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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Self-described "theater and arts lover" finds onstage gay kiss "repulsive" and complains to theater for not warning her. She's OK with the onstage murder, though   (sltrib.com) divider line 47
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2014-04-08 05:37:47 PM
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I remember watching it and thinking it was a desperate attempt at a plot twist, but then years later I found a new low in any of the m night shyamalan movies.
 
2014-04-08 05:42:23 PM
Somebody send that stupid bint a thousand copies of Brokeback Mountain.

Postage due.
 
2014-04-08 06:34:49 PM
Okay, first time I saw the movie it was like WTF!?@!@?  Because it was a major plot twist and completely unexpected.

But given the play came out in the late 70's and the movie in 82 I find it incredible that anybody hadn't already seen the movie and known what the twist was.

It's got to be tough running a theater in that community when you consider the following FTFA:

In the December run of the musical "Elf," some theatergoers complained about the show's colorblind casting (black actors in roles played by white actors in the movie version).

I find that even more astonishing than the outrage over the gay kiss.
 
2014-04-08 07:00:06 PM
Ten bucks says she's a Christer.  Stupid coont.
 
2014-04-08 07:04:16 PM

Slackfumasta: Ten bucks says she's a Christer.  Stupid coont.


Salt Lake City.  Mormon.
 
2014-04-08 07:09:43 PM
She's OK with the onstage murder, though

Isn't that pretty much American culture in a nutshell? Violence, gunfire, explosions, and death are PG-13, but a bare boob is an R.

On a separate note, years and years ago I saw a performance of "Shear Madness" that had a brief kiss (a peck, really) between the male hairdresser and another male character. From the look on the other guy's face, I got the feeling that it was ad-libbed (which would actually be in keeping with the improvisational nature of the show). Either that, or the second guy was a better actor than I thought he was.

The reaction from the audience was a sort of amused shock.
 
2014-04-08 07:13:25 PM

Slackfumasta: Ten bucks says she's a Christer.  Stupid coont.


Maybe she's an AIDS researcher playing it safe.
 
2014-04-08 07:18:41 PM
Wow, around here, "theater and arts lover" is pretty much code for "gay man" or "fruit fly."
 
2014-04-08 07:19:40 PM
So I'm guessing The Rocky Horror Show would just be out for this particular theater lover, as would Cabaret and a half-dozen other plays.
 
2014-04-08 07:22:57 PM

Nix Nightbird: So I'm guessing The Rocky Horror Show would just be out for this particular theater lover, as would Cabaret and a half-dozen other plays.


Not to mention the entire Tony Awards telecast.
 
2014-04-08 07:25:09 PM
What is really ironic is that she went to this play
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2014-04-08 07:28:58 PM
BizarreMan:

In the December run of the musical "Elf," some theatergoers complained about the show's colorblind casting (black actors in roles played by white actors in the movie version).

I find that even more astonishing than the outrage over the gay kiss.


I find it amazing they could find black people in Salt Lake City.
 
2014-04-08 07:33:20 PM
Don't get me wrong --she's stupid to be upset about witnessing teh ghey kiss, but the theatre has been warning people about potentially objectionable content for years. So they've cultivated a generation of theater goers who are expected to be apprised in advance of such horrible things as smoking, drinking and naughty words, but then keep teh ghey kiss a secret in a play in the capital of Mormonia?

/yes, I know it's supposed to be a surprise
//figured it was Deathtrap even before I RTFA
///but seriously, they kinda set themselves up
 
2014-04-08 07:35:44 PM

hobnail: Wow, around here, "theater and arts lover" is pretty much code for "gay man" or "fruit fly."


Yeah I didn't realize there were straight "theater and arts lovers". Huh.
 
2014-04-08 07:49:55 PM
People complain about what they're not desensitized to. Apparently this comes as news to subby.
 
2014-04-08 08:03:57 PM
It is her civic duty to buy all the tickets to all the remaining showings:
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2014-04-08 08:10:42 PM
I read the headline as "theatre and ants lover" so I did a GIS.
Here you go, people:
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2014-04-08 08:12:48 PM
That person had better never go see a show on Broadway.

I would have thought a theater lover would know it is written and run by the queerz.
 
2014-04-08 08:17:09 PM
Duh, fake murder. Real kiss.
 
2014-04-08 08:19:59 PM
I have a great aunt like this.  She'll go to an R movie and walkout and demand her money back because someone dropped an F-bomb.
 
2014-04-08 08:20:24 PM
 The comments deliver.

There is no way the kiss was gayer than going to a play.. with your mom...
 
2014-04-08 08:20:31 PM

chunderboy: Don't get me wrong --she's stupid to be upset about witnessing teh ghey kiss, but the theatre has been warning people about potentially objectionable content for years. So they've cultivated a generation of theater goers who are expected to be apprised in advance of such horrible things as smoking, drinking and naughty words, but then keep teh ghey kiss a secret in a play in the capital of Mormonia?

