Hey, Medved: You’re completely, totally wrong.
Says Michael Medved, some guy I have no idea who he is but is quoted in the NY Post:
"There’s not a seething, bubbling hunger to see straight stars impersonating homosexuals," Medved told us. "I think they’re just trying to generate controversy . . . They know that making Holmes and Watson homosexual will take away two-thirds of their box office. Who is going to want to see Downey Jr. and Law make out? I don’t think it would be appealing to women. Straight men don’t want to see it."
Um, actually, there is a seething, bubbling hunger, at least in the circles in which I travel. We like the idea of just the overtones and innuendo, and personally, I’d love the tease of it ending there. But you know, if you want to make them snuggle, that’s okay, too.
I think it’s good for straight men to see homosexual overtones, too, and though most are unfortunately too stifled to admit they enjoyed it, more will like it than you think. Also, the "impersonating homosexuals" thing is . . . well, telling. ACTING, honey. They call it ACTING. They aren’t "impersonating" anything, any more than they are when they play doctors and lawyers and teachers and rapists and priests and murderers and shop workers and convenience store employees or put on makeup to falsely advance their age.
I hope this movie cleans up. I hope it has homosexual overtones so thick you could paint with them, and I hope it is the hit of the season. And I hope Medved goes home feeling confused and uncomfortably hard.