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Barbara Streisand Allegedly Finds Gay Sex ‘Very Distasteful’
Mediaite ^ | 05/21/2014 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 05/21/2014 5:15:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

For the second time today, an interview with The New York Times has exposed what appears to be a decades-old instance of celebrity homophobia. First, in a TimesTalks discussion, John Cameron Mitchell revealed how David Letterman refused to shake his hand after a performance of Hedwig and Angry Inch more than 15 years ago. Now, playwright Larry Kramer is charging Barbara Streisand with saying she finds gay sex “distasteful.”


Kramer has been trying to get his play The Normal Heart made into a movie since it first appeared Off-Broadway in 1985. The story of one activist’s fight during the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis will finally make its film debut this Sunday in an HBO production starring Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and others.

Streisand initially bought the film rights for the play all the way back in 1986, but struggled to get the financing the actually produce it. Eventually, Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee and American Horror Story, purchased the rights and produced the HBO version.

In a new interview with the Times’ Patrick Healy, Kramer reveals that Streisand found some of the subject matter in the story uncomfortable, despite her role as an icon in the gay community.

“I said, ‘I really think it’s important that after eons of watching men and women make love in the movies, it’s time to see two men do so,’” Kramer told Healy. “I bought her a book of very beautiful art pictures of two men making love, and she found it very distasteful.”

In a statement responding to Kramer’s charge, Streisand said she decided to option the play “to promote the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight!”

“Larry was at the forefront of this battle and, God love him, he’s still fighting,” she said. “But there’s no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings. As a filmmaker, I have always looked for new and exciting ways to do love scenes, whether they’re about heterosexuals or homosexuals. It’s a matter of taste, not gender.”

Unlike Streisand, Murphy decided to use his own money to finance the film, something Kramer said “shows how much he wanted to do this, and how tacky it sort of is that Barbra never would think of something like that.”

Read the full article, which will appear in this Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section of the paper at nytimes.com.

And watch a trailer for The Normal Heart below, via HBO:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



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1 posted on 05/21/2014 5:15:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I inadvertedly typed the wrong author of this article. It should be by Matt Wilstein.

Sorry for the mistake. I already asked the moderator to correct it.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 5:18:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Gist of the story.

She was given a sodomite porn magazine, and said it was distasteful.

INSTANT HOMOPHOBE!


3 posted on 05/21/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind
Barbara Streisand Allegedly Finds Gay Sex ‘Very Distasteful’

She is, in other words, normal.

4 posted on 05/21/2014 5:19:35 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Interesting if true"

-- Gertrude Stein

5 posted on 05/21/2014 5:20:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barbara Streisand Allegedly Finds Gay Sex ‘Very Distasteful’

That's why you should insist that your partner wash before sex.

6 posted on 05/21/2014 5:22:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. Come on Babs, get with the times and quit being an old fuddy-duddy. If you watch HBO, they practically are showing gay porn in prime time. I can just imagine her sitting in front of the TV or reading some cutting edge fashion magazine that borders on porn with a horrified look on her face.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 5:23:19 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve always said that most homosexuals are oblivious to the fact that most straight liberals mock and ridicule them when they’re not around.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT by clintonh8r (I wish no harm on Gen. Shinseki, but perhaps he should consider seppuku.....)
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To: Viennacon

I’ll start gathering sticks if you get the gasoline and matches.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 5:23:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No comment.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 5:24:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wise.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 5:26:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Career suicide.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 5:30:45 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Kramer said “shows how much he wanted to do this, and how tacky it sort of is that Barbra never would think of something like that.”

They real problem with them, Barbara, is that they can turn bitchy on a moment's notice and bite the hand that feeds them.

13 posted on 05/21/2014 5:32:44 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Jim Noble

RE: She is, in other words, normal.

So, will she get the Chikc-Fil-A or Brendan Eich of Mozilla or
Don Jones of the Miami Dolphins treatment?


14 posted on 05/21/2014 5:32:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: null and void

RE: Career Suicide

So, will she get the Chikc-Fil-A or Brendan Eich of Mozilla or
Don Jones of the Miami Dolphins treatment?


15 posted on 05/21/2014 5:33:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess she’s going to have to cancel her 17’th annual “This is my last tour ever” tour.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 5:34:11 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. Never thought I’d see her and Phil Robertson on the same side of an issue.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 5:34:21 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oral sex after anal sex is distasteful? Who would think that? / sarc


18 posted on 05/21/2014 5:36:03 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind


19 posted on 05/21/2014 5:36:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind

I give her points on this, at least.

I’ve always believed many, if not most liberals are secretly disgusted and repelled by queer sex. It’s a normal human reaction.

I used to post in political chat rooms, and I saw plenty of leftwingers use “fag” as an epithet, not a compliment.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 5:40:39 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably not too keen on bestiality, either.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 5:40:40 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t her son a gay man infected with AIDS? Or am I thinking about someone else?


22 posted on 05/21/2014 5:44:42 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow...hell must have froze over...I agree with BS...


23 posted on 05/21/2014 5:47:36 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

When the left calls us teabaggers I’m confused.

I thought they were ok with homo sex?


