Thought this article about Jim Carrey's role in an upcoming movie is a really interesting demonstration about constructions of gender and desire.

I think this is a perfect example of not only the awkwardness that viewers can experience when watching straight actors "authentically" play gay characters and perform "gay behaviors", but also the economic impact that doing so can have on the actual success of a product in mainstream markets. I don't doubt that Jim Carrey does an amazing job of playing gay/performing gay sex, but it's pretty powerful that after years of LGBTQ groups complaining about the consistency of straight guys not really playing gay very well...this movie can't get a damn distributor.

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