Bromantic five-time Olympic skiing medalist Bode Miller in an interview with the Associated Press yesterday didn’t hold back any punches when asked about Russia’s anti-gay laws.
“‘I think it’s absolutely embarrassing that there’s countries and there’s people who are that intolerant and that ignorant,” he said Monday, one of the few athletes willing to take a stand on the subject at the U.S. Olympic media summit featuring Sochi hopefuls. ‘But it’s not the first time,” Miller said. “We’ve been dealing with human-rights issues probably since there were humans.” At 35 and with five Olympic medals to his credit, Miller is trying for his fifth Winter Games. He has, over the years, built a reputation as an unconventional firebrand, unafraid to state his opinion on sports, skiing or society in general. He said the Russian law puts athletes in an awkward position. “I think it’s unfortunate when they get stuffed together because there are politics in sports and athletics,” Miller said. “They always are intertwined, even though people try to keep them separate or try to act like they’re separate. Asking an athlete to go somewhere and compete and be a representative of a philosophy and … then tell them they can’t express their views or they can’t say what they believe, I think is pretty hypocritical or unfair.”
Miller like many athletes have stepped forward to speak out against the Russian law, but stop short of calling for an Olympic boycott or action which “I think is pretty hypocritical or unfair.”
The hate group bromance of the ages continues to blossom between Americans for Truth About Homosexuality’s (AFTHA) “Porno Pete” LaBarbera and Matt “Barilla” Barber of the Liberty Counsel”
LaBarbera’ made an appearance on Barber’s “Faith and Freedom” radio show to discuss the dreaded threat of homosexuals in America. And as usual the two jerked each other off as they spewed more hate and false propaganda than should be legally allowed.
Right Wing Watch reports:
Saying that gay activists desperately “want approval for their lifestyle,” LaBarbera was outraged that they are now using the government to “encourage and celebrate sin,” so much so that “now they want to attach the sin of Sodom to marriage.”
Approvingly quoting another anti-gay activist, LaBarbera declared that “it’s almost as if homosexual sodomy was created to spread disease; that’s how dangerous and unnatural this lifestyle is.”
“When a nation embraces such confusion and such evil,” LaBarbera warned, “it is on a moral decline.”
I used to say that you could smell their desperation. Now its just turning into a stultifying stench.
Director Ira Sachs brings us the latest in the “bromantic unintentionally gay horror genre” with his latest dark comedy, Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal.
Thure Lindhardt is Lars, a former darling of the art scene who takes a teaching job at a tiny college in some remote, snow capped Candian town after falling on hard times. One of Lars’ new students is Eddie, a mute and big and beefy hulk of a man, who has been left homeless by a recent death. When his boss convinces Lars to take Eddie in (the film posits that he does so to impress a girl, but we know that’s not true), Lars discovers the guy is a sleepwalker, a homicidal one. The sight of Eddie’s first kill (of a wild) is horrifying but also strangely enthralling, and it inspires Lars’ best painting in years. Soon Lars is pushing Eddie to make deeper cuts to the town’s already tiny population, all for the name of art. In the process though, the two men develop a sweet and loving relationship that is makes this film at its heart a bromance between two men who don’t even realize they are falling in love. Plus, you know, there’s the bonus of gory cannibalism, a takedown of the pretentious art world, and beefy Eddie in his tighty whities hunting small town bigots in the dead of night. The director, Boris Rodriguez, calls the film “playfully malicious;” add the phrase “subtextually gay” and you got Eddie in a nutshell.
Gay Geeks rejoice! Fans of Marvel’s X-Men series have always taken notice of the complex love/hate relationship of Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto in both the original comics/animated series as well as the live action movies. But the actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart’s real life bromance is anything but complicated. The two have been friends for ages, even so much that McKellen is slated to officiate Stewart’s upcoming nuptials later this year! Here’s more:
This is going to be one handsome wedding. Lord Of The Rings and X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen will be officiating friend and fellow actor Sir Patrick Stewart’s upcoming wedding.
McKellen made the announcement on the Jonathan Ross Show, a UK talk show.
“I’m going to marry Patrick,” he quipped on the show. Stewart, 71, will be marrying jazz singer Sunny Ozzell, 35, the two have been romantically linked since 2009.
While McKellen and Stewart play mutant rivals Magneto and Professor Xavier in the X-men films, the two are actually close friends. According to McKellen’s Twitter account the duo will be appearing in a number of plays together this year as well as in the upcoming, X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
McKellen also said it wasn’t the first time he’s married people. “I’ve done it once before with two guys having a civil partnership. I was crying my eyes out,” he said on the UK talk show. The Hollywood Reporter points out that in Massachusetts a friend or family member can officiate weddings for a one-time fee.
And no, McKellen will not be wearing his Gandalf robes for the wedding. Sorry geeks.
It goes without saying that McKellen was likely referring to Stewart when he mentioned having supportive friends when he talked about coming out and being an actor last year. Stewart has always been a supporter for LGBT rights so I’m speculating that he would return the favor and officiate for McKellen if he ever so chooses. What a great friendship.
On last nights episode of Melissa & Joey, the ABC sitcom reviving the careers of Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence the same-sex Tanfgo took the stage as Joey Lawrence danced the Tango with Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas in a strictly Brotango sort of way.
NOW magazine had an interetsting interview with Robert Pattinson about a certain teen Werehunks nipples on the Twilight Eclipse set and their sudden perkiness at his touch. (Don’t get bent….Lautner IS 18 years old)
‘I liked the tent scene because
I have to grab Taylor’s chest and his nipples get hard really easily,’ laughs Rob. ‘We had to re-shoot the scene basically for that reason!’ Boys will be boys and R-Pattz and Taylor, 18, do like to tease each other. ‘It seems like I’m always picking on Taylor, but the funniest moment was when he was in
this little grey Spandex suit he sometimes had to wear for the CGI,’ Rob reveals. ‘Taylor quite frequently
out-mans me, so seeing him
in that little Spandex outfit
made me feel much better
about myself. ‘He looked great
in it, though. Very sexy!'”
So my question is, besides Michael Sheen were their any straight men in those movies?