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The Kids Are All Right Is Your Best Gay Oscar Hope

The Kids Are All Right, written by a lesbian and starring three heterosexuals, is clearly an Oscar favorite: at this morning’s nomination presser, the film scored nods for Best Picture, Best Actress (Annette Bening), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), and Original Screenplay (Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg). Black Swan and other stuff were lauded too, but whatever!

By:           JD
On:           Jan 25, 2011
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  • 6 Comments
    • Pip
      Pip

      Along with True Grit this was at the top of my favorite movies of the year. It was genuinely funny, and uncannily smart. Unfortunately the way overrated Social Network looks to be a shoe in.

      Jan 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      Toy Story 3, True Grit, The Town, and Inception were my favorites this year. I hope Natalie Portman wins best actress because she is one of my favorites and she was robbed when she was not even nominated for V for Vendetta.

      Tron was definitely the best composed movie and it was not even nominated. Daft Punk and Deadmau5 created some sick beats I bought the soundtrack day 1. Would I ever buy the social network soundtrack? lolno.

      Jan 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      @RED MEAT

      Deadmau5 had nothing to do with the TRON LEGACY soundtrack but if you enjoyed it, you really need to hear IN MOTION and INTRIGUING POSSIBILITIES from THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The score is amazing.

      as for THE KIDS ARE ALIGHT, it is a decent movie. Well written but about as good as an episode of MODERN FAMILY. It is way over rated though much like SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, there are fine film but by no means up to par with the years best movies like THE FIGHTER, THE TOWN, 127 HOURS, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, or BLACK SWAN.

      Jan 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Mainstream movie depictions of male homosexual relations have been non-existent for the past 5 years. I can’t think of one movie which has integrated male-male eroticism and love.

      The explanation is that Hollywood filters it out at the executive level. In the board-rooms across Tinsel Town, male-male love is considered career-killing and movie-killing. It’s a very homophobic industry we’re dealing with, folks, especially at the male-male level.

      I would go so far as to say that Hollywood is on a par with the Westboro Baptist Church in terms of how it treats us visibility-wise in the movies. Fred Phelps may carry around a sign that says “God Hates Fags” but Hollywood executives also have signs which say “Hollywood Hates Fags”.

      Unless, of course, we’re in the background making money for the studios as make-up artists, agents, talent scouts, costume designers etc etc…..

      Jan 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavyJones
      DavyJones

      @jason: “I would go so far as to say that Hollywood is on a par with the Westboro Baptist Church in terms of how it treats us visibility-wise in the movies. Fred Phelps may carry around a sign that says “God Hates Fags” but Hollywood executives also have signs which say “Hollywood Hates Fags”. ”

      I’d say that’s a bit *too* far. It’s more a question of money; you can blame them for putting their profits above ‘equality’; and question their assumption that ‘America doesn’t want to watch Male-Male love’, but to put them on the level of people who stand outside funerals and say ‘they deserved to die, and are burning in hell’; that is too far.

      Jan 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Why do we need a gay hopeful?

      Jan 26, 2011 at 2:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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