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Was Dexter actor being gay a deliberate choice?


Serious question. His unmistakable real life gayness really works his character that is repulsed by intimacy with women, and it seems to work metaphorically for a general repulsion.

I'm not saying that to be gay IS to be weird, but I can see some gay people (especially closeted) feeling they are wired differently and don't fit in -- which is Dexter's feeling all the time.

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never heard he was gay, he's currently married to a woman. maybe you mixed that up, because he played a gay character in 'six feet under'?
especially if you ask if it was a deliberate choice wouldn't make any sense.

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ok, i did some googling:
https://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/a870368/dexter-tv-show-actor-michael-c-hall-fluid-sexuality/
still that doesn't make him gay and the creators of dexter surely didn't specifically request homosexual actors for the audition of their show.

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Wow, thanks! I don't remember "Six Feet Under." I just see Dexter and think, "oh yeah, I remember he's gay" ha! Interesting the way perception works... :/

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He's also an actor. He was playing a gay person.

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Frankly it sounds more like he was pandering to the gay audience with that interview. I don't think there has ever been a single photo of him out with another guy, he never even admits to having experienced a homosexual relationship he just flitters around the idea to try and sound more hip to the powers that be in lala land.

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Michael Hall is not gay in real life. His breakout role on Six Feet Under was playing a gay man. This has caused a lot of people to make the mistake of believing he really is gay.

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Yeah, but my mistake was not seeing Six Feet Under. It was watching Dexter and somehow having my gaydar go off so strongly that I could swear he's gay, ha.

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What gaydar...

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Mark my words: One day, Michael Hall shall come out as the Gay King of Gaysville. All shall know him as George Michael Hall.

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He might be into anything. It is of no importance for his acting.

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He was married to Jennifer Carpenter, his costar. She left him when he came down with cancer or shortly after he beat it. Now he's married to another woman.

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Wow that's fucked. Leave a guy when he comes down with a serious illness or when he beats it

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From what I understand, it didn't exactly go down that way: Michael C. Hall cheated on Jennifer Carpenter, then they later split. but no, it wasn't as horrible as her leaving him when he had cancer. Then again, I don't know for sure if that is the real story either, but legally they were married for two years and as a couple a good time before that.

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....what?

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The actor isn't gay afaik, though I think it is relevant that Michael C. Hall was previously most famous for playing a gay character. Regardless, I'd definitely say the Dexter characters predicament is probably a metaphor for being a closeted gay. Note how Dexter even goes as far as to involved in relationships and family dynamics purely in order to try to "fit in".

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As I understand it, some people do choose, but most let nature take its course.

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