Ariodante saidI've never really gotten the gay community's collective obsession with Shelter. The ending was completely unrealistic and over-idealized.
I don't understand the obsession, either. I saw based on so many people saying so many good things about it. Kind of the same with Brokeback Mountain, which I do think is a good movie but certainly not among the very best.
I thought 98% of Shelter was cute. But the ending jesus...can anyone really concede a shred of realism to a gay teen, losing his virginity to his first summer fling, and then entering into basically a marriage WITH A CHILD with this man JUST as he is about to start college and go into probably the most sexually open and experimenting environment he's ever been exposed to?
I mean can you seriously envision this like 18 year old in college all "Hello, I had my very first gay sexual experience with a man like a month ago and now we're married and raising a child, no thank you to you, other college guys, I have no interest in dating or having sex with anyone else in my life because I'm now married at 18 to the guy I lost my virginity to a month ago an now we're raising a child, so goodbye!"