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The Guys in Wild Hogs are So Not Gay

As I noted in a post earlier this week, Wild Hogs, which appears to rely on "gay panic" as its centerpiece, may not be as funny as A.O. Scott's New York Times review which appeared today:


"The main thing about these guys — the main source of the movie’s fumbling attempts at humor — is that they’re not gay. Really. Seriously. No way. They may worry about people thinking that they’re gay, and they may do things that might make people think that they’re gay — dance, touch one another, take off their clothes, express emotion — but they’re absolutely 100 percent not gay. No no no no no no. No sir, I mean, no ma’am. That’s what makes it funny, see.

After camping out one night, for example, they have a conversation that’s overheard by a highway patrolman (John C. McGinley) who decides, based on his misunderstanding of the perfectly innocent things they’re saying, that they must be gay. But the thing is — get this — he’s the one who’s gay! You think he’s a stereotypical homophobe, but he turns out to be a homophobic stereotype. It’s magic!

Anyway, the four nongay guys run afoul of some real bikers — one of whom might be gay! — and have to prove their manhood by standing up to the bullies. In the process, one of them gets it on with Marisa Tomei in the most nongay way imaginable within the limits of a PG-13 movie. The wives of the two who still have wives show up, proving, well, you know. And the fourth one? Could it be? Shut up!"

Eh, was planning on seeing Zodiac anyway.

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  1. That's so gay!

    Posted by: Becks07 | Mar 2, 2007 11:07:09 AM

  2. It sounds like non-stop comedy hi-jinx, I tell ya! You know what's REALLY funny? I can't decide whether to go to this cinematic masterpiece or poke buring forks into my eyes....hahahahahaha! What a HOOT!!!

    Posted by: Todd in Minnesota | Mar 2, 2007 11:34:11 AM

  3. What a... disturbing... review. A bit obsessive. I love William H. Macy (exceptional in "Mystery Men", "Fargo" and "The Cooler").

    As I DEETEST obnoxious Harly motorcycles, I planed to pass on this movie and that other obomination, "Ghost Rider".

    Posted by: Rad | Mar 2, 2007 11:48:58 AM

  4. Now that Don Knotts is gone, who plays the part of Mr. Firley in this fine piece of work?

    Posted by: Rey | Mar 2, 2007 1:05:33 PM


    Homophobic stereotypes are so f'ing MAGIC for ME TOO! AAAAAHAHAHHAHAA. Like a magic pipe to the skull! WOOOOO! HAHAHA. BIPPITY BOPPITY MOTHERFUCKINGBOO! aaaahahahahahaa.

    Lameass fuckwit.

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Mar 2, 2007 1:59:39 PM

  6. Isn't this like beating a dead horse??

    Posted by: anon | Mar 2, 2007 2:28:22 PM

  7. good

    Posted by: ali | Mar 3, 2007 7:10:31 AM

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