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Michelle C. Bonilla on Being Latina, Gay, and Out in Hollywood

31 August 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Michelle C. Bonilla has little doubt that gay male actors have it far harder than their female counterparts in Hollywood. Indeed, the openly lesbian Bonilla did not encounter discrimination in the industry because of her sexual orientation until fairly recently. Her newly acquired agent viewed her short "Slip Away" and was not happy. Written by and starring Bonilla, the autobiographical film details a troubled lesbian relationship. It was being shown on the festival circuit and generating good buzz."The agent sent me an email saying he and I did not represent the 'same type,' " she recalls. "I had heavy-hitting people from the casting world at that same screening embrace me and support me. I had tons of talent and businesses helping me on the film, including corporations. It was hard to believe that someone who had seen the same film had such a completely opposite response. You'd think an agent. »

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