The FBI is taking a break from finding the dude who leaked Blake Lively’s photos to go after Clint Eastwood. What’s next, they’re gonna help Lindsay Lohan revive her career?
Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, J. Edgar, has rubbed the Federal Bureau of Investigation the wrong way, as the organization is apparently upset with Eastwood’s “false” portrayal of J. Edgar’s sexuality.
The gist of it is, Hoover reportedly had a homosexual relationship with his deputy, Clyde Tolson. The FBI is worried that Eastwood will address those rumors. Assistant FBI Director Mike Kortan said:
“Vague rumors and fabrications have cropped up from time to time," Kortan said, "but there is no evidence in the historical record on this issue."
Right, because I’m sure Hoover, who headed the FBI for 48 years, didn’t know how to keep a secret. I’m sure he was dying to appear on the cover of Out magazine, too.
William Branon, chairman of the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, wrote a letter to Eastwood about the allegations that Hoover was a cross-dresser and had a relationship with his right-hand man.
“These allegations spun by an author of questionable repute and sensationalized writings were 'based' upon information provided during a paid interview of an unreliable individual with past convictions for perjury. To discount the truth and portray a sexual relationship between Mr. Hoover and Clyde Tolson would truly be a miscarriage of the facts and overshadow the many contributions of Mr. Hoover."
The “author of questionable repute” may either be the movie’s screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black (who won an Oscar for Milk) or Anthony Summers, the author of Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover.
At any rate, Eastwood has apparently assured the FBI that Hoover’s alleged gay affair won’t be depicted at all in the movie. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the flick as J. Edgar, with Armie Hammer playing Clyde Tolson.
The two are rumored to have a kissing scene together, with a source telling E!:
“They had their kissing scene, and it was very passionate.”
But Eastwood can’t seem to make anyone happy with this flick, as he was originally criticized by Hollywood for not making the character gay enough. I say, compromise. Nix the make out scene between Leo and Armie, but slap a purple equality bumper sticker on Hoover’s car. Everybody wins.