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Published On: Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

Ian McKellen calls for homosexual propaganda, a ‘gay’ James Bond, bashes Trump

Sir Ian McKellen, who has starred in X-Men, The Lord of the Rings, said that the film world is desperately in need of a gay superhero, specifically stating that James Bond should be gay.

“If you play James Bond as an outwardly camp, silly gay man that no one took seriously and then he turned out as many gay men are underneath their clothes – buff and strong and as hetero as any hetero – we might have a more truthful story than the one that has been told,” he said to Variety.

Ian McKellen photo courtesy of Fathom Events

Of course, McKellen isn’t volunteering.

“I’m not volunteering, I’m insisting. No, I’m too old to play it. I can be on the periphery of this new version.”

Check out the video clip below.

The Paper not only praised the remarks as “Truer words have never been spoken” but also offered up their list of options: Luke Evans (Dracula, Beauty and the Beast), famous singer Ricky Martin and Matt Bomer as part of their list.

During the interview, McKellen begins with attacking Donald Trump for his perceived attacks on the LGBT community, and the “attempts to roll back gay and transgender protections.”

McKellen said, “If what you’re saying is true, it’s appalling and quite unnecessary and very un-American. The gay rights movement began in America. It began in San Francisco, it began in Stonewall, the city where Donald Trump was born and thrived.”

“I can’t follow Mr. Trump,” McKellen said. “I don’t always understand what he says and when I do, I have to admit later that I got it wrong because he changed his mind or changed his mind about what he said. He’s a very bad communicator, at least to me. Get more straightforward, Donald. And then we can take you seriously.”

McKellen arrived at the annual advertising conference in the South of France with an initiative, co-sponsored by the creative agency the Brooklyn Brothers and TV production house Brown Eyed Boy, to solicit short films that re-imagine iconic characters as gay — labeled as homosexual propaganda by critics.

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