By Lou Lumenick. Ledger and Gyllenhaal have plenty of company this fall, with well-known straight actors portraying gay characters — and often attracting Oscar buzz — in at least eight high-profile films between now and the end of the year. Martin and two are lesbians Idina Menzel and Tracie Thoms. Christine Vachon, who has been producing gay-oriented movies for a decade through Killer Films, finds it significant that an increasing number of them have higher budgets and are being made by established directors who are not gay, like Lee and Jordan.
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Yesterday, seven straight actors received Oscar nominations for playing LGBT film roles — more than a third of the total. And yet there were no openly gay actors on the list. Is this fair? Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. And yet they all have one thing in common: they are, as far as we know, straight.