Screen Junkies » GLAAD http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Brett Ratner’s New GLAAD PSAs Will Require Lots Of Rehearsing http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/brett-ratners-new-glaad-psas-will-require-lots-of-rehearsing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/brett-ratners-new-glaad-psas-will-require-lots-of-rehearsing/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:09:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245439 Get it? Ugh.

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There’s nothing like a career meltdown to really open your mind. In horribly unsurprising news, GLAAD has announced that Brett Ratner has signed on to helm a PSA spot for a campaign that will feature “celebrities, athletes, musicans, and politicians ‘coming out out of the closet’ to support equality.” I’m guessing this means that celebs will “come out” in support of gay rights, rather than as gays themselves.

Ratner will be producing and directing the spot for GLAAD after getting booted from directing the Oscars after offhandedly saying “rehearsing is for fags” at a Q&A session.

I don’t think I’m being cynical when I say that this is a hopelessly transparent move that I’m a little surprised GLAAD is going along with. I suppose forgiveness is the name of their game, but would it kill them to make Ratner twist in the wind for another year or two before letting him off the hook? Sure, he may be genuinely¬†repentant, but why not make an example of him?

It’s like I always say: The best thing to do with Brett Ratner is to make an example of him.

That’s what my tattoo says.

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Ron Howard Keeping the Gay In ‘The Dilemma’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-keeping-the-gay-in-the-dilemma/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-keeping-the-gay-in-the-dilemma/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Artist rendering. You wouldn't know it by the trailer for his most recent movie, but Ron Howard is a protector of comedy. The director won't cave to the pressure that GLAAD is applying to edit the offensive Vince Vaughn line "Electric cars are gay," from both advertising and the final version of The Dilemma. He's quoted as saying: "'The Dilemma' is a comedy for grown-ups, not kids.¬† It's true that the moment took on extra significance in light of some events that surrounded the release of the trailer and the studio made the decision to remove it from advertising, which I think was appropriate.¬† I believe in sensitivity but not censorship. I feel that our film is taking additional heat as an emblem for many movies and TV shows that preceded it that have even more provocative characterizations and language. It is a slight moment in THE DILEMMA meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character's personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it." Very well put. When reached for comment, Vince Vaughn added: "This pressure is gay." And then Kevin James made out with a sandwich. (LA Times)

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Artist rendering.

You wouldn’t know it by the trailer for his most recent movie, but Ron Howard is a protector of comedy. The director won’t cave to the pressure that GLAAD is applying to edit the offensive Vince Vaughn line "Electric cars are gay," from both advertising and the final version of The Dilemma. He’s quoted as saying:

&quot’The Dilemma‘ is a comedy for grown-ups, not kids.  It’s true that the moment took on extra significance in light of some events that surrounded the release of the trailer and the studio made the decision to remove it from advertising, which I think was appropriate.  I believe in sensitivity but not censorship. I feel that our film is taking additional heat as an emblem for many movies and TV shows that preceded it that have even more provocative characterizations and language. It is a slight moment in THE DILEMMA meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character’s personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it."

Very well put. When reached for comment, Vince Vaughn added:

"This pressure is gay."

And then Kevin James made out with a sandwich. (LA Times)

 

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