Posted by Booty Princess at syr-24-59-115-15.twcny.rr.com on March 17, 2003 at 15:20:34:
In Reply to: GLAAD responds to 'Boat Trip' posted by sean on March 17, 2003 at 15:00:15:
I hope not, because the trailer alone made me want to claw my eyes out.
It seems to me that GLAAD is pretty easily mollified if approached in advance. They like to present themselves as an authoritative voice for gay culture, and such flattery plays into their sense of self.
I usually think GLAAD has a point, don't get me wrong -- but their selective targeting bothers me, and their methods are, if not quite to a PETA-esque level of indulgence, a bit excessive.
I can't imagine why "Boat Trip" isn't offensive, other than that there's surely a sweet ending wherein Horatio & Cuba learn to accept their feminine side, and not judge the love that dare not speak its name. Two bucks says there's a sweet drag queen who teaches them a lesson about life along the way.
: I guess it's just that they don't use the word 'fag'. Or maybe, in the context of the movie, Horatio Sanz being so repulsed by being around gay people that he has to shout in that Sanzian way of his "I'm swimming back to shore" isn't offensive.
: I'm glad GLAAD finally got a sense of humor, but it seems like a strange movie for them not to be offended by if 'Strike Back' *was* offensive.
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