Jodie Foster - Moving Speech at Golden Globes

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    Jan 14, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
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    Jan 14, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    Yay Jodie!

    She brave!
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    Jan 14, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    damn I almost lost it when she started talking to her mother icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 14, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    I don't even know what she was nominated for. We're the same age, both Miami Coppertone babies (her, literally) and I've been waiting a long time for that non-enigma, my brilliant girl, to finally feel comfortable enough to open up about herself.
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:30 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI don't even know what she was nominated for...


    Cecil B. DeMille Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:07 PM GMT
    Weird I thought she came out a long time ago.
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    Jan 14, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    47 yrs in showbiz! Lota yrs!
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    Jan 14, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    Jodie Foster is amazing ! My fav actress of all time..
    salute to her...
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    That was one of the most amazing speeches of ANY awards show EVER! Love love LOVE me some Jodie Foster. She has always been a class act. One of the few child stars who managed to stay out of trouble and have a long lasting amazing career.
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    Self important actors are important to themselves.
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    credo saidSelf important actors are important to themselves.


    She was there receiving the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for nearly 50 years in the business. I think she is important to a whole lot of people. icon_wink.gif Kudos to Jodie Foster for taking that opportunity to use that platform and make a very important nationally televised point that needed to be made and was long overdue.
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidWeird I thought she came out a long time ago.


    She did, in 2007.
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    showme said
    TheAlchemixt saidWeird I thought she came out a long time ago.


    She did, in 2007.


    She actually has been out in Hollywood pretty much her entire adult life, it just wasn't public knowledge. This was the whole point of her speech --- that being that "privacy" is something of value, and that just because someone is famous does not necessarily mean that they are required to make their private life akin to a reality show for public consumption. Good for her! It's true!
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
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    showme said
    TheAlchemixt saidWeird I thought she came out a long time ago.


    She did, in 2007.


    She actually has been out in Hollywood pretty much her entire adult life, it just wasn't public knowledge. This was the whole point of her speech --- that being that "privacy" is something of value, and that just because someone is famous does not necessarily mean that they are required to make their private life akin to a reality show for public consumption. Good for her! It's true!


    She was out in college too.

    My LGBT compatriots from college have been kind of divided in their Facebook postings on this. Some think she's a wuss for doing so little, so late. Some think the speech was great.

    I was uber annoyed at her lack of courage until she came out earlier, but as far as I'm concerned (for what that's worth, lol) she doesn't have to be the marshall at gay pride parades to do her part. Just be out.
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    Jan 14, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    showme said
    I was uber annoyed at her lack of courage until she came out earlier, but as far as I'm concerned (for what that's worth, lol) she doesn't have to be the marshall at gay pride parades to do her part. Just be out.



    But she was "out"...for years. To quote her in the speech she "wasn't aware that revealing information of her private life required holding a press conference, having her own fragrance, and launching a prime time reality show". Spot On, Jodie!
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    Jan 14, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
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    showme said
    I was uber annoyed at her lack of courage until she came out earlier, but as far as I'm concerned (for what that's worth, lol) she doesn't have to be the marshall at gay pride parades to do her part. Just be out.



    But she was "out"...for years. To quote her in the speech she "wasn't aware that revealing information of her private life required holding a press conference, having her own fragrance, and launching a prime time reality show". Spot On, Jodie!


    Not publicly. You don't have to have press conferences, fragrance lines and reality shows to be publicly out. Which she most assuredly wasn't until 2007.

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    Jan 14, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    WTF? I've seen drunk musicians on MTV Video awards saw more in less time and make more sense. Not taking anything away from her years in the business, but WOW, she drank the Tom Cruise juice.
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    Jan 14, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidWTF? I've seen drunk musicians on MTV Video awards saw more in less time and make more sense. Not taking anything away from her years in the business, but WOW, she drank the Tom Cruise juice.


    icon_idea.gif She was receiving a lifetime achievement award from her peers. Was she suppose to be subdued about that?
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidWTF? I've seen drunk musicians on MTV Video awards saw more in less time and make more sense. Not taking anything away from her years in the business, but WOW, she drank the Tom Cruise juice.



    Clearly, the subtle nuances of Jodie Foster's speech undoubtedly went right over some people's heads.
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    I loved it. She is amazingly intelligent. This was not a coming out speech, but was one of upholding privacy. She also made it clear that she is taking on new endeavors. Her simple message to here Mom made me weepy. Being near her age, and seeing her grow up both on the screen, and with her utmost protection of her personal life, I have nothing but great respect for her as a professional. I also think that having Mel Gibson at her table was a testament to her always doing what SHE feels is right, not Hollywood, not the public.
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    just because she is gay does not mean she has to publicly announce to anyone. I saw someone earlier in this thread saying people were calling her a wuss because she wasnt announcing she was gay earlier. I do not get this. She is not obligated to do anything just because she is gay. None of us are. Its about privacy. She never really hid anything and everyone in Hollywood knew. Dont understand this thinking where gays are under some obligation to satisfy other peoples opinions
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    She's won me back! I'm so proud of her for taking that step for herself. I can't hold one movie and eclipse against her. Class, Dignity, Love, Understanding, and a bid for Privacy. I get that. Hope she finds it.

    Side note: why didn't I watch this last night?!
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidjust because she is gay does not mean she has to publicly announce to anyone. I saw someone earlier in this thread saying people were calling her a wuss because she wasnt announcing she was gay earlier. I do not get this. She is not obligated to do anything just because she is gay. None of us are. Its about privacy. She never really hid anything and everyone in Hollywood knew. Dont understand this thinking where gays are under some obligation to satisfy other peoples opinions


    You're right, she didn't HAVE to. But the fact that wasn't doing it for many years, when she had clearly accepted it of herself, made me respect her less for quite a long time. Particularly given that many of her college classmates (myself included) had the courage to come out in other less than ideal professional circumstances.

    We all make choices. Some are more worthy of admiration than others.
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    wait you are still knocking her...for what


    she does not have to save the world because she is gay. You are being negative toward her because she never came out publically...why do you care? why does it bother you? Its her life, not yours why judge her negatively. I hate when other people try to live other peoples lives for them and judge what they "should" do. Every life and circumstance is different
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidWeird I thought she came out a long time ago.


    Same. I thought she had long been out. I didn't know she hadn't announced it officially to the public until last night.

    Anyway, she looked beautiful at the awards! Cute hair!