Yes, if she’d done it 20 years ago, 10 years ago, even 5 years ago, it would have had much greater impact. And yes, she was a nervous mess, her speech often incoherent and oblique — never quite saying “Yep, I’m gay” — and at times defensive and angry.
But Jodie Foster did announce her “coming out” last night at the Golden Globes and thanked “my ex-partner-in-love, my righteous soul sister in life, my confessor,” Cydney Bernard.
This is a testament to the new way that people are coming out these days and they should be proud. It used to be something people held back for years and years and seemed so nervous to “admit it.” Nowadays it’s more about being embarrassed and upset that they were ever in the closet in the first place.
Good for Jodie and we’re glad to see she did it on a public stage.