Universal Studios Hollywood which has historically been considered an LGBT-friendly company has crossed the bad taste and sensitivity line with the premiere of their annual Halloween event titled “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.” The show is reportedly supposed to be a twist on the plot line for “The Wizard of Oz,”using the “most excellent” dudes Bill & Ted who get sucked into the land of Oz (by Cory Monteith’s ghost UGH) and must kill a number of witches in order to return home. For some reason, Superman joins the two (???) on their witch-hunting quest — that is, until a witch sprinkles the Man of Steel with fairy dust that turns him gay.
“After becoming gay, Superman’s voice and posture changes. His lips purse, his toes point inward, and his wrists become limp. His new voice sounds like a homophobic uncle doing a drunken impression of Richard Simmons, complete with lisps and frequent use of the word ‘faaaaaaabulous!’
“…Then, because Superman is now gay, he minces over to Bill and Ted, blows kisses at them, and slaps Ted on the ass. As he does this, Bill and Ted say “awwww dude!” with disgusted voices. After a few more attempts at molesting Bill and Ted, Superman ends up aboard the Starship Enterprise, where he runs into Superman villain General Zod.
“Also aboard the Starship Enterprise, the gang runs into George Takei. Because George Takei is gay too, he and Superman share an instant mutual attraction. ‘Who’s your friend?’ asks George, in the same lisping, gay-minstrel voice that Superman uses. Before Bill and/or Ted can answer, Superman interrupts by yelling ‘Hey daddy!’ to George…
“George and Superman disappear to have sex. ‘Time to boldly go where no man has gone before!’ says George, as they exit the stage.”
But the WORST and most offensive part of the show is when “General Zod tells Superman to get on his knees. Because Superman is now gay, he assumes this is an invitation to give Zod oral sex. “Finally!” he squeals. and the disgusted Zod gay-bashes him.
THIS IS BULLSHIT AND HAS GOT TO STOP. OUR SEXUALITY IS NOT A JOKE
And for anyone out there who says its just “comedy” It’s not! Its stereotyping for a cheap laugh and just as bad as black-faced minstrel shows in the mid 1800’s.
Universal Studios should be ashamed. And they should be called on it. Which reminds me.
Where the hell is GLAAD? AGAIN?