The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is gay

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    Aug 14, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015
    opens today or so

    reference:
    http://www.wired.com/2015/08/guy-ritchie-homoerotic-history/


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    Aug 14, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    The director is gay. There will probably be a little gay teasing with the two characters, but I highly doubt it'll be a love interest with the characters. I keep hearing it's supposed to give James Bond "A run" so i'm curious nonetheless
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    Aug 14, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    Yawn. Give me a holler when David McCallum comes out. Not that I think he will, which is just fine with me.
  • DarkWoods

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    Aug 15, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    I saw the previews and knew it was going to be a coded gay movie. I can't generalize to 'Hollywood', that concept is a romanticized limitation. Art has no limitations, film is art, acting is art, writing is art, etc. When your art has a high production value the question hangs in the air of who's going to write the check. Producers take a safe bet, riding the middle, they don't want to upset the homophobic morons and want to enthrall the gay gaze, as we all know. With the recent victory of gay marriage, maybe old studio execs feel lgbtq love is "safe" for the big screen. The day will come when lgbtq love shares the big screen with hetrosexual romance; there will be another Brokeback. Harvey Milk was a big success, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, more will come louder than before.

    People see through queerbaiting now, and it no longer satisfies. Maybe this movie is toe dip in portraying a movie with two male leads "working together" in the action genre. Did Tom Cruise audition for any Guy Richie movies? I need to study more Guy Richie movies.




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    Aug 15, 2015 6:09 AM GMT
    Well duh! He's driving a Faggio!
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  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 15, 2015 6:15 AM GMT
    I remember when I was a little kid, I had the biggest crush on David McCallum .... I was 6 years old

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    Aug 15, 2015 6:22 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI remember when I was a little kid,
    That's amazing! How can you possibly remember such a long time ago? icon_razz.gif
  • SportsRI

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    Aug 15, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    I remember watching Man from Uncle on Friday nights and loved David McCallum and his character's name, Illya Kuryakin.
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    Aug 15, 2015 8:50 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    AMoonHawk saidI remember when I was a little kid,
    That's amazing! How can you possibly remember such a long time ago? icon_razz.gif


    Ah, callow bike youth! We remember before we were two years old! Easy! Grin!
  • wellwell

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    Aug 16, 2015 5:12 AM GMT
    ...So was your savior, the Nazarene! It says right in your bible "he Loved his fellow Man."
  • DarkWoods

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    Sep 03, 2015 11:19 AM GMT
    I saw this tonight and was blown away with how gay it was. Wow. Either they are being totally blatant or have no self awareness.

    "In and out, no mess, and in the morning it will be like nothing ever happened."
    "You top."
    "Ill bottom."


    I read some stuff about the original, and that it was also very gay. Illya was my favorite, his russian accent is very sexy. If only Solo and Illya were actually gay, if the story had just taken that final step, everything is already set for their love story to work. Russia's homophobia and Illyas repression make sense.

    Illya and Gaby's relationship is straight bait. The real relationship of the movie is between Solo and Illya, they save each others lives, look at eachother with rainbows literally cast in their field of vision.

    In the scene where Gaby is low key throwing herself at Illya, insisting they get drunk, trying to get him to dance with her in the bedroom,

    "You cant dance or wont?" Gaby pouts.
    "A little bit of both." Illya says nonplussed.

    She tackles him to the ground, straddles him, leans closer, all the while he makes no move to kiss her or return her advance, she falls asleep on him. He carries her to bed and she grabs his hand to stay but he leaves. Illya struggles with his homosexual feelings, and goes through the motions of heterosexual romance. Gaby makes herself available, and if Illya really wanted her he could have her, instead she begins to realize even though the mission is over and she no longer plays the role of his fiance she's still a cover as Illya's heterosexuality.

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Sep 09, 2015 12:02 PM GMT
    DarkWoods saidI saw this tonight and was blown away with how gay it was. Wow. Either they are being totally blatant or have no self awareness.

    "In and out, no mess, and in the morning it will be like nothing ever happened."
    "You top."
    "Ill bottom."


    I read some stuff about the original, and that it was also very gay. Illya was my favorite, his russian accent is very sexy. If only Solo and Illya were actually gay, if the story had just taken that final step, everything is already set for their love story to work. Russia's homophobia and Illyas repression make sense.

    Illya and Gaby's relationship is straight bait. The real relationship of the movie is between Solo and Illya, they save each others lives, look at eachother with rainbows literally cast in their field of vision.

    In the scene where Gaby is low key throwing herself at Illya, insisting they get drunk, trying to get him to dance with her in the bedroom,

    "You cant dance or wont?" Gaby pouts.
    "A little bit of both." Illya says nonplussed.

    She tackles him to the ground, straddles him, leans closer, all the while he makes no move to kiss her or return her advance, she falls asleep on him. He carries her to bed and she grabs his hand to stay but he leaves. Illya struggles with his homosexual feelings, and goes through the motions of heterosexual romance. Gaby makes herself available, and if Illya really wanted her he could have her, instead she begins to realize even though the mission is over and she no longer plays the role of his fiance she's still a cover as Illya's heterosexuality.

    I loved this movie also. I really hope it gets a sequel, because there is more story to tell. They clearly set the ending up for a sequel.I was surprised when I read that it fell short of box office projections. It's a good film.
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    Sep 10, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    Interestingly in "My Sister Madonna" by her gay brother Christopher, that author asserts that unlike Sean Penn who was like a "blood brother," Guy Ritchie was a derisive homophobe who ignored him during a dismal hunting/wedding week at a Scottish castle where Guy and Madonna wed. Christopher - Odd Gay Man Out - was relegated to the maid's room in the attic whereas the rest of the wedding party were given sumptuous suites and squired to special events. Madonna herself was too in thrall to notice. Say what you will about Christopher (he owes Madonna everything but is believable in his assertions of how grossly under compensated and poorly treated he was by her), his book is a great read.