“Matt Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay,” writer Bret Easton Ellis tweeted on August 8. “He's great for other roles but this is too big a game.”
Bret has been vocal about the movie on Twitter for some time, and he even hoped to be chosen to write the screenplay, before recently announcing that he’s been “taken off the list” of possible screenwriters.
Losing the gig hasn’t stopped his flurry of Grey-related tweets, including a August 8 assertion that Matt Bomer could never get the part because, “Fifty Shades of Grey demands an actor that is genuinely into women.”
He continued, “I like Matt Bomer. I think Matt Bomer is sexy and a good actor. Do I think he'll be discriminated against regarding 50 Shades of Grey? Yes.”
He’s given his two cents on the issue, now we want to know what you think? Are you hoping to see Matt in the role of Christian Grey, or do you think that Bret has a point about all the Hollywood bias?