routh's work is TV, which is fine. People can become famous thanks to TV. Just look at Mischa Barton. But that's not the question, is it? The question is if he's deeply entwined by nostril and nipplering to the Gay Mafia. Because some people apparently care. Routh started with guest spots on TV, shall we?
TV Guest Spots:
(60% Gay, 20% Inconclusive, 20% Straight Or Talent-Related)
Oliver Beene-- Because even IMDB Pro doesn't list who directed each episode of Oliver Beene and I'm too lazy to go anywhere else, this one is a toss-up because there are too many one-degree-of-gay and rose-up-from-near-porn-beginnings producers for it to be conclusively non-Gay Mafia. Someone with a few more resources/time than I could figure it out. For the Kevin Bacon game people, Brandon Routh was in an episode of this show with Maggie Grace, who was actually in seven eps.
Will & Grace-- Obvious Gay Mafia.
Cold Case-- Jan Oxenberg directed Routh's episode. She played herself in gay doc "The Celluloid Closet". Gay Mafia.
Gilmore Girls-- Not a hugely gay show, but not particularly straight, either. Oddly, the director of Routh's episode was Bruce Seth Green, who Buffy/Angel fans will remember as a frequent director. It's hard to tell from his orientation from his previous work. I guess I'm giving this one to the perhaps-actual-talent category unless the Buffy crowd corrects me.
Odd Man Out-- Again, correct me if I'm wrong, but director David Kendall (who did Routh's ep of this series) has as his most recent work the film "Dirty Deeds", which was produced by gay-run Green Diamond Entertainment. I'm chalking up this one for the Gay Mafia-oriented.
A Capo of the Gay Mafia?
(Inconclusive- Sample Too Small)
Aside from Superman, there's just one--"Karla". The writer/director of this indie "starring" Laura Prepon (Donna from That 70s Show) is Joel Bender. Mr. Bender's filmography is fascinating, as it swings between horror and exploitation films like "Gas Pump Girls" and "The Returning" and kids/teen fare like "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "Sweet Valley High". Wait, "Sweet Valley High"? Gay.
(100% Pretty Gay)
MTV's Undressed-- I'm not saying it's a gay show, I'm just saying that 90% of the gay actors I knew at USC had done at least one guest spot on it. Brandon got a full season (3).
One Life to Live-- Soap opera. 'Nuf said.
The point is, if you really wanted evidence that Routh is gay, it's right at your fingertips. Heck, a few Google searches and you can find out if anybody is anything. Really. But really, can you be sure? Can you be sure beyond a reasonable doubt? Are you willing to think differently of him even if you're not sure he's actually different? Are you a jerkface who actually cares if people are gay or not if they're actors? And if Routh did get his part from being Bryan Singer's party boy, should you think less or him or more? After all, I'd think it can't be easy to be that alleged guy.
Mr. Routh, I apologize for the serious invasion into your personal life. Quite frankly, if Superman fails because you are gay (not that I know you are), then that is a barbaric tragedy. But Brandon, your resume is so gay, Wentworth Miller looks straighter on paper.