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    Senior Member OverdueSpy's Avatar
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    Brokeback Breakdown

    GLAAD says a negative review of the movie Brokeback Mountain by the Today show's movie critic, Gene Shalit, amounts to anti-gay prejudice, according to E Online.

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says Shalit's reference to one character in the movie as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts" amounts to gay-bashing.

    GLAAD is demanding an apology from NBC for promoting "defamatory anti-gay prejudice to a national audience."
    Full Story: http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,...,00.html?tnews

    The way I see it, the hollywood actors guild has an even bigger issue with which film to choose as the "premiere film" for the 2005 Golden Globe Awards. They have to throw thier support behind one of the following:

    1. Brokeback Mountain - Long suffering homosexual cowboys.
    2. Memoirs of a Geisha - Long suffering male dominated prostitutes.
    3. Munich - Long suffering religiously oppressed terrorists.

    Tough, tough, tough, tough choice for the our Liberal biased film industry eh?
    The mentally handicaped are persecuted in this great country, and I say rightfully so! These people are NUTS!!!!

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    Bet they go with "King Kong" just to avoid it.......but then again

    long suffering abused animals/pets?
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    Bah! GLAADs claim has no merit. The statement made by the critic could apply to anyone or group of people - he does not call out homosexuals or lesbians specifically - just because the movie is features two homosexuals does not mean he is "gay-bashing," he is merely reporting what he saw through his gi-gundous glasses and personal filters.


    "Shalit's bizarre characterization of Jack as a 'predator' and Ennis (Heath Ledger) as a victim reflects a fundamental lack of understanding about the central relationship in the film and about gay relationships in general," GLAAD said in a statement. "It seems highly doubtful that Shalit would similarly claim that Titanic's Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a 'sexual predator' because he was pursuing a romantic relationship with Rose (Kate Winslet)."
    GLAAD further goes on to assume, but not have any evidence to back up, what Shalit would say about another movie.

    Obviously, another group of fleshbags with too much time on their hands. I'm offended that they're offended! Quit yer b1tchin' and get back to work! We gots terrorists to kill and eat!

    BTW - Shalit's moustache actually serves to filter out contaminates in the atmosphere - the government will be asking all US citizens who can, to grow a moustache like his to help improve the environment.

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