Here's another update on the alleged gay bashing trial in Philadelphia going on right now. It's been making local mainstream news all week.
This morning Kathryn took the stand, testifying she, “didn’t don anything wrong,” and that, “it’s OK to use ‘gay’ as an insult if not directed at a gay person.”
Q: Do you use the word dyke?
A: It’s not on my everyday vocabulary list.
Q: Would you agree it’s a hateful word?
A: I would disagree.
Q: Is it a slur?
A: I think our interpretation of words is different. [more back and forth]
Q: Is it demeaning?
A: What’s said there is not demeaning towards anybody.
You can read the rest here.
I'm not commenting because I don't fully understand the context of that line of questioning. I get what they're going after, however, when violence is involved and someone's eye socket and jaw are broken I think it comes down to a matter of name calling vs. sticks and stones. There's a difference.
Santa Speedo Run Boston
Relevant gay news is really quiet this week, and I'd rather not post about Bette Midler doing a remake of an old film I already despise. In fact, I would rather post about anything other than Bette Midler. So this might not be earth-shattering news, but it's fun.
'Tis the season... of sexy Santas. Last week, hundreds of scantily-clad Santas ran through the streets of Boston dressed in tight red speedos and little else as part of the 16th annual Santa Speedo Run, a unique and crowd-pleasing fundraising event that aims to raise money for children and families in need. To date, the Santa Speedo Run has raised over $1.6 million for charity and has expanded to several other cities in countries across the globe.
It's a good cause, too. You can check out a lot of photos here. Hot men wearing very little but red speedos. That's all you need to know.
Bradley Cooper On His Gay Sex Scene
I think by now most people know Bradley Cooper played gay in an older movie called We Hot American Summer. Cooper recently commented on the movie and the sex scenes he did.
‘We put a lot of that sweat stuff, that glistening gel (on). I remember them applying it to Michael and I’m like “This is crazy.” It was nuts. But the joke of that scene was to make it like the one serious scene in the whole movie … shot seriously, lit well.
The film takes place during the last day at a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981. It was written by David Wain and Michael Showalter and directed by Wain. The duo created the limited-run series on Netflix with Wain again directing.
I have to look for this one on Netflix. You can check out the rest here.
Just once I would like to hear the account of a gay actor who played straight telling us his crazy and nuts story about doing a straight sex scene with a woman. Now that would be amusing.
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