Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

How Sitcoms Handled Homos in the 70s and 80s…

Date: December 01, 2017

01) How Sitcoms Handled Homos in the 70s and 80s

“When did TV first permit joking while gay? I’ve been combing through sitcoms to figure out when queers stopped being a scary threat, and were allowed to be real people with love lives and funny punch lines. Here are just a few of my favorite early gay characters on sitcoms.”

I could probably name three movies [though no television shows] off the top of my head, where the portrayal of MAPs is at least humanizing…and attempting to give a more fleshed out, complex and diverse set of attributes to the character.

Most “MAP movies” are not clearly such…and it would take someone who has the orientation, to recognize the parallels between their life and the movie.

Of course…aside from “For a Lost Soldier” [which isn’t entirely glowing, either]…”The Woodsman” and “Mysterious Skin” are hardly the kindest portrayal of MAPs…Some MAPs detest the latter, because it’s predictably propagandist…But I think that it displays a happy relationship [a romance, even] between the boy and MAP, plus that the MAP is not violent, sets “Mysterious Skin” apart from most of the drivel out there.

Of course…the down side, is that the end suggestion is that “even in the best circumstances, it all ends in disaster”…

I have a “love hate” relationship, with “Mysterious Skin”…It’s a very complicated and challenging movie.

…And “The Woodsman”…well…”a MAP with past baggage, can still be good”…It’s a teeth gritting movie, challenging in it’s own way…the sad sight, of a MAP begging for social redemption…submissive and apologetic, for being born what he is.

…That’s not to say he has nothing to apologize for…Maybe he does…

“The Woodsman” allows him to be human, in his circumstances…Which is a lot more than can be said for most media, with a MAP character in it.

REPORT: Trump Might Not Be a Liar, Just Delusional…

Date: December 01, 2017

01) REPORT: Trump Might Not Be a Liar, Just Delusional

“Reporting from the Washington Post and New York Times suggests that Donald Trump isn’t necessarily lying when he perpetuates demonstrable falsehoods, but rather he is delusional enough to believe his claims

New Reports Suggest Trump Might Not Be a Liar at All, But Truly Delusional
From ‘Access Hollywood’ to Russia, Trump seeks to paint the rosiest picture
Trump Once Said the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Was Real. Now He’s Not Sure.

Democrat Mega-Donor Lashes Out at Bernie Sanders, Asks if He’s Stupid…

Date: December 01, 2017

01) Democrat Mega-Donor Lashes Out at Bernie Sanders, Asks if He’s Stupid

“After finding out progressives couldn’t care less if millionaire donors leave the Democratic Party if they move to the left, millionaire donor Stephen Cloobeck lashed out at Bernie Sanders in the most condescending way possible, questioning if the Vermont Senator was “stupid” for encouraging the Party to move away from their millionaire and billionaire donors.


5 Reasons WB Should Abandon The Current DCEU…


Date: December 01, 2017

01) 5 Reasons WB Should Abandon The Current DCEU

“With the struggles of Justice League being on the symptom of bigger issues, John lays out 5 reason why Warner Bros needs to reboot their DCEU.”

My only complaint about a reboot, is that it gets really hard keeping any coherent plotlines separate.

I keep thinking…”Haven’t we already seen this?”…