It seems the film ‘Bruno’ has placed an uncomfortably bright spotlight not just on our culture’s homophobia, but our unimaginative headlines. Richard Lawson over at GAWKER calls the press out on this one, and offers a little sampling of their work:
These are from many places – the New York Times, the AP, the AFP, and others. The multiple use of “sashays” just speaks volumes about how that word will never be used to describe anything but outrageous gay men. And the topping jokes! Oh the topping jokes do, actually, indicate that people are a little more “with it” when it comes to gay man parlance (topping is a sex reference, children) than some of us thought.