Researched and Written by Carlos R for Junior Hollywood Reporter.
In the dark ages, you know, when our grandparents were young, PROmances became a thing in Hollywood used to cover up Sexuality of stars to keep them desirable in the public eye. Women tend not to swoon over Rock Hudson so much knowing he preferred their husbands to them. But is it right for it to still be used in today’s society? Why not just let them be good friends instead of lying to the public?
Do celebrities really need to still hide their sexuality? Who would not fan them if they knew they were gay? I mean how many successful stars are known to be Gay now? A lot of them. Almost the majority of them. So why hide it? To me I tend not to trust someone who has to hide this very important detail of their lives.
PROmances are also used by publicist to bring attention to upcoming stars they want to build a following for. Say a young star is suddenly swamped with rumors she is gay. Is it the publicist of the parents wanting to fake the romance and put her in a PROmance. Why bother? Over half her followers are gay and that is a huge support network. So isn’t she denying she is exactly like them and therefore not worthy of their commitment to her. Suddenly out of the blue she is paired with a boy. Oh they have known each other for years and have been good friends but now all of a sudden her millions of followers are following him too. He want from 256 followers to millions. Thing is he is not even a celebrity or a start up celebrity that we have found.
But if you look at the photos they post neither of them will ever win an Emmy. The only time he has a genuine smile is when the new Drag Queen friend is with them. Other than that he looks completely bored and tired of the whole cover up. Then the photos of her with her BFF girls she is very seductive and passionate looking but not so much with him. She looked staged and taking photo shoots for publicity.
Then you have publicist that think if you pair two people together it will help them move up the ladder to fame. Ok here is this girl on a popular TV show will millions of fans. Then you have this boy band wanting to break into the business. Lets pair them up with her and her friends. Only problem is when they relationship ends because some of the guys are seen with a girl they really like he loses fans instead. He is trashed on Social Media and no one cares about him or his band anymore. It is happening all the time and you may not be aware of it but young Hollywood especially is being paired up to be used to promote each other or hide sexuality.
This is 2017. When Rumors start that someone is gay why do they need to suddenly have a boyfriend. Why cant they just admit to who they are? Today we seem to see the same people over and over and over again out in front when it comes to publicity. These are the ones nine times out of ten paying for publicity.
Going to the Halloween events with the boyfriend? Publicist have to arrange to have photographers there before you even schedule the event. I am seriously considering changing my major. Get rich and do nothing but arrange photo shoots and space in magazines.
Fans are fans. If they like you it is because they like the ability you are famous for. No one cares who you sleep with or when. If you are straight, Bi, or Gay no one cares. What people care about is being lied to. We would much rather have celebrities paired with friends than fake lovers to hide who they are. It is not needed anymore. And to do it tells your fans you are ashamed of not only your own sexuality but theirs as well. It tells them you do not trust them to still care about you because you are different from them. Well how do you know you are different? How many of your fans are exactly like you and feel you are hiding it? How many fans would really stop liking or following you if you are honest?
For publicist to pair up couples to build up the career of the less known is just wrong. If you are paying this person to do this then why aren’t they pairing you in a movie, TV show or some other public performance instead of having you lie to your fans? Seriously, Stop paying them and find someone who will get you real work instead of just taking pictures of a fake life. How do you handle that stress of living a lie?
You may wonder why we care or think you would care. The facts remain if they lie about who they are what else can we believe of what they tell us? We all know one hand washes the other in Hollywood but come on this is a new age and no one cares or will like you less so fire that publicist stuck in the dark ages and be happy with who you are. You have given up enough of your life already to be in the public eye.