Theater Director Responds Perfectly to Anti-Gay Patron: Deathtrap

  • metta

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    Apr 07, 2014 7:24 AM GMT
    Theater Director Responds Perfectly to Anti-Gay Patron


    http://www.bilerico.com/2014/04/utah_theater_director_responds_perfectly_to_anti-g.php
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 07, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    Love it. My guess is the mother suspects her son is gay. Or maybe she's just another right wing crazy, constipated bitch.
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    Apr 07, 2014 6:01 PM GMT
    "On your instructions, I will advise our marketing and box office staffs to place a "Do Not Contact" note on your records, and will release your season tickets for sale for next season. I always hate to lose a patron, but it is, I've found, better to lose a patron than risk betraying her trust and offending her repeatedly, something we have apparently done in your case."

    SLAM!
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    Apr 07, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidLove it. My guess is the mother suspects her son is gay. Or maybe she's just another right wing crazy, constipated bitch.


    Either way the kid loses. He internalizes Mom's homophobia (probably not the first case of it he's witnessed.) Then he's all the more set in his hating ways OR he's all the more set in his SELF-hating ways. icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 08, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    Bravo to the director!
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    Aug 03, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    I remember not liking Deathtrap, the movie. I brought my aunt to see it. It was absolutely horrible to think I was going to bond nicely with my aunt over movies as we had enjoyed watching movies at her house when she took care of me when her sister/my mom needed someone to watch me.

    I don't think my aunt or I had ever seen major male movies stars kiss. We didn't want to see that.

    Yes, I remember a black and white '40s/'50s movie where two guys seemed to be more than friends (a Joan Crawford movie? can't remember. They were two dark haired guys in a dining room or living room).

    I don't like surprises. I'm sorry Christopher Reeve was in the movie.

    The director in the article is insulting people's intelligence. People are more familiar with murder than homosexuality.

    It's can be argued that it's a teenage boy's father's position to be present when he sees same sex kissing. To put a mother in that position is a cultural betrayal of sorts.

    The director is playing dumb.
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    Aug 03, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidI remember not liking Deathtrap, the movie. I brought my aunt to see it. It was absolutely horrible to think I was going to bond nicely with my aunt over movies as we had enjoyed watching movies at her house when she took care of me when her sister/my mom needed someone to watch me.

    I don't think my aunt or I had ever seen major male movies stars kiss. We didn't want to see that.

    Yes, I remember a black and white '40s/'50s movie where two guys seemed to be more than friends (a Joan Crawford movie? can't remember. They were two dark haired guys in a dining room or living room).

    I don't like surprises. I'm sorry Christopher Reeve was in the movie.

    The director in the article is insulting people's intelligence. People are more familiar with murder than homosexuality.

    It's can be argued that it's a teenage boy's father's position to be present when he sees same sex kissing. To put a mother in that position is a cultural betrayal of sorts.

    The director is playing dumb.


    I read you comment on bilerico.com.
    If my math is correct you were about 12 years old when it came out. it had a PG rating, meaning "Parental Guidance".

    If you don't like surprises, why see a murder mystery?

    If "People are more familiar with murder than homosexuality" then that's a really sad indictment of society. Murder is OK, but love isn't?


    I've seen it. I liked it. Unfortunately movies of this vintage always seem to have the Gays as the villain, the mentally deranged, swishy, conniving and generally detestable. Their comeuppance was always guaranteed! Just like in slasher movies the "slutty girl" always gets whacked.
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    Aug 03, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidI remember not liking Deathtrap, the movie. I brought my aunt to see it. It was absolutely horrible to think I was going to bond nicely with my aunt over movies as we had enjoyed watching movies at her house when she took care of me when her sister/my mom needed someone to watch me.

    I don't think my aunt or I had ever seen major male movies stars kiss. We didn't want to see that.

    This reminds me of the time in the early '90s that I brought my aunt, newly relocated to NYC and miserable about it, to an off-Broadway play called "The Secretaries."

    She was miserable because she'd just sold her house and bought a Florida condo in a retirement community at 54 without checking the bylaws to learn that if you were single and under 55 you couldn't live there, and had to move in, nearly broke, with another aunt in Brooklyn to commute every day to the city for a year as a secretary, a job my Brooklyn aunt got her, to pay the bills.

    So here I was thinking myself the good nephew bringing her to a play about secretaries turning the tables on their male bosses, like the film "9 to 5," for some light frothy fun. What I didn't know was that aside from some onstage lesbian action they did it by going homicidal at the full moon and ax murdering them, but not before performing their monthly ritual of steeping their tampons in their teacups since they been together so long they shared the same menstrual cycle. At that point I practically dove under the chair in embarrassment.

    *edit* Ooooh, look! It's since been made into a film and appears to be regularly performed at universities!


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    Aug 03, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    ^^^
    Oh, gawdddd...and I thought Sophie's Choice was going to be a sort of lightweight family film...icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 03, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
    timmm55
    If my math is correct you were about 12 years old when it came out. it had a PG rating, meaning "Parental Guidance".

    StephenOABC
    What? 1982? I was over 18. I had already had college credits in theater (high school summer program and was bonding with my aunt before moving to New York).