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Just watched "For the Love of Ivy" What a wonderful detective thriller! This is on the way out Perfect critique of Robby Benson's acting style She’s claiming she’s never seen a garbage disposal before... Two of the Fakest Death Scenes in Motion Pictures! [SPOILERS!] Who here remembers what his teeth used to look like? Biden is a gaffe machine Heavy-handed Christ metaphor Best Dream You've Ever Had View all posts >


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Why do you think so? I know all about the rite of passage thing. Sadly, most gays of that era -- and even some today -- have to overdo it. Elton John had dancing fruit frolicking about the stage -- so subtile. Ellen goes to an awards dinner and makes out with her girlfriend (who I think was using her as a stepping stone, too), to shove her sexuality up everyone's nose. Heterosexuals who act like she did were considered trashy at the time. She defined herself by her sexuality. I just noticed. No, Imus had no problem with PDAs. He just realized that it wasn't about affection so much as it was about proving something. His thesis was that if homosexuality was just another sexual orientation, why behave as no self-respecting heterosexual would and spend every spare moment swapping spit? One of my favorites on Twitter is GayPatriot, who's just a guy who happens to be gay. The fact that he is gay is sort of a running joke. Part of the joke is that the Dems want him to think like their idea of a gay guy, and he thinks for himself. That, and the fact that he's very sweet. Elaine Boosler once noted that a joke isn't funnier just because you scream it. She didn't have a gimmick, and consequently she's one of those people we wonder what happened to. Wasn't Elaine Boosler the one who, referring to a man's...um..."member," said that women really wanted to say, "Stop annoying me with that thing." I think it was Boosler. If not Boosler, another of the second string of comics. Ellen's not that good of an interviewer, either. I've watched clips where she's had favorites of mine on, and she just doesn't do it for me, any more than Margaret Cho -- who incidentally had a priceless joke on bigotry. In a play on what they always say about the weather, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity," she said, "Bigotry: It's not the hate, it's the stupidity." Like telling women who are Americans that they should "Go back where they came from." You forgot the writing. People were smart and savvy when the plot required it, and suddenly turned stupid when the plot didn't. They made Ness out to be a fool who left because the only reason he was in Chicago was to get Al Capone. He left because he got results, and Hoover didn't like him getting all the press. So he sabotaged his career. He died young of a heart attack, broke and so forgotten the papers didn't even run an obituary. But he was not stupid, he did not need a keeper. This movie is outrageous fiction, and not very believable fiction at that. By the time goodie-goodie Ness was concerned about the baby in the stroller, I was actively mocking the character: "Oh DO spend more time looking at the baby instead of attending to business!" This was a hot mess of a movie, and I hope it's remembered as such. The only one who could act was Sean Connery, and they even had him doing stupid things. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Agreed. 👆🏻This. Thank you, Heisenberg. On IMDb we had a guy on a board I frequented who called himself “GayIthican.” I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s peculiar. My sexuality — which some people here are presuming, but they just might be wrong — is one part of me. Not the major part. Not the biggest part. Not something I’d lead with. Certainly not something I’d flaunt. When Ellen first came out, a morning radio host said he was at an awards dinner where she and her girlfriend at the time were making out like teenagers in the back seat of daddy’s Ford. He said he didn’t have a homophobic bone in his body, but he felt like someone needed to turn a hose on them. She was trying to shove her sexuality up everyone’s noses and that’s just juvenile. I think she’s calmed down now, but I just shrugged and said, “If that’s what you want to be known for....” I thought she could be funny, too, but not Robin Williams or Jerry Seinfeld funny. Not even Elaine Boosler (sp?) funny. More Margaret Cho funny, ironically. Elaine couldn’t have gotten her own national talk show, even though she once told one of the funniest jokes — to a woman, anyway — that I’ve ever heard. There was really one thing that set Ellen apart from the third tier of comics. But I have to be anti-gay or homophobic to mention what it is. Someone must have explained to the kid that it’s a little difficult to say you’ve been violated when you’re filming the event and bragging to your girlfriend about what an honor it is to be diddled by the great Kevin Spacey. Sam grew up believing that getting as many notches on his bedpost as possible was a good thing. I guess you did, too. Sam had a wakeup call. Roz never did. Maybe you never did, either. I live in normal world, where people get their HS diplomas, get married, then start having children, and do their best to try to stay together in a loving relationship. Yeah -- planet Mars stuff. I would not walk across the street to watch a Boy George biopic, even if it was for free and they threw in the popcorn. Whistleblowers that go to China then wind up in Russia -- two of our biggest enemies? I don't feel too good about them, frankly. View all replies >