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Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right Isn’t For All Lesbians, So There

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  • Mr. Enemabag jones

    More queer pandering to straight audiences. I’m sure Ms. Cholodenko has already cleared a spot on her mantlepiece for her Oscar.

    She stated in an interview that we should, “Take our pink bullhorns elswhere.” I guess she has forgotten who her audience was, that gave her the opportunities she has now.

  • Adam

    “I guess she has forgotten who her audience was, that gave her the opportunities she has now.”

    Have you seen it?

    Also, what if Cholodenko makes a movie without any gay people in it someday? Will she be a sellout, or just a filmmaker who makes a bunch of different kinds of movies about a wide spectrum of characters?

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones


    Will she be a sellout

    She already is.

    As far as I’m concerned, queer filmmakers should make films for other queers. If hets want to watch them, alright. But this type of abject pandering is nauseating.

    Oooh, look! We’re just like you! We screw around, and mess up our relationships! Oooh, look, a het actress playing gay, screwing another het. I’m soooo avant garde!

    This movie is about nothing more than money, and awards. Hire a bunch of hets, have them play gay, have them screw men. Oscar nominations. If this film had openly gay actors, do you really think Hollywood would give it a second look? Hell no.

    People are turning off soap operas on free TV, why should I want to watch a soap in the theater?

    When gay directors hire openly gay actors to play gay roles, they are pilloried by everyone–including the GLBTQ community. Yet this director makes this trash, and she’s praised by Hollywood.

    And then she has the nerve to say during an interview that the film is still an “auteur film”. Bullshit. It’s Philadelphia; Brokeback Mountain; Six Degrees of Separation; Milk; and every other straight washed crap made to appease hets. Straight washed gay porn, for het Hollywood. Oscar bait for straight actors.

    Hollywood queers are obsessed with pandering to straight Hollywood. They don’t want acceptance; they don’t want to seen as equal. They want to convince straight Hollywood that they are just like them, and NOTHING like us. The level of self-importance among Hollywood queers is so sad, it makes me wonder if they still think they’re in high school.

    And when the anti-gay right uses this film as proof that our relationships are not genuine, and that we can choose to change our sexuality, I guarantee Ms. Cholodenko will find a way to blame us for that.

    I said it before, and I say it again:

    On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda should have flown their planes into the Hollywood sign, instead of the WTC towers. if they had, America would be a better place today.

    I will take all this back the day an OPENLY gay actor, walks onto the Oscar stage, to accept the best actor award for playing a gay character. I seriously doubt I will ever see that in my lifetime.

  • Adam

    “As far as I’m concerned, queer filmmakers should make films for other queers.”

    Why? I get the frustration with the casting of straight actors. Why should queer artists in any form have a pre-ordained audience?

    The 9/11 comment was a little over the top.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones



    Because straight Hollywood only makes movies for straight audiences, and they really don’t care if we watch them, or not. And straight Hollywood certainly isn’t making any genuine queer cinema for us. Somebody has to make films about our lives. And if not us, then who?

    The 9/11 comment was a little over the top.

    Only a little?

  • ChrisH

    Im crushing on Josh Hutcherson

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