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Hollywood Forces American Children to Confront Heterosexual Sperm

THE SHOT — The movie poster for Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman’s new film The Switch — where, stupid spoiler alert, Aniston’s insemination goes awry when old pal Bateman uses his sperm — that will be plastered in cinemas, outdoor billboards, and bus seats across America. Hands, please, if you think the MPAA would’ve cleared a similar poster for a film about two dudes engaged in surrogacy. [via Malkin]

On:           Jul 24, 2010
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    • L.

      Am I weird for thinking the wrongest thing about this poster is that no-one at the studio notice Ms Aniston is clearly *not* looking at her partner?

      Jul 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ricky

      you should also notice that the picture is actually 2 pictures placed side by side. His hand is sort of cut off. So, she isn’t looking at him. My guess is he just dropped his soldiers off in the cup and she’s waiting outside. Still, no… you are not wierd. At first glance, it does seem off.

      Jul 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      @Ricky: Oh, it was quite clear those are two images stuck, however haphazardly, together. Not quite Photoshop Disasters-quality, but bad enough to wonder who gets paid to check those.

      Jul 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jade

      I don’t think the children will get too curious why the man is having that face expression while looking at the cup..lol. Unless of course the parents will tell them what’s on it, or what the movie is about.

      Jul 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      There clearly is a double standard in America. Kudos to Queerty for pointing it out.

      Jul 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      @jason: Indeed – this would never have happened had it been a jar of female ejaculate.

      Jul 25, 2010 at 6:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      Anyone else think that the whole premise of this movie sounds awwwwwful? It might be a cute 3 minute skit, but that “haha” wears off fast.

      I feel sorry for my str8 amigos who will be dragged to see it by their girlfriends.

      Jul 25, 2010 at 7:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • topsyturvy

      Dear Jennifer Aniston,

      PLEASE stop making movies. You are 41, which makes you much to old to be making the kind of crap movies you’ve been turning out recently. When Meryl Streep was your age (back in 1990) she had already made KRAMER VS. KRAMER, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN, SOPHIE’S CHOICE, SILKWOOD, PLENTY, OUT OF AFRICA, and A CRY IN THE DARK.

      Love, Me

      Jul 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • topsyturvy

      Oh, and IRONWEED.

      Jul 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.

      I’m just surprised in a gay news site, no one has posted something funny about swallowing or anythng of that calibre lol.

      I guess I’m just bored XD

      Jul 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      I can’t wait to get a better copy of this graphic and fire up Photoshop. The facial expressions, the prop, even the title – all too easy!

      Jul 26, 2010 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dominik

      Switched at birth. What a novel idea for a movie. The poster is fuzzy. I can’t read who plays the butt of the joke, lucky child.

      Jul 26, 2010 at 1:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremyrh2387

      I love Jennifer Aniston!

      Jul 26, 2010 at 3:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • caffesilvia

      A gay version would sail right through the MPAA provided it were backed by the same funding and corruption as mainstream movies generally are. That wouldn’t happen though because there isn’t a big enough market for that sort of movie (yet).

      Jul 26, 2010 at 5:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      @Dominik: Actually I think it’s more like “switched a squirt”.

      Jul 26, 2010 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter

      @Michael: It’s kind of like the Pepsi challenge, right?

      Jul 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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