WATCH: Jim Parsons pays a visit to Stephen Colbert and talks about gay representation in movies
Jim Parsons was a big public supporter of the recent hit film Love, Simon which some critics said was “too late” because audiences are allegedly done with coming out stories.
While appearing on The Late Show Starring Stephen Colbert, Parsons took issue with that opinion and said: “I read a couple of articles that were essentially saying we were too late. Like we were beyond this now, this tale of coming out which this was. And I thought, ‘Maybe if you’re a 30-something writer living in New York or LA it may be like I don’t need to see this’, obviously. But I don’t know. I think there are many people in other places that, yes you do still need to see it. Never mind the fact the gay romcom is too late.
“Tell that to When Harry Met Sally, you know, which was brilliant, but I’m saying, ‘How many straight rom-coms do we need? When is it too late for them? There’s nothing wrong with them. They are fine. They are lovely. And I love When Harry Met Sally, I dunno. Let me get sick of too many gay romcoms thank you very much. Bring it on and we will see.”