This week’s gay movie review is -G.B.F. This isn’t a isn’t a romantic comedy. It’s not a teen drama, it’s barely a coming out story. But it is cute and it has lots of funny moments in it. It’s definitely enjoyable if you turn your mind off. Also, don’t think too much about how it could be insulting to gay culture. Here’s my thoughts on it, and let me know if you’ve seen it.
Echo Kellum was recently cast for the role of Mr. Terrific for this upcoming season of Arrow. And guess what, he is going to be a gay character. That’s an interesting turn. At San Diego Comic it was announced by executive producer Greg Berlanti that Mr. Terrific was going to be introduced this coming season on Arrow and that he would be gay. Now, in Entertainment Weekly, it was announced that Echo Kellum will be taking on the role of Curtis Holt aka Mr. Terrific.
Being that Mr. Terrific was a straight character in DC Comics and became a superhero because of the death of his wife child, it is more than likely, his superhero origin in the tv show is going to be altered. A lot. As Entertainment Weekly described, Holt is “a technological savant and inventor,” an employee at Palmer Technologies under Felicity Smoak’s (Emily Bett Rickards) supervision.
I support this and think that it is incredibly cool that we are not only getting a mainstream character on an established DC show that has a cohesive continuity, but also that we are getting a an actual gay character that is not playing it safe by saying that he is ‘bi’ or questioning. If you are not aware of this, the character of the Pied Piper, Hartley Rathaway, has been established in the Flash/Arrow TV Universe and is also an openly gay character.
Not to mention that Barry Allen’s boss is Police Captain David Singh, and is also an openly gay character. Granted though, he barely plays a supporting character in the show.
Unfortunately, if you listen closely, you can already hear future fanboys starting to complain and throw a tantrum about Mr. Terrific. I personally have avoided the topic on forums, because I know there are going to be some haters out there. What do you think? Is this a good move or is it a bad idea to make an established heterosexual character gay for the means of diversity?
In the cosplay world, people who dress up as Deadpool are annoying. That aside, I do like the character of Deadpool, but more as a character that is fun when he’s around a lot of other establisehd Marvel Comic characters. By himself, I feel like he’s a decent character, but nothing that I would go out of my way to read. That being said, I love Ryan Reynolds and he has actually gotten me excited to see Deadpool. And he did it, without even show his real trailer. He showed a trailer for his trailer. That takes talent. I am now totally stoked for this.
I just reviewed issue number 2 of Jem and the Holograms from IDW Comics. There’s a lot of critics against this book, but it also has a big fan following too. I do like the series and I’m liking the direction that they’re taking with the characters. Here’s my thoughts on this issue.
There was a second trailer shown at Comic Con for the upcoming Jem movie. It looks slightly better. But it’s still not going to get too many more fans on board. I do not think this is going to go well when this hits theaters, but I could be wrong. This hasn’t been officially released yet, so this was filmed on a handicam, but you can see it pretty well in this video. Thanks Pete Bottiglieri for informing me about this!
Hercules is getting his own comic book series in November from Marvel Comics. This is pretty cool being that Marvel is lacking in the bisexual male department for headliners. They exist, many are women, but we have a couple males here and there. The only problem is that Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has stated that despite Hercules’ origins and past speculations, Hercules will not be bisexual. That seems a bit disheartening as I feel like Hercules would be the PERFECT bisexual character to be given his own title. He is literally Hercules from mythology, which all Greek heroes/gods were seemingly bisexual if you read up on them.
Let’s forget that Iolaus (who you probably remember as Hercules’ sidekick in – Hercules The Legendary Journeys) was his lover at one point. Although if you tell straight guys that liked this show about the real Iolaus, they totally freak out on you. No kidding, it happened to me when I told my friend who was a Xena/Hercules fanatic. He cursed me out and called me a liar and that I was just trying to ruin the series for him.
And we have had an alternate version of Hercules that was in a relationship with Wolverine in X-Treme X-Men. That cause huge waves among some comic book fans. Others saw it as something that would make total sense for their characters and what they had experienced together. Interesting, if their gender roles were reversed and it was two women that had become lovers, no one would care. Which has happened before when a lesbian Mary Jane Watson as Spider-Woman was introduced in Exiles. Not a single angry person was found anywhere. Hypocrisy at its best.
And if you’re not aware, Hercules in the ‘regular’ Marvel Universe (Universe 616) has been hinted at. In fact, Marvel’s most notable gay character, Northstar, has been hinted at having a thing with the Greek god. It was probably meant more as a joke, but still it counts!
It’s unfortunate that Marvel couldn’t just allow Hercules to be a bisexual character openly. The stories could be very similar to other bisexual characters where their sexuality is not a big issue but is something that could come into play depending on their needs for the progressing of the story. Look at Daken’s (Wolverine’s bisexual son) character. He used his sexuality both ways. He used men and women to get what he wanted. Granted, his pheromones made his victims feel what he wanted them to feel, including them wanting him sexually.
Anyways, what do you think? Is Marvel playing it too safe or you think they should be taking the dive and just out Hercules as a bisexual Greek god? I have a feeling that we will still see lots of innuendos and sexual suggestions that he is in fact a bisexual man.
I am sure that everyone is already aware that KinkMen.Com has a Bound God series. If not, the premise usually involves some storyline where an unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on your standpoint) is usually abducted against their will and sexually violated against their will. The whole scenario is of course scripted and the participants are interviewed before and/or after the video to display their compliance.
This week, the geektastically awesome Tyler Rush is captured by Trenton Ducati and Mercilessly Fucked in the woods and is buried alive! Haha, see what I did by using the words of the title of the scene? Laugh damn it, that was awesome.
Check out my review on the scene below and when you’re done, see the actual scene at: KinkMen.Com
In the near future, we will not be forced by Google to have a Google Plus account. FINALLY! In an unexpected turn, it looks like Google has finally admitted that they were wrong to force themselves into everyone’s lives. And this will be changing very soon. I am actually very happy about this. Bradley Horowitz, VP of Streams, Photos, and Sharing for Google stated on his blog at Googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/,that “we’ve also heard that it doesn’t make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use.” The first product to be affected, is YouTube. It does not mean that Google Plus is going away, yet. I am sure you already know this, but if you post on YouTube, you must have a Google Plus Account and Profile. Despite not wanting to use a Google Plus account, despite having no use for it, Google forced all of us to have one. Being that I have 3 YouTube Channels (GayComicGeek, GayGeekyVlogs, and GayGeekUncuts), I had to have 3 Google Plus accounts. I could not integrate them into one account. Again, no big deal. I’ve literally just ignored those social platforms for the past year because I did not see any real benefit from them.
Even though I have kept quiet about my hate over Google Plus, other people however, have been much more vocal about their hate towards Google and them forcing the consumer to obtain a Google Plus profile. However, most of these people were upset because Google was making not just YouTube users to make a Google Plus account but they were forcing others to make a Google Plus account for anyone that used any Google service. Well any Google service other than it’s basic search feature. Which I am sure they would have forced that too, if they could.
Do you use Google Plus? I’m curious, cause I knew a lot of people that used it at the beginning and now I hear nothing about it. I have 2 friends that work for Google, and it almost sounds like they’re both brainwashed into saying Google Plus is incredible and worthwhile experience and that it offers much higher social contacts than any other social platform. It’s very weird talking to them about it.