hi! i'm the anon who sent you that ask about d coming out/acs that you just reblogged. the optimistic one ;) since it's going around again i wanted to chime in. (this will probs be long lol) first of all, i've been around since 2010, so i've seen it all. i know how bad it's gotten/could get. i haven't always been optimistic. but saying that things are unlikely now, just bc they may have been in the past, assumes that all influencing factors remain the same. imo, they aren't. (part 1)
pt 2: i know the arguments against thinking fox/RM would support a coming out, & there aren’t unfounded. but i see indications that their position has shifted. that they now see d as potentially more valuable (& more profitable) as an out actor than a closeted one. this isn’t the case for every celeb, i actually think it’s very rare. i think it’s the case for d, bc he made it that way. he made certain choices, in his limited power, to make fox/rm willing to support him (pt 3 coming up! haha)
part 3: …bc it would benefit them as well. i could be wrong, it might not be as soon as ACS promo. but i believe it’s coming up sooner than most of fandom thinks. and i have yet to see an argument that convinces me otherwise. anyway, just wanted to back up the positivity with some reasoning. i do have lots of both! :)
Hi Anon, so happy to hear from you again and I feel like a miracle has occurred as all 3 parts arrived in my inbox in 1 try. Seems like a rarity these days.
I honestly have nothing to add. A lot can change over the course of 7 years (way too long). What seemed like the right strategy during Glee can majorly shift, especially considering the roles D has continued to chose for himself. Ones that do not require him to be the straight teenage dream marketed to young girls. As he grows in his career and choices, the imagine that needs to be projected to the world can dramatically shift as well. I see this as nothing but positive and I predict an amazing career trajectory for him as we move ahead.
I have nothing but optimism and hope for 2018 whether the truth comes in January or later in the year tied to something else. I feel Darren (and Chris) has waited this long, (and fandom too but we are honestly completely secondary as it is not our lives), that anytime in 2018 seems so close that we can touch it.
Here is hoping you and I are correct in our thinking. I have this crazy feeling we are:)