Two NEW teaser trailers for the upcoming Superman film Man of Steel were shown before screenings of the Batman:The Dark Knight Rises over the weekend.
Both are almost identical except that one is voiced by Kevin Costner, who plays “Pa Kent”, and Russel Crowe, who plays Jor-El, Superman’s biological father
Costner’s voiceover: “You’re not just anyone. One day, you’re going to have to make a choice. You’ll have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world.”
Crowe’s voiceover: “You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They’ll rise behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. In time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.”
My voiceover: “Meh”
CLICK HERE to watch the Russell Crowe’s voiceover version
While the gay community experienced all sorts of new freedoms in the post-Stonewall era of the early ’70s and 80’s there isn’t much of a film record of that time until a 2005 American documentary film about gay sexual culture in New York City called “gay Sex in the 70’s was released. (Now on Netflix Streaming CLICK HERE) Other than that most films representing that era have been over the top or gritty and sterotypical like The Boys in the Band, Crusiing, and (shudder) Can’t Stop The Music
Saturday Night at the Baths, is a roughly edited no-budget record of gay New York life circa 1975, when the scene revolved not around cave-like steam rooms and baths, where the wild entertainment included everything from floor shows and interpretive dance to anonymous sex with anyone and everyone.
The movie itself is early independent filmmaking at the basest level with no production values and flat acting, but has real importance as history and deserves to be seen, especially by younger gay people who have no memory of gay life before the AIDS epidemic.
Where I usually hate “remakes” I have to say “Fright Night” intrigues me. Colin Farrell as vampire Jerry Dandridge and David Tennant as Peter Vincent? Sign me up!
For those of you who live on Mars and have never seen the original movie here’s the plot.
Teenager Charley Brewster guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian
But how is anyone EVER going to beat Stephen Geoffreys as Charlie Brewster’s best friend “Evil Ed”?
Dax Shepard has made a celebrity cameo-filled movie about wanting to become a martial arts action star in “Brother’s Justice”, a mockumentary about Sheperd attempting to shop the movie around Hollywood to find backing.
The question is why is no one saying anything about a line in the trailer where Sheperd refers to Brazilian JuJitsu as “fag fighting?” especially after Vince Vaughn , Ron Howard and Universal Pictures’ was just held over the fire for saying that “electric cars are gay” in The Dilemma trailer?
“What’re you gonna do? Make out with me until I tag out?” asks Shepard of his Jiu-Jitsu challenger after his “fag fighting” remark.
So goes the test: Replace “fag” with another slur aimed at a certain culture and see where it gets you. If Shepard referred to Taekwondo as “gook kicking,” would it be given a pass? How about mixed martial arts as “nigger wrestling”? Or boxing as “Mick bashing?”
Does Dax get a pass because he is thin and cute, and Vaugh not get one because he is fat and ugly?
This stuff doesn’t happen in a vacuum. If homophobia is normalised on TV and in movies, it seeps into wider society. And especially into the demographic that Sheperd taps into. That whole Punk’d/Jackass audience.
So where the hell are you Jarret Barrios and GLAAD? I know that Vince Vaugh, Ron Howard and Universal are more Press worthy. But you can’t give one a pass and not the other.
Narrated by Jane Lynch, the Southern Poverty Law Center presents the documentary “Bullied” which tells the story of of Wisconsin’s Jamie Nabozny, whose middle and high school years were spent in HELL verbally and physically abused by classmates because he’s gay. Multiple suicide attempts and running away from home preceded a 1990s lawsuit that resulted in the first court ruling holding a school accountable for not preventing a student’s victimization
The The SPLC is making the film and teaching kit available –free of charge – to every school in the country. Educators have already ordered more than 17,000 kits
*PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG AND REPOST THIS AND CONTACT A SCHOOL IN YOUR AREA ABOUT SHOWING THIS DOCUMENTARY.
Indian authorities are deciding weather or not to censor “Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun”, an Indian gay romance movie directed by Sanjay Sharma and compared by critics to Brokeback Mountain, because of two gay kisses and a gay sex scene between stars Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parasher.
“Why should the censors be scandalised if two men are kissing and making love? Said Sanjay Sharma. “The ones in my film are very aesthetic. And so what if it’s two men making love? Love is love regardless of gender.”
Bollywood has rarely mentioned homosexuality in the past and even heterosexual kisses are still unusual. But since the Indian capital Delhi legalised homosexuality last year, homosexuality is very slowly becoming more accepted in culture.
One of “Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun”‘s stars, Yuvraaj Parasher has been disowned by his family and thrown of of the family home in Agra because of his role in the film. His father Satish Parasher told the newspaper:
“I feel what he has done is against the culture and tradition of our country and it challenges the purity of the relationship between a man and a woman. He kept us in the dark right from when he signed the film and told us that he is acting with a girl. When we heard about the poster and the things he has done in the film, we were shocked, hurt and humiliated. People will make fun of us and we won’t be able to live peacefully ever again.” and added. All the dreams and hopes we had built around him are over. For just a film role, he has lost out on his blood ties. We don’t want to see his face ever… not even when we are dying.” The family claim that no woman will consider marrying him after playing a gay man on-screen.
A recent film, Dostana, showed two men pretending to be gay in order to win over a female love interest, but Dunno Y . . . Na Jaane Kyun is the first big release to tackle the issue of homosexuality seriously. And is having a serious impact within the Bollywood film industry.