Juan Barquin

James Corden, Meryl Streep, and Nicole Kidman in Ryan Murphy’s The Prom (Netflix)

Today, as with any other day being online, comes with yet another instance of every queer’s favorite discourse: should straight actors be playing gay?

What follows is an extended conversation between two queer writers about this.

Juan Barquin: So, Kyle, do you think straight actors should play gay?

Kyle Turner: Who gives a shit.

[This conversation has been condensed for clarity]

Juan Barquin

Juan Barquin

Neurotic queer Latinx. Programmer for Flaming Classics. Florida Film Critics Circle. Writer for Miami New Times, Dim the House Lights, and more.