Gibson's Passion was one of the biggest blockbusters in history and nothing followed.
Hollywood sets the tone and promotes its ideology.
In 1992, they took a total box office flop called The Crying Game and turned it into a modest success by nominating it for six Oscars and relentlessly marketing it as a nominated, must-see film. It was poorly-scripted, boring sodomy propaganda with a "secret twist" and would have died a deserved box office death if not for a promotional budget several times its filming cost.
In 1993 Philadelphia was another propaganda movie with all the stops pulled out on its marketing as an Oscar-nominated film.
Hollywood is more than capable of losing money in order to artificially create an audience for a film that wouldn't normally succeed.
In 1999 it was Boys Don't Cry.
The latest push will be for Brokeback Mountain.
You're correct. There are definitely films each year with a homosexual theme. Sometimes they win awards. Along with them, however, there are hundreds of other films with other themes.
Seems to me that there are movies to fit just about every taste and preference out there. Some are great. Some are OK. Some are lousy.
What I do is have a look at the reviews if I feel like taking in a movie. There, I can find out what the subject matter of the film is, who made it, and get a general idea of what sort of film it is. Then...after looking at the review section of the paper, my wife and I decide together which movie we're going to see.
Then we decide which of the dozen multi-screen theaters to see it in. I favor the ones with stadium seating and good hot dogs at the snack bar. My wife really prefers smaller theaters. We compromise and go to both.
We're usually pretty happy with our choice of movie. We've done our research, found a film that looks like something we'll enjoy, and picked a good time for us to go.
I recommend that process to everyone. That way, you won't be suprised when "Bitches in Heat" doesn't turn out to be a film about puppies.
For every openly progay film, there are dozens that introduce a gay character in a minor part. The irony is that most of these characters are caricatures. But the whole point is to advance the claim that this disease is harmless.
I just watched the trailer. Yikes. "There are some lies we have to tell"?? It's ridden with propaganda.
It's too early to say nothing has followed Passion, the normal movie cycle is two years and it's only been 18 months. Narnia is a direct result of LOTR, and I'd say some editing decisions were made because of Passion, but we won't know for sure until next spring what the effects of Passion are.