There sure has been a lot of fuss about Bruno. Many, many LGBT folks are up in arms about the tasteless portrayal of a gay man on the prowl for fame.
Ledcat and I saw the movie on Friday night and laughed quite a bit. Some of it was just gross, but laughing at the stereotypes that are embedded “within” the gay community was somewhat therapeutic. I get that some kids are apt to see the movie and wield the content as more ammunication in their gay bashing, but I just can't bring myself to begrudge SBC what other movie makers strive for all the time.
Plus, I was on the receiving end of gay bashing based on the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain. It happens. We soldier on and an occasional laugh at our own expense helps some of us.
The best part about the knicker knots are the accusations that if you laugh at the movie, you are a racist self-loathing homophobe. There's also the repeating theme that Americans are too dumb to catch the satirical element of the film. That's nice.
On a positive note, we have a valid criminal complaint against the guy who gay bashed us. He should be receiving a citation for intimidation and harassment. If we end up in the magistrate's office, anyone want to come and take a stand against bigotry?