The alliance accuses the film of reinforcing negative gay stereotypes.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has expressed the view that the new movie “Bruno” reinforces negative stereotypes of gay individuals. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the organization’s president Jarrett Barrios remarked on the issue after viewing the film on Friday.
Barrios is quoted by the AP as stating of the movie, “the movie was a well-intentioned series of sketches — some hit the mark and some hit the gay community pretty hard and reinforce some damaging, hurtful stereotypes.” Barrios further remarked, “some people in the gay community will be as troubled as GLAAD is that the movie doesn’t decrease homophobia, but decreases the public’s comfort with gay people.”
Universal Pictures, the studio which produced the film, is quoted in the report as stating of the allegations, “While any work that dares to address relevant cultural sensitivities might be misinterpreted by some or offend others, we believe the overwhelming majority of the audience will understand and appreciate the film’s inarguably positive intentions, which we’ve seen demonstrated whenever we have shown it.”
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