Saturday, November 17, 2012

Good Girl - Good Role


 One movie of Jake's that doesn't get enough mention is Good Girl. 

The indie flick was full of great performances.   Watching the moment in the life of a woman who feels trapped in the mundane existence of her life, and the troubled teenager who becomes the means of escape from it.


Jake tapped into so something so real to create the flawed characters like Holden and Donnie from Donnie Darko.


A sensitivity and vulnerable that resonated off the screen.


 There was a lot of risk in taking on the role, playing off Jen in her first major movie role that was such a departure from her role on Friends,  playing the romantic lead and holding his own, and creating a mufti-faceted character such as  Holden at just 19 .


Jake doing press for Good Girl.

 Good Girl was written and directed by friend Mike White.




Just a reminder how all things connect. Mike was the creator/writer/director of Pasadena, which starred Dana Delaney and that co-star she tweeted about running into at Heathrow Airport back in February.

48 comments:

Asking said...

After reading many times that Jake expresses loud and clear that he has no children of his own it is hard for me to fathom that a man with a family could do this. How can someone find any excuse for him that makes this right.

Tom, there's no need for anyone to make any excuses for Jake here or anywhere. You've got your mind made up that he's lying about having children and being married to Austin. That's your beef with him although you have no evidence at all, only hopes and maybes. It's really no need to get worked up over this stuff. Hey, ever thought that he just might not have any children and a family with Austin?

Tell me, is this even possible Tom?

Or, does he really have to be married to Austin and have children?

Asking said...

After reading many times that Jake expresses loud and clear that he has no children of his own it is hard for me to fathom that a man with a family could do this. How can someone find any excuse for him that makes this right.

Tom, there's no need for anyone to make any excuses for Jake here or anywhere. You've got your mind made up that he's lying about having children and being married to Austin. That's your beef with him although you have no evidence at all, only hopes and maybes. It's really no need to get worked up over this stuff. Hey, ever thought that he just might not have any children and a family with Austin?

Tell me, is this even possible Tom?

Or, does he really have to be married to Austin and have children?

Jersey Tom said...

Morning. I think it would be really romantic if I was correct that Jake and Austin are a couple. Being in the closet is not really a cool place to be anymore. Now denying you have a family is unfathomable. I hope they dont have one. Wont change my life either way. Just curious.

Jersey Tom said...

Wanted to add that if Jake and Austins coming out as a long term couple could help just one young Gay kid it would awesome. It sure would have helped me as a kid if a admired celeb or athlete would have come out.

Jersey Tom said...

Shit even Liberace wasnt out when I was a kid. Hello!!!!!

prairiegirl said...

Yeah well he has done it. The truth is, people just dearly don't want to believe Jake would do this. Austin has done it too but most people focus on Jake.

They come as a pair, people.

Even now, people just ignored this latest photo op as though Austin was a street lamp. They point at Leo and George Clooney as waving their secret lovers right under people's noses in photo ops all the time.

Well what do you think Jake has been doing this year?

These are probably the slow molasses steps OMGers and old timer WFTers have been waiting for all this time but people don't want to believe it.

prairiegirl said...

People don't go on "mystery" strolls with a third wheel.

They don't. Especially a third wheel as good looking and hot as Austin is.

And Austin is hot. He has never looked better than he has these last several years.

the real m said...

Good summary of The Good Girl. That was one of the first of Jake's movies I watched after Brokeback. That and Donnie Darko, of course. He had a magic about him. He seemed to really love the work then and I am glad he's heading back to doing projects he loves, not movies that fit the idea of some PR managers idea of an A list career path.

Jersey Tom said...

Went to see the new Bond movie Skyfall last night and wow was it good. Lots of action and fun. Now the big question is. Is James Bond Bi????????????????? I loved that scene.

Jersey Tom said...

Pg I also think that slow molasses steps have been taken this year. But with each lie I have no reason to believe that we are even close to seeing them come out.

prairiegirl said...

But with each lie I have no reason to believe that we are even close to seeing them come out

I am not going to disagree with this statement at all. Hence I said 'molasses'. We have seen more of Austin with Jake than we have for a long time. In fact, someone was pointing out to me that there was one year recently where we did not see them at all, I can't remember which year that was now. Probably the one year where they didn't have kids but I can't remember which year that was. LOLLLLL!!!! Years/dates are not my forte. That's someone else's territory.

Jersey Tom said...

