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Chris Kelly shares homophobic review of his film “Other People”; Twitter brings out the knives

Upon its release last September, Other People garnered critical praise from the likes of The Los Angeles Times’  Gary Goldstein and RogerEbert.com‘s Christy McGuire, who said the Molly Shannon vehicle “breathes new life into the formulaic, dark comedy about death.”

Written by comedian Chris Kelly, head writer of Saturday Night Live, the general consensus was that the film is thoughtful, carefully written, and funny while being cathartic.

Related: Twitter freaks out after straight actor says his gay character “acts straight and acts normal”

Except some person. Some person didn’t like it. Some person didn’t like that there were gay people in an ostensibly mainstream movie.

Kelly shared that review on Twitter last weekend:

And let it suffice to say Twitter was quick to go after the review:

You can watch the trailer here:


h/t: The Advocate

 

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One Comment

  • chris_clb614

    A synopsis of the movie, via Google Play:

    A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother (Molly Shannon). Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David (Jesse Plemons) feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he’s “doing okay.”

    The viewer in question must have misread the part that said “his boyfriend”.

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