Gabriele Marcotti

Entertainment news for June 20, 1997

It’s been 100 years since Irish-born novelist-playwright Oscar Wilde was released from prison for practicing the ”love that dare not speak its name.” Nevertheless, the author’s gay sexual preference is still at the center of a controversy. Members of London’s Oscar Wilde Society are piqued over the possible casting of straight actor Liam Neeson in an as-yet-untitled Wilde biopic. ”It’s just not him,” society spokesman Andy McDonnell told EW recently.

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