Attention Hollywood, MSM, universities and the arts.
The "gay shock value" is officially down to 0.
Yes, yes, I know, it's hard to believe that after 30 years of having it shoved down our throats, when you throw in a "gay" angle in a movie or a show, it is no longer;
No, it's quite bland and overdone.
You see, I was in Arizona earlier this year visiting my best friend who happens to be gay. He is also an artist and a real one, not one of those minimalist connected trust fund babies who have no skill.
All that being said he is definitely eclectic and took me and one of his friends to an independent film - "Farewell to the Queen."
It was the worst movie I had seen in years. I would have left early, but my friend and his friend were hoping it would get better.
But hey, there was no lack of innuendo that MAYBE THE QUEEN OF FRANCE WAS (GASP!!!)
Wow, zinger. Shocking.
When the queen kissed her assistant.
Yeah, nobody flinched.
The movie suddenly ended, implying that the shocker was that "there was a possibility" the queen of France was gay. That was the whole freaking point of the movie.
So for all of you who are in the creative arts industries, could you drop the gay thing already?
Most of us accept gay people. Most of us befriend gay people. Most of us don't bat an eye at people being gay.
Please come up with something else to be "shocking" and "cutting edge." 30 years of this one trick pony is tiresome.