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Old 09-04-2005, 10:03 AM   #16
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On a vaguely related note, I saw a clip of a film called the 'Brown Bunny' where the actress gets down and sucks on a geeza's old fella. You saw the whole thing, no punches pulled (except for the lack of ejaculation, though it was hinted she might have disposed of that personally, hence me not seeing it). This wasn't a porno, this was a serious 'artistic' film that was shown at Cannes.

I doubt any taboo like that has been bettered in serious international cinema.
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:12 AM   #17
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330099/

Just to prove I'm not trying to be an immature wind-up.
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Heard of Brown Bunny and if I remember correctly, Roger Ebert said it really sucked. No pun intended.
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On a vaguely related note, I saw a clip of a film called the 'Brown Bunny' where the actress gets down and sucks on a geeza's old fella. You saw the whole thing, no punches pulled (except for the lack of ejaculation, though it was hinted she might have disposed of that personally, hence me not seeing it). This wasn't a porno, this was a serious 'artistic' film that was shown at Cannes.

I doubt any taboo like that has been bettered in serious international cinema.
The UK film, "Intimacy," broke that taboo back in 2001. I guess Vincent Gallo was jealous and had to top it. Of course, Gallo had his unrealistically large ejaculation moment in "Trouble Every Day" back in 2001, as well.

In terms of "The Brown Bunny," the film was booed at Cannes, and it's considered so bad as to wonder how it ever made it into Cannes at all.

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I'm sorry but

Daniel Day Lewis did this in 1985, or thereabouts. Watch "My Beautiful Laundrette". Russell Crowe in "The Sum of Us".

What is it about prudish Hollywood when many countries around the world have already portrayed homosexuality on the screen.
I believe they're talking about "taboos" in the Hollywood studio sense. There's been plenty of independent films here.

A lot of the "taboo" has been because of the 1982 "Making Love" fiasco, which is the film that actually broke the taboo in Hollywood. What Hollywood remembers, though, are test audiences gagging and running out of the theater screaming. If the same thing happens again, "Brokeback Mountain" will probably be the last gay film they ever attempt.

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Yeah I remember it being said that the BJ scene was the only reson to watch a terrible film, if only for the shock value.

And melon, what was it in 'Intimacy' That was so shocking? Or was your point being they did another oral sex scene?
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http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=201168

"Ang Lee's tale of the homosexual love between two cowboys set in the conservative West of the 1960s won the Venice Film Festival's top award Saturday.

Based on a novella by "The Shipping News" author E. Annie Proulx, the movie has sweeping vistas, lonesome men, bucking broncos and smoldering campfires. It also has sex scenes between two men whose lives are changed, disturbed and entwined after being hired to tend sheep for a summer in Wyoming."
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i just hope that no one calls the actors "courageous" for "daring" to play a gay person. there is nothing courageous about playing gay, but there is something cowardly about refusing to play gay. it really disgusted me when i saw an interview with Anthony Michael Hall and he talked about a scene he did with Will Smith in "Six Degrees of Separation" in which he plays Simth's boyfriend (and i think both actors went to great lengths to say "I'M NOT GAY!" at any chance they got). AMH was all, "gosh, it was such a hard scene for me to play, because, you know, I'M NOT GAY, and kissing a man was weird for me because, you know, I'M NOT GAY, but it was an interesting part for, you know, ME A STRAIGHT GUY" etc.

it's like, "wow, you're an actor! how courageous it is for you to portray characters that are different from yourself!"

just my $.02
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Why am I reminded of South Park so much right now?

Will they eat pudding in this film?
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Why am I reminded of South Park so much right now?

Will they eat pudding in this film?


great episode.
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i just hope that no one calls the actors "courageous" for "daring" to play a gay person. there is nothing courageous about playing gay, but there is something cowardly about refusing to play gay
I agree w/ that, very good point

That's Hollywood for you though. They think they're just so forward thinking and acting when they're not in so many instances

I haven't read any interviews w/ Heath or Jake, I'd be interested in what they have to say. I'd like to ask Jake personally strictly for research purposes, it has nothing to do w/ those puppy dog eyes or anything

we should see it together irvine, I'll bring the popcorn
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we should see it together irvine, I'll bring the popcorn

it's a date.

can i bring Swedish Fish as well?
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it's a date.
you just bring yourself and that's enough

just please don't ditch me
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that didn't come out the way I meant it to, it was more like "don't stand me up" because I have been stood up on a first date before, as embarrassing as that is to admit

I am going to try to find out what Jake and Heath have to say and I will report back to you
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that didn't come out the way I meant it to, it was more like "don't stand me up" because I have been stood up on a first date before, as embarrassing as that is to admit

I am going to try to find out what Jake and Heath have to say and I will report back to you

one of the rumors i had heard was that, coinciding with the movie's release, Jake was going to publically disclose his bisexuality.

just a rumor, and seems not to be happening, yet, but still ...



i'd never stand you up, Mrs. S.

(i'd fear what Mr. S's guitarist, Little Steven, aka "Silvio," would do to me)
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