So, hot on the heels of the Transformers movie comes G.I. Joe. Apparently, they know they'll run out of cartoons and comic books to make into movies (Speed Racer is on the way, and actually looks fun), so now they're on to the toys. And, since they took Transformers and raped it until it had little connection to the source material, you should expect no less from G.I. Joe. Already, they've decided the leader of the Joes is NOT Duke, Hawk, or Flint, but a little known and little-remembered character called Ripcord (a HALO jumper), and they've signed Marlon Wayans to play him. Set 10 years from now, I'm sure we can expect a lot of post-9/11 terrorist craperoo.
So, let's offset this with something kick-ass. I'm a huge fan of actor/comedian/raconteur Stephen Fry. Hilariously funny and undeniably smart, he's never flinched away from giving the straight dope. Recently, he voiced his opinion on the way male stars who are heterosexual, are lauded as "brave" when they share an intimate moment on screen with other men. Fry said: "I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. Straight actors can play gay people and they're rather congratulated on it. People say 'Ooh, how brave of you'." But Fry, 50, added that no one says to a gay actor who plays a heterosexual person: 'How brave of you to kiss that woman, that must have been very difficult for you'. He said: "It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like. And why should it be difficult for a man to kiss another man? It's difficult to ride bareback backwards while unicycling, but to kiss someone isn't difficult." I swear, one day, humans are gonna get over this prudish bullshit about who one chooses to be intimate with. I doubt it'll be in my lifetime, but a man can dream, can't he?