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Sunday, December 05, 2004 

Alexander the Legally Gay

Apparently, the 25 lawyers who sued Warner Bros. and Oliver Stone for implying Alexander the Great was gay in the movie "Alexander" have decided to drop the suit. They came to the conclusion, that, after viewing the movie in a private session on Thursday that there really was nothing offensive about the way Alexander's bisexuality was portrayed.

Now, I bet they wished they had listened to my advice and watched the movie before going through the trouble to file the lawsuit.

At least now they know that Alexander can still be great no matter who he sleeps with.


FIRST REPORT: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/01/06/125234.php

LONDON - Director Oliver Stone said he was surprised by the critical reaction to his historical epic "Alexander" - and put the blame on the fundamentalist morality in some parts of the United States.

Critics lambasted the film, which stars Irish actor Colin Farrell, and some conservative groups condemned Stone's depiction of the Macedonian conqueror's sexuality.

"I was quite taken aback by the controversy and fierceness of the reviews about a character we don't really know too much about," Stone told reporters in London Wednesday before the film's British premiere.

"I operate on my passion and sometimes I'm naive, I don't think about the consequences," he said.

Stone said the commercial failure of "Alexander" in the United States could be linked to "a raging fundamentalism in morality."

SECOND REPORT: http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=57174

[Hollywood News]: New York, Jan 8 : Oliver Stone is deeply disappointed with the lukewarm response given to his epic film, 'Alexander The Great', courtsey the new fundamentalist morality in the United States.

Oliver will, therefore, change the offending homosexual scenes before the movie is released on DVD. "There's a raging fundamentalism in morality in the U.S.," The New York Post quoted Oliver

The bond between men can be suggested in different ways. From day one, audiences didn't show up. They didn't even read the reviews in the South because the media was using the words, 'Alex the gay.'

The gays lambasted me for not making Alexander openly homosexual, and, in the Bible Belt pastors were up in the pulpit saying that to watch this film was to be tempted by Satan," he added. (ANI)

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