/yes, I know it's supposed to be a surprise
//figured it was Deathtrap even before I RTFA
///but seriously, they kinda set themselves up


I'm with you.  She's a twat, but they had to expect that one twat.  There's always that one twat, anyway, but when they've been putting out warnings for things that, for better or for worse, a great many people find less objectionable, they had to expect that.

(I'm not familiar with "Deathtrap", so I don't know how much the warning would've affected anything.  Could they just slap a stupid generic parental advisory-type thing on it and be done, without saying for what, exactly?  I can say I knew some things going in to, say, "The Crying Game" or "Seven" that didn't ruin the movie, but...it would've been better if I Hadn't Already Known That Part.)

BizarreMan: In the December run of the musical "Elf," some theatergoers complained about the show's colorblind casting (black actors in roles played by white actors in the movie version).

I find that even more astonishing than the outrage over the gay kiss.


That got more of an amused/amazed/saddened "what?" from me, too.
 
2014-04-08 08:53:43 PM
When the high school in town did "Chicago" (stellar, by the way) the local biddies were scandalized by the scanty costumes and smoking onstage. Not one word about the murders.
 
2014-04-08 09:07:35 PM
"The letter writer, who called herself a theater and arts lover, said she was infuriated because she had brought her teenage son to the play. "

That's it, now her son has the gay....   or already did.

No hetero teenage boy would be caught dead going to a play unless under family arm twisting.
 
2014-04-08 09:21:33 PM
Hard to believe that nobody noticed the name of the woman that wrote the article. Go look, I double-dog dare ya....
 
2014-04-08 09:24:30 PM
God forbid she ever go to a traditional play. Even the women are dudes.
 
2014-04-08 09:28:12 PM

mrlewish: No hetero teenage boy would be caught dead going to a play unless under family arm twisting.


Does watching  "I, Claudius" on PBS with my parents back in the early 80's count?   ( A Play-like TV show, IMHO)

/ pretty much "Game of Thrones" before "Game of Thrones"
// Livia > Cersei , at least on the "Evil" scale...
 
2014-04-08 09:35:56 PM

Slackfumasta: Ten bucks says she's a Christer.  Stupid coont.


There's plenty of murder in the bible...
 
2014-04-08 09:48:17 PM
Well, if that had asked her to perform onstage cunnilingus then yeah I would see her point.
 
2014-04-08 09:51:36 PM

BizarreMan: Okay, first time I saw the movie it was like WTF!?@!@?  Because it was a major plot twist and completely unexpected.

But given the play came out in the late 70's and the movie in 82 I find it incredible that anybody hadn't already seen the movie and known what the twist was.

It's got to be tough running a theater in that community when you consider the following FTFA:

In the December run of the musical "Elf," some theatergoers complained about the show's colorblind casting (black actors in roles played by white actors in the movie version).

I find that even more astonishing than the outrage over the gay kiss.


On one hand, exposure to new idea through the arts might open some minds and lead to tolerance and perhaps even acceptance.

On the other hand, DIAF.
 
2014-04-08 10:01:16 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: mrlewish: No hetero teenage boy would be caught dead going to a play unless under family arm twisting.

Does watching  "I, Claudius" on PBS with my parents back in the early 80's count?   ( A Play-like TV show, IMHO)

/ pretty much "Game of Thrones" before "Game of Thrones"
// Livia > Cersei , at least on the "Evil" scale...


Does not count. Have you seen ads for plays in the last 20 years? It's all adaptations of movies, dancing nuns, and 'clever' pomo deconstructions of Shakespeare.

/Loved I Claudius - it is kinda Games of Thrones w/o CGI
 
2014-04-08 10:11:02 PM
Yes, ma'am, there is a gay male kiss in "Deathtrap".
In other news, "Rosebud" is Kane's sled, Verbal Kint is Keyser Soze, and in "The Mousetrap", the detective is the killer.
 
2014-04-08 10:11:24 PM

Nix Nightbird: So I'm guessing The Rocky Horror Show would just be out for this particular theater lover, as would Cabaret and a half-dozen other plays.


I saw a production of Cabaret at the fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta about...maybe 14/15 years ago.  When the (first) big gay kiss happened, some guy behind me whispered something like "disgusting" and stormed out.  I was a teenager at the time, but even then I was like "did you honestly not know what this play was about?  Really?"
 
2014-04-08 10:38:56 PM

chunderboy: Don't get me wrong --she's stupid to be upset about witnessing teh ghey kiss, but the theatre has been warning people about potentially objectionable content for years. So they've cultivated a generation of theater goers who are expected to be apprised in advance of such horrible things as smoking, drinking and naughty words, but then keep teh ghey kiss a secret in a play in the capital of Mormonia?

