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Angelina Jolie Slams “Ignorant” Middle East Countries Over ‘Eternals’ Banned Gay Kiss - Marvel/Disney Pulls Film

Angelina Jolie Slams “Ignorant” Middle East Countries Over ‘Eternals’ Banned Gay Kiss – Marvel/Disney Pulls Film

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvel’s new action/superhero movies “Externals” WILL NOT be released in the countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar after they complained and demanded that a same-sex kiss scene be removed. In turn Disney/Marvel pulled the release of the movie from these mostly Muslim middle east countries.

Speaking to news.com.au, Angelina Jolie, as longtime LGBT ally who plays Thena in Eternals, said:

I’m sad for [those audiences]. And I’m proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes out. “I still don’t understand how we live in a world today where there’s still [people who] would not see the family Phastos has and the beauty of that relationship and that love. How anybody is angry about it, threatened by it, doesn’t approve or appreciate it is ignorant.”

Eternals director Chloe Zhao had discussions with Marvel to not make any cuts to the movie in countries that might feign “offense”. Speaking to IndieWire, Zhao said: “I don’t know all the details, but I do believe discussions were had and there’s a big desire for Marvel and myself – we talked about this – to not change the cut of the movie.

The film was given an M18 rating in Singapore, restricting it to audiences of 18-year-old and above. Though the “Deadpool” films also received M18 certificates, “Eternals” is the first title from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be classified at this level, after previous instalments were rated PG  or PG13.+

Homosexuality is illegal across much of the region and is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

CLUTCHING PEARLS: Disney Picks Straight Actor to Play Gay in “The Jungle Cruise”

Yesterday it was announced that “straight” 30-year-old comedian Jack Whitehall (pictured above) will play a “hugely effete, very camp and very funny” young man in Disney’s new blockbuster The Jungle Cruise (I’ll wait until everyone’s got the cruising “jokes” out of their system). Well pearls were clutched and Twitter blew up.  Not because of Whitehall playing the stereotypical “fun, effete” gay man.  But because Disney had the nerve, the unmitigated gall to cast a straight man in the role!   

I know we are supposed to be happy about this but the second outreach to the LGBTQ community is another camp character played by a straight guy. Why must we always take our spoonful of sugar with a lemon? https://t.co/sUM012YbWg

— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) August 12, 2018

It’s too bad there weren’t any out actors who are regularly called some euphemism for “too camp” by casting directors, studios, networks, executives etc. for literally any role who were available for this Disney “first.” https://t.co/LfCkpUvnRV

— Emerson Collins (@ActuallyEmerson) August 12, 2018

How about an openly gay actor/comedian playing the first openly gay “very Camp” character in a Disney film. Baby steps I guess. FUCK BABY STEPS. THIS IS BULLSHIT.https://t.co/yZMq8y4CAl

— Mario Cantone (@macantone) August 12, 2018

Such a dam shame it’s so hard to find gay actors to play gay roles in hollywood . Do better @disney@jackwhitehallhttps://t.co/QUQ3qbb8NZ

— Chris Salvatore (@CSalvatore) August 12, 2018

Of course we need not point out the obvious that all the above tweets were made by openly gay actors. (Sour grapes?) who are more concerned about getting work than the fact that media representations of gay men too often portray stereotypes, rather than reflecting the full diversity of the gay male community.

Character actors Edward Everett-Horton and Franklin Pangborn made careers out of playing “efette” characters in the 1940’s. Later characterizations include that of Hollywood Montrose in Mannequin, Hank Azaria as Agador Spartacus in The Birdcage, and of course Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) from Will and Grace. Not a “butch” bone in the bunch. (Well maybe “in” them.)

Instead of the outrage over a straight man playing a gay part we should be outraged that once again a gay character is carrying the long Hollywood tradition of being a sissy for laughs.

And as for the whole “gay actors should only play gay roles”.  Then that would mean that straight actors should only play straight roles and that is not a road the gay acting community wants to go down.

There are just so many revivals of the Boys in the Band.

