Will Upcoming J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Deal With His Sexuality?
The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation isn’t happy that director Clint Eastwood and star Leonardo DiCaprio are asking questions about allegations that the late FBI director was gay and a crossdresser.
There is no basis in fact for such a portrayal of Mr. Hoover,” William Branon, chairman of The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, wrote to Eastwood this year. “It would be a grave injustice and monumental distortion to proceed with such a depiction based on a completely unfounded and spurious assertion.”
The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI fired off a similar missive, saying a “rumored kissing scene,” reported in early media accounts involving the actors portraying Hoover and [aide Clyde] Tolson, “caused us to reassess our tacit approval of your film.”Click here for reuse options!
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