October 30, 2010 • 4:31 pm
Ron Howard says he won’t cut a derisive joke from his new film, The Dilemma, just because protesters want him to. Last month more than 2,700 people signed a petition seeking to cut the gay joke from the film’s trailer.
Lead actor Vince Vaughn has also defended the joke:
Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together.
“Electric cars are gay,” says Vaughn’s character in the film.
I wonder if the gay kid and the school bully watching the film in Idaho realize that the joke’s meant to break any tension and bring them happily together.
How do we measure the impact of a careless quip like “That’s gay”? Dan Savage and Margaret Cho put in their two cents on gay jokes in The Daily Beast.
Filed under: censorship, film, gay rights, anti-gay, bully, dan savage, gay, glaad, joke, margaret cho, rhetoric, ron howard, the dilemma, vince vaughn
December 11, 2009 • 5:12 pm
Margaret Cho, who it’s difficult not to adore, talks with Joy Behar about her refusal to adopt the label “bisexual,” her admiration for Adam Lambert’s queer rock sensibility, and her love of her wacky parents. My favorite bit is when she owns up to why she was kicked off the Obama campaign: she couldn’t stand Sarah Palin’s politics, but she found her so sexy.
Cho’s new concert DVD is entitled “Beautiful.” If you’ve never heard her perform, check out her unabashed, hilarious comedy.
Filed under: entertainment, gay rights, adam lambert, asian america, beautiful, comedy, joy behar, margaret cho