 

Disney Starts Selling Rainbow Pride Mickey Mouse Ears!

Disney Starts Selling Rainbow Pride Mickey Mouse Ears!

As part of an exclusive in-park only release Disney has introduced  the “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love” ears The The hat  features rainbow-striped ears and red cap, with a pair of interlocking Mickey hands embroidered in the shape of a heart and colored in like a rainbow.

So who’s going to have a stroke first?  One Million Moms, Focus on the Family, Tony Perkins and The Family Research Council, or Franklin Graham.

Place yer bets!

OMFG Hold My Broom!: Disney Channel Confirms Hocus Pocus Remake Those BASTARDS!

Disney is crossing the line this time on remakes by announcing that the Disney Channel is going to do a remake of Hocus Pocus remake without Bette, Kathy, or Sarah Jessica!

Via Vanity Fair

Rumors of a remake or sequel have been bubbling for what feels like 300 years. (As for why it’s taken so long, Midler once joked that Disney was having “trouble finding a virgin.”) Garris hinted to Forbes in an interview on Tuesday that Disney Channel might be brewing a remake, which perhaps prompted the official confirmation.

Still, we have to wonder why the film is being recast, considering the number of times the original trio has confirmed that they would be interested in reprising their roles. “I would love that,” Parker said in 2016 about filming a Hocus Pocus sequel. “I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen, but that hasn’t created any ground swell of movement.” No matter why the movie is moving forward without her, Midler, and Najimy—who presumably would call for higher salaries than a TV movie may be prepared to pay—it’s hard to imagine Hocus Pocus without the original Sanderson sisters.

Well since Disney has not learned from the HUGE mistakes of other networks recent television remakes including Beaches, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dirty Dancing I guess we’ll just have to put a spell on those greenlighting  Mouse Ear executive asses!

“Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi.  Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi. In comma coriyama.  In comma coriyama
Ay, ay, aye, aye, say bye-byyyyyyyyyyye! Motherfuckers bye bye!

 

FIRST LOOK: Watch the Teaser Trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time” – Video

FIRST LOOK:  Watch the Teaser Trailer for "A Wrinkle in Time" - Video

A Wrinkle in Time  is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

The trailer dives into one of literature’s most seminal and surreal science fiction stories, following Meg (Reid) as she defies the laws of space and time in order to find her father (played by Chris Pine), a brilliant scientist who caught the attention of some seriously nefarious forces. We also get glimpses of Witherspoon as “Mrs. Whatsit,” Kaling as “Mrs. Who,” and Oprah as “Mrs. Which.”

With A Wrinkle In Time, DuVernay officially became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million.

A Wrinkle in Time will be released nationwide on March 9, 2018.

 

Russia Considers Banning Beauty and the Beast Over ‘Gay Moment’

Russia Considers Banning Beauty and the Beast Over 'Gay Moment'

Russian officials are coming under pressure to check if Disney’s new film Beauty and the Beast breaches the country’s law against “gay propaganda”.

One MP described it as “shameless propaganda of sin” and Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said action would be taken after the checks.

Under Russia’s 2013 legislation that bans “homosexual propaganda” and has angered human rights activists and the international gay community, the Rusian law suggests that homosexuality – described as “non-traditional sexual relations” – is alien to life in Russia.

Director Bill Condon has spoken of an “exclusively gay moment” in Beauty and the Beast.

It involves LeFou, who is a sidekick of the film’s main antagonist Gaston.

LeFou, played by US actor Josh Gad, tries to come to terms with feelings for Gaston that swing between lust and admiration, as a side-plot to the main story.

The movie is due to be released in Russia on 16 March.

But Vitaly Milonov, an MP of the governing United Russia party, urged the culture minister to hold a screening of the film before it is released to see if it complies with the law and to “take measures to totally ban” it if he found “elements of propaganda of homosexuality”.

His colleague Alexander Sholokhov said that if the scenes violated the law, the film should be banned from cinemas.

“As soon as we get a copy of the film with relevant paperwork for distribution, we will consider it according to the law,” Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said.

