Holland Taylor, Emmy-winning Ann Richards portrayer, comes out

Posted on 30 Nov 2015 at 3:20pm

4th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala Benefit Honoring Martin Sheen, Pamela J. Newman and Liz Smith - ArrivalsFrankly, we should have guessed Holland Taylor was gay a long time ago. We first became familiar with the actress when she played the boss “too bored to care” that her employes, Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari, were cross-dressing to live in NYC in the sitcom Bosom Buddies. Then she portrayed Texas Gov. Ann Richards in a one-woman show she also wrote called Ann, which earned her a Tony nomination. Add to that roles as a libidinous judge (winning an Emmy) on David E. Kelley’s The Practice (and Kelley seems to attract actors and characters with sexual fluidity) and 12 seasons as the world’s least maternal parent on Two and a Half Men … hey, she’d been a ‘hag so long, we can’t say it’s a surprise she’s actually family.

Taylor came out, apparently, in an interview with WNYC last week, though she says she has always lived her life out, so she was never in.  We’ll accept that. After all, if you’re not a hypocritical politician or a male movie/pop star, who cares anymore, right? And she announced it officially for the best of reasons: Because she’s dating a “much younger woman.” Way to go for a 72-year-old.

This is the second time in as many weeks that the canceled CBS shitcom has been in the news, following Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he’s HIV-positive.

Welcome to the party, Holland. Your toaster is on its way.

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