Golden Globes: Jodie Foster Wrestles With Coming Out On The Job

Jodie Foster: coming out on the job
Jodie Foster: coming out on the job

Jodie Foster didn't come out Sunday evening, during her lifetime achievement acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. Foster, whom Out magazine named one of the 50 most powerful gay Americans in 2007, had already come out "a thousand years ago," as she put it. Foster just didn't really want to declare her sexual orientation to millions of Americans whom she'd never met.

"Now, apparently, I'm told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show," she told the crowd, in a speech both emotional and mystifying.