“I will not take my kid to this movie,” Russian actor Pavel Derevyanko told state-run TV Russia 24.

Who knew Alabama and Russia had so much in common.

WATCH: The Official Trailer for Dan Savage’s ABC Sitcom “The Real O’Neals”, FRC’s Tony Perkins Responds (And She’s PISSED!)

The Real ONeals

 

Dan Savage’s sitcom The Real O’Neals is a go for ABC this fall. The story centers around a good Catholic boy who tries to skirt around the issue of being gay before finally coming out to his extremely dysfunctional family.

Meanwhile in Christo-fascist land Tony Per-KKK-ins is incensed.  INCENSED I tells you!   That ABC would allow an “x-rated gay sex columnist” who has a “legacy of bioterrorism and death threats” to have a sitcom on the Disney owned channel Tand is promoting  a petition for ABC to cancel the show.

“What does an X-rated gay sex columnist have in common with Walt Disney? Nothing. And that’s exactly the problem. Most Americans have probably never heard of Dan Savage, but unfortunately, that’s all about to change this fall. Despite massive outcry — thousands of phone calls, emails, and petition signers — Disney’s ABC is taking its LGBT activism to new lows with plans to bring the controversial Christian-basher to life in a sitcom called The Real O’Neals. The trailer is already worse than anyone could imagine. When the show isn’t mocking Christians, it’s celebrating homosexuality. It’s a savage, if you will, caricature of a Catholic family and the Faith, where the parents are divorcing, one son has anorexia, the daughter runs a fake charity, and the son pictured in the middle is gay. Oh, and there’s a Virgin Mary statue over the toilet. While the Left is counting the days until the comedy airs, Savage’s real-life legacy of bioterrorism and death threats is no joking matter.”

Hey Tony!  I’m pretty sure more people know who Dan Savage is then who know who Tony Perkins is.

Watch the trailer for The Real O’Neals below.

 

FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Is Verklempt That “Vulgar Athiest” Dan Savage Is Getting A TV Show

Tony Perkins Bobblehead

 

As we all know by now ABC TV has picked up a pilot created and executive produced by Dan Savage.  And while the show itself remains untitled, but we do have a few details.

According to the Hollywood Reporter:

On the comedy side, the untitled Savage comedy is a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist’s life. It centers on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Savage is responsible for organizing the It Gets Better photo campaign following the passage of Prop. 8 and numerous other anti-gay legislation.

Well the Family Research Council’s Grand Dragon, I mean “President” Tony Per-KKK-ins is SHOCKED at the fact that a “vulgar” and “athiest homosexual” like our Danny boy will be allowed on television to push the dreaded “homosexual agenda.

“Dan Savage says ‘it gets better,’ but don’t be surprised if viewers get bitterafter ABC’s newest program. The Disney-owned network, for years a shill for the LGBT agenda, is taking their activism to amazing lows with its plans to bring the controversial ‘sex therapist’ to life in a regular feature. His dark and vile attacks on Christians have been well chronicled by Savage himself (so vulgar most are unprintable). Lately, though, the open atheist homosexual has taken a break from harassing high schoolers and Republicans to focus on this new fall sitcom, which, producers say, ‘will follow the younger years of Savage’s life and the experiences of his family following his decision to come out of the closet.’ As desperate as the networks are to out-shock the competition, does ABC really want a pilot show based on an anti-Christian bully like Dan Savage?” – Hate group leader Tony Perkins, via email

Perhaps Tony is a bit jealous.  But I hear American Horror Story is looking into adding plotline on his life in Season 5.

Kirk Cameron is slated to play Perkins.

The Full Trailer for “Into The Woods” Released With Singing! (Sort Of.) – Video

I’m not overly excited from what I see.  Streep is no Bernadette Peters and Johnny Depp as the Wolf.  UGH.

Well. it may be lacklustre but it probably won’t be an abomination.

And the original Broadway version isn’t going anywhere. (Available on DVD at Amazon.comInto the Woods)

In the words of another great lyricist:  “You can’t take that away from me.”