Saturday 5 February 2005

Homophobia in Hollywood

Oliver Stone's movie Alexander is about the Dark Ages...the dark ages of George W. Bush's second term of presidential office, in which he still hopes to ban gay marriage by a constitutional amendment. And then some people wonder why it didn't exactly take off in the US box office. America: what a great country: Land of the Free...unless you're gay. Tom Paulin is reluctant to go there for academic visits any more because he says it's a fascist country. It's not fair to brand everyone with that insignia, given that there are a couple i.e. 260-270 million citizens; but he has a point. Nazi Germany was fascist, although I'm sure not everyone there endorsed the Final Solution.

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