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"Good Gay, Bad Gay" article
Topic by: underdog
Posted: June 1, 2004 - 3:09 PM PDT
Last Reply: September 2, 2004 - 12:54 AM PDT

author topic: "Good Gay, Bad Gay" article
post #1  on June 1, 2004 - 3:09 PM PDT  
I was wondering if people have any follow-up thoughts on the Mark Adnum article we posted here on GreenCine this week: "Good Gay, Bad Gay", which looks at the film Monster and the interesting reaction within the gay and lesbian press to its depiction of serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

Did you see Monster, and how do you feel about it -- whether or not you're a member of the G/L community?

Intriguing stuff, methinks...

Craig of GreenCine
post #2  on June 8, 2004 - 9:21 AM PDT  
I have conversations about this all the time with my sister. If you want to portray them as weird, twisted sickos, its ok. If you want to portray them as cooky, funny next door neighbors, its ok. But, we rarely ever get the in between. TV, in particular, is obsessed with this notion of the "acceptable" gay characters. Its ok to have them star in a show if its wacky, but god forbid they act like "normal" people. The trend has been slowly dwindling, thanks in part to some risks taken by cable channels, but it'll be years before accurate portrayals are seen on network channels. Then again, when do they accurately portray anyone?
post #3  on September 2, 2004 - 12:54 AM PDT  
I love the scene in Braveheart where the gay lover gets thrown out the window. Great Stuff!

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