Classic Headline

Check out this headline from the Sydney Morning Herald:

toowogtoogaytooshortThe article is about Paul Capsis:

When Paul Capsis first got an agent, she sat him down for a serious talk. ”She said to me, ‘Right, darling, let’s get something straight,”’ he says. ”There’s not a lot of work for you in our industry because you’re a wog. You’re obviously gay so, you know, you’re not going to play romantic leads. And you’re not tall.”’

Capsis, who was overjoyed at becoming professional with the care of a top agent, was taken aback: ”I said, ‘But don’t you think it’s going to change?’ And she said, ‘Oh, darling, if it were up to me, of course it would change. Of course it should change. But it’s just not. It’s not what it is. So don’t expect too much.”’

Two decades later, Capsis, 47, is one of the reasons things have changed in the Australian entertainment industry. As an actor and singer, he is renowned for an extraordinary voice, raw and potent energy and versatile artistry.

Although best known as a cabaret singer, he is predominantly an actor, constructing strong characters whether singing or performing in plays.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.