I've seen a few rants on youtube recently (and other media) from people who seem to get prickly over the fact that some people are being offended by what they say. So basically they throw a tantrum about not being able to talk shit ("jokes" for example) without offending people. And they just completely miss the fucking point. (for example: I don't give a shit about a rich white fuck's hurt feelings over not being able to say offensive jokes anymore without some people calling him out on it - jerry seinfeld in this case - if said r.w.f. is only throwing a tantrum about losing one of his million privileges - so basically if you're being called out on your jokes... you're not funny).
Thing is, like most things, if done intelligently, people can use "offensive" words, without being offensive, even if it's not to quote or debate, but just as a joke. (Louis CK springs to mind... he says a lot of offensive stuff, and yet, he manages not to be offensive - at least the stand ups I've seen... so there's that)
I would add, as a side note, that if it's such a great effort to not vomit offensive crap all the time, and you want the meanies who point out stuff to "grow a pair" and stop being offended, you should just embrace your inner asshole and stop pretending to have a minimum of human decency. I mean if you want to burp out homophobic, racist, sexist (and etc) jokes all the time (and then, of course, use the "I'm joking... you don't know to take a joke" mantra) and call it humor... just do it... No need to have a meltdown. Just be your shitty self and enjoy it. It's obvious there will be a lot of people who will still support you (so no need to worry about the business aspect of it).
I must say I'm surprised about Pano... he seemed a smart guy to me... so a few posibilities: I was wrong or he is smart but douche-y or... he had sex with Connor before Connor came out (hence the "undisclosed reasons")... oh well... guessing game and whatnot...
Anywho :P looking forward to other vids :)
Disagreeing with the judge's decision is also slightly idiotic (not only from a moral pov but also from a legal one), but to each his own.
This is to this day my favorite movie (considering I watch 1-2 hollywood movies a year nowadays, it's safe to say this is my fav movie ever :> ). Why? For the same reason you point out. It's incredibly positive and the overall feel of the movie is just... happy :)
I loved how, despite a little drama about coming out, the story itself is just a love story. It's sweet, you care for the characters almost immediately, they're likeable and yes I find them hot too :D (too bad they dissapeared from movies after this :( ).
This movies is literally a breath of fresh air even amongst gay movies, which as you pointed out are often very low budget, or very dark. And yes, there are issues that need to be pointed out (homophobia, hiv, inequality, etc), but sometimes it seems that that's all there is... gimme a fckin' happy movie once every 5 years at least ffs :P
So yeah, this is the movie I go to when I want something happy and sweet.
Some people are just parroting whatever nonsense was drilled into their tiny little heads since birth, rather then making an actual effort and think for themselves. It's a given "men are masculine" and "women are feminine", it's a given what exactly "feminine" and "masculine" mean... well, some people will just take that information* (the term is used loosely lol) and go with it all their life, never pausing to have an independent thought and realise how idiotic it is.
And the whole bottom shaming (as much of homophobia actually) is rooted in the notion that "the one being penetrated is inferior" (see historic references of that). That ties in with why "being effeminate" is also regarded as inferior, etc. The popular opinion is a lot of the time pure idiocy. Those ideas are perpetuated by idiots educating their idiotic children to be... idiots ^^ (rant over
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