I read an article in Entertainment Weekly a while back about gay male actors and coming out both Zachary Qunito and Matt Bomer were mentioned in the article.
Bomer and Qunto are part of a new generation of gay male actors who feel are out and proud. But Hollywood is a business and Hollywood films need male leads to be heterosexual on screen to appeal to the female audience. Brett Easton Ellis said since Matt Bomer is gay he can't be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey because the fantasy women have will be broken. Ellis said women need to believe a male actor is straight and be able to turn on the female audience.
The interesting thing about Zachary and Matt is I think they know each other, they are the same age, and of course they are both young and out proud gay men. I think at the moment both Bomer and Quinto would be considered rising stars in Hollywood but not A list yet. Also, both are considered more supporting actors than lead actors. I know Bomer has his own television show White Collar and Qunito has a story arc on American Horror Story. But television and film are different mediums.
In the comments section of the EW article there was a debate about which guy Bomer or Quinto who could become a leading man in Hollywood? The consensus seemed to be split. Some people felt Quinto was more famous and successful because he's in Star Trek but others felt that Bomer has more potential to be a leading man because he has the classic Hollywood looks for a leading man.
My opinion is, at this moment in time I think Quinto is slightly more famous because of Star Trek and a new Star Trek film is coming out next year. I hope both guys get a chance to be leading men in Hollywood and hopefully prove Rupert Everrett's viewpoint that gay men can't be leading men to be wrong.
Bomer was in Magic Mike but I was disappointed on how small his part was in the film. There has been a lot of talk that Bomer might get the lead role in the 50 Shades of Grey film adapation of EJ James blockbuster book. On numerous internet sites a lot of women actually want Matt to get the part and he has a huge female following.