/yes, I know it's supposed to be a surprise
//figured it was Deathtrap even before I RTFA
///but seriously, they kinda set themselves up


I used to work in a theatre and we had big warnings signs when one of our plays would feature smoking. We would still get some people all outraged. We had one lady interrupt the play, yelling that smoking indoors was not allowed and they were breaking the law.
 
2014-04-08 10:47:36 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Forbidden Doughnut: mrlewish: No hetero teenage boy would be caught dead going to a play unless under family arm twisting.

Does watching  "I, Claudius" on PBS with my parents back in the early 80's count?   ( A Play-like TV show, IMHO)

/ pretty much "Game of Thrones" before "Game of Thrones"
// Livia > Cersei , at least on the "Evil" scale...

Does not count. Have you seen ads for plays in the last 20 years? It's all adaptations of movies, dancing nuns, and 'clever' pomo deconstructions of Shakespeare.

/Loved I Claudius - it is kinda Games of Thrones w/o CGI


ah PBS in the 70s and 80s, British tv with the occasional breast flash.

/and really who the hell doesn't know the twist in Deathtrap by now?
 
2014-04-08 11:32:39 PM
God, I love Utah.

/not really
 
2014-04-09 01:08:38 AM
If she's a "theater and arts lover" howcome she didn't already know that there was a gay kiss in "Deathtrap"? it's an ancient play, an old movie, and the "plot twist" is as old as "As You Like It" if not older. Where the hell have you been, lady?
 
2014-04-09 01:11:44 AM

Tellingthem: chunderboy: Don't get me wrong --she's stupid to be upset about witnessing teh ghey kiss, but the theatre has been warning people about potentially objectionable content for years. So they've cultivated a generation of theater goers who are expected to be apprised in advance of such horrible things as smoking, drinking and naughty words, but then keep teh ghey kiss a secret in a play in the capital of Mormonia?

/yes, I know it's supposed to be a surprise
//figured it was Deathtrap even before I RTFA
///but seriously, they kinda set themselves up

I used to work in a theatre and we had big warnings signs when one of our plays would feature smoking. We would still get some people all outraged. We had one lady interrupt the play, yelling that smoking indoors was not allowed and they were breaking the law.


Had she not heard of fake cigarettes?
 
2014-04-09 01:11:57 AM
This calls for an appropriate CSB:

Took a legends/mythology class in high school. We watched and discussed several famous movies pertinent to various genres of legend, Tombstone, Braveheart, etc.

At one point we watched what I believe was Excalibur. One of the beginning sequences involved a lot of violent content as a battle was fought. Shortly thereafter a love scene appeared onscreen. The teacher got up, I shiat you not, said, "You don't need to be watching this," and stop-fast forwarded through the scene (ye olde VCR trick) so we couldn't even watch the dirty, dirty sexytimes as it blurred by.

Even at age seventeen the absurdity of that double standard caught my attention. I still boggle.

Wish I'd made this up.
 
2014-04-09 05:17:54 AM

Mr_Crink: It is her civic duty to buy all the tickets to all the remaining showings:
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That face is so sour I can taste lemons just from looking at it.
 
2014-04-09 08:06:21 AM
Then she really wouldn't like Game of Thrones.
 
2014-04-09 08:44:16 AM

Cybernetic: She's OK with the onstage murder, though

Isn't that pretty much American culture in a nutshell? Violence, gunfire, explosions, and death are PG-13, but a bare boob is an R.


Unless Americans are using Obama's time machine to visit the Colleseum in Rome, all that violence is fake and everyone over the age of 4 knows it.   Preschoolers have pretend fights all the time.  As did Shakespeare in his plays.  Cute puppies do it too and we think it's adorable.  OTOH, all that kissing and nudity is real.
 
2014-04-09 08:54:38 AM

fusillade762: Slackfumasta: Ten bucks says she's a Christer.  Stupid coont.

There's plenty of murder in the bible...


and rape and incest.
 
2014-04-09 11:42:37 AM

Gyrfalcon: If she's a "theater and arts lover" howcome she didn't already know that there was a gay kiss in "Deathtrap"? it's an ancient play, an old movie, and the "plot twist" is as old as "As You Like It" if not older. Where the hell have you been, lady?


Forget it Jake, it's Salt Lake City
 
2014-04-09 02:44:10 PM
I think that every gay couple in the area should make it a point of making out in front of this woman's house.
 
2014-04-09 02:45:24 PM
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2014-04-09 08:36:01 PM

Persnickety: Cybernetic: She's OK with the onstage murder, though

Isn't that pretty much American culture in a nutshell? Violence, gunfire, explosions, and death are PG-13, but a bare boob is an R.

Unless Americans are using Obama's time machine to visit the Colleseum in Rome, all that violence is fake and everyone over the age of 4 knows it.   Preschoolers have pretend fights all the time.  As did Shakespeare in his plays.  Cute puppies do it too and we think it's adorable.  OTOH, all that kissing and nudity is real.


Actually, this.
 
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