Skip to comments.You Will Be Made to Care: Critics Rave about LGBTQ Films that Bomb at the Box Office
Posted on 05/30/2018 7:22:53 PM PDT by tjd1454
Western culture is in the midst of a full-bore campaign to promote the full acceptance indeed, the celebration of non-marital sexual behavior, including homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism.
Hollywood is certainly playing its part in this indoctrination process. There has been a concerted effort by the film industry to present a positive portrayal of the LGBTQ lifestyle. According to industry analysis site BoxOfficeMojo.com, out of over 200 film genres and sub-genres, gay and Lesbian-themed films rank an astounding #6 in terms of sheer quantity. Since 2007, some 342 gay/lesbian movies have been produced more than double the number of films with a Christian theme.
Furthermore, the film review site RottenTomatoes.com reports that gay and lesbian films typically receive top ratings from hundreds of reviewers as well as garnering an impressive number of award nominations. One recent example, Call Me by Your Name, a movie about an older mans "romance" with a 17-year-old boy, had a Rotten Tomatoes average rating of 95% and picked up four Academy Award nominations. This despite the film being labeled a dishonest, dangerous film by no less than a commentator in the liberal Boston Globe because of its pederastic depiction of sexual relations between an adult and a minor.
The people, as they say, vote with their feet, and despite the enthusiastic endorsements of the film critics and award presenters, the box office receipts tell a very different story. Gay and lesbian movies rarely do well at the box office. The aforementioned Christian-themed films, despite being dwarfed by the numbers of gay and lesbian offerings, have accumulated nearly three times the gross receipts.
As an example, 2004s The Passion of the Christ despite a mediocre 49% rating by the film critics accumulated $370,782,930 in U.S. revenues, tripled the earnings of the top-selling gay-themed movie, the comedy Birdcage (#490). Not one of the 600 top grossing films has had a gay theme that included any overt homosexual elements.
In fact, a review of the all-time top grossing films reveals that of the top 40 films of all time, only one The Passion of the Christ was rated R (and understandably so). Without exception, all of the top-grossing films were either rated G PG or PG-13. Not a single LGBTQ-themed film appears high on the list. Even the highly-touted ground-breaking gay film Brokeback Mountain was buried way back in the pack, ranking a measly #873 on the list of top-grossing movies.
A clue as to why there is so little interest in gay-themed films was provided by one trendy magazine geared toward teenagers, which surveyed its readers as to what they disliked to see or read about. Surprisingly, high on the yuk factor list were expressions of same-sex affection. Could it be that the vast majority of people have limited toleration for the unnatural behaviors of 2-3% of the population as bluntly expressed by one response: When you piss and moan about not being represented in everything, you make yourselves look pathetic. Try realizing that life doesnt revolve around you.
Despite this unimpressive performance, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) issued a report boasting that, along with films, television has played an important role in bringing about changes in social attitudes." One network, Fox, was singled out for having gay and lesbian characters in 42% of their programming hours although this earned the network only a Good not Excellent rating by GLAAD.
As Founder and President of the Media Research Center L. Brent Bozell notes: These people are all about tolerance and sensitivity. But if you disagree with them, they will have your head. Ask anyone in Hollywood who's pro-family. It appears that organizations like GLAAD are expecting even more influence for the minuscule representation of their aberrant lifestyle among the populace. If they have their way, its only a matter time before you will be made to care.
Links to sources:
Box Office Mojo: Genre Index http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/
Box Office Mojo: Genre gay/lesbian themes http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=gay.htm
Rotten Tomatoes: Call Me by Your Name https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/call_me_by_your_name
Rotten Tomatoes: The Passion of the Christ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/passion_of_the_christ
Box Office Mojo: gay/lesbian http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=gay.htm
Box Office Mojo: Christian http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=christian.htm
Box Office Mojo: Domestic Grosses http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm
Boston Globe; Opinion; Cheyenne Montgomery: Call Me by Your Name is a dishonest, dangerous film https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/01/25/call-your-name-dishonest-dangerous-film/I7urrCBxwZYrfPTT7eycdM/story.html
Variety: GLAAD Report: Major Film Studios Fail to Increase LGBT Representation http://variety.com/2017/film/news/glaad-major-film-studios-lgbt-characters-1202443842/
Slate: Sam Adams, Disney and Sony Get Failing Grades in GLAADs Report on LGBTQ Representation in Hollywood http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/05/25/glaad_report_on_lgbtq_inclusion_gives_sony_and_disney_failing_grades.html
Cnsnews.com: Brent Bozell, TV Has to Be at Least 42 Percent Gay? https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/l-brent-bozell-iii/tv-has-be-least-42-percent-gay
Homosexuality used to be The love that dare not speak its name.
Now its the love that wont shut the **** up.
Other than Bareback Mounting, I was not even aware of homo films being out there.
I am highly offended by queers. I firmly think it is mental illness and should again be a felony.
I’ve never seen Brokeback, and never intend to. I will be sent to reeducation camp, for not wanting to see a homosexual cowboy movie.
Homosexual movie? I will forever pass. Never watch. Guess one could go and puck in theatre. What better way to share disgust?
Unfortunately, I deal with these ass munchers every day in my line of work.
They won the homo agenda, they’ll probably win this too.
And then Netflix thought it was a good idea to put them in their mainstream offerings.
Last week I stumbled across this double trainwreck which has multiple unbelievable backstories that have been hiding in plain sight:
I an repulsed by fudge packing.
i figured out long ago that so-called “professional reviewers” were nothing more than a minor appendage to the leftist fake stream media ... but the real tragedy is that the user-review sections have now been rendered useless as well as since they have been inundated with paid troll commentary.
given that it is now impossible to find objective commentary online about theater movies, the solution is simply not to go to the theater at all ... and don’t worry that you’ll be missing out somehow, because you won’t: there’s not a damn thing worth paying to view in the theaters, and there hasn’t been been for at least a decade ...
The media made very sure there was no mystery about the faggot content and theme. They went overboard like it was some sort of triumphant event.
Like heck I’ll be made to care.
Homosexual acts should have never been made legal. Even if rarely enforced it helped to keep the valve closed on this madness and we’d never have to deal with all this same sex “marriage” crap.
As for the utter lunacy of trans, a society that restructures itself around insanity isn’t one that can or will endure.
Amen! We need to defeat this madnes now.
I havent seen it either, but isnt the 2nd Amendment all about assuring there wont be any re-education camps?
You obviously don’t have Netflix. It’s full of them. One of the many reasons we don’t have it anymore.
I do very much care that they are filth. Haven’t been to the movies for years. Cancelled Netflix because of all the gay crap. For some reason, we get HBO but can’t remember the last time we watched it. If there’s a movie watched, it’s usually on the Hallmark channel or some old black and white you know is safe.
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