Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Product of our Rape Culture

I was flipping through the channels this morning, and Comedy Central was doing some behind-the-scenes thing for I Love You, Man starring Jason Segal and Paul Rudd. I'm sure by now we're all familiar with the trailer, particularly the part where Thomas Lennon's character Doug kisses Rudd's character, which is fucking hilarious right? I mean, they totally just turned a bromantic moment into a hilarious homophobic one! Awesome!

Well, as if that isn't bad enough in itself, Lennon, when discussing what happens in that scene says, that it wasn't really making out with Rudd, "I kind of just rape his mouth." OMG! Now we're being homophobic, and laughing at rape! And what makes it funnier is that it's between two dudez, therefore it's a joke, not real rape. Which also perpetuates the straight male fear that if your buddy's gay, he's going to want you--maybe even rape you!

Notice the type of movies Comedy Central promotes: nothing but homophobia-misogyny-douchebaggery.


Anonymous said...

" the type of movies Comedy Central promotes: nothing but homophobia-misogyny-douchebaggery" So true, so true.

M. said...

again. i don't watch t.v. and very rarely do i go see movies. I'm so glad i can get what i'm missing, you know Homophobia, Misogyny, and general douchebaggery.

yeah fuck t.v.


FilthyGrandeur said...

yeah, i don't go to the movies all that much any more, and this is why.

the really awful part is that these movies are generally the ones that make a lot of money, meaning a lot of people go to see them.

thus when i point out why this sort of shit is wrong wrong wrong, i'm accused of being sensitive and weak. yeah, i'm sensitive to rape and violence against women. better than thinking it's hilarious.