Gobber Is Gay
I'm not up on my dragon movies, but from what I gather one of the characters, Gobber, in How to Train Your Dragon 2 is gay.
“It wasn’t that deliberate. It was an ad-lib that Craig Ferguson added,” DeBlois told FOX411.( The talk show host is the voice of Gobber in the film). “I’d written the line ‘This is why I never married.’ And then he had tagged that on to it.”
Ferguson tagged on ‘That, and one other reason,” seemingly a reference to gay marriage, which has only recently become legal in several states.
There's more here.
So far I haven't heard any backlash about this. But I have a feeling we're in for something. Remember what happened when a gay character was discussed on Big Brother? It was about Harry Potter, not an animated film. But the comments about kids seeing the film with a gay character are still hard to forget.
This is one comment that was made:
Noting at first that Dumbledore “doesn’t have any gay tendencies,” Jeff grew increasingly agitated and irate. “He’s in school with little kids!” he shouted. “You don’t want to make that guy gay!”
Bad Johnson Penis Movie
I recently rented a new film on demand titled, Bad Johnson. Here's the blurb...
A charismatic womanizer receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form.
That's basically what it is all about (and a great example of how to write a tight blurb). A hot guy, Cam Gigandet, cheats on every woman he knows (in a harmless way, usually when women seduce HIM...but it's still cheating) and wakes up one morning without his penis. His penis actually becomes a very duplicitous man and he has to figure out why it happened and how to get his penis back where it belongs...between his legs.
I actually enjoyed it. Will it get an Oscar? I highly doubt it. But the premise was just dumb enough to be funny and they did handle the story in a tasteful way. Unfortunately, once again, we see no full frontal male nudity and not one single penis, erect or limp.
Some of the reviews were unfoundedly brutal, and I suspect they were written by those who aren't as fond of penis as others. But this one in the NYT seemed to get the fact that this was intended to be a farce and that it was supposed to be funny. Some of the lines are priceless.
“You’ll be like Carrot Top,” a friend says, speculating on Rich’s coming infamy as the Man With No Penis. “Everyone will want a picture with you, but no one will want to have sex with you.”
You can read the rest of the review here.
It didn't change my life, it didn't teach me anything I don't already know, but I laughed throughout the entire film and I thought that made it worth every minute and penny I spent. It also showed, with a supporting character, that not all men cheat.
I still think it would have been better if we had at least seen one penis shot. I just think that when the movie is about dick we should at least see some dick. It stands to reason.
And here's a link to a blog post about Cam Gigandet, with a commentary about his sexuality (straight) and a few nude photos from scenes he's done.
Photo of Cam Gigandet here.