24 posted on 05/21/2014 5:49:38 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: SeekAndFind

there’s nothing at all attractive, or good for that matter, about sodomy. period.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 5:50:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barbie doesn’t want to lose her shirt producing a movie that most people don’t want to see. Simple as that.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 5:53:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I bought her a book of very beautiful art pictures of two men making love, and she found it very distasteful.”

Streisand and I finally agree on something. I might use stronger terms however.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 5:54:16 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Lizavetta
Isn’t her son a gay man infected with AIDS? Or am I thinking about someone else?

So many of them it's hard to keep track of.

28 posted on 05/21/2014 5:55:48 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Jim Noble

not entirely, she still is pro-gay. she just doesn’t want to see it, but she won’t stop being pro-gay. she is a hypocritical liberal. don’t let reality change my pc views.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 5:56:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Babs hates fags. Isn’t that career suicide in Hollyweird?


30 posted on 05/21/2014 5:56:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yentl, arguably her greatest film, took a strong Judeo-Christian view of the sanctity of marriage.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
Heterosexuals have a natural aversion to homosexual behavior. That is good in the natural order of things.
32 posted on 05/21/2014 6:01:09 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind

Women consider anal sex to be degrading as it is a form of domination. Oral sex on a male has the same connotation.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 6:02:09 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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I think that the is the biggest issue between most center-conservatives and “the Pink Mafia.”

If someone is homosexual, it’s their right, but they should be circumspect about flaunting their sexuality, just as the center-conservatives tend to be circumspect about their heterosexuality.

They demand that we not only tolerate their behavior, but they want us to “celebrate it” with them, and as such, turn nearly everyone off because of their radical agenda.

Mark


34 posted on 05/21/2014 6:02:19 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

She’s another hypocrite. She knows she sells out to the gay crowds at her concerts, they love and adore her. She takes their money while finding what they do distastefull. I wonder how long it is going to be for the gay boycott of Babs...


35 posted on 05/21/2014 6:02:57 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: smokingfrog

speaking of movies most don’t want to see, Brokeback Mountain broke some new ground in male/male intimacy. But we haven’t seen any major movies with such a plot line since. Could it be that people, even if they want to be liberal about gay issues, don’t want to see it in entertainment???


36 posted on 05/21/2014 6:04:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind
a book of very beautiful art pictures of two men making love,

Such a thing does not exist. This "book" is no more art than would be any other perversion rendered in drawing -- humans copulating with animals, for example. Adults abusing children.

Normal people cringe and are repelled at the very idea of two men touching one another sexually; it is human nature, and all the politically correct repression in the world will not change that.

37 posted on 05/21/2014 6:05:37 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
If you watch HBO, they practically are showing gay porn in prime time.

I refuse to get HBO, and I've never seen "Game of Thrones," but South Park did an episode based on GoT, and it featured the author of the series, and everything he would speak or write about had to do with "wieners."

Mark

38 posted on 05/21/2014 6:05:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find any thread title that has the terms ‘Barbra Streissand’ and ‘sex’ in it to be very very distasteful.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: clintonh8r

Not only that, I’d like to attach a polygraph to all homo-loving, heterosexual libs and ask them a question: would you want you children to be homosexual or heterosexual? Then I’d ask them that if they knew their unborn child was going to be a homosexual, would they have it aborted? The results would be very interesting.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT by driftless2 (:-))
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To: Engedi

If they boycott her, she will cave and offer a groveling (and fake) apology.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SeekAndFind

How’d she know?


42 posted on 05/21/2014 6:11:40 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words the concept of homosexuality is more acceptable than the reality to Babs.


43 posted on 05/21/2014 6:12:55 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We do not have to say distasteful.

How about saying that practicing homosexuals are at war with their very own, unchangeable
chromosomes given them by God. Or nature.

No matter how onectried to rationalize, we cannot flim flam our own nature.


44 posted on 05/21/2014 6:13:22 PM PDT by amihow
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To: SeekAndFind

I would not use tasteful to describe one man putting his penis in another mans anus. But hey that’s just me.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SeekAndFind

I think most gay icons, like Babs and Cher, are deep down disgusted with it, but that is their fan base, so they have to play along.


46 posted on 05/21/2014 6:15:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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The are moving to the next level. First it was acceptance of gays. Now it will become acceptance of gay’s “sexual practices” themselves. We are now supposed to be conditioned to condone the gay sex act itself. Disgusting.


47 posted on 05/21/2014 6:21:15 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

Off with her head!


48 posted on 05/21/2014 6:22:30 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Chode

Scary-Vision!

Mark


49 posted on 05/21/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SeekAndFind
oh dear. Will she have to turn in her Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards? Will her films and records be banned? Will the organizations who happily accepted donations exceeding $25million write Babs a check in indignant revulsion? Should her Cedars-Sinai program be cancelled?

All because of some gay snit, demanding money to make yet another movie to make himself feel ‘special,’ lacks the basic sensitivity to understand that while some hetero men may occasionally enjoy viewing lesbian sex (as part of a fantasy including themselves), hetero women don't relate to themselves as being part of the picture of gay porn (and neither do the gays) and so find viewing gay porn uninteresting and objectionable.

50 posted on 05/21/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT by blueplum
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