Jodie Foster Comes Clean

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  1. Objective Danny

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    After 20 years of whispering and hearsay Foster came out of the closet.
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    Jodie Foster comes out with emotional tribute to her girlfriend of 14 years
    By DAVID GARDNER -


    Jodie Foster has finally come out as a lesbian to pay tribute to her girlfriend of 14 years.

    The fiercely-private actress has always resolutely refused to discuss her sexuality.

    But after winning an award at a Women in Entertainment breakfast, she broke her taboo to thank "my beautiful Cydney".

    Her emotional speech brought tears to the eyes of some of her audience at the Beverly Hills Hotel, revealing a vulnerable side to a star who has long resisted calls from gay rights activists to clarify her personal life.

    Miss Foster, 44, a double Oscar winner, praised her film producer partner Cydney Bernard "who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss".

    The couple met on the set of the film Sommersby in 1993 and are raising two sons, Charles, nine, and Kit, six, at their Malibu home.

    Although she gave birth to both boys, Miss Foster has never revealed the identity of the father or the circumstances of their conception.

    As with most questions about her personal life, the actress has refused to comment on gossip that the father was an old university friend from Yale, who is also gay.


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    No biggie. Nice for the gay community to have another public figure to look up to, I suppose.

    I do not like the last sentence of that article:

    "Whatever her reasons, we are pleased that Jodie found the courage to be true to herself."

    Seems to me that Miss Foster has always been true to herself. Just because she chose to live her private life privately doesn't mean she was in denial (especially if she was with the same woman for 14 years).
     
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  3. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Surprise, Surprise? Yea right...

    It still doesn't take away from the fact that she is still a great actress, and to be honest it's no big surprise to me.
     
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    Funny, but I thought her orientation has been common knowledge for years.
     
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    The last time I was in L.A. I saw her in a bar. I tried to buy her a drink, but she wasn't interested.
    Guess that's why.
     
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    This was a statement by a woman from a lesbian website. No wonder Jodie chose to keep her sexuality under wraps (although everyone knew, really). Seems to me it's the pro-lesbian groups trying to "out" her that are more trouble than everyone else put together.
     
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  7. tennis-n-sc

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    Nah, it was just you. ;)
     
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    I've always had a bit of a crush on Jodie. But then again I had it bad for Melissa Etheridge in the 90's also. :twisted:
     
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    You summed it up well. I'm glad it's gotten to the point where people can be like, "Oh? S/he's gay?..........so?"

    Gay is gay, straight is straight, just like black is black, and white is white.
     
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    I just thought of someone who WILL NOT be pleased with this union, one John Hinckley Jr. . Jodie Foster is the love of his life he won't take losing her to another woman lying down. You can best believe he is one unhappy camper.


    John Profess his Love to Jodie



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    This is about as surprising as Shaq coming out and admitting he's tall and black.
     
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    WHAT?!?!
    Do you know this for a fact?
     
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  13. snoflewis

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    there's been a lot of rumors...about jodie foster i mean...not that shaq is tall and black lol
     
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    I always thought she was. I always thought George Takei was as well.

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    This is an outrage! I will not stand for rumors like this! . . . . :)
     
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    There, I fixed it for you.
     
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    Takei is out of the closet, I believe. Not that he could fool anyone,
    anyways.
     
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  18. Objective Danny

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    This is not a smart career move for Foster. She is an actress, with this 'outing' how is the public suppose to believe her in a role of a 'happily married woman'? Answer, we won't.

    She has marginalize herself, henceforth she'll be relegated to playing lesbians characters.
     
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    She hardly acts anymore & her movies don't really make much money anyway.
    This really won't affect her or her career(we aren't talking Tom Cruise here, who made a career based on his good looks)

    Its not like some kids had pictures of her in a bikini on their wall & will boycott her movies now, now that the illusion is gone.
     
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    Its only a movie, its only a movie, its only a movie..

    Uhm, I think that she will be just fine, lol. Other than the perceptions of a small few ignorant people that can't differentiate between acting and real life, as one of the best actresses in the business, I am sure that nothing will change.
     
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    You know the saying: "women, can't live with them, can't live without them,"
    It must be tougher for two women to live with each other :)
     
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    I wonder how celebrities bear up at all under all this media scrutiny. I find it very distasteful that everyone thinks that an actor or actress's sex life should be THEIR business.

    I guess I'm just an old fuddy duddy, but leave her alone.

    Btw, I'm not a big Jodie Foster fan either.

    -Robert
     
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  23. Objective Danny

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    Yes and no, off topic posts were moved to a new thread; "Lifestyle, Morals and Faith".
     
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  24. Objective Danny

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    She choose to come forth with this revelation. No one twisted her arm. She could have done like Anderson Cooper and Clay Atkins and kept her personal life personal.
     
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    Why should she have to live her life in silence? What is wrong with her coming forth and telling the world who she is? I can only imagine it was a tremendous weight off her shoulders having done so.
     
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    Could someone please tell me if there is going to be an "all-tell" **VERY DETAILED** biographical movie??

    Two hot women sucking face would make for a good movie. :)
     
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  27. Objective Danny

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    In so many words Ellen DeGeneres said her life was a lot less complicated prior to 1997. Why? Because after that she was expected to be the spokewoman for lesbians.

    She refused the position, she was happy being Ellen.

    One guess as to who now is expected to take a stand for lesbians foreign and domestic.
     
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    You seem to be quite knowledgeable about the in's and out's of a few celebrities, and as for Clay Atkins, Stevie Wonder could see the heels on that queen.
     
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