January 21, 2006


Pacified by the christian-themed NARNIA, four religious groups lifted their boycott against Disney. Now, Disney-owned channel ABC yanks, without clear reasons, a reality show where families, incluing a fag couple, compete for a house in a white republican neighborhood, against several other families including black, hispanic, Korean, Wiccan, tattooed, etc. Of course, the show brought up all sorts of "There goes the neighhborhood!" issues, but the gay couple dominated the show (work, you beeyotches!) and won the house, even experiencing some softening of their soon-to-be neighbors' attitudes towards them. Fascinating article. I would love to have been a fly on the wall of the boardroom where exec's crunch the numbers of BAREBACK's booming box office success ("Nah, it's just a one-off!") against possible losses from these influential christian groups. Balanced, of course, by some guaranteed "scandal press."


I just have to throw this in. NARNIA was one of my fav childhood reads. I read it many times and never once made the connection, even if it was intended by the C.S. Lewis, between Jesus and Aslan. However, I often start things and don't finish the...

But doesn't it seem really desperate if christian groups are forgiving Disney because a big kid's movie parallel's christian teachings?


In other gay TV news, and speaking of desperate, Tom Cruise has reportedly squashed the South Park episode (about him being in the closet) from airing in England. Methinks the lady doth protest too much. The show's already aired here. This Cruise control just relights the controversy. If you haven't seen it, it is hysterical and ballsy. Try watching it here:



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darling, there's T.S. Eliot, and C.S. Lewis. Eliot is the one who gave 'Cats' to the show queens, and Lewis is the one who wrote the 'Narnia' books...


5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the New York Times trying to scoop something that happened a year ago? This is all old news. I really don't believe they'd pull the show because of Narnia coming out a year after the show was supposed to air. That just sounds dumb.

My coworker lives in the next cul-de-sac over from where this happened...she said the whole thing was a nightmare. That show terrorized the neighborhood for weeks. Funny thing is, a few of the people who opposed the gay couple living there have moved away since the gay couple have moved in...in the immortal words of the Texas governor...adios, mofos!!

A good number of the people in the neighborhood were welcoming to the gay couple - it's not how they were portraying it as if no one wanted them there. The main person who opposed them being there turns out to have a gay son himself...and backpeddles his thinking faster than a quickie at a truckstop. Karma, Karma, Karma. I love it.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Lady Bunny said...

Dear Anonymous, thanks for the correction--sometimes I get high on the weekends and fuck shit up! --B

5:12 PM  

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