I love to see them come out PG but I really hope they dont have kids. I really dont. I for one wont even dicuss it anymore it not only makes them look bad but me look bad. Aint saying it isnt true but it is awful. Too many lies.

prairiegirl said...

Jake said some horrendous stuff during this EOW press tour and I believe the psychological ramifications are without a doubt already showing on him physically. I think they are also showing on him emotionally with his penchant for dark, violent pieces of work. They are showing on the way of how he can be with his public/fans.

Yes, there is a good side. But I am now seeing too many other stories of rude behavior to dismiss them anymore. His people have tried to combat them with what I think is damage control, i.e. by doing some of the videos of him at the stage door immediately following that opening Preview night where he dismissed nearly everyone and shot out the door to the car.

I have seen too many and they are not all printed here. But I'll bring a recent one.

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prairiegirl said...

Oh geez, those blue shorts. LOLLLL.


@kathleenperrry
11/14/12, 16:06

My dad just met Jake Gyllenhaal and made a Taylor swift joke to him oh my god
twitpic
4:06 PM - 14 Nov 12

The content of her DM in that twitpic? Here it is:


hi kathleen!Just met Jake Jill en haul (sp) and he is
a total JERK! After being a snob to these 2 young
tourist girls that were with their family (he said no
to a photo with them or autograph and one of them
had tears). I was so pissed I said is it true you two
are never ever getting back together ? Or is that
the other one? He gave this creepy smile and
pointed at me like ""good one". This is a picture
of the creep in my salad place in my building.


Then she made a point to tweet about it again:


kathleenperrry
Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't have a twitter but if he did I would ask him why he was sassy to my dad at the salad restaurant today #askjake

4:18 PM - 14 Nov 12 · Details

November 18, 2012 9:10 AM

prairiegirl said...

There were a number of reasons I believed that tweet. One, this is a young girl who is all about One Direction and Taylor Swift. So she knows the whole Taylor/Jake "story", probably talked about it at home. This is why her father is aware of who Jake is, again why? Because he has a teenaged daughter. And this is so like a man the way he spells Jake's name. He knows who he is but he has no clue has to spell his name, so he spells it out as he's writing it. LOL!

He gives interesting details like "the salad place in my building".

He also does this story in a DM, not another tweet to his daughter.

Again, another tweet about Jake saying no to pictures and autographs. There have been a slew of these. Now I'm not coming down on him for doing this. I feel for celebs who are bugged on their private time for this stuff. That's not what I'm criticizing. But do you have to be rude about it ? No, you don't. You can simply say "no, not today" which I have read before that he has answered with to people.

But I would love to know what Jake said or did that would upset one of the young girls and make this father call him a jerk. Could be that Jake had someone with him that he didn't want to get in the picture and tweeted. Hmmm?

prairiegirl said...

Sorry, my comment at 9:14 has two days/times on it because I had to redo it and so I accidentally carried over the date/time from the previous attempt.

Not to hog the space here, I'm gone now. Sounds like everyone else has finished their showers.

But there you go.

Pay attention said...

Tom, there's no need for anyone to make any excuses for Jake here or anywhere. You've got your mind made up that he's lying about having children and being married to Austin. That's your beef with him although you have no evidence at all, only hopes and maybes. It's really no need to get worked up over this stuff. Hey, ever thought that he just might not have any children and a family with Austin?

Jake is a liar. A big liar. That is part of his closeted identity now. No one gets worked up over his dishonesty or lack of bravery. It is what it is. There is evidence of Jake being a father. Lots of it, in fact. People choose to ignore it. That's fine. Just like they ignore the reams of evidence that Jake is gay. Sometimes the clues are so subtle, like that LA Times interview where he says he has a new kind of family. You know, the modern kind.

Methodical Muser said...

We have seen more of Austin with Jake than we have for a long time. In fact, someone was pointing out to me that there was one year recently where we did not see them at all, I can't remember which year that was now.

From October 2007-March 2009. They were not seen together at all in 2008.

Methodical Muser said...

There is some tangible and highly visible progress when it comes to the closet these days. The younger generation is more open and intolerant of the homophobia that still pervades the power brokers and money changers in the entertainment industry.

For instance, if you follow The X-Factor (UK), there is a very popular boyband called Union Jack competing in the group category right now. Well, one of the members just came out. And, there are other openly gay contestants on the show this year: His name is Jaymi Hensley and his openness and happiness is heartwarming.

“I didn’t want to do it in five years’ time when I have made money and had a career. I don’t think anyone should have to hide who they are.”

