Does Brad Pitt Play A Gay Baseball Star In Moneyball?

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I could have sworn as much the second I started watching the based-on-a-true-story movie and heard Brad being referred to as Billy Beane.

I knew someone by that name! (See above.)

He was the hot-looking ex-major-league player who made international headlines when he came out in 1999.

He's historic!

I later worked with Billy on a TV project, and he then returned to selling real estate in Miami, even appearing on Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List when he showed her some hot properties.

So why was the movie not even bothering to refer to the character's major-league gayness?

Another Hollywood con job?

More creative closeting from the big boys in La La Land?

Nope. I'm an idiot. It turns out Brad actually plays the Oakland A's general manager, Billy Beane.

The gay player I know is Billy Bean, without an e.

And he's the one who can no doubt sing every word of "Liza With a Z," not the one Brad Pitt plays.

Got it? Good.


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11 comments
Bb
Bb

Becaise that is not the billy beane in the movie. There were two billy bean,s. one was gay one wasn't. The bradd Pitt movie was based on the non gay billy beane

T1111
T1111

I've learned through hard experience that not all gay men have the good taste to like "Liza with a Z".  Some actually have bad taste in music.  I even knew one that had a picture of Bush Jr. on his wall with no sense of irony.....and to be fair, I can't dance and have no patience for "fashion".  It's all a spectrum.

Having said that, Liza is AWESOME!!!

Guest
Guest

if he did it would be the single most interesting thing about him, and I don't think he can cross that line, from not-interesting to interesting, so I'm going with, "No, but maybe, but no."

Dick L.T.
Dick L.T.

How about a "piece" on David Kopay, the ex-NFLer who came out in the 80s?

Dick L.T.
Dick L.T.

I was confused too, but now I KNOW!  :)

tazzer
tazzer

Wow...I was thinking the same thing.  I read Billy Bean's book (which was terrific) and that guy was courageous!  Did not know that there was another guy out there with the last name spelled differently.  Would love to see Brad playing that character also.

Barkley
Barkley

And this Brad Pitt thing looks lilke the pits!  From the obnoxious little homely girl in the ad to him preening and not acting at all, just saying the lines all flatly, he stinks on ice!

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis

I shudder to think what Hollywood will do with the J Edgar movie...heard they're skirting the gay issue...which gives soo much complexity to J Edgars character.....I see a kimberly davis boycott looming lol

Heavenly
Heavenly

Today is a wonderful day for hot men here at LDM. Thank you!

Parma
Parma

I bet Billy's got big moneyballs.

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