Transporter 3 now in theatres, the director
of the first two films is claiming the sex scenes between
Transporter star Jason Statham and actress
Natalya Rudakova in the latest installment are
misleading -- because the character Statham plays in
the films is gay.
who directed the first two films in the franchise, outed
the character of Frank Martin in an interview with the
Los Angeles Times.
"If you watch the
movie and you know he's gay, it becomes so much more
fun. It's so great -- the first gay action movie
hero!" He continued, "Action fans in
general are pretty homophobic. You see these tough
guys who say, 'The Transporter, that's such a
great movie!' If they only knew they're really
cheering for a new kind of action hero."
to a scene in the second film in which a character
played by model Amber Valetta makes a play for Martin, only
to be rebuffed by the line "It's because of who
"That's him coming out," Letterier
has yet to see the latest installment, which is directed
by Oliver Megaton, he said he recently went back and watched
the first films and realized they weren't as
gay as he had originally intended.
sick over the weekend and my 2 Transporters were on, so I
watched them and in fact they aren't that gay,"
Leterrier wrote in an e-mail to the Times.
"But it makes for fun movie legends."
(Ross von Metzke, Advocate.com)