Morning Man James Ellis clears the air: “I do not believe that being gay is a sin”

Last week, I featured the gorgeous model-actor James Ellis as a Morning Man. In the piece that accompanied the sizzling photos of James, I mentioned that he is a Christian.

Some people interpreted this to mean that James is anti-gay. He most certainly isn’t he told me in an email exchange we had the other day.

“I seem to be thought of as the poster boy for the religious right and, for some reason, homophobic,” he said. “While I am Christian and am deeply involved in my religion, I do not believe that being gay is a sin.”

It’s a good thing since it’s a safe bet that many of James’ fans are gay men who are drawn to his astonishing beauty: “I am equally happy to have gay fans as I am straight fans,” James says. “Just as I am happy to have gay friends and straight friends.”

He adds: “I do not go by the philosophy of ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’ in the case of homosexuality because I do not think that being gay is a sin or making love to the person you love is a sin.”

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‚True Blood‘ actor Nelsan Ellis: Former star quit because he didn’t ‚want to play a gay part‘

Luke Grimes and Deborah Ann Woll on „True Blood.“ (HBO)

LOS ANGELES – When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season.

Now Nelsan Ellis, the actor who plays Kent’s gay lover on the show, is speaking up — and he’s not happy.

“You quit your job because you don’t want to play a gay part? You make a big statement when you go, ‘I don’t want to play this part because it’s gay,” Ellis told New York Magazine following the airing this week of his character’s sex scene with the new actor playing Kent. “You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects.”

Back in December Grimes’ rep said his departure was due to a scheduling conflict with the filming of forthcoming movies “American Sniper” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” and had nothing to do with storylines. However, HBO announced that he would be replaced by Nathan Parsons in the final season due to differences in the “creative direction of the character.”

So how hard is it for an actor to get out of a contract if they don’t feel comfortable with what their character is doing?

“Usually the production company agrees to let them out of the contract, rather than have a risk of a no-show or someone who performs badly. But the network or production company does not need to let them out of the contract,” L.A-based entertainment lawyer Julian Chan told FOX411. “They were being nice.”

Chan said that typically production companies have the freedom to tailor television scripts in whatever direction they desire, and it is only when nudity is involved that it must be written into a performer’s contract. Hollywood agent Alec Shankman says that while the specifics of each and every contract vary, “the creative direction is typically left to the directors, producers and distributors” and the “work-for-hire talent” is not usually involved in the creative consultation unless its built into their agreement.

Born and raised in a devout Christian family in Dayton, Ohio, Grimes’s father is a Pentecostal pastor and the actor attended a Christian High School. In an interview with Filler Magazine, Grimes said that while he still values the religious teachings he learned as a child, his is undecided the “modern Christian religion.”

Yet critics argue that Grimes should have known what he was getting into when he initially signed the dotted line, given that the supernatural drama – created by the openly gay Alan Ball and produced by his company in conjunction with HBO – routinely pushes the envelope when it comes to relationships.

“It’s unfortunate that an actor today would feel uncomfortable playing gay, especially on a program that has always put LGBT characters front and center,” Stacy Lambe, Associate Editor for the gay and lesbian-focused OUT Magazine said. “But Nelsan Ellis and Nathan Parsons are proof that Luke Grimes is not the norm. Grimes is the exception.”

According to some media and entertainment industry experts, being an exception not willing to have a same-sex escapades on the screen may have career consequences. Larry Gross, a professor specializing in LGBT and TV issues at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism said that in today’s climate “refusing to play a bisexual role is not a good career move.”

“It’s pretty clear Luke will suffer as a result. Hollywood will either say he was unprofessional or a phobe of some sort,” added Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center. “It is his prerogative, but he will suffer for it.”

HBO declined to comment, and reps for Grimes did not respond to requests for comment.

'True Blood' actor Nelsan Ellis: Former star quit because he didn't 'want to play a gay part'

‚True Blood‘ Actor Speaks Out On Ex-Costar’s Anti-Gay Behavior: ‚I’m Over Him‘

The real reason behind Luke Grimes‘ exit ain’t so pretty.

