A new gay thriller is getting a lot of folks riled up on social media after it was revealed that it stars convicted murderer Marcus Bellamy.
According to Playbill, Bellamy was primarily Broadway actor whose career included a role as an understudy for the villain in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and a stint as a replacement in the musical Tarzan. His film and TV career includes nine episodes of Smash, and two films directed by Spider-Man‘s Julie Taymor: Across the Universe and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Then he killed his boyfriend Bernardo Almonte, and confessed to it on Almonte’s Facebook writing “Forgive me. I did it because I love you. I love you all. I loved him also. He told me love and hate are the same emotion. Forgive me. I know not what I do. I did it for love. For god. On high.”
Now the movie he completed shortly before the murder is getting a release. It’s a “racially charged” erotic thriller called The Breeding (which right there sounds a bit ugh) “about a young artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life altering consequences.” (more ugh)
On the one hand, I’m sure a lot of people worked very hard on the movie and want to see it come out. It’s not their fault Bellamy did what he did. On the other hand… um, ew.
The Breeding premieres next month in select theaters. Will you be seeing it?