Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's A Good Thing

I was watching Martha Stewart this morning, (don't judge me), and Sigourney Weaver was the special guest. She was there to promote her new Lifetime movie Prayers for Bobby but somehow Martha suckered her into butchering a chicken on live TV. Anyway, back to the point. They played a clip from the movie where Sigourney's character goes, "I will not have a gay son," and the crowd gasped.

This surprised me. I would think that a room full of middle-aged white women would relate to that kinda of reaction. But upon further thought, any woman who watches Martha Stewart and has interest in trimming pillowcases and home made stationery would appreciate a gay son who can help them bake scones and plan weddings. Maybe people are more tolerant than I think. Next time I'm amidst a group of middle-aged white women, I'm coming out. They will give me hugs and invite me to their book club meetings.

As for the movie, I must say that it could be better. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the the heartwrenching tear-jerkers that better "the cause", (as opposed to blatant insults like I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and overrated pointlessness like Brokeback Mountain). But it's all kind of cliche and and the writing seems unnatural. Also, Bobby's constant face full of tears is overkill. Why not just do the lone tear down the cheek? But I love love love Sigourney Weaver. I love her. I will suffer through bad writing and bad acting to watch her. Saturday at 9pm. Who wants to make it a date with me?

7 comments:

Doug said...

I've been planning to watch it. I'm free. Do you want me to fly over, or do you want to make the flight? Maybe you need to collect some more airline miles?

Oldyeller said...

Sorry but I'm hanging with LP in scenic but frigid Reykjavík, Iceland that evening.

Mike said...

I would have put Martha to shame as a kid with my beaded x-mas ornaments, my orange-raisins scones, paper mache thanksgiving turkeys, etc. But that all faded around the age of 13, when I stopped gymnastics, much to my father’s delight.

Coming-out stories are a cliché today, for sure, at least to most. It’s the churchers that still don’t get it, however. “Prayer for Ryan” seems to be dumbed down for them. So they can follow the bouncing ball.

dickophile said...

may i suggest you watch love and other disasters? it is the best gay themed movie ever!

j said...

I didn't even end up seeing it...

I would ask what happens but it's fairly obvious already.

David said...

it was so sad :'(
sigourney weaver and the guy who played bobby were pretty amazing. i hope she starts doing more mainstream films again.

Doomed But Cheerful! said...

Too funny - and I love Martha ... oh, I feel an urge to go make something while wearing my Sigourney singlet, with Lakmé as the soundtrack ...

May I link to you, please?