Originally Posted by pandybear
i'm going to be part of the minority here but a love story with two guys?
sorry but i find that a bit too much and i won't be watching it, i wouldn't be allowed to play it in the house anyway lol
i'm not gay and i have no interest in watching two guys get it on, i don't dislike gay people, i just don't want to watch them doing their thing
i'm sure they wouldn't be interested in watching a man and woman make love either.
each to their own
See, I don't understand that. It's not a porno, for goodness sakes! In fact, there's more straight sex than gay sex in the movie itself.
It's a love story. A tragic, enlightening, crushing, beautiful story about loss and a big fat comment about our society all in one. It also goes to show that love is universal, no matter the form it comes in. I think the fact that so many people cite not wanting to see two gay men make love as theri basis for not seeing the movie kind of proves that point. If romance isn't your thing, if art house movies don't do it for you...that's one thing. But to cite gay sex or the "gayness" of the movie as your basis for not seeing it...I think that says a lot about society and how we simply haven't come very far. This applies especially to several otherwise liberal and open-minded straight men I know. Homophobia is homophobia and I just don't think society is ever going to lose it. Homo-hostility is different, but personally, I don't even like the whole "they can do what they want as long as they don't bother me" arguement. Do people really think that attitude is compassionate and understanding? I guess it's better than going out and committing hate crimes and using your faith and personal beliefs to bar these people from having rights, but it still makes me really, really angry.
Wow. I went off on a total tangent. Discrimination on the basis of sexuality is a HUGE sore spot for me. One of my best friends was the victim of a hate crime in the past year.