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THEATER: Justin Bond Blasts “New York Times” Critic For Being Transphobic

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 3, 2013
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    • Cam
      Cam

      A real problem for Beautiful thing is that it still isn’t available for streaming viewing on Netflix or Amazon.

      Come on people!

      Jan 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      I agree with Mx. Bond on a few points.

      Mr. Holden writes that Mx. Bond “mouths off about everything,” then repeats a Tea Party crack. Uh, complaining about the Tea Party isn’t exactly “mouth[ing] off about everything.” If he offered an example of Mx. Bond whining about, say, aerosol cheese, or Hot Pockets, I might see his point.

      He notes that Mx. Bond sings several Melanie songs, but mentions some “signature” ones that Bond left out. Really, is that intelligent theater critique? Is he also mad that Mx. Bond didn’t do Cagney impressions?

      I’m also pretty sure that Mr. Holden’s “eager-to-offend” description translates to “tells the truth.” I mean, I haven’t seen Mx. Bond perform, but I’ll bet there’s no attempted fellatio on Anderson Cooper.

      Jan 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      I am not commenting on this particular case relating to the trans person, but Mr. Holden has a history of homophobic “reviews”. He wrote a shocking one on NPH’s performance in Company a while back. I’m not sure why it was never reported in the gay press at the time.

      Jan 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @niles: Sounds more of a lack of interest in what this cretin has to say as opposed to any oppressive agenda.

      I hadn’t even heard of him, I read a few reviews, found them tactless and poorly worded, shalln’t read of him again.

      End of. Also Bond is right in calling him out, his language is purposeful and lacks the nuances he thinks he nails.

      Jan 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat
      PTBoat

      @Cam: Beautiful Thing has long been available as a DVD on Netflix. It was available long ago, when Blockbuster was banning it in many of its “family oriented” retail stores. Streaming availability depends on many factors, including availability and contracts. I love the convenience of streaming, but it’s not an issue to order it and wait a day. It’s a great film.

      Jan 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trip
      Trip

      Aaron, if “v” is a pronoun, it doesn’t need an apostrophe. You wouldn’t write “his’s” or “hers’s”, so you wouldn’t write “v’s”.

      Jan 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron Coleman
      Aaron Coleman

      @Trip: Interesting point that I had considered. Since the correct grammatical usage of “v” has not been solidified (that I am aware of) in the subjective, objective, and possessive, I had to improvise. “vs” may be confusing to the reader, and read as “versus.” Just plain “v” as a possessive feels strange. So, I added the ‘s to absolutely clarify possessive intent to the unfamiliar reader. Language is fluid, and daring new forms must be introduced cautiously and with absolute clarification.

      Also “vs/vis” or “vr/ver” implies a gender preference. “V’s” seems the most neutral.

      Jan 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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