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Gay themed films have always been successful.


https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/here-are-the-10-most-financially-successful-lgbtq-films-in-history/

You homophobes need STFU and Sit The Fuck Down.不

"Bohemian Rhapsody" grossed a whopping 903 million.

"The Imitation Game" grossed 233 million.

"Philadelphia" grossed 206 million.

"Rocketman" grossed 195 million.

"The Bird Cage" grossed 185 million.

"Brokeback Mountain" grossed 178 million.

"Alexander" grossed 167 million.

"Bruno" grossed 138 million.

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Hahaha. STFU and I'll fix it, breeder.

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Yes, if the movie is well done or has a hint at being interesting, people will watch it.

In this case, it seems this movie was solely about "us gays huh?", and making cringe comments about straight people.

This looks like a disposable Netflix movie that teenagers will watch and forget about it the next day.

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Yeah, this one Bros is not a movie I will bother to see.

But others are arguing that this movie bombed because it has leading gay characters. I merely wanted to show that everyone will see a movie, gay or straight, if it's a good story.

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Yes, probably.

However, we need to be realistic.
People watch movies, series, even songs, games, books, to fantasize and get immersed in the experience.

If the experience is so focused on a specific group or lifestyle, it will cater only to a niche.

It's more likely that straight people will want to follow the story of a straight couple than to follow the story of a couple of men. It's just how it works.

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I don't like Rom Coms anyway.

It's more likely that straight people will want to follow the story of a straight couple than to follow the story of a couple of men. It's just how it works.


I agree. But why is that though? I can enjoy a story of a man and woman couple. Are straight people just blinded by prejudice?

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>I agree. But why is that though? I can enjoy a story of a man and woman couple. Are straight people just blinded by prejudice?

Speaking for myself - I wouldn't watch, specifically, a TV show or film purely about any relationship - much less gay/lesbian ones, although if it's a component of a show I like that I'm watching for another reason, if it's done well, I would watch it and it can add to it. My preference, being straight, is male/female in those circumstances - although I have no problem with LGBT people as part of a larger ensemble cast and their plotlines having presence.

But I wouldn't want to watch Heartstopper or Young Royals. Although I wouldn't watch Normal People either.

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I dunno. I don't need to put myself in the character's shoes to be entertained by the dynamics of a relationship.

I agree, I don't really like love stories.

But you said "much less gay/lesbian ones". I'm wondering why straights feel that way?

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>But you said "much less gay/lesbian ones". I'm wondering why straights feel that way?

Because it's about relating to it?

For instance, I watched the K-drama Happiness. It's half a romance story, but also half a zombie/pandemic show. The romance works well. Though I would not watch it if it was just a romance story. If the romance was gay, rather than straight, I'd still watch it although that side of the plot wouldn't engross me so much.

Romance is great as a supportive part of a setting, rather than the main.

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Okay. You have a reasonable take on this. I just think people who can't watch a story about a relationship because it's same-sex have a mental problem.

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And like one of my favourite shows is Black Sails, by the way. If you're familiar.

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