When „True Blood“ returned for its seventh and final season earlier this summer, fans immediately noticed that one crucial character had a different face — James, the studly vampire who entered the show in season six to romance Deborah Ann Woll’s character, Jessica, was now being played by a new actor, Nathan Parsons.

The actor who initially played James, Luke Grimes, issued a statement saying that his abrupt departure „had nothing to do with storylines“ and more to do with other opportunities. (He’ll be appearing in 2015’s sure-to-be megahit „Fifty Shades of Grey,“ for example.) And HBO, for its part, attributed his decision to „the creative direction of the character.“

But once it became clear that Grimes‘ former character was bisexual, and headed for romance with Nelsan Ellis‘ fan-favorite character Lafayette, the story got a bit deeper — and now, weeks after first reported that Grimes indeed exited the show because he didn’t want to play gay, and that his actions „baffled and angered“ the „True Blood“ cast and crew, Ellis himself is speaking out.

„I mean, I can say I’m not going to make a comment, but I just think that, you’re an actor, you’re an actor on a show that’s ‚True Blood,'“ Ellis told Vulture after the July 20 episode, which featured Lafayette and James‘ first sex scene. „We’re all sitting there going, ‚You quit your job because … really?‘ I’m just… I’m over him. You quit your job because you don’t want to play a gay part? As if it’s … You know what? I’m going to stop talking.“

Ellis didn’t stop there, however — he pointed out that Grimes‘ actions make a definitive statement, and that a statement of this kind can have consequences.

„You make a statement when you do something like that,“ he continued. „I did a documentary called ‚Damn Wonderful,‘ about gay suicide, and you make a statement, a big statement, when you go, ‚I don’t want to play this part because it’s gay.‘ If you have a child, if you have a son, and he comes out as gay, what are you going to do? If you have a daughter who comes out gay…? You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects.“

Ellis also said that, as an actor, you can’t come into a project — especially a project like „True Blood,“ which boasted five full years of sex and LGBT-friendly content before Grimes even entered the scene — and tell your bosses what you will and will not do.

„When scripts come, we’re like, ‚What are they going to have us do this week?‘ But when you make a statement that is a judgment … I was kind of like, ‚Have you met Alan Ball?'“ he said, referring to the show’s openly gay creator. „I’m supposed to do what my boss tells me to do, as an actor. I can’t approach a character with judgment. I certainly can’t tell my boss, ‚I can act what I want to act, but not what you tell me to act,‘ especially on a show where you come in, knowing what it is. I was like, ‚Okay… I guess?‘ I just thought that, having just done the documentary, I didn’t like what he did because he made a statement, and sometimes you have to take responsibility.“

Well, there you have it — the mystery of James Kent’s new face has officially been solved. But don’t for one second feel sorry for Ellis, who says he adores and has „great chemistry“ with Parsons, who seems more than happy to be starring on this blockbuster show. And then, of course, there’s the fact that Grimes will likely not be invited to star in the „True Blood“ musical… or on any HBO shows in general, according to Ellis.

„I don’t think he’ll be invited back to HBO,“ the actor concluded, with a laugh.

 'True Blood' Actor Speaks Out On Ex-Costar's Anti-Gay Behavior: 'I'm Over Him'

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No better JAMES BOND than TOM ELLIS. He has to be James Bond. He will play this part to the fullest. Noone could be better for this part. Hit will be a big hit with Tom

Tom Ellis would make a GREAT Bond!!!! He checks all the boxes, I hate that Lucifer is coming to a close. I Really Do Like The Series

Right you are, dear Jim, not that he is just the best choice for the role because us Bond-Fans need an original Bond-type character again and Tom Ellis hits all qualifications for that, moreover he really deserves that role, because he prooved to be an amazing actor. Give me the number and I will call the James-Bond-headhunter-team! Btw, thanks for your support and all your great articles!

