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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CNN Examines Gay Reaction to Bruno

Filed under: Movie and Entertainment — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 02:39


I saw Bruno this past weekend and I have to say, I found the movie to be quite funny. As a gay man who is out in every aspect of his life, I truly didn’t take offense to one aspect of the film. It’s an absurdity to think the film does anything else than poke fun at the outrageous stereotypes of gay men. On the contrary, I laughed my ass off. Anyone with just a small amount of intelligence and common sense knows Bruno hardly represents an accurate portrayal of a gay man. While the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the media watchdog group who monitors film, television, electronic, and print media representation of the gay community, disagrees with my assessment and believes the film causes far more damage to gay and lesbian people than good, some gay people agree with me. Below, CNN analyzes the gay reaction to Bruno, which grossed $30.4 million this weekend, placing it at #1 at the US box office:

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