Universal Under Pressure Changing “Gay” Trailer For Ron Howard-Vince Vaughn Pic ‘The Dilemma’

Nikke Finke’s post on: Universal Under Pressure Changing “Gay” Trailer For Ron Howard-Vince Vaughn Pic ‘The Dilemma’.

Good for you, Anderson!

 

Anderson Cooper

 

I’m glad he called out the studio on their use of the word “gay” in a movie trailer to mean “not cool.” Truthfully, I’ve used the terms “lame” and “retarded” to mean much the same thing, so I’m guilty of this insensitivity.

Slap me.

There’s a lot of truth in that using these words to mean something negative has resonance far beyond the mere calling of something “uncool,” and it makes associations that extend to people, real people. I know L.A. has had a campaign for awhile now to eliminate the use of that word in schools; considering real life consequences, it only makes sense that one of the region’s huge employers gets with the program.

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~ by jimarnoldla on October 8, 2010.

One Response to “Universal Under Pressure Changing “Gay” Trailer For Ron Howard-Vince Vaughn Pic ‘The Dilemma’”

  1. The joke is not very funny at all, like the rest of the movie, to be honest.
    here’s my review http://wp.me/p19wJ2-el

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