11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

  • metta

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    Dec 05, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/31880/11-gay-book-characters-turned-straight-movie-version
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    Dec 05, 2013 7:22 AM GMT
    metta8 said11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/31880/11-gay-book-characters-turned-straight-movie-version


    Lincoln, may have been bi but never gay, as he never stoped living as a straight man.icon_wink.gif But one thing for sure is, that he was not a Bonafide Homosexual; but what a joy it would of been to of had such a man as one of us.
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    tru_blu_ozzie said
    metta8 said11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/31880/11-gay-book-characters-turned-straight-movie-version


    Lincoln, may have been bi but never gay, as he never stoped living as a straight man.icon_wink.gif But one thing for sure is, that he was not a Bonafide Homosexual; but what a joy it would of been to of had such a man as one of us.


    Have you seen photos of lincoln's wife? Mary Todd Lincoln was DEF a dude in drag... icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 06, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
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    tru_blu_ozzie said
    metta8 said11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/31880/11-gay-book-characters-turned-straight-movie-version


    Lincoln, may have been bi but never gay, as he never stoped living as a straight man.icon_wink.gif But one thing for sure is, that he was not a Bonafide Homosexual; but what a joy it would of been to of had such a man as one of us.


    Have you seen photos of lincoln's wife? Mary Todd Lincoln was DEF a dude in drag... icon_lol.gif


    But what about the children she produced for him. Thus he still may of been bi, not gay and never a Bonafide Homosexual; but still what a guy.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 06, 2013 1:37 AM GMT
    wow, where do you find these interesting topics from? i already knew about the color purple. in the book whoopi's character did have a relationship with shug but it was only for a short while.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 06, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    I've read Watchmen more than once, Rorshach was not gay.
  • Buddha

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    Dec 06, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    not necessarily "turned straight" since he was with a girl throughout most of the time, but Stephen Stills from Scott Pilgrim came out in the end of the books, but not in the movie. Then again, the movie-ending sucked major balls so.

  • Dec 06, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Troy: Patroculus wasn't Achiles' cousin. ;)
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    Dec 06, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    Lestat and Louis and several other characters from Anne Rice vampire chronicles were gay and bi
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 06, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidwow, where do you find these interesting topics from? i already knew about the color purple. in the book whoopi's character did have a relationship with shug but it was only for a short while.

    Alice Walker was extremely upset about the movie adaption. I believe she snubbed the Oscars. The musical portrays the lesbian relationship, but that has flaws too.
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    Dec 06, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    I'm glad that they included Pussy Galore on the list. I read the books in high school, and Ian Fleming penned her as a very frank lesbian who was a fine cohort for Bond but not one of his sexual conquests. Connery's hot and all, but they turned her into a male fantasy of what a lesbian should be -- this ambivalent super-chick just waiting for the right man to set her straight.

    If you're not familiar with the books, then the scene in the movie where Bond throws her down in the barn and has his way with her isn't quite as ugly. If you are, then you know that Galore confided to Bond that her father had sexually abused her, making the scene smack of "corrective rape" and a terrible betrayal.

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  • HottJoe

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    Dec 06, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    metta8 said11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/31880/11-gay-book-characters-turned-straight-movie-version


    Lincoln, may have been bi but never gay, as he never stoped living as a straight man.icon_wink.gif But one thing for sure is, that he was not a Bonafide Homosexual; but what a joy it would of been to of had such a m
    an as one of us.

    The definition of being gay, bi and/or closeted are modern concepts. The evidence suggests that Lincoln was likely gay and closeted. Just because a gay man marries a woman does not make him bi.
  • bro4bro

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    Dec 06, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    Hmm.

    I agree, there's absolutely no indication that Rorschach from Watchmen was gay in the graphic novel.

    I don't consider Corporal Fife from The Thin Red Line to be a gay character. Soldiers "helping each other out" during a long stint in the battlefield more closely resembles prison sex than a true homosexual relationship. And I don't think it fundamentally changes the character to leave out one page from a 500 page book.

    Ben Hur? Specious at best, since the gay claim is based on a screenwriter's "loose interpretation" of the novel and not anything that's actually said in the novel. Especially when the screenwriter was Gore Vidal.

    And let's face it, while there's been some reasonable speculation about Abraham Lincoln, he clearly doesn't fit on the list. He wasn't a fictional character. Which "book" are we talking about? Was the film supposed to incorporate every Lincoln biography (and hypothesis) ever written?

    Seems like this is a pretty poor list.

    Meanwhile, there are some glaring omissions. As already mentioned, Patroclus (aka Patroklos, if you're actually Greek) from The Iliad is the obvious one - his relationship with Achilles was clearly homosexual. Also, William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch and J. G. Ballard's Crash both contain very graphic descriptions of the main character engaging in anal sex - in situations that were very central to the character and the plot - but the movie versions contain no homosexuality at all.