Plus Downton’s Allen Leech Squares Off Against Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing, Rush Limbaugh thinks if Miley twerked on a woman no one would be upset and Morgan Freeman defines twerking.
While speaking at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, President Obama called for the recognition of gay discrimination as the same as racial discrimination. He said “courage comes when an interracial couple connects to a gay couple who has been discriminated against, and understands it as their own.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury knows he’s fighting a losing battle when it comes to fighting against marriage equality. “ We have to face the fact that the vast majority of people under 35 not only think that what we’re saying is incomprehensible but also think that we’re plain wrong and wicked and equate it to racism and other forms of gross and atrocious injustice. We have to be real about that. As I said at the time in the House of Lords, the church has not been good at dealing with homophobia – it has at times, as God’s people, either implicitly or explicitly supported it and we have to be really, really repentant about that because it is utterly and totally wrong.”
If you don’t want to spend endless hours at the gym, lifting weights and drinking protein shakes, there is an alternative available on Amazon. I’m not sure that it shouldn’t qualify as false advertising though.
As Queer Nation took to the streets of New York City today to pour Coca-Cola into the gutter to protest their sponsorship of the Sochi Games, Coca-Cola responded with the biggest non-statement of the day. “As one of the world’s most inclusive brands, we value and celebrate diversity. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion and diversity through both our policies and practices. We do not condone human rights abuses, intolerance or discrimination of any kind anywhere in the world. As an Olympic sponsor since 1928, we believe the Olympic Games are a force for good that unite people through a common interest in sports, and we have seen firsthand the positive impact and long-lasting legacy they leave on every community that has been a host. We support the core values of the Olympic Movement – excellence, friendship and respect – and are proud to continue our role in helping to make the Olympics a memorable experience for athletes, fans and communities all around the world. We are engaging with the International Olympic Committee on this important matter. We believe a more positive impact can be made through continued involvement, rather than by sitting on the sidelines.”
Slate surveyed Americans to see if the gay propaganda law would affect their viewing habits of the Sochi Games, or their travel plans for the games, if they had any, and discovered that nobody cared enough to take a stand. But they did find that 70% of people did not find it reasonable for the IOC to expect athletes to conceal their sexuality.
Matt Damon thinks his BFF Ben Affleck will make a great Batman, but don’t look for him to play Robin. “It’s safe to say I won’t be Robin. I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman.”
Rush Limbaugh has finally answered our prayers and weighed in on the Miley Cyrus VMA controversy. “Would these erudite, elite women be as upset if Miley Cyrus had twerked with another woman instead of Robin Thicke? It would not be an issue. I’ll bet you a dollar, and I have a few of those, that it would not be an issue. Obama might have called Miley to praise her for her heroism had she twerked with another woman.”
A North Carolina woman is facing misdemeanor child abuse charges after instructing her 12-year-old son to beat his 15-year-old brother with a belt to “beat the gay away.” How is this a misdemeanor?
Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech is joining The Imitation Game as a Scottish spy who joins with Russia to plot against Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Bruce LaBruce films generally defy explanation, so I’ll just go with his description for Gerontophilia: “18-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend, but one day discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate conspires to land him a summer job at a nursing home where he develops a tender relationship with Mr. Peabody. Discovering that the patients are being over-medicated to make them easier to manage, Lake decides to wean him off his medication and help him escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond.” This clip has them play strip poker.
Bill Hader may have left Saturday Night Live, but he doesn’t think that Stefon is gone forever (few SNL characters die, they just wait for special occasions to come back). But would you watch a Stefon sitcom?
Everything sounds good when read by Morgan Freeman, but I think they’re stretching the boundaries in asking him to read the story about twerking being added to the Oxford Online dictionary. Still, he almost pulls it off.
Gok Wan has evidently offended people in Australia with his ad for Target in which he calls breasts “bangers.” Something got lost in translation I think. But maybe I’m just bitter since he’s rumored to be banging my future ex-husband Russell Tovey.
What would happen if you stopped going outside, and just sat in front of your computer screen all day? Or, like me, are you pretty much doing that already? Makes me wonder if they won’t soon make screens that emit an ultraviolet light to keep us healthy. And that I can turn it up to 11 so I can get a tan in February.
Star Drunk was written by drunk people and acted by drunk people, and really isn’t all that different from Battlestar Galactica, if you stop to think about it, since they did a lot of drinking on that show as well.