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I usually prefer DVD's but I will go support this movie in the theaters. Just the Times review alone gave me chills. I can't wait to see it.

 

[blockquote]"My name is Harvey Milk, and I want to recruit you." That was an opening line that the real Milk often used in his speeches to break the tension with straight audiences, but the film shows him deploying it with mostly gay crowds as well, with a slightly different inflection. He wants to recruit them into the politics of democracy, to persuade them that the stigma and discrimination they are used to enduring quietly and even guiltily can be addressed by voting, by demonstrating, by claiming the share of power that is every citizen's birthright and responsibility.[/blockquote]

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/movies/26milk.html?ref=movies&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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Well, he is certainly having a moment. Ignoring all of the achievements in gay cinema, he couldn't go to the movies because we didn't have a commercial, Hollywood movie about Harvey Milk.

 

Well, I think it is nice that they made what is apparently a good movie about Harvey, but I've been seeing good cinema for some time now.

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>Well, he is certainly having a moment. Ignoring all of the

>achievements in gay cinema, he couldn't go to the movies

>because we didn't have a commercial, Hollywood movie about

>Harvey Milk.

 

I see his point on this Lucky. He wasn't denigrating gay cinema of the past -- just pointing out another landmark in mainstream gay cinema. I saw a couple free screenings here in LA (it really was fantastically powerful and relevant) and even went to a few charity ticket screenings to SUPPORT it like Rick said.

 

>Well, I think it is nice that they made what is apparently a

>good movie about Harvey, but I've been seeing good cinema for

>some time now.

 

He also mentioned DVDs because let's be frank, that's where MOST gay cinema goes straight to. Aside from film fests a lot of gay movies don't really make it to the theater.

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Thanks for getting it, Scott. Actually, the reason we stopped going to the movies (gay, straight or otherwise) was because we'd found (at least, in NYC theaters) that people are more vocal these days...making cell calls or yelling things at the screen or loudly eating their popcorn or nachos...or they text, which is also distracting...so it's just more comfortable for us to get the DVD. But sometimes a movie comes along that needs a big screen or that we want to support, so we bite the bullet and brave the crowds.

 

But I still say, in many ways, Lucky and some other folks on this board are a real drag. But hey, that's life on the internet. :)

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"Milk. I finally have a reason to go to the movies again."

 

What? You mean your didn't get the genius behind "Superbad?" Girl, sometimes you say the dumbest things. Careful, we may have to start calling you Miss Gregory.

 

"What's life without drama?"

 

When it comes to Ricky, you mean melodrama, don't you, Lucky?

 

"I usually prefer DVD's"

 

They are cheap, cheap, cheaper.

 

"but I will go support this movie in the theaters"

 

STOP! HOLD THE PRESSES! Dolly Levi is CUMING!

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/3061803638_25479e1d0b_o.jpg

 

Ricky, I'm sure NATO (that's National Association of Theatre Owners if your name is Greg) will be eternally grateful for your piss-stained, jock-strap-style $12 support.

 

"Just the Times review alone gave me chills. I can't wait to see it."

 

NO WAIT! You mean to tell me you haven't actually gone to a screening? You "finally have a reason to go to the movies again" based on a silly NY Times review that gave you a skin rash? You haven't actually seen the film? Oh, girl, YOU ARE SO GAY!

 

I could respect you more if you wrote, "I may finally have a reason..." but this endorsement has about as much cred as an OJ Simpson alibi.

 

"I see his point on this Lucky."

 

The blind leading the blind.

 

"let's be frank, that's where MOST gay cinema goes..."

 

Are you fucking kidding me? Gay cinema? What the fuck is that? Are you talking the D-list shit that doesn't deserve to see the light of day let alone one dollar's worth of financing? I can't wait to tell Gus, Sean, and James they just made "gay cinema!" Give me a fucking break with this fag gibberish.

 

"But I still say, in many ways, Lucky and some other folks on this board are a real drag."

 

Darling, with all your usernames, NOBODY does drag better than you (except for deej). :-)

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>I could respect you more if you wrote,

 

LOL Yes, I live for the respect of anonymous message board posters.

 

Hey, how are those three film projects coming along? It must be hard to keep three craft service tables fully stocked all the time, plus having time to post on multiple message boards. :p

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For those unfamiliar with the popcorn crunching sentiment ...

