Drew Barrymore, A Single Man Honored At GLAAD Media Awards

By Katey Rich 2010-04-18 10:44:30discussion comments
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Given how few mainstream movies are released each year that deal with gay themes or characters, it's never all that hard to guess which film will be honored at the annual GLAAD Media Awards. Still, I'm sure Tom Ford is just as happy to see A Single Man honored as the Outstanding Film in wide release, even if the only conceivable competition was Taking Woodstock and, uh, maybe the homoeroticism in Sherlock Holmes.

The biggest story out of the GLAAD Awards was probably Glee's win as Oustanding Comedy Series-- not that it was ever possible that the series would win, but the show's exuberant embrace of gay characters like Kurt and creator Ryan Murphy's frank handling of his own sexuality is pretty damn refreshing. One other winner of note is Drew Barrymore, who received the Vanguard Award after playing Robert De Niro's lesbian daughter in Everybody's Fine and-- I am not making this up-- playing a straight reporter at a gay magazine in He's Just Not That Into You. Given how much that movie trafficked in awful stereotypes about catty, desexualized gay men, I'm going to pretend it's an award for Ari Graynor's hilarious performance as a lesbian in Whip It and let it be.
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