There are loads of old Hollywood stars who were seen as straight when they were alive but since they have died or their career died down they are seen to actually be gay or bi. Rock Hudson, Cary Grant( his daughter says he was straight but Betty White actually said something about the studios organising beards for him), montgomery Clift, James dean, marlon Brando, Farley granger, Katherine Hepburn, greta garbo, barbara stanwyck, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh and many more. People insisted they we're straight and people insist stars today are straight when some of them obviously aren't. Times have not moved on it that way. If Tom cruise is gay do you think he would get the roles he has if he was open about it? There is a reason people stay closeted. Even though much of the public wouldn't care studios want the biggest audience possible.
Some great examples there but not Cary Grant. There has never been any confirmation that he was gay, just idle speculation. People thought he might be gay just cos he SHOCK HORROR lived with another man. Many people close to him laughed off those rumours, including one of his ex wives who said "That's why we ****ed like rabbits"
There is a great thread about it on IMDB, check it out if you have time. It's called "He was straight??". He might have been bi
Which is my pet hate. People confusing us bisexual people as either straight or gay. Look at katherine Hepburn or James Dean. Both had relationships with men and women, but you get people claiming them both as gay or straight. I actually think it is distasteful for people to be arguing the toss about people's sexuality, especially if they are dead and buried.
I understand the Luke Evans anger though, cos he declared he was gay. He could have realised he liked girls too though. I thought I was a lesbian up until I was 20, then to my surprise I met a man I really fancied. But I doubt it having read several older articles about him
It's quite sad more than anything, I remember seeing him in Taboo on the west end, and commenting to friends that it was great to see such a talented, openly gay man. I was quite disappointed when he got success and went back on that, but I understand how hard it must be