Reader Hates “Degaying” USA


Cable channel USA alienated at least one viewer with their queerly edited showing of cheerleading movie Bring It On. From an “enraged” reader:

Imagine my delight, as a gym-procrastination measure, when I discovered that USA Networks was screening Bring It On (in my opinion unjustly dissed by Entertainment Weekly with a lowly #30 ranking in their list of 50 Best High School Movies) last Saturday, Oct. 25. But my pleasure turned to self-righteous-letter-to-the-editor-writing rage when I realized that USA censors had degayed the sympathetic homo character, Les (Above, left).

Not only did they remove the coming-out scene where he says he speaks fag “fluently,” but also the bit at the end where he meets another cute guy backstage at the nationals. However, USA saw fit to leave the homophobic slurs (Eliza Dushku being called a dyke, one straight jock calling another a fag) intact. I would be curious if Queerty could get a response from USA Networks as to why they made these editorial decisions.

So, USA, what have you go to say for yourself?