Dec 23, 2015
Noah Fleiss: 1990s Child Star Homophobia
They disliked him for his roles as troubled, wounded, and abused kids in depressing, usually homophobic movies.
Josh and S.A.M. (1993). Concerned about "accusations" that he is gay, Josh (Jacob Tierney) concocts a wild scheme to prove his straightness, including convincing his brother Sam (Noah Fleiss) that he is a cyborg (S.A.M.).
It's not a comedy.
Chasing the Dragon (1996): A woman becomes addicted to heroin, and her son suffers.
Bad Day on the Block (1997): A deranged firefighter terrorizes his family, including his son.
Joe the King (1999): An abused kid commits crime and slips in and out of reality (left)
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000). A woman is shocked to discover that her son is sexually active (top photo)
Storytelling (2001): Brady (Fleiss) worries about the gay rumors concerning his older brother Scooby (Mark Livingston).
Ok, but has he done any gay-positive roles?
Two of them:
The Favor (2001): straight teen Steve (Fleiss) agrees to buy gay porn for his closeted friend Boomer (Jared Hillman).
The Laramie Project (2002): he plays Shannon, one of the friends of homophobic killer Aaron McKinley, who thinks it's all a big joke.