film: j. edgar


GET TO KNOW ME MEME: 1/? favorite scenes » Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson) and Leonardo DiCaprio’s (J. Edgar Hoover) kiss in J. Edgar

“- Clyde, please, Clyde, don’t leave me! Clyde, please! Clyde, I’m sorry! Clyde, please, don’t leave me! Clyde, I’m begging you! I’m begging you, Clyde, please! After all… After all we have another day of races.
- If you ever mention a lady friend again, it will be the last time that you share my company.
[Clyde leaves]
- Love you, Clyde. Love you.”

J. Edgar


I cannot express to you how gay this movie was. Like, it was a good movie, really REALLY good, and a “spy” movie at that. I love spy movies. All of ‘em.


I knew J. Edgar Hoover was a Homosexual, but Damn, I did not think that this movie was going to give him that much representation.

Check it out:

I mean, this is the first thing that Clyde said to J. Edgar when Edgar asked him to be his “Number 2 man”:

Gay. As. Shit. 

Loved it, Most outstanding feature: Editing. 10/10

We have a generational divide in terms of vocabulary. People ask him, ‘Do you think J. Edgar Hoover was gay?’ And he says, 'I don’t know.’ And for a man who just directed this film, that’s a surprising answer, because I think the audience walks away with a clear impression [that he was]. But for Clint Eastwood and his generation, to be gay means a sexual act. And for him to know means that he would need proof of that sexual act. And I’ve had this conversation, and I’ve said, 'For my generation, you don’t ever have to have sex to be gay or lesbian. It’s a part of your nature. It’s who you are. It’s who you bond with, who you fall in love with.’ So we have a divide in terms of vocabulary.
—  Dustin Lance Black on how he and Clint Eastwood, who directed the film, differed on their vocabulary