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There's a lengthy article on British actor Rupert Everett in today's NY Times magazine. One tidbit is that he used to be a prostitute...something the Times feels necessary to describe as a "male prostitute" as though he could have been a female prostitute. I didn't know this. Did anyone here hire him?

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/magazine/22everett-t.html?_r=1

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RE: Rupert Everett- Prostitute

 

The NYT is really behind in the news dept. Iirc Rupert talked about this in his book which came out a few years back.

 

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RE: Rupert Everett- Prostitute

 

Rupert Everetts "Working Guy" Days are far from New News...

 

BUT I seriously doubt any Clients will ever come forward, not much point in it really. It would be all hearsay...

 

He has mentioned this period in his Life Several times since his book came out way back when.. Unfortunately I think his making that Terrible Movie with his alleged good friend Madonna, really put his Career in the crapper more so than his coming out! ;-)

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>as though he could have been a female prostitute.

 

I recently saw a quote from a great thespian (who, I can't remember, and I can't find the source) decrying the word "Actress". He said (paraphrasing): "They're ACTORS! We don't talk about writetresses!"

 

Same argument.

 

It's actually an indictment of gender bias in language. English is usually the lesser offender. All of the romance languages assign a gender to every noun where english does not (mostly). In spanish, it's prostituta or prostituto -- the female and male forms of the word, respectively.

 

So the NYT is being language-correct if not politically correct keeping the gender identity where the language does not.

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You'll often also hear the terms male model or male nurse. If not established otherwise by speaking of a specific person or other identifying pronoun, it may make sense but otherwise it seems redundant. I guess it has something to do with these roles are commonly (outside the group on this board) thought of as primarily women.

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>You'll often also hear the terms male model or male nurse.

 

And you'll often hear "nurse a drink" or "nurse a wound", where no gender is implied at all, yep.

 

If I ask you what model car you drive, is that female model or male model?

 

English can be delightfully unclear. And that ambiguity can be fun to abuse.

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I highly recommend his novel "Hello Darling, Are You Working?"

 

A dear departed friend gave this book as a Christmas present to me and a group of friends the year before he died. The plot is semi-autobiographical involving a young actor whose television series gets cancelled and he’s forced to return to escorting in Paris. The actor/escort’s life spins out of control when his parents, wife, client and former clients all descend on him at the same time. There’s a twist at the end that may surprise some but it’s certainly good beach reading.

 

The book had me laughing out loud and I read it from time to time and always think of my friend Kevin and wish he were still here. From time to time one of our circle will phone or e-mail with the phrase “hello daring are you working?” which usually results in sharing fond memories of Kevin and catching up on our lives.

 

The book is out of print but it is available at Amazon.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Darling-Are-You-Working/dp/038072152X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235349581&sr=1-1

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