06 November 2015

Movie Review: Theft


This film would have had tremendous promise with the correct and proper budget. However, having lived for a time in a word where the budget was what the gay bar could afford, I didn't mind it. In fact, with same-sex marriage legal throughout the United States, I'm certain that this particular movie and its variations have numbered days. The movie is funny and has a romantic subplot going on so its a made for movie type romantic comedy. The issue that intrigued me is the role of the gay bar in gay life. Is successful single pointed focus on same-sex marriage and heteronormative gay life be the cause of the end of the gay bar scene? I guess only time will tell. But I wonder what a post gay bar, gay community would look like. This movie in no way answers that. Instead if pokes fun at another increasingly marginal character in the gay myth: the homophobic, gay-hating Christian preacher. Perhaps, however, that character will first have to have a second run in Third World moviehouses of worship before it disappears.

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