Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rocko Bulldagger on Bruno, and the hypocrisy of GLAAD, HRC, the New York Times, and Barbara Walters...

Rocko writes:

In a statement from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: "Some people in the gay community will be as troubled as GLAAD is that the movie doesn't decrease homophobia, but decreases the public's comfort with gay people.” On what basis were we looking for this film to increase the public’s comfort with us? Thus GLAAD reveals exactly how un-ambitious they are about gay rights. Comfort is antithetical to progress, we do not learn and evolve by becoming more comfortable.

6 comments:

Hilary Goldberg said...

this linked post/analysis makes me want to see the film. Have you seen it? Is it still out? If so, wanna go?

xhil

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

I know -- maybe we should see it, right? Let's look into it...

Love --
mattilda

rocko bulldagger said...

Hi Mattilda,
THANKS!
I was away for a few days and came back to this pleasant surprise!
As for Bruno... you might want to wait for the DVD, I mean... you have to be in a very silly mood...
much love,
Rocko

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

But of course!

And, don't worry -- I see about one Hollywood movie per year, usually of the hideous gay exploitation variety (Brokeback, Milk, etc.) -- those were comedies, right?

This will be my choice for summer in San Francisco :)

Love --

mattilda

rocko bulldagger said...

Well then perfect, in the company of those blockbusters, Bruno makes an excellent choice for your summer movie. And at least there is no threat of sappy, tearful oscar night speeches about gay marriage coming out of this one. :)

love,
rocko

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Oh, but that would be so perfect -- Bruno, appealing to the glitterati: We. All. Deserve...

Love --
mattilda