Sunday, September 18, 2022

Video - 'Too Gay for Television?' How Charles Nelson Reilly conquered television after being labeled as 'too queer'

Yes this is a shameless plug for Matt Baume's video channel. And that's only because his work is so good when it comes to exploring the cultural history of the LGBTQ community, particularly trendsetters who go unnoticed. One complaint I have about my LGBTQ brothers and sisters has to do with our lack of desire to learn all facets of our history. And I mean all facets, such as this one about Charles Nelson Reilly, a gay actor who, according to Matt Baume, went from being forced to sell his own blood to becoming one of the most in-demand actor on television. And without compromising who he was even after told by an executive that "they don't let queers on television."