Episode 154 Jonathon Trent

Listen to this great interview with actor Jonathon Trent – an actor who starred in a great movie called Boy Culture. The movie came out on August 14th and is available for you to purchase right now – you can click on the TLA Releasing which I have a link listed below. He may not be a member of the community but he is a great asset to us and what he has to say is something you need to hear!

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6 Responses to “Episode 154 Jonathon Trent”

  1. Arthur (AmeriNZ) Says:

    Great show, Tom. I’ve read about this movie and was interested in it, but I’m even more interested now. If we had more straight friends like Jonathon, life would be a lot easier. I also thought this show was really relaxed and conversational, and that was great to listen to.

  2. Casey Says:

    Great interview. I just saw Boy Culture, and all I can say is “WOW!” We need more allies like Jonathon!!

  3. Nick Thomas Says:

    I had to wonder the whole time I was listening to this podcast if Jonathon is in fact gay and doing the opposite of what he advised those struggling with their sexual orientation. At one point in the conversation Jonathon says something to the effect of how coming out can end affect one’s career in an adverse way. Maybe it’s just me wanting for someone as attractive as he to be gay. Or maybe I’m spot-on and Jonathon is carefully crafting himself to be acceptable to a diverse audience. I don’t mean to be critical here of Jon. He seems like a very likable young man. And it may well be that if he is in fact gay that he is doing the right thing in furthering his career. I’d like to think that coming out would not be a bad career move. But I wonder about the reemergence of fundamentalist Christianity among youth and the direction our country might take in the future. For all the progress we in the gay community have made in the last 10 years – we still live in a country ruled by a conservative ideology and have yet to achieve true equality under the law. Witness the gay marriage movement. It isn’t going anywhere. And this is in large measure due to morality movement. Perhaps I am to sensitive to it because of my geographical location here in the states. Or is there a lurking danger out there for all of us who wish for a land where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a shared experience.

  4. lauren Says:

    Wow, he is HAWT. Ok had to get that out (= Another great show, of course! I love how he is focusing on playing a role, not playing a GAY role, you know what I mean? Yes, he got into it and did research and whatnot, and his character is gay, but that wasn’t the main focus. He treated his character as just that, a character. An equal. We need more people like that in this world!

  5. john q. public Says:

    This guy is beautiful — inside and out!

    It is fantastic that he has such a (seemingly) casual attitude toward playing gay.

    I do think that the younger generation will be more blasé about whether someone is gay or not. Yea!

  6. (F)reddy Says:

    This may strike you as particularly odd, since you know how I feel about gay-themed movies, but I was a bit conflicted with this interview. Nothing, per se, with Jon, but having seen Boy Culture, I nearly fell off my chair when you mentioned he wasn’t a finger puppet. I guess my problem is more so with the production team of this film (along with Ang Lee) for thinking that they have to get “gay for pay” to make their films any good. What’s wrong with taking gay actors to play gay characters? Aren’t there any straight rolls suitable for Jon? Not that I’m blind to the fact that all kinds of actors play all kinds of characters, and perhaps it’s not feasible to send out a casting call for a “downsie American” expecting a REAL “downsie American” to show up. Or maybe it’s a realizations of everyone involved in the creative process behind gay-themed movies that gay-themed movies really do suck, and they need some big fascinating twist like, “OH MY GOD!!! HOW ABOUT A STRAIGHT ACTOR???” to make their films actually decent? Good on him for being so comfortable in his skin, go Jon, go.

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