Jaymi also doesn’t believe his decision will have a negative affect on the band.

He said: “I’d love my career to take off to the heights of One Direction.

“But not enough people in the music industry are open about their sexuality.”

The 22-year-old, who lives in Luton with his mum, Jackie, has been in a relationship with his boyfriend, 21, for three years.

He declined to name his boyfriend, who is a hairdresser, but revealed the pair plan to marry and have kids.

Jaymi decided to come out as he wanted to be honest with the X Factor viewers who have supported him and the band.



Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/x_factor/4650601/Every-boyband-needs-a-gay-one-and-Im-Union-Js.html#ixzz2CagQn0Sy



Every boyband needs a gay one

Methodical Muser said...

There is evidence of Jake being a father. Lots of it, in fact. People choose to ignore it. That's fine. Just like they ignore the reams of evidence that Jake is gay.

I agree completely.

Jersey Tom said...

M and M there is no real evidence That Jake is a father. That is not saying that I dont think he isnt. But until we have more visible evidence the talk is actually what innvites the trolls to OMG. We do have some real reasons to believe that Jake and Austin are a couple. They are together an awful lot for 2 guys who should be constantly dating the woman who adore them. No Reese, Talyor and Sophia do not count. They were embarrassing and a joke. Maybe you guys will be proved right someday and I will be the first to say so. But I will never say that fatherhood is something to lie about. It is awful. None of us should ever tell each other what we can dicuss on OMG if it is not offensive. It goes both ways. I want to make the point again that until we have more evidence that there is kids that is what is going to attract the nasty trolling that SK has to delete. I hate that the site has to be moderated so intensely. It is what was so bad about DC and GB. I dont want OMG to become like WFT but again be careful what you accuse others of doing when you are just as culpritable. That goes for all:-) Needed to get that off my chest.

Methodical Muser said...

M and M there is no real evidence That Jake is a father

I don't know what you mean my "real evidence." Do you mean real like Jake's photo ops with all his beards? After all, there he is, clear as day, holding hands, even kissing his "girlfriends" like in the Lakers Kiss Cam or some of his Kiki moments from yesteryear. We've even been subjected to Maggie with Ramona and Taylor Swift splashed across the mags, letting everyone know that Jake and Taylor are in Love. Is that real? Many would say, "Yes," because of what "they see," and "Yes," because Jake would never lie.

In the world of smoke and mirrors, what is real is often false and what appears to be outrageous is the simple truth. There is a cornucopia of clues and evidence that began in 2006. Circumstantial, photographic and visual evidence (e.g. the Paris video; the person who saw Jake strolling with a baby in Brooklyn this past January; the reverse footprint on his shorts; the Audi Q7 that's design for four children's car seats; the ultrasound photograph in his hands, etc.).

Lying about fatherhood is indeed an awful thing to do, but Jake has done some pretty awful things over the years, and continues to exhibit some pretty awful behavior to this day. Unfortunately, what's all too real is Jake's lies.

jfaulkin said...

Wow. It getting hot in here. I know I am new to the whole Jake n Autin thing. If they are a couple, I wish them the best of luck and hopefully they can come out. As for kids, We would have seen more photos. Every body has camaras. He/they would have been taken and posted. Jake and his team CANT stop all pic from showing up on the net. As for the tweet about being rude. He might not have been. Just someone really want to meet him and he couldnt do it that day. I would not want to trade places with a celb. Must be hard work and you are pulled in so many direction.

Baby Tiles said...

but again be careful what you accuse others of doing when you are just as culpritable.

Huh?

On a side note, as a longtime reader and occasional poster, I have no problem with people stating their opinion about Jake and fatherhood. There is a lot out there that is curious, to say the least, often suspicious, and certainly peculiarly tied-in to Jake starting to beard on steroids in October 2007. People have short memories and I think they have forgotten just how much "evidence" has surfaced over the past five years and which can persuasively lead to the conclusion that Jake is a closeted gay father. Perhaps many times over because he seems like the kind of guy who would not just have one child.

Closeted Industry has many tentacles said...

As for kids, We would have seen more photos. Every body has camaras. He/they would have been taken and posted

Yes, there are such things as photo bans and over the years there have been instances where OMGers have pointed to pics that are believed to be BT. Like Methodical Muser pointed out, there is the Paris video (which actually was discovered on WFT, not OMG) and there was another photo of Jake with Reese Witherspoon in 2008 where they are at a park in Santa Monica? (not sure, but it was California)and there is a young child with them looking about six months old. I also believe that there was a lot of discussion at the time at both WFT and OMG about a pic of a baby in the official group photo of PoP too. Celebrities can hide whatever they want to hide and don't think they can't.

