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  •  When the world reaches that point (2+ / 0-)
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    Richard Lyon, 4kedtongue

    It will move from being just political tolerance to enduring acceptance.

    Its unlikely to ever truly happen, but as far as story telling goes, if you have been a gay man who has been out since 1994 (I just realized its my 20th anniversary of being out!) and you have seen  a ton of movies at gay festivals, you want something more than the same stories over and over again. Sometimes - a small movie like Weekend can change your mind, but that movie actually proves the point. The real story wasn't what you thought it would be.

    I want to see complex story telling

    •  Straight folks don't get (0+ / 0-)

      complex stories from the mass media.

      •  In general no, but they do get far more than (1+ / 0-)
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        we do

        Meaning, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest to use a 70s example

        Or Dog Day Afternoon

        Or more recently a movie  like There Will Be Blood or last year may be a film like Her.

        They are out there, but not the norm

        THey are even less likely to occur with gay characters

        •  There has certainly has yet to be (1+ / 0-)
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          a first rate movie with prominent gay characters in it. If that ever happens, it probably won't about being gay.

          Brokeback Mountain was very well made, but it was not a substantial story.

          •  Agree (0+ / 0-)

            I would imagine it would be a subplot in some way of the story, but not the story

            Meaning that it somehow factors in, but ultimately not the story itself.

            I agree about Brokeback Mountain.

            We simply have yet to see  a movie that's like a One Flew OVer the Cuckoos nest with a gay character in the leading role

            There are some good ones out there, but nothing truly transformative or a masterpiece.

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