He fits the role 100% the first tome i saw him i said that he should be 007. Exactlly when i watched Pierce Brosnan back in the 80’s as Remington Steele i also said he should be 007. And also Pierce had a commitment to the show so they waited 2 years and took Timothy Dalton instead. When Remington Steele ended Pierce became the new Bond so i am positive for Tom Ellis . 100% he should be Bond. As a matter of fact he already is ?

Tom Ellis has staying power. The voice, the overall look and appeals to all sexes. And yes he has tremendous sex appeal.

Tom would make a devilishly good Bond!!!!!!!!!!!He is woth the wait while finishing Lucifer

I am 72 years young and if I was 15 years younger, he’d have to hide! His acting is great his looks are good and he just would top the charts. Please wait for him to be free or work around his schedule. Tom, I pray you get the part, you deserve it!

Tom Ellis is a awesome actor love his role in lucifer the sarcasm .

No Brasil a torcida é grande para que Tom Ellis seja o próximo 007!!! #tomellisproximo007 no Instagram @tomellisproximo007

Tom Ellis should be the next James Bond ,hes got the whole package

I’ve been on board since season one. Perfect James Bond for all the reasons you mentioned plus he’s actually tall

He would be absolutely the perfect James Bond. He is sauve, handsome, witty and most of all sexy. This is also coming from a gay middle aged woman. So take that I to consideration when you decide who your next 007 should be. He is perfect for the part. So let’s make him the next James Bond !!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE Tom Ellis, great actor, but does he want to be STUCK as JAMES BOND?TYPE CASTED AFTERWARDS???I HATE TO SEE SOMEONE SO TALENTED MISS OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY AN ARRAY OF OTHER ;t get me wrong. Mr Ellis would be a fantastic hes just so one dimensional. I would love to see that actor play all roles…He’s got what it takes to be an A lister and shouldn’t settle. That’s my 2 cents Ellis think about it…?

They lost me after Sean C, but Tom Ellis would for sure get me back!!

Ever since I have been watching Tom Ellis in Rush, and now as the Devil ? as Lucifer! He is the perfect 007 no question.

No doubt Tom Ellis could do justice for the role of James Bond!He’s the complete package for it!

Definitely make Tom Ellis James Bond he’d be absolutely perfect for the role as everyone seems to love him. And I know I would start going back to the theater to watch him.

I think Ellis is a phenomenal choice for the NEXT next Bond. He needs to wrap Lucifer, and be away from fantastical Netflix shows with angels and demons for 5-10 years. Do some solid British shows or movies that showcase his slick and realistic side like Daniel Craig did with Layer Cake. Build an actual Bond-like resume and a bit of grit.

Right now, I think Lucifer is too popular and the necessary disconnect won’t be there. After the next Bond goes 2 or 3 (or 4) rounds with the character, Ellis will be “that guy that played Lucifer” instead of just “Lucifer.”

Tom is ok but I choose Jason Statham or Edris Alba.

Let’s face it, bond has always been A well-dressed, sexy, good looking , hot to the touch , impish little boy and a spy suit. That is James Bond in a nutshell

It’s only one year they should wait for him to finish season 6 then go to 007

Tom Ellis would do an outstanding job. Another actor that would fit the role is Jensen Ackles.

I’ve never watched one James Bond movie! However if Tom Ellis gets the role of 007 I would definitely watch it. I love his acting talent. I will totally be following him to his next gig.

Hubba hubba Tom Ellis as Bond I’d DEFENATLY be watching that film

I imagined Tom Ellis as James Bond a long time ago when I watched the first episode when he was driving the Corvette. Dashing! Yes, yes, yes!!

Yes. Can’t think of anyone to be Tom. Do it, please.

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I am thinking we could use a lot more gay allies like James Ellis What haters fail to see is that God created LGBT people and God doesn’t make mistakes. They may be able to quote the bible chapter and verse but have little knowledge of its history. The biggest news is that they never recognize the fact that it wasn’t even written down for 300 years after th death of Christ. Prior to that it was only an oral history. Anyone who has ever played the Telephone Game as a kid knows how the information can change. If you add the facts that it was retold many times by different people over the intervening centuries and then to make matters even more complicated the Bible was translated into English and edited in the 16th century.

