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Will Steven Spielberg’s Tintin Be Gay?


With a Christmas 2011 debut in the U.S., Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn finally has a release date! But the more important question: On the big screen, will Tintin be a big ‘mo? (Or racist?) Probably not, but there will be gay appeal: Tintin will be played by Jamie Bell, star of Billy Elliot, the gayest of all non-gay-specific gay ballet plays. Also co-starring: Daniel Craig. Yum. The “3-D motion-capture event” flick will debut abroad weeks before the U.S. roll out. The Examiner has more.

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  • Cam

    Of course not. Guy Pierce on an interview stated that after Filming Pricilla, they had heard that at first the film company wanted to make the three Drag Queens in “To Wong Foo” STRAIGHT!

    Hollywood will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the light. I mean Brokeback mountain made a fortune, yet I haven’t seen one other mainstream gay fiction movie since. Hell, after Scream came out and did ok box office we had spoof horror films flooding the box office for the next 5 years.

  • dgz

    i dunno… “the secret of the unicorn” sounds preeetty gay.

  • REBELComx

    Jamie Bell? Darn. I had heard Simon Peg from Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the new Star Trek movies had signed on for this movie and was really hoping he’d play Tintin. They never do really say how old he is. And lets face it… Simon Peg looks the part.

  • Erick

    You mean he isnt?

  • bobito

    @Cam: You know, back when Wong Foo was playing at the cinemas, I wondered it would have been possible for that movie to suck any more than it did… that would have done it. Damn!

  • Cam


    LOL!! I know, could you imagine a bunch of straight guys!??! LOL

  • alan brickman

    joahcin phoenix really likes him…

  • J. Clarence

    I always had a crush on Tintin when I was younger and we read the books back home. Totally shocked when I found out the suggestive slant some of the books had, same with Babar, apparently; though it wouldn’t be surprised. Europeans have a horrible trend of depicting their colonies really horribly.

    He is a cutey though, but I don’t think he was written to be gay, seemed a bit too early.

  • Scott

    @ J. Clarence
    ” … seemed a bit too early.”

    Huh? Are you trying to say that gay people weren’t written about decades ago, in the time of my grandfather or great grandfather? Germany was very gay before the Nazis came along. Before the word “homosexuality” was coined in the 1800’s it wasn’t uncommon for same sex relationships to exist. They were written about. England was a bit backward for awhile but western Europe wasn’t such a bad place to be in.

  • goose4739

    @Cam: Dang, you’re right. “Milk” was a magnificent win, but it was a bio.

    How about finally making “The Front Runner,” the landmark Nell Warren book whose options go back as far as to Paul Newman’s production company in 1975? He would’ve been great as the coach.

    Or how about one of today’s films in which the two male supporting characters in the background of those ironic, hip comedies actually turn out to be attracted to each other and show it without it being the butt of a joke. Grim.

  • osocubano

    How about making a film where no gay characters die?
    That would be different.

  • TANK

    why are they doing this in the first place? tintin=suck.

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