Homo Grant Cogswell Outed!
posted by November 28 at 10:39 AMon
The things you learn from Atlanta-based gay publications: According to Southern Voice, Grant Cogswell—the former Stranger writer/Seattle City Council candidate who’s preparing for the release of his film Cthulu (he’s the fey one in the hat on the right)—is a total fag.
In “Cthulhu,ā€¯ a just-wrapped indie film starring Tori Spelling and set in the Pacific Northwest, a gay man returns to a sinister reality he thought he had shed: his small town roots. The flick borrows from an H.P. Lovecraft fable about a demonic presence that possesses an entire town, and turns a focus on the worst nightmare of at least a few gay men and lesbians: going home again.
“I feel this is a pretty universal story,ā€¯ promises straight writer-director Daniel Gildark, who crafted the script with help from gay co-writer Grant Cogswell. “I think it will speak to artists, gay people, people who have been marginalized and had to go away to find themselves. I think it’ll speak to them by showing a character who’s dealing with their struggles.ā€¯
Hmm. Maybe Gildark—he’s the butch one in the coat on the left—knows things about (inside of?) Grant the rest of us don’t. If so, Grant should know he has The Stranger’s full support for his newly chosen lifestyle. Or maybe Gildark’s just a driven pro, and had he been talking to a reporter from Autoimmune Disease Digest, Grant would’ve suddenly become his co-writer who’s battling lupus. (Or maybe the Southern Voice is just another gay newspaper prone to delightful typos.)
Whatever the case, congratulations Grant! Out and proud! Keep fighting lupus!
(Thanks to Slog tipper Keith.)