The real problem is that people only hear what they want to hear. But people like James Ellis are helping to change those attitudes.

I went to school with James… and he knew i was gay… ask him who helped him with his back tuck

What a gorgeous and extremely sweet is an example of a TRUE christian period.

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yes, he is very cute but should get rid of that awful hairestyle and learn to kiss, kiss=tongue exchange not just lip touch, and that really puts me off, a shame and a waste

Will he take it in the ass too? If not, he will be like every other ripped porn star who is gay for pay but will not bottom.

Exactly. We have way too many G4P dudes as it is that make their entire personality revolve around the fact that they don’t bottom. If I wanted to watch heterosexual men not bottom, I’d watch straight porn

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1. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (Zach’s Pick)

This was James Baldwin’s second novel, and probably one of his most well known pieces of works. Giovanni’s Room tells the story of a man who moves to Paris and his relationship with another man named Giovanni. This book is so important because it was one of the first to really show the complicated ways in which gay men had to manage their identity, self and place in a world that didn’t want them do exist. This story takes place in Paris, but one doesn’t have to have been to Paris to feel a connection to Giovanni, his bedroom, and all that happens to the protagonists, David.

2. The City and the Pillar/Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal (Nico’s Pick)

While not one of Vidal’s “best” works (to me, he’s an essayist first and a novelist second), The Pillar and the City is a must-read because of its place in the queer canon as one of the first recognized and reviewed gay novels. It’s an incredibly dark and misanthropic work and a bitter pill to swallow, harrowingly depicting the costs of trying to live openly in the 1950’s. The Pillar and the City is dripping with loneliness, depression and social isolation, and if it’s ending is more shocking today, it’s nothing if not brutally honest. That exact sexual frankness would become a hallmark of his later writing, when he came into his own as a storyteller with works like Lincoln and Myra Breckenridge, which is one of the strangest and most indelible novels of its decade.

5. The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis (Zach)

This is probably one of Ellis’ most famous works, especially for millennials. The novel is about a group of over-privileged liberal arts college students who like to have sex, do drugs, and get into some interesting situations. The one character many gay men find themselve connecting with is bisexual Paul Denton, who is in love with Sean Bateman, the drug dealer of the story. Their relationship is pretty ambiguous the whole story and Ellis leaves it open to one’s own interpretation, but I think that is what has so many gay readers loving Paul. I think we’ve all had that sexually ambiguous relationship with a straight guy, right?

Extra credit: Also read Glamorama and Less Than Zero or Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, also of the Brat Pack literary era and criminally overlooked in the queer canon.

7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Zach)

The book is written in a series of letters from Charlie the main character that give it a sense of intimacy. Charlie, as you can probably tell from the title, is a loner and wallflower. Many gay men connect with Charlie within his sense of isolation in the story and other experiences that you will have to read to find out. There is a gay character who acts as one of Charlie’s closest friends So, that aids in the ‘gayness’ of the book. Also, Emma Watson is a main character, in the movie adaptation, which just makes it awesome.

8. Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons (Nico)

It’s not Sylvia Plath or anything, but I read Leroy Aarons’ Prayers for Bobby when I was sixteen on a car ride to Toronto with my parents, and I found it an important step in coming to terms with my own relationship with my mother. At a time when I needed the words to start the conversation, this showed me how. The novel details a mother’s struggle to deal with her gay son’s suicide, as she wasn’t supportive of his coming out while he was alive, and how the post-mortem lessons changed her. For a movement that often makes the message the too-simple “It Gets Better” mantra, this shows us how. Through loss and hardship, we can share our stories and affect change for others.

9. by Oscar Wilde (Zach)

Oscar Wilde is one of the quintessential gay authors in history. His flamboyant lifestyle and tragic death have made him iconic beyond the impressive canon of work he created. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a story that makes one wonder: What would you do to be beautiful forever? Vanity and beauty are two things that many gay men struggle with their entire lives due to living in a gay culture in which how good one looks supersedes most other aspects in regards to social capital and success. This book attracts gay readers all over the world because Dorian, who is not gay, is dealing with an issue that eclipses many gay lives.

