Former FBI agents are speaking out against Clint Eastwood's planned biopic of J. Edgar Hoover, written by Dustin Lance Black, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and reportedly focusing on his controversial private life, including an affair with protege Clyde Tolson and rumors of cross-dressing.
"Obviously it upsets me when he's commonly portrayed wearing a dress or having an alleged relationship with Clyde Tolson," Terry Booth, a retired FBI agent who works for the bureau as a contract employee for its Law Enforcement Online program, tells AOL News. "There are those who choose to believe it and those who choose not to. I think 99 percent of the agents don't believe it."
The article makes mention that there are those who don't care how Hoover's sexuality is portrayed in the movie, but says others feel his reputation is being "unfairly besmirched."
"I think most of my generation and prior to that think Hoover has been done a disservice," says Greg Stejskal, a retired 31-year veteran of the FBI and a columnist for the website TickleTheWire.com.
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