 

 

Brenda: [sucking the sauce off her fingers and screaming at the screen] Uh-uh! Uh-uh! Uh-uh! Don't go in there!

[screams, scaring everyone in the theater]

Brenda: Woah-ho-ho-ho! Lord! I'mma have a heart attack! Oh, this is some scury shit! Hah! Oh I am scared! Oh-ho-ho!

Old Man: [annoyed] Excuse me?

Brenda: Uh ha... I think I paid my money like er'ybody else up in here!

[Watching the movie]

Brenda: That ain't no man! You can see her real hair right there!

Young Lady: [turning around] Do you mind?

Brenda: [sticking out her hand to the women's face] I know you better get outta my face! Outta my face! Outta my face! This is all me up in here! You handle 'dat!

Young Man: [shouting] Will you shut the fuck up!

Brenda: [takes out a camera] Um-umm! This movie is good!

[the Killer sits next to her, but she thinks it's Ray]

Brenda: Hey baby, you back just in tiiiime! She's about to get in on with Shake-a-speare! He found out she's a girl.

Young Man: Shut UP!

Brenda: [turns around with the camera pointing at the young man behind her] Yeah I got you! I got you on camera! You on candid camera now! You ain't know 'dat!

Brenda: [her cell phones rings and everyone groans as they know what is going to happen] Hello? Hey girl! Ah, I'm in the movies! Uh-huh, yeah Shake-a-speare in love! Ohh-ohh! You lying! You lying!

Young Man: For Christ's sake, will you just shut your trap!

Young Lady: Shut up!

Brenda: [to her friend on the phone] Hold on...

[to the audience of the movie theater]

Brenda: I don't know why ya'll is acting like this! My girlfriend already saw the movie and she says they don't even stay together in the end!

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>on = in?

 

Duh, yeah, "in." And I thought I was so well-educated. I guess my parents paid all those higher NJ taxes for a good school system for nothing. :p

 

>If a preposition is anything a bunny can do to a hill ... what

>do you two do as bunnies?

 

LOL Is that how they taught it? I've never heard that before. Well, since we're musclebears instead of bunnies, I guess we're in the woods instead of on a hill. So where does that leave us?

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So Ricky makes a hyperbolic comment, but rather than just admit it, he needs to denigrate the person that pointed it out. But that wasn't enough, he had to expand his denigration by adding "and others." Now I don't know who these others are, but it smacks of Joe McCarthy. It sends chills up my spine. When a self-important traveling escort of a certain age calls me a drag, I can take it. But someone needs to stand up for the "others."

 

Maybe I finally have a reason to read the comics again.

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Wasn't correcting you ... just checking which you meant ;-)

 

I'm taking a page from you and have decided to be cutesy moreso than bitchy these days -- less work and I smile more.

 

Meanwhile ... as to the woods ... hmm ... I'm guessing that leaves you with splinters ... ugh.

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>Wasn't correcting you ...

 

I know, but I love being corrected. Correct me, baby.

 

>I'm taking a page from you and have decided to be cutesy

>moreso than bitchy these days -- less work and I smile more.

 

LOL Cutesy? And here all along I thought I was being irreverent and ironic. :p

 

>Meanwhile ... as to the woods ... hmm ... I'm guessing that

>leaves you with splinters ... ugh.

 

The fur serves as a splinter-barrier!

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RE: Unseemly and disgusting.

 

>Two Jewish escorts stroking a racial stereotype. Priceless.

>Or is it Priceline?

>

>The hypocritical behavior of some of the biggest gay mouths on

>this board is laughable.

 

So it's a life resolution to not take the bait (since it's a waste of time) from ANYONE when possible least of all you (since it's an even BIGGER waste of time if it were possible) but HUH?

 

I'm happy to throw in a tribal joke whenever but I'm not even seeing the racial stereotype you're bitching about here.

 

I find hypocrisy to be one of those unforgivable sins so please do enlighten me where the Jewish stereotypes being stroked are and where we've been hypocritical so I can happily apologize.

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RE: Unseemly and disgusting.

 

"I'm not much of an Olympics fan, but the word "angst" in the title drew me in (must be my Jewish ancestry)" Rick Munroe, April '08

 

I'm sorry, maybe I have the above quote confused with one of your other usernames.

 

"I'm not Jewish but I'd stroke Scott any day."

 

As if a smart ass denial of one's ancestry can hide racist truths.

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