J. Edgar Flirts With Hoover’s Sexuality

In another article from the Fall Movie preview edition of EW, both director Clint Eastwood and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black have spoken about the portrayal of Hoover’s sexuality in their upcoming biopic “J. Edgar”.

Surprisingly its been revealed that they won’t be giving a definitive answer about the legendary FBI director’s closeted homosexuality and relationship Clyde Tolson.

“Some people might interpret it that way. Some people might say [he and Tolson] were just inseparable pals. Or maybe it’s a love story without being gay, I don’t know. But it’s very interesting, the way Lance laid out the script. It was nicely written. It didn’t go to the obvious” says Eastwood.

Black believes Hoover’s suppressed desire is what drove him to his iron grip on power and getting dirt on everyone – “I think it was all in the name of trying to fill that void, where love goes, with public admiration. This is a guy who from his earliest years was told he could never express the love he felt. He knew what he could do to everybody else by finding out what their life was like, but on the same token, everything in his life was pretty much kept between he and Helen Gandy and Clyde Tolson.”