- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:41
- Written by Nicole Dawn
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No one knows for sure what J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation was. A number of FBI agents have complained about his portrayal as a gay man in the upcoming film J. Edgar. The initial head of the FBI stayed on at his job through nine presidents, and the only source of the gay rumor comes from an author whose work has been discredited.
Tickle the Wire, a site that offers columns about entertainment news states that the star, Leonardo DiCaprio would not bet on Hoover’s orientation. Director Clint Eastwood says that he couldn’t give a [ex. Del.] about the man’s orientation”. Eastwood added that the film is about a man who manipulated everyone around him and who managed to hold a position of power through many different presidential regime changes.
FBI agents have problems with the portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover as a homosexual or a cross dresser. Both rumors have plagued the late head of the FBI for years, but they have never been confirmed. A number of agents claim that Hoover was Asexual and married to his job. The same claim was made by many of Michael Jackson’s friends after the pop star’s death. The speculation about Hoover’s sexuality comes from the book, Secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kesler. Little is known about the actual sexual orientation of either individual and no one will ever know now. There is no proof of Hoover's cross dressing, however.
As with Nikola Tesla, a convincing case can be made for Hoover’s Asexuality. The lack of proof about his alleged affairs does make it more likely that he was not interested in men or women. As a man who made many enemies both in politics and the criminal world, it is unsurprising that rumors would fly about Hoover during his life and after his death.
Warner Brothers declined to comment on how the film portrays Hoover’s sexuality. As with any other film, it is likely that the controversy over his portrayal will boost ticket sales. President Coolidge appointed Hoover as the head of the Bureau of Investigation in 1924. The Bureau of Investigation would become the FBI in 1935. He remained at this post until he died of a heart attack in 1972.