Closeted industry said...

As for kids, We would have seen more photos. Every body has camaras. He/they would have been taken and posted

Jake wouldn't be walking down the street with kids in his arms. He's in the closet, remember? Austin (who is not easily recognized) and the nannies, Maggie, his mother, and other friends all help. Jake has also hidden behind his niece. Early on he was seen with a child on several occasions, but everyone would say it was Ramona instead.

A Union Jack Fan said...

I love Union Jack and I think it's great that Jaymi wanted to be honest with the fans who are voting for them every week. Good for him. Jaymi has been out since he was 14 yet the management types tried to push him back into the closet when he became known on X-Factor. Interestingly enough, UJ met One Direction not too long ago and they chatted privately. I hope they had a long talk with him about coming out as soon as possible so he would not have to be bludgeoned and victimized like Louis and Harry have been.

I'm from England and in various circles, people are quite aware of Jake being gay. Don't know about the father bit, but I've heard rumors about that as well. I wouldn't put anything past the

Jersey Tom said...

M and M I agree with everything you said. There are many little things that say that Jake and Austin may have a family. But what I am saying until we see Jake and Austin out with these kids in public we are gonna get trolled big time. We have seen Jake and Austin out together a lot this year. They spend A LOT of time together. We can not bully people into believing what we want and it is wrong to chase people away because they dont agree. Lets wait for those pics to start rolling in like they did with Bomer. Believe me I made a fool of myself a long time with a lot of people saying Jake was Gay and he and Austin were a couple. Now I think very few people who follow this saga believe Jake is str8 anymore. All I am saying that bullying and chasing people away need to stop. I will never make fun of or put anyone down for what they believe. I have mixed emotions. I would like to see you, PG and SK get the last laugh. Then I think what an awful thing for these guys to have done. Its tough.

To: M&M said...

M&M Jake being seen with women who you and I consider beards is one thing, assuming that he exhibits more actions of a closeted gay or bi man is another. Yes, we all can come to the assessment that Jake and Austin is or may be gay.
Nothing wrong with that, True or Not!

But when we say that Jake and Austin has a child that they continue it hide, or 5 or more children that they continue to hide and say they don't have ANY children. Sorry Mam, this is nothing to lie about. You just don't answer the question or you say don't ask the questions in interviews or there will be no interview.

You can't hide 5 children. You just CAN'T!
It's almost as analogous as a serial preditor, murderer, kidnapper. That's how I see hiding you children from the world. Why have them?
And anyone who is a fan of someone they claim is hiding 1 to 5 children and lying about them has to question themself for being attracted to such a person(s).

A Union Jack Fan said...

...management types who are only interested in selling product.

to M&M said...

Sorry for the mistakes

But when we say that Jake and Austin has a child that they continue to hide

Just saying said...

And there is NO Real or Concrete evidence that Jake and Austin has a child or 5 children. Or Married. And I hope they don't and is not married for the simple fact of lying. And there lives will never be the same if found out they lied about something as important as these issues.

If so, please list them.

No assumptions or constructive reasoning, Just facts and evidence.

Jersey Tom said...

Yes I agree that Jakes and Austins lives and careers may be ruined if the public found out they lied about such things.

Jersey Tom said...

I also think that social services would be concerned.

Methodical Muser said...

Sorry Mam, this is nothing to lie about. You just don't answer the question or you say don't ask the questions in interviews or there will be no interview.

I agree. But, I also believe that Jake is lying. He does not want people to think he is a father that's why he continues to make sure that the question is asked in interviews. In much the same way, that after Brokeback Mountain he continued to make sure that questions were asked about his heterosexual ways and how he was looking for the right woman. You know, the kind that is a female. LOL! If he was really straight, that question would not have had to keep coming up in interview after interview. Yet, for many years it was a common, go-to question.

Now, Jake's getting the question about fatherhood over and over again. He could easily say that question is off limits or that he's already answered it, or he doesn't want any personal questions, but he doesn't. We know his people have told interviewers what they can and cannot ask before (e.g. about his beards or being gay), yet they never seem to grow weary of asking him about fatherhood. The reason is simple. Jake wants people to think he would never lie about something so BIG. That's part of the technique that he's using to "prove" he's not a daddy. He used the same technique to prove he was heterosexual. Stating what should be the obvious over and over and over again, makes me wonder why the topic keeps resurfacing in his interviews. Along with all the other clues, I continue to believe he is a father. Doesn't matter much to me what anyone else thinks.

