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'Milk' writer Dustin Lance Black accuses 'GQ' of homophobia

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Taylor Lautner

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Hollywood screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has accused GQ Australia of homophobia.

The Milk writer has written an angry blog post chastising the publication for asking Twilight star Taylor Lautner whether Black and director Gus Van Sant, both openly gay, had made a pass at him during a recent dinner.

"I'm curious, will you be asking all of the handsome actors I've ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well?" Black wrote. "I'd love to be there when you ask Sean Penn that same question.

"Above and beyond this clear attack on my character, I'm shocked that GQ would allow their writer to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators," Black continued. "I mean, would you have asked this same question if it were Diablo Cody and Kathryn Bigelow at dinner with Mr Lautner?

"Leaning on lies, myths and stereotypes about gay people is hateful, harmful and outdated. It's not the 1950s anymore, GQ, it's 2011 and it's time to grow up."

Black recently penned the script for Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts.

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Watch a trailer for J. Edgar below:


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