And if the question was (and it always is) would the career survive, then the answer from the multiplex was yes.
Yes, in its opening weekend, Quinto's Margin Call, a low-budget ensemble drama about the plundering of Wall Street, out-earned, theater for theater, Jackman's Real Steel, Bloom's Three Musketeers, Boreanaz's The Mighty Macs, and all but three other films, Box Office Mojo stats showed.
Playing at 56 locations, Margin Call grossed $582,000, for a flush $10,393 per-screen average.
The Mighty Macs, another indie movie, by comparison, averaged less than $1,100 at each of its screens.
So, go ahead, the numbers will back you up: Start the rumor that coming out actually made Quinto a bigger box-office star.
Granted, he's still no Elizabeth Olsen, she of the weekend-best-averaging Martha Marcy May Marlene.
But then again being gay is arguably not nearly as novel as being the critically acclaimed sister of the Olsen twins.