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How Gay Will Oscar Go?
LA Weekly ^ | 2/1/06 | Nikkie Finke

Posted on 02/02/2006 8:23:21 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Given that it's Oscar time, I nominate the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Bunch of Hypocrites. That’s because this year’s dirty little secret is the anecdotal evidence pouring in to me about hetero members being unwilling to screen Brokeback Mountain. For a community that takes pride in progressive values, it’s shameful that Hollywood’s homophobia may be on a par with Pat Robertson’s.

Despite the hype you’re reading in the press and on the Internet about Brokeback, with its eight nominations, being the supposed favorite to take home the Best Picture Oscar on March 5, Crash could end up winning. The issue isn’t which film is better. The issue is more like which movie was seen by the Academy. Frankly, I find horrifying each whispered admission to me from Academy members who usually pose as social liberals that they’re disgusted by even the possibility of glimpsing simulated gay sex. Earth to the easily offended: This movie has been criticized for being too sexually tame. Hey, Academy, what are you worried about: that you’ll turn gay or, worse, get a stiffie by just the hint of hunk-on-hunk action?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barf; brokebackmountain; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; oscar
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The article rambles on about how upset the writer is that even "progressive" people in L.A. aren't interested in seeing "Sodomy On the Range".

My favorite line in the article:

"Overall, Tinseltown’s never been so proud to be savaged by right-wing punditry. That is, everywhere but at ABC, the award show’s broadcaster, where suits are tearing out their hair plugs anticipating in-the-cellar ratings because of the celeb polemics, the lack of blockbusters among the nominees, host Jon Stewart bitch-slapping Dubya, Dick Cheney and parent company Disney’s CEO Bob Iger."

Nice to know the ABC suits are worried. They should be. The Oscars have turned into crap.

1 posted on 02/02/2006 8:23:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Its Oscar time ? Who knew ?


2 posted on 02/02/2006 8:26:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Who's Oscar?


3 posted on 02/02/2006 8:29:28 AM PST by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Better question: who cares?


4 posted on 02/02/2006 8:29:35 AM PST by ECM
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To: SoFloFreeper

How gay?

As you walk down the red carpet you will be overwhelmed by the smell of hair gel and AstroGlide!


5 posted on 02/02/2006 8:29:55 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Move the Oscars to the LOGO channel.


6 posted on 02/02/2006 8:30:04 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: SoFloFreeper

All of these awards (Cannes, Golden Globes, Oscars) say more about the people voting on the awards than they say about the quality of the films.


7 posted on 02/02/2006 8:30:17 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, at least the author admits that most liberals in Hollywood are hypocrites.
But I have a news flash for the author. The title of the article shouldn't be How Gay Wll the Oscars Go? But How Much Gayer Can They Get? As Chris Rock astutely pointed last year as host: "The Oscars are gay."
And I just don't care how well made a movie "Bareback Mount Him" may be, how deft the script is (I have been a fan of Larry McMurtry for years) but I cna't stomach watching two men having sex.
I used to really enjoy watching the Oscars, and being up to date on entertainment news, but now it's all about fashion, which I couldn't care less about.
I just don't care who is wearing what.
This year will be the first time in a long time I won't be watching the Oscars. I think low ratings may send a clear message that mainstream America isn't falling for Hollywood's gay agenda.
Though I could be wrong. Two weeks ago saw the highest ratings for the Golden Globe Awards ever.


8 posted on 02/02/2006 8:31:26 AM PST by Ragtop (We are the people our parents warned us about)
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To: Lekker 1
Who's Oscar?


9 posted on 02/02/2006 8:31:48 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I can see something like this happening: der flammenwerfer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GermanFlamethrower.jpg


10 posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:15 AM PST by tumblindice (The Kodak Theater: oh, the huge manatee)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I live in La-La Land and saw the trailer for Brokeback a few months ago. I was sitting in a movie theater in the heart of Hollywood, and when the trailer flashed to the shot of two cowboys with their arms around each other...many members of the audience snickered.
11 posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:20 AM PST by utahagen
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To: Ragtop
" How Gay will the Oscars go?"

My guess is a pink three dollar bill.

12 posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:37 AM PST by MAWG (In the shadows, on permanent ambush duty.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What is an Oscar and why should I even care.

I could stare at garbage molding in the wastebasket and get more enjoyment than watching that program.

Turning the TV off and mute buttons, I use those options often.


13 posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:55 AM PST by A message
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why do people watch this crap (the Oscars)?

How many awards shows do actors have these days anyways?

Youd be hard pressed to find any other profession so profoundly hung up on awarding itself.


14 posted on 02/02/2006 8:33:19 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Oscars make me grouchy. What utter trash.

15 posted on 02/02/2006 8:34:41 AM PST by KarlInOhio (During wartime, some whistles should not be blown. - Orson Scott Card)
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To: Pessimist

Lib politicos do it all the time. Its called Self Congratulations as Social Policy.


16 posted on 02/02/2006 8:35:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Let me get my gaydar up and running and we'll see!

Well I have bad news and good news...

The bad news is Heath Ledger is now Barney Frank's bitch!

The good news is Heath won't be making any more films!

17 posted on 02/02/2006 8:35:28 AM PST by Bender2 (Stop doodling around... Read the first three chapters of my Science Fiction novel.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Its Oscar time? Who knew?

Its Oscar time? Who cares?

18 posted on 02/02/2006 8:36:31 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Oscar is hollywood's "Golden Calf" (see Exodus 20) that they all bow down and worship!


19 posted on 02/02/2006 8:37:24 AM PST by princess leah
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To: Pessimist
Youd be hard pressed to find any other profession so profoundly hung up on awarding itself.

for make-believe play in front of a camera. How friggin useless are actors.

20 posted on 02/02/2006 8:37:42 AM PST by King Moonracer (Feudalism never ended, all hail the landed gentry.)
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