Maybe we should take it as a positive sign that there are no gay films on the Entertainment Weekly “Top 25 most controversial films” list. Not being controversial must be progress, right?
Actually, no. It’s surprising that movies like Brokeback Mountain and Philadelphia did not make the list, considering the huge cultural poopstorm that followed their respective releases, while Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ sits in the number one spot. It may seem like a minor oversight, but we suspect personal politics are at work, and we wish a magazine with as huge a readership as Entertainment Weekly would make a better effort to ensure more even-handed research.
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