Friday, November 01, 2013

Know Your LGBT History - The Gay Deceivers

This trailer - and movie if you can find it - is something to watch the next time you complain about the lgbt images on television and the movies these days. The Gay Deceivers (1969) was a "comedy" which told the story of two men seeking to avoid military service by pretending they are gay. The following is from wikipedia:

  According to gay film historian Vito Russo in his book The Celluloid Closet, co-star Michael Greer, who played the flamboyantly gay Malcolm and who was himself gay, tried to work with the screenwriter and director to minimize the negativity of the characterization and present Malcolm in a positive light.

I don't think Greer was successful.

Supposedly it featured a twist ending of the two men not having to serve because the two investigators themselves were gay and were plotting to keep heterosexual men out of the military.

While watching this trailer, keep telling yourself, "Thank God they don't make movies like this anymore, Thank God they don't make movies like this anymore . . ."

Past Know Your LGBT History Posts:

'Anti-gay activist claims lgbts stole the word 'equality'' and other Friday midday news briefs

Professional anti-gay would appreciate it if you stop stealing his English language; he owns it—it's his - Porno Pete LaBarbera HATES for lgbts to use the word "equality." How ironic that I have so many choice words I can use to describe him. But such language would cause Armageddon.

Most Americans Don't Know People Can Be Fired For Being Gay, Only Half Support Law Preventing It - Thank you American media for keeping us halfway ignorant. 

Hawaii Republicans Try To Block Marriage Equality From Advancing - You can only keep away a rushing tide of momentum for only a second if at all.

  'A Day With HIV' Aims To Fight Stigma And Raise AIDS Awareness - An excellent post! 

FRC Asks God To 'Intervene To Prevent; ENDA From Passing - I think God has more important things to attend to.