Takes on a different tone? Not to me. I'm perfectly aware of the differences between individuals here - and I respect them. But they're not important to the joke. We're suspending reality here, for the purposes of humor. Doesn't matter, the sexual orientation of either real-life person - least of all for the sake of a movie. A gay actor can play a straight role - or vice-versa. And it's perfectly OK for either to cross the gender line, too. Remember Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire. Junior, I think you're making a big thing here...certainly I don't think anyone is dissing either of our protagonists re: their orientations. I think everyone here knows better. If not, they can leave. Now.