In all probability, Hollywood will “Americanize” homosexuality and the gay lifestyle in its films just as it has incorporated everything else into American life onscreen… And it will mean the loss of a certain uniqueness. Just as Diahann Carroll played a very white black lady in the television series ‘Julia,’ gays will appear first as background, then - scrubbed up - as tokens, and finally as acceptable versions of what the world has always wanted to believe. It will not necessarily be the truth, but it will be an acceptable lie, and the cash registers will ring.
Vito Russo, The Celluloid Closet - 1981 (via lalondes)
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One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.
Gabourey Sidibe (via ninaindigo)
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