The Straight/Gay Sunday Night Divide


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--Straight Guy

11 comments:

Straight but Fabulous said...

Pleeease. There is no contest.

A Jane Austen character is far more sensous than a machine gun toting terminatette. Sign every woman and gay man to have ever breathed up for that.

And I do believe - if Ms. Austen were still alive those terminator chicks would be kicking butt in their bosom exposing corsets, all the while taking care not to expose their true feelings about their terminatette occupation and duties

straight girl said...

I was actually on the fence about this -- sci fi or jane austen. I love them both.

I chose jane.

English Major, Straight said...

I’ll tell you what a I’m curious about: The use of the colon. Now why wasn’t it Persuasion: A Jane Austin Classic? I guess it simply doesn’t explain what Persuasion is. Or does it? Certainly the colon is misused in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The latter hardly explains the term “terminator.” And so I favor the classic English presentation for its proper and formal use of the English language. Clearly the writers need to bone up on their use of a colon. I’d hate to see what they might do with a semicolon.

gay guy said...

Which Jane did I watch on Sunday evening? The spawn of Jane Austen's imagination or the spawn of Jane Fonda in Barbarella?

True to my gay sensibililies, I parked in front of the television with a cup of tea, a scone, and a sherry chaser. The costumes are beautiful, the countryside so lovely I take to the Internet to book a week's holiday through British Air.

But down to business: As a (I hope) sensitive gay man I feel in synch seeing how Austen's characters are forced screen the information they receive and determine for themselves over time what information about the world is reliable and what's better investigated for yourself. They learn to "read" the word around them in order to find the right place where they can remain true to themselves while being influenced by others. Maybe Austen was a gay man writing in drag?

another gay guy said...

And most important the actor playing Frederick Wentworth was hot, Hot, HOT. Even with mutton chop side burns. Whoof.

PavementCracks said...

What I'm curious about is this straightie with a fixation on the "colon." Hmmmm.... ;-)

Kathleen said...

It's questions like this that are solved by our TiVo.

AJT said...

@kathleen:

Only if we had Tivoed Persuasion.

Straight Guy said...

Thanks kathleen and ajt,

Tivo, DVR, etc. won't really solve the gay/straight divide on this topic, I hate to say. So far, my DVR only stores a wealth of programming that my evolved brain knows I should be watching, but never get around to.

Same with NetFlix, art house films go unplayed for weeks at a time, but Transformers was on my widescreen before my mailman was off my porch... and I knew it wasn't going to be any good!

What's wrong with me?

garrett munroe said...

hmmmmm...i'm gay and would rather see an action flick.

DJN said...

Gay guy here, wouldn't watch either, but I guess I'd choose the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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