Methodical Muser said...

And there is NO Real or Concrete

Adding the word "concrete" doesn't change the reasoning behind my answer from above. Even so-called smoking gun evidence can be proven wrong in a courtroom while circumstantial evidence can be quite injurious. We may be lacking the "confession piece" but there are plenty of other pieces of evidence that have been amassed over the years. Informed inferences cannot be discounted.

Jersey Tom said...

finally good dicussion without censorship. No bullying. No name calling. Interesting and fun. Welcome home.

destiny said...

This is one argument that I can see both sides of. At one point there was evidence that seemed to point to a kid. On the other hand, I don't see how you hide a child once they get older, unless you home school them. Someone would talk sooner or later. And yes, I agree that Austin, nannies, etc. aren't going to be recognized, but to never go out and about with your own kid??? I also don't see how you hide a whole gaggle of kids. Maybe Jake seen with a little girl people would say Ramona, but what about a whole group? And how do you keep older kids from calling you dad in public? Yes you can prevent paps from publishing photos of kids, but you can't stop the public.

destiny said...

Very interesting about Union Jack, glad to hear it! I know PG mentioned a "bad" story about One Direction, but I haven't run across it.

Yeah, it's a shame there are so many stories about Jake being rude to fans. I can understand that you don't want to be bothered all the time, and there are times when you're going to say not, but seems like it is all the time with Jake.

Special K said...

Another Christmas fair is over and done, and I am catching up on sleep, airing out the house after I smoked it out from something burning in my oven and watching the Patriots - Indy Colts game.

In addition to Jake in Paris, there have been several times that Jake has been seen with children that were too young to be Ramona. There was the Getty Museum in LA, the movie theater in Toronto, and the restaurant in New York. Also for photo evidence remember the exclusive pictures that were sent to OMG, of Jake and RDJ in the restaurant in London, and next to Jake was a small child's jacket? RDJ has no children at that time who were that young. And we can't forget Jake at the children's Pirate boat in Kensington Park in London, and there was no Ramona. He also was trying to be inconspicuous while there - what was the reason he needed to be?

Sorry said...

Sorry SK, those things happened over some years ago. All of your examples are nothing but speculative reasoning which have no grounds or basis of truth of a child or children.

Jake and Austin are out and about daily. They do live somewhere and I personally don't think they live together. They live around other human beings. The odds of someone, anyone, a neighbor seeing or witnessing Jake or Austin with their said children are very great. Even the people who don't care or could care less for HW actors / show people would run their mouth. People TALK!
And in this day and age a non fan of Jake would have taken a picture, made some type of noise of Jake and his 1 to 5 kids.
And, someone would have seen J/A living together.
None of this would go un-noticed in the this day and age of (NO Privacy smart phone wielding I have to post everything on facebook and on-line people).

Sorry, Jake's PR people may be good, but, they're not that Good!

the real m said...

Actually there is no reason children can't be hidden, at least for a while. I cant remember her name now, but the gal from OTH who left the show revealed that she had a child about a year after she had it. She had a blog for months and posted all the time and was good friends with Austin. I think she is on White Collar now. No clue why she felt the need to hide in the first place. Ted said Toothy planned to keep the children secret from the start, so that gives them a leg up on making it work. We will proably never agree on the children issue, but over time the evidence of the guys being gay mounted to a point that it could not be ignored and the same may happen for the children at some point.

Jersey Tom said...

I agree m. We were patient with the Gay thing and even though they havent come out it is pretty much a given to most. Just like Anderson Cooper was. Probably be the same with kids. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6:-)

Jersey Tom said...

Jake and Austin are such a great example that 2 Gay men can have a long term relationship. That is not a common thing among Gay men. I am sure their road has been bumpy but all relationships are.

destiny said...

You're talking about Hilarie Burton M. Yes, she kept her child's birth a secret. I have no idea though whether people see her out and about with her kid, especially now that he or she would be older.

Special K said...

Wait so you are saying my examples are too old. See that doesn't make any sense, because the example I gave happen during the last five years, the time they would be having these children.


Another example in Hollywood about having kids without anyone knowing:

There was also Sean Maher, from the short lived Playboy Club on NBC, who came out last year and had two children and no one knew he was married to his husband or a father.