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What Happens When Straight Guys Send The Wrong Signals To Gay Acquaintances

Far too often, gay men — like any hormonal human being — misreads cues from other gay men. And sometimes, gay men misread cues from straight guys. Allow director Thomas K. Lynch to explain.

On:           Mar 28, 2011
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    • Yurpdod

      The gay guy in this video is gorgeous. I don’t know why he’s into that dumpy straight guy!

      Mar 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Holder

      That has to be the stupiest thing I’ve ever seen. Not in the least bit funny.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bmitch

      I thought it would be funny and insightful coz this really happens sometimes. But this is offensive!

      Mar 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael in Toronto

      Not offensive, just LAME.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pearl of the Dark Age

      This is stupid. I was hoping for something more realistic and insightful. Who in their right mind goes from a no-kissing relationship to a marriage proposal? He asks him to marry him based off of vibes?!? It would have been different if he had asked him out on a date based off of “vibes,”, but no…

      This was a waste of time.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike

      This was the dumbest video I have ever seen. It’s OBNOXIOUS, not funny and wrong on so many aspects.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris


      Mar 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PerplexedStudent

      @Chris: Fail.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard in DC

      Fail Whale.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SightandFeeling

      I thought it was really funny. Perhaps taking into account that it happens to me far too often. I mean, the whole point of a comical sketch or a satire is to exaggerate things, so of course he’s gonna propose! hahahaha

      Again, I though it was really funny. In fact, today at school a group of people came in to do a presentation and there was this gorgeous guy presenting, the only one in our actual age group, and I even went as far as memorizing his name and his name alone and I didn’t even know if he was fay or not but hey, odds are he’s not…so “c’est la vie” as they say :/

      Mar 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michiko

      So the punchline is gay men are so pathetic we mistake common courtesy for love? A real knee-slapper

      Mar 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chicagotist

      The only funny thing in this whole thing was the ending. But not because it was intrinsically funny.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe

      Waste of time.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Silent J

      is our lives so pathetic that we actually have the time to sit through this lame video and then comment about it?!?

      Mar 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Motard

      @Silent J: Or meta-comment about the pathetic comments, which I suppose makes you even more pathetic. Pathetic squared.

      So there’s that math for you.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lemon-lime

      I want that time back. I was really hoping the one dude proposing was just punking that other guy. I’m pretty sure this just reinforces the stereotype that all gays have real world interest in straight dudes.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • demo

      Never shoot the first draft of a screenplay.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • onehundredeight

      The second it started, I desperately hoped they made the hot guy gay. Most times, it doesn’t happen like that, though, there are way more mixed signals, and the guy is usually a lot cuter. Not that I’m speaking from experience… but other than that, I thought it was a bit stereotypical, how they made the gay guy a bit desperate, needy, and dare I say creepy, but the straight guy was somehow cool, even though he was insensitive and not hot at all. Yep. Shallowness is key!

      Mar 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sidewalk

      From the Vimeo page for Thomas Lynch:

      “Every man, must one day take this step.”
      Written and Directed by T.K. Lynch

      Josh Mattingly
      Sergio Gomez
      ASU Productions 2010

      This is a short film I had the chance to direct in my class at ASU. I had a great crew and we managed to shoot the whole thing in just one day!

      Mar 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance

      Helarious! All humans do it. Very funny.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 2:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adrian Acosta

      Looks like CAMP is alive.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • asa1973

      I LOVE the concept. This “could have” been funny if they would have had the straight guy do stuff that straight guys actually do that send weird signals: hug a little too long, say things like “that shirt looks great on you” and “how much do you workout; your biceps are killer”, look directly in the eyes a little too long, etc. I’ve had so many straight guys do this to me…and while I knew they weren’t making passes at me…I also knew those moves could be perceived differently by a different gay man.

      But..this kind of thing happens to everyboday, gay or straight. That’s what makes the premise, if not this actual video, funny.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chandler In Las Vegas

      At least the gay guy was the cuter…

      Mar 30, 2011 at 8:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vixlad

      Okay… this does not make any sense. There were no signals to be misread. Silly and pointless video.

      Mar 31, 2011 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      This videos so unethically degrades homosexual people! To all heterosexual people out there who love to reprimand the so called ‘gay/fag/and what not’ without thinking once that at the end of the day that he too is a human being stop once and leave us to ourselves. We do not expect anything from you!

      Apr 17, 2012 at 6:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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