GLAAD | The Onion

'Just a Single, Accurate, Believable Detail'

From the folks at The Onion:

GlaadSeeking to honor filmmakers for fair and inclusive portrayals of the LGBT community, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced Sunday the establishment of a prestigious new prize to be awarded to any mainstream motion picture that gets even one thing right about being gay.

"We're not asking for a two-hour-long pitch-perfect exploration of the gay and lesbian experience—just a single accurate, believable detail that feels in any way telling or true-to-life," said GLAAD spokesperson Cheryl Weingardt, who promised a major cash prize and high-profile award ceremony to any Hollywood director able to deliver a film—any film at all—that includes a brief on-screen moment in which a gay character seems even somewhat authentic.

"It can be a line of convincing dialogue, an emotionally honest reaction shot. All we ask is that you have someone gay in the frame for a couple seconds without it being completely insulting to the audience's intelligence."

GLAAD To Honor Any Mainstream Film That Gets One Thing Right About Being Gay [the onion]

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  1. funny. doesn't really seem like mocking glaad. seems more like they're mocking the film industry.

    Posted by: wtf | Feb 27, 2012 6:24:36 PM

  2. hahaha. wait a minute--are we sure this is satire?

    Posted by: dh | Feb 27, 2012 6:28:39 PM

  3. Absolutely hilarious. And I think that it's mocking GLAAD and the industry. The Onion tends to hit as many targets as possible.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 27, 2012 6:28:51 PM

  4. lol, The Onion don't need to make a mockery of Glaad, The people who run Glaad have been doing that for years now just fine by themselves.

    Posted by: intristin | Feb 27, 2012 7:10:48 PM

  5. Ya, good luck!

    Posted by: MoJo | Feb 27, 2012 9:21:25 PM

  6. they're not mocking GLAAD whatsoever. they're rightfully mocking the film industry, that's all.

    Posted by: barilla | Feb 27, 2012 9:28:05 PM

  7. Hollywood studios only care about making money.

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 27, 2012 9:42:26 PM

  8. They are mocking both GLAAD and the film industry, deservedly so.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Feb 27, 2012 11:45:55 PM

  9. The Onion can nail it sometimes. Love this.

    Posted by: MammmaB | Feb 27, 2012 11:45:58 PM

  10. And who judges GLAAD?I believe we can judge for ourselves!

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin aka The Bleacher Preacherj | Feb 28, 2012 6:38:38 AM

  11. It's funny because it's true. We've been so used to being excluded from programming for so long that networks get congratulated for any kind of inclusion, however tiny and sometimes even when the portrayal is insulting.

    The way GLAAD does their annual count, it's like we're black people 40 years ago, and if a black train conductor appears for two