Just when I was about to fall asleep reading this Queerty interview with Brent Corrigan, I see this?
What’s the story behind your appearance in Milk?
I actually read for a much bigger part in that film, but looking back there was no way I was every [sic] going to be seriously considered for it. It was an embarrassment walking into that casting room and reading the way I did. I was set up to fail. The disappointment is rooted more in that this group of filmmakers and filmmakers’ friends that were courting me for the role were basically playing me. I was smart enough not to fall prey to any of it. I suspected what was going on. Though, admittedly I was hopeful. I managed to get the tiniest credited featured “extras” role by chance while on vacation in San Francisco. The set was magical and I was there in hair and makeup right next to Emile Hirsch. I’ve met Gus a few times since and he’s always been polite. He wasn’t involved in the failed casting process. People always like to mention I’m in Milk [but] It’s embarrassing for me because it’s literally a flash on screen. The lines I had were cut.
So, he’s talking about Dustin Lance Black, right?
Or, that’s who he wants us to think he’s talking about, since he went out of his way to tell us that it wasn’t Gus Van Sant who screwed him, so to speak.
[ADDED: Brent’s talked openly about Dustin Lance Black’s role in not getting him a role in Milk before.]
If Dustin Lance Black “played” Brent Corrigan, does that make him any less of an amazeballs screenwriter?
Can you sleep with porn stars and still be an Important Artist/Gay Rights Hero?
How would Hollywood react if they found out that a filmmaker slept with a porn star?
Is having some of his lines cut the most “embarrassing” thing to ever happen to Brent Corrigan?
Should the Academy revoke Dustin Lance Black’s Oscar and give it to the writers of WALL-E?
Is Harvey Milk’s legacy ruined because Dustin Lance Black tricked Brent Corrigan?