Don’t think anything will ever come of this film
Gareth Thomas will keep mentioning it, in an attempt to get his name into the paper.
But the film is never going to happen.
It would be a short film.
Guy joins rugby team; gets married to a woman;p gets divorced; comes outl; become a low-rent media celebrity on reality TV shows.
Are they 12?!
Your a rugby player not a socialite. Stop trying to sell papers.
I think you mean ‘you’re’= you are.
Tat-he’s a media celebrity now-thats bow he mkes his living! This story is probably written by his publiscist to plug his forthcoming TV appearance on Dancing On Ice.
I’m sick and tired to the back teeth of seeing and hearing about this guy. I’m a gay man but people know me for what I do, I plot code day and night. To think people like him represent me disgusts me, nothing more than money, fame and attention. What exactly has he contributed to society apart from highlighting what all of us encounter daily = discrimination.
The difference is of course he lives in comfort, he’s never worked for a living, had to juggle hurdles due to being LGBT.
Sick of hearing about this man and his problems given the money he’s made from it. If he any grace, he will donate the money he’s made from his gay status towards a charity, preferably a gay one.
There is something deeply tragic in this story – for everyone involved.
It surely won’t do the LGBT cause any harm to have a non stereotypical gay man portrayed.? For a change.
Mickey Rourke is 60.
ANd his face has been destroyed by excessive plastic surgery.
I think Gareth Thomas is engaging in self promotion by pretending this movie is ever (was ever) going to happen.
Gareth took the route of a massive pussy by getting married. I refused to go down that path. He is now lionised as a “real man” while effemenate men are derided. Most of whom are stronger than the big old fool. Tattos don’t make you butch Gareth I think you’re a bit of a coward heading straight for a break down or suicide.
Get of the fame train and stop letting those media people fill your head with crap. You’re were deep in the closet and now you’re a spokeman for gay people?
Have you not thought about that for one second? You’re not a role model yet so don’t let them tell you that
There are probably more people than some would care to imagine who can identify with with aspects of his story. They should be welcomed and encouraged not derided. Amongst other benefits his story may well highlight the still existing social pressures that many are under to be “normal”. Even the church welcomes the sinner who repents but not the gay community apparently.
To many he will be someone they can finally identify with, like it or not.
PS. Can you imagine the reaction of some sportsman or celebrity who has been toying with the idea of coming out after reading some of the comments on here? They risk getting it in the neck from every direction it would seem.
Ray Merry Christmas,
I think you misunderstand me. I say come out but dont think that you know everything about gay people if you’ve been in the closet for x amount of years. THere are people who are not stars who have worked harder providing care and support show them some respect before you assume you’re something special. I saw Gareth on his morning (I know!) and he was giving advice on gay relationships! WTF does he know? I don’t think he was being maliciious but he need to understand that he is not the most important and informed gay man in the UK, He should show some respect to the people who stood to be counted.
Yes, but until another gay sportsman of his calibre or public profile is willing to talk about these things, he’s the best we’ve got, isn’t he?
And – just a thought (since I didn’t see the interview you saw) – isn’t it possible he can comment on relationships because he’s now aware of the things he himself did to screw up the possibilities in earlier life? It’s a valid approach.
Rehan so is there a division of gay people between sports people and others?
Maybe, maybe not – but Thomas is known for being a professional rugby player who’s come out, that’s his USP. If he uses that position to make (I hope) insightful and positive comments, should we worry too much? I totally agree there are many many people more qualified to speak about being gay and gay relationships; the trouble is, their observations don’t automatically get the publicity Thomas’s do.
For the millionth time – how on earth is 60 year old Mickey Rourke going to play 30-something Gareth Thomas?
It’s not going to happen.
Rourke is a very talented actor and has a lot more dignity than this fool than speaking to trashy newspapers.
Anyone seen the wrestler?
Curious how far Mickey has taken the Method thing with this role.
Sick and tired of this man, it doesn’t wash with me. Fame, money and attention, this man does not represent me.
I could quite happily sit on Gareth’s fist, face or fluckstick.
Jesus! Lots of nasty comments here about someone who overcame his fear in THE most homophobic environment in the public eye. So he’s not even allowed to talk about being Gay because he was in the closet? I hate people being in the closet but I support them when they come out. Shut up, bitches.
I think what Gareth Thomas is doing is commendable.
I don’t know why Gareth doesn’t play himself in the movie. It’s hard to believe an older man who’s not in shape could play him convincingly.
Well, no matter how bad it has been for you Gareth, some of us have had much worse to deal with and now that you have come out it is supposed to make us all feel its okay. You have become a gay stereotype, the muscle hunk who poses for erotic pictures for the rest of us mere mortals to oggle, How very dare you, do something productive for those who are less fortunate in the gay community ya big jessie!
It may have been murder for him to cope in such a macho sport, but he was lucky his parents and friends supported him when it all went pear-shaped; some of us had to cope on our own when everyone around rejected us. When you have the privilege of ‘celebrity’ do something for those who are struggling instead of feathering your own nest. There are many gay men around the UK who are very isolated and depressed.