Follow

Straights making out in film: Holy, pure, appropriate viewing for all ages, tongue is okay, close-ups too

Gays making out in film: A chaste hand-holding scene is rated R; a peck on the cheek is very risky, may be removed by censors; if it is a gay-film-for-the-sinful or a gay activism film to let the straights say "Oh I'd be one of the good straights", you are permitted one (1) kiss on the mouth lasting no longer than 0.25 seconds

Say what you will about American Gods

At least they let the cute boys kiss

funny/cringy tangential 

@bgcarlisle This reminded me of Ferzan Ozpetek's film Il Bagno Turco ("Turkish Bath") which has a italian-turkish gay couple & scenes they make out. When the film was first shown in Turkey, the Turkish Bath Guild's president was pretty mad about it, saying "there's no homosexuality in turkish baths!" (lol yeah sure)

Then they made him watch the film, and after leaving he says: "It was okay, loved the film, but I wish the Turkish guy wasn't the bottom."

funny/cringy tangential 

@schratze @cadadr Let 👏 Turkish 👏 guys 👏 bottom 👏 if 👏 they 👏 want

@bgcarlisle in order to avoid an automatic upgrade to NC-17, at least one member of each gay couple depicted must be dead by the end of the film

@robotcarsley Please also limit the emotions that your queer characters express to:

* Profound sadness because they will never be happy
* Profound sadness because of the tragic loss of their partner
* Sassy

@bgcarlisle I was incredibly surprised the first time I saw Wet Hot American Summer

the relevant scene on youtube 

@bgcarlisle admittedly the on screen presence of the kiss is almost nonexistent, but like

CW nothing explicit is *seen* but there's a lot that's heavily implied

there are also wet bikini babes

youtube.com/watch?v=7-EleEeZ5g

the relevant scene on youtube 

@bgcarlisle fair enough

long story short it's just a gay sex scene with no bits and no kissing but a lot of passion

@bgcarlisle yes! also makes more sense as to why you get More Gayness in horror/sci-fi i guess theres supposed to be a subconscious thing about how these things Shouldnt or Couldnt happen but i think they do not recognize that so many ppl looking for this are already marginalized so shouldnt/couldnt doesnt mean shit after a certain point. anyways i like this post haha

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.