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Saturday, March 10, 2007
I Won't Be Watching 300
...inasmuch as the gay porn I prefer has the guys stabbing each other with their penises to their mutual delight rather than self-righteously hacking each other to death with their big boring blades. I quite understand, however, that the boys these days need simultaneously to feel all rough and tough even as they whomp themselves up into pointlessly pissing themselves in abject fear here in Bush's America, what with us feminazis to contend with and the global war on terra 'n all. What could be better at a time like this than blowing glossy light-saturated slow-mo kisses via the bloodyminded misanthropic mind of Frank Miller to an unspeakably despotic militarist hell that left the world not a single worthy cultural trace except for the vestigial echo of an exhibitionary he-howl of the kind every stinky asshole showoff at the gym burdens the world with every day of our lives anyway to our endless dull despair. For those who pine for antiquarian manflesh, honest homoeroticism, and a not-too-embarrassing indulgence in philosophizing here and there, I would recommend Amorous Mundyites turn instead to Derek Jarman's first feature length film, a dramatization of the ordeals of Sebastian, filmed with no money at all but with a surfeit of lean lovable big nosed men, in Latin of all things, with English subtitles.