Jodie Foster’s Not-so-shocking Announcement

I was surprised at all of the hullabaloo over Jodie Foster’s veiled coming out speech at the Golden Globes, especially because I was pretty sure everyone already knew that she was gay. What was so strange about her speech, to me, was simply…how strange it was. She almost didn’t sound like herself–this usually composed and demure star who has been in the limelight ever since her childhood would understandably be a little tight-lipped about her personal life, but all of a sudden she has turned into a wacky, rambling woman who’s joke attempts fall flat, making her animated speech even more awkward to watch.


After rewatching her speech, I don’t even really see it as an announcement of her homosexuality at all. I think this article very well articulates how Jodie Foster’s speech was so much more than that. Instead, she is revealing her humanity, showing us that she isn’t that perfect, serious public figure–an image that she has had to maintain her entire life–and now she seems to be ready to let loose. So even though her speech may have seemed a little insane or maybe drunken, the whole point is that she doesn’t care anymore. She’s ready to show the world who she is and not concern herself with the naysayers or the rumors.

What is your reaction to Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globes?

Jodie Foster comes out — as human
Meghan Daum @ The Chicago Tribune

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It’s the news the nation’s been trying to digest all week (at least before Lance Armstrong made everyone lose their lunch): Jodie Foster, one of the industry’s most cool and collected figures, is capable of being a rambling mess.

You’ve heard about it 100 times by now. Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Foster spent seven minutes chipping away at her image as the industry’s most staid and no-nonsense Hollywood power player.

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