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NYC: Calling All Extra Bears

The producers of a film to be called Bear City has issued a casting call for extras for scenes to be filmed over three nights at the NYC Eagle. CASTING BACKGROUND BEARS & CUBS!!! Casting call for indie feature “BearCity,” a gay romantic comedy set in New York’s gay “Bear” scene. Being developed/produced in association with TLA Releasing (Another Gay …

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Director John Hughes Dead At 59

The king of teen comedies, director John Hughes, died today of a heart attack while taking a walk in Manhattan The 59-year-old was taking a morning walk in New York when he went into cardiac arrest, according to Michelle Bega. He was in Manhattan visiting his family. Hughes was famous for his countless hit movies in the 1980s including “Sixteen …

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Julia Child, Homophobe

Tomorrow the movie Julie & Julia opens, starring Meryl Streep as famed chef Julia Child. The premise of the flick seems cute enough, but I thought I’d remind folks about the real Julia Child, whose casual homophobia was so famous, she was sued in 1992 for blocking a gay chef from an executive position with the American Institute for Wine …

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Friendly Voices – Brad Pitt

“I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don’t get married, I replied, ‘Maybe we’ll get married when it’s legal for everyone else.’ I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it–hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say …

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BiQuotable – Gerard Butler

“I talk about my sexuality, but it’s always glossed over. People seem to shy away from the issue. Whenever it is discussed, its distended and exaggerated. Gerard Butler is gay. No I’m not. I don’t know myself what I am so it can be bewildering to see that being plugged. I have been in relationships with women. And men. That …

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Friendly Voices – Daniel Radcliffe

“I just loathe homophobia. It’s just disgusting and animal and stupid and it’s just thick people who can’t get their heads around it and are just scared. I grew up around gay people entirely. I was the only child in my class who had any experience of homosexuality or anything like that.” – Daniel Radcliffe, speaking to Attitude Magazine.

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Harry Potter Promotes Voodoo!

Fox News! Geraldo! Transgender voodoo! Harry Potter!

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TIME: Twitter Reviews Killing Bruno

Calling the film a “one day wonder,” TIME critic Richard Corliss contends that insta-reviews on Twitter are responsible for huge drop-off in attendance for Bruno, which did much less business on Saturday than on its opening day, unlike its competitors. Corliss cites box office data: Buoyed by the film’s robust $1.6 million at Thursday midnight screenings and impressive pre-buys of …

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CNN On Bruno And What It Means To Gays

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Bruno Tops Weekend Box Office

Sasha Baron Cohen’s Bruno narrowly won its first weekend at the box office, bringing in $30.4M in its first three days. The third installment in the Ice Age franchise came in second with $28.4M in its second weekend. Three years ago Borat made $26.5M in its first weekend, but did so on less than one-third as many screens as Bruno. …

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You’ve Already Seen Bruno

Last night my loyal companion Aaron accompanied me to the 7:40pm showing of Bruno at Times Square’s AMC Empire 25, the nation’s busiest movie theater. Folks who tend to call movies “films” like to trumpet their avoidance of the Empire due to its notoriously raucous minority teenage patrons, but I wanted to see the movie with exactly that audience. Bruno …

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Christian Movie Site: Ban Bruno

Under the headline Stop ‘Brüno’ From Molesting Children and Teens, Christian movie review site Movieguide says they are asking the government to suspend today’s release of Bruno. Movieguide® has sent a letter asking local government officials throughout the U.S. to consider stopping the screening of the controversial movie “Brüno” starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, Movieguide® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr announced …

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HomoQuotable – Peter Tatchell

“While the film scores plenty of laughs by mercilessly exposing dim-witted homophobes, Bruno’s persona also embodies some really lazy, crude gay stereotypes. A sex-obsessed ‘cockaholic,’ he is a shallow bitchy queen who uses and abuses everyone around him. Not nice. On the plus side, ultra gay Bruno will make many bigoted straight people feel uncomfortable, which is a delicious prospect. …

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Bruno Cuts Gay Bashing Scene

One year ago today I told you about a cage match stunt pulled by Sasha Baron Cohen in which two wrestlers kissed in the ring, rather than fought, thereby inciting an Arkansas audience into throwing projectiles and screaming homophobic insults. It took security and police 45 minutes to clear the venue as the actors escaped a guaranteed beating via a …

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Bruno: Satire Or Minstrelsy?

Some folks are concerned over Sasha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Bruno movie, saying that the character crosses the line from satire into stereotyping. I don’t care for Cohen, usually, but I’ll likely see the film. (Via – Towleroad)

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The Star Trek IMAX Ripoff

Some Star Trek buffs are pissed after paying $17 to see the movie in IMAX at AMC’s flagship Times Square megaplex, only to find a normal size screen. The flap really got rolling earlier this week when actor/comedian Aziz Ansari went ballistic on his blog, describing how AMC management refused to refund his ticket. The CEO of IMAX has weighed …

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Top Ten Misquoted Movie Lines

All of these movie quotes are wrong. 1. “Luke, I am your father” – Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)2. “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)3. “Do you feel lucky, punk?” – Dirty Harry (1971)4. “Play it again, Sam” – Casablanca (1942)5. “Hello, Clarice” …

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your favorite instrumental movie theme? I’m devoted to the work of Ennio Morricone – everything from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly to Cinema Paradiso to my all time favorite Mission To Mars. Below is the track The Martian, which is heard towards the end of the film. Mournful, wistful, majestic. The clip on the left is from …

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SNL: The Fast & The Bi-Curious

Is this even funny? SNL has done the “ZOMG!1!! They’re GAY!” thing so many times, I expect it in pretty much every skit anymore. (Via – Towleroad)

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Too Gay For Theaters?

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor’s latest movie, I Love You, Phillip Morris, appears to be headed direct-to-video, despite getting a generally positive reception at recent film festivals. Micheal Musto speculates that a particular sex scene may have film buyers squeamish, after receiving this message from one marketer: “The scene is not shocking in the sense that any body parts are …

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