Extra Credit: Check out Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh’s most celebrated novel and an early work in the queer canon, and the collected works of Patricia Highsmith, all of which were really, really gay.

10. by Rita Mae Brown (Nico)

Yes, I know this is a lesbian book, but too often the gay community self-segregates and the lack of knowledge about other segments of the community is an ongoing problem. We can start when we learn about each other’s histories, and Rubyfruit Jungle is an incendiary glimpse into lesbian coming-of-age in the 1970s. For those interested in the history of New York, Brown’s prose is a telling look at the concrete jungle fantasy of the 1970s, and the ways in which the reality of New York clashed with it’s status as a queer oasis.

Extra Credit: Check out queer works by Alice Walker (The Color Purple) and Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings). Any guy who has read Maya Angelou is instantly twenty times hotter. It’s science.

11. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (Zach)

Running With Scissors is the memoir of Augusten Burroughs, which focuses primarily on his adolescents. It tells the story of how Burroughs went from living in a “normal” family home, to experiencing his parents divorce, his mother deciding to explore her sexuality, and him ending up living with his psychiatrist, Dr. Finch, and his wacky family. If you thought you had an interesting childhood, Burroughs will give you a run for your money. Burroughs over the years has become one of the most widely read contemporary gay writers, and this book is evidence to why that is.

See Also: Burroughs’ follow-up, Dry, about his history of substance abuse.

13. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo (Zach)

If you love film then you will love this book. Russo’s groundbreaking book shows how LGBTQ people have been erased from films starting in the 1920’s, played the ‘sissy,’ been the predator, and everything in between. The Celluloid Closet showed the world when it was published in the 1980’s just how film helped in the oppression of a community fighting for their rights. This book is a must read for any LGBTQ person interested in representation of sexual minorities in film.

15. by Tony Kushner (Zach)

If you have a list of “Books for Gay Men” then a book that shows the struggles the LGBTQ community faced in the midst of the AIDS epidemic is needed, and this play is even more needed. Wait, I know what you just thought: Wasn’t this a list of books? Yes, it is. And yes, Kushner’s play will stay on this list. This play is widely read in bookclubs and classroom across the world, and the HBO mini-series rivals the amazingness of this text.

16. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (Nico)

If you’ve read this book, you’re probably like, “Wait, there aren’t any gay characters? Why is this on the list? What about [insert novel by other writer]?” While a great book by itself and inimitable feat of stream-of-consciousness, the story behind it is just as fascinating, pulling back the queer curtain over the Beat Generation scene. Although folks like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs were more open about their same-sex relations (I mean, have you fucking read “Howl?”), Kerouac’s was all subtext, the parenthetical secrets of a conflicted bisexual (who intermittently slept with Gore Vidal).

That’s right, 10th Grade English students: Sal and Dean were totally doing it in real life.

17. Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity by Jose Munoz (Zach)

On any gay books list there needs to be a little queer theory. Jose Munoz is one of the most prominent queer theorist in the world. His newest work, Cruising Utopia, is a perfect example of Munoz’s intertwining high-theory with performance to support a queer theoretical framework. This book is a little dense, and if you’ve never read any theory before you may want to pace yourself with this one. But if you know what ‘anti-social theory’ means or care about ‘queer-world making’, or queer spatiality, then this book is something you should cozy up to.

See Also: Queer theory mavens like Judith Butler and Jeanette Winterson.

19. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (Zach)

Leslie Feinberg is a well-known transgender activist whose book, Stone Butch Blues, is considered one of the iconic texts that thoroughly discusses the butch-femme culture in the 1960’s before Stonewall. If you ever take an LGBT Literature class you can expect this to be on the list. Currently, Leslie Feinberg is battling some major health problems that are interrupting the 20th anniversary edition of Stone Butch Blues to be re-released in a free edition online this year. You can stay up-to-date on Feinberg’s health status and the re-release of the book on their Tumblr.

See also: Anything by Kate Bornstein, whose 2012 memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, is on shelves now.

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