Sunday, October 21, 2007

Lets go outing!

In honor of J.K. Rowling's annoncing that the character Dumbledore is gay, authors, writers, and even actors across the world have been inspired to let their creations live open and comfortably.
Here are a few I thought were worth mentioning:

1. Bullit
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To many, Steve Mcqueen's character is the paragon of badass copness. To me, he's a fairy.
I mean, lets look at the guys outfit. Creme colored turtle necks? Not to mention he's married to one of the most beautiful women in the world but we never see them do the deed? Comeone. What really sold me was a deleted scene I saw in which Bullit refers to his Mustang as the "olive green ford".

2. Tony the Tiger

The cats got a red stole.

3. Francis Buxton
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This one really supprised me, but the more I think about it the more sense it makes. Anyone remember the bathtub fight between Pee Wee and our hero? Well, an easy ten minutes could have been cut out of that. It's almost as if Francis WANTED to grab crotches and tumble underwater intwined in Pee Wee's arms. He also had a very, very good taste in decor.

4. John Mclane
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I could not believe my ears when I heard John Mclane was gay. Though it leads to some plot holes (as most of the films are fueled by his love for his wife and children) I'm still proud of him for coming out. Let Mclane remind us that no matter which way you swing, you can always swing via telephone lines over a huge explosion and land barefoot on shards of glass.

5. Klaatu

Aparantly under his suit was a leapord print pair of panties.

6. Willow
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Turns "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Willow is gay...wait a minute...

7. Sam

This was the most shocking. All I can say is I'm glad Sam got out of Vichy France when he did. A gay black american surrounded by Nazis? Hey, Sam, can you play "Let's get the fuck out of here"?

Well, I'm happy to live in a world where fictional characters, who's sexuality have little or nothing to do with the plot progressing at all, can live comfortably with who they are.


veronneca said...

Come to think of it, it is kindda wierd how being gay is becoming the 'IN' and 'GLAMOUROUS' thing to do now. 10 years back, being gay is pretty much a taboo, now, it's cool.

However, i'm ok with befriending gays, i mean they are pretty much human too! No judgements!

Wallflower said...

i see what you were saying. haha. tony the tiger. good stuff.

Anonymous said...

God bless JK Rowling for being so fearless. If she hadn't had the guts to come out and tack Dumbledore's homosexuality on as a post script footnote, we may never have known the liberating power of living honestly in the oppressive world of whimsical fantasy wizard boarding school.