No Gays In The Dolly Parton/Latifah Film!

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In the script, that is.

Let me first say that Joyful Noise -- with rival chantoozies Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton warring over how to run their small-town choir -- is corny and formulaic, but a kind of fun guilty pleasure for January.

Sure, Latifah's character is annoyingly preachy and chirps stuff like, "There's always free cheese in the mousetrap, but trust me, the mice there ain't happy."

Yes, Dolly has to make jokes about her surgery and also mutters stuff like, "Tryin' to fool me is like tryin' to sneak sunrise past a rooster."

Yep, there's a drippy lead romance, plus a fat black lady who mysteriously attracts Asians, a wayward dad, a kid with Asperger's, a cheesy catfight, and a Dolly duet with a dead man -- and all the plots are carefully resolved by the end as if this were a Hallmark TV movie version of Sister Act.

But ... yes, there's a but ... it's kind of enjoyable, and the musical numbers spring to life with surprising verve.

But there are no gays (unless you count the one-second wordless cameo by the gay writer/director)!

The Asperger's kid even tells the cute guy from Bonnie & Clyde that "part of my condition is I can't tell when people are coming on to me" -- as if he needs assurance that the guy isn't being friendly by way of a come-on.

And naturally he isn't.

Come on!

Tryin' to sneak an all-hetero showbiz movie past me is like tryin' to get a hatchet past a serial killer.


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NikoWozz
NikoWozz

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Vvibbert
Vvibbert

imagine that...not getting a homosexual agenda smashed in our faces as viewers for a change...refreshing.  Believe it or not life does not revolve around your sexual identity and the desire to make it the center of every conversation, passion, goal and agenda.

Alysin77
Alysin77

With all due respect, how is the homosexual agenda any different from the fornication agenda, the multiple sex partners agenda, the adultery agenda, and the porn agenda? We have been indoctrinated in these agendas by way of our movies, music videos, cartoons, video games, public schools, colleges, universities, and literature. Is this acceptable?

Alysin77
Alysin77

Do all movies have to portray gay characters? Why, or why not?

Timon
Timon

No, they don't. But he's saying this is a movie written and directed by a gay man and starring some gay actors and it's about people who love to sing and dance. You would think there would be some gay characters! Especially since the film takes pains to include a variety of races and to make points about interracial relationships. But gayness is absent---except for the moment of gay panic on the part of the Asperger's kid.

Alysin77
Alysin77

Thanks Timon. I suppose I'm in no position to comment on that considering I haven't seen the movie. Not sure I want to.

mjm
mjm

where are the gays? well, they're in that photo....

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

Well, considering that this film is being marketed to the same people who would go see a Tyler Perry movie, and considering that said people came out in full force in California in 2008 to vote for passage of Prop 8 (at their preachers' insistence), and considering how many black men are still having sex with other men on the downlow because being gay is still a disgrace to their family, friends, and chuch members, and considering how proudly homophobic some of their churches are.... well, there you go.

VonD
VonD

Are you trashing black people, you racist enema? Did you miss the memo that the CATHOLIC CHURCH and the MORMON CHURCH and WHITE PEOPLE passed Prop 8?

Oh that's right, of course you did, because your white supremacist idiocy blinded you. Please, go put on a white hood and be done with it!

Yaya
Yaya

Exactly. Thanks, Latifah and Dolly, for being in such a pandering mess.

latenitebump
latenitebump

a fat black lady! not woman? anyway, thanks for the movie tip. i´ll check it out. look! if you squint...there´s an asian man, even, in the film.dolly always had the lines.like tryin´ to sneak sunrise past a rooster. funny!go! dolly!

Mcgowan416
Mcgowan416

latenitebump, you are exceptional! I really enjoy your comments, and how you always  respond appropriately. You do not come of as a racist , bigot or ignorant. I do not know your ethnicity, and it is not important. What is important is that you are proof that unbiased intelligence is priceless!

latenitebump
latenitebump

thank you! honestly. you, really, made my day!

Musto
Musto

It's great to see Broadway types like Andy Karl in the film!

Dvore
Dvore

"What about Queen Latifah? Isn't she gay?"

He SAID "In the script." In other words, there are no gay characters.

MSpeer
MSpeer

I stand corrected! LOL

MSpeer
MSpeer

What about Queen Latifah? Isn't she gay?

And anyway, shame on them. Don't they realize that the majority of Dolly's fans are gay as well.

Where's Franklin Pangborn when you need him? They can all go shit in their hats.

 

Plunkeisha
Plunkeisha

You mean Queen Closet Casetifah?

She's so pathetic these days. Everyone knows she's a dyke, been a dyke, will always be a dyke. Hell, Mediatakeout has repeatedly featured pix of her and her ex, her and her new GF, her looking hard as nails. But hey, it's a SECRET!

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