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IT’S A SECRET: Bradley Cooper and Eric Dane Fall In Love This Valentine’s Day

Queen Latifah and Taylor Lautner aren’t the only things gay in Valentine’s Day, the upcoming flick starring Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Emma Roberts, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, George Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Shirley MacLaine, and, probably, your mother. So too is the romance between the characters played by Bradley Cooper and Eric Dane. But, shock of all shocks, Warner Bros.’s New Line Cinema unit opted not to bring that up in the trailer being pimped to moviegoers.

Valentine’s Day is 2010’s answer to He’s Just Not That Into You (which also starred Cooper), the Warner Bros./New Line flick that cleaned up at the box office over Valentine’s Day 2009, with a $94 million domestic take. But whereas the gays in He’s Just Not That Into You were relegated to playing BFFs, Valentine’s Day‘s gays will have starring roles!

But ticket buyers won’t know that in advance, thanks to the gay-neutered trailer that’s still erily predicable from Hollywood. Instead of Cooper and Dane’s romance (Dane, photographed while filming, plays a closeted football player), viewers are led to believe Cooper and Roberts’ characters are smitten.

Earlier trailers, too, were absent the gay love story:

Does this mean gay moviegoers are going to skip the film? Of course not. We did mention Dane plays a closeted gay footballer player, right?

By:           editor editor
On:           Dec 28, 2009
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  • 18 Comments
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      You neglected to add Topher Grace to your opening sentence
      he is a BIG ‘Mo (in more than one way :O ) and his correct
      spelling believe it or not is TOPher : P

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus
      Marcus

      I saw the trailer when I saw It’s Complicated last week and yes, from the trailer, you think it’s Julia and Brad in love.

      So, this is how movies are going to be promoted with gay content, eh?

      Hmm.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Mmmmmmmm…..I love white people. They make the world seem like candy land. Can Bradley Cooper bet any hotter.I love his bedroom eyes.

      This movie is for the birds.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sexy Rexy
      Sexy Rexy

      A closeted gay athlete….how original, NOT.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FakeName
      FakeName

      Besides Jodie’s boyfriend on Soap 32 years ago, what else has featured closeted athletes?

      And on a side note, good lord, Soap was 32 years ago?

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      It has Ashton in it. Thus I can’t see it. I just cannot do it.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      get to the back of the bus gays!!!i mean trailer,and i dont wanna see anything freaky ya hear

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YellowRanger
      YellowRanger

      “Does this mean gay moviegoers are going to skip the film?”

      This one will be…

      I’ve never cared for romantic comedies…It also features Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, and Julia Roberts all in one movie, and they felt compelled to use that god awful Black Eyed Peas song in the trailer. No thank you.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • choicecut
      choicecut

      hollywood’s white teeth brigade attacks valentine’s day without a gay in sight? The end is near.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Warner Bros is homophobic
      Warner Bros is homophobic

      What do you expect from Warner Bros? They’re one of the most homophobic studios in Hollywood.

      Dec 29, 2009 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Garrett B
      Garrett B

      I’m so embarrassed to say that I really want to see this movie. I mean the Jessica Alba and Beil are so hilarious in the trailer. And now Bradley Cooper going gay.

      This movie looks fantastic, and I need to take a shower for thinking that.

      Dec 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sean
      Sean

      @FakeName: The U.S. version of Queer As Folk featured a closeted football player.

      Dec 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harris Teeter
      Harris Teeter

      Also, Million Dollar Baby left out the part about euthanasia….

      Dec 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charloa
      Charloa

      boner!

      Dec 29, 2009 at 9:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katie
      Katie

      See…I see this as a way to get people into the theatre and then show them a series of couples in love…including a gay one. Subtle subversion. I’m okay with that.

      Dec 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vicky
      Vicky

      Bradley Cooper is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to see this! It has loads of my favourite people in it, but Bradley Cooper is just pure sexy :)

      Jan 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mary Louheart
      Mary Louheart

      Well… it is a cute movie. despite all the comments about the gay thing and not included ( gay thing again) in the trailer and what ever, I think in any relationship would be incredibly sweet flying 14 hours just to see your partner. And the way he comes with the yellow flowers… that’s really nice.

      Tho it was unexpected, for me it’s still very sweet ^^ . I don’t think we mind at all the fact that studios “dn’t bring that up in the trailer being pimped to moviegoers” .

      ^^ Laters

      Feb 16, 2010 at 1:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kat
      Kat

      @scott ny’er:
      That’s what I thought, too. He’s a tool. But he was surprisingly non-tool-like in this and I didn’t hate him. He’s kind of the kicked puppy of the film, so. Enjoy his misery?

      Feb 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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