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Let’s discuss the gay scene. Homophobic? (Spoilers)


So as you know, the doctor is arrested in a bath house, buck naked, with a skinny white man, chained to the water pipes and forced to sit down.

Our hero bribes him out of it.

I’m not gay, but I thought about it and realised that it’s actually a very homophobic scene.

Mr perfect is arrested doing something lewd. It’s not homosexuality presented in any positive light, it’s more degenerate, and shameful, and degrading.

The scene sort of says that everybody has their flaws, and therefore, homosexuality is presented as a flaw to the public. Without our hero, he’d be doing time for homosexual acts with a white man. Career over.

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1445 posts on this forum and these are the kind of deep insights you’re putting out there?

jfc...

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Maybe message boards aren't for you. Stick to Facebook champ

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Watching and analyzing movies definitely isn’t for you, chaaaaamp.

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it was 1962

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Was there some subtext behind your claim?
That wasn't my take at all.

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Was the real Shirley gay..?

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Of course.

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Real Shirley was as gay as it gets - this film presents him as fairly masculine and at times you wonder if he really was gay or perhaps bisexual, while in reality he was more feminine (not in a positive way - over the top body language and mentally a drama queen of sorts - check his interviews) than most women I know.

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Yeah I thought it was weird. We didn't see or hear a lot of gay indications at all in the movie and all of a sudden he is found naked with a white guy in the bath house.

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That was the reality of being gay in 1962 America. If the police caught you with your one true love or just Mr. Right Now, you went to jail and your career was over. And if you crossed racial lines in the Jim Crow South, you probably lost some teeth at the police station as well.

Your best hope was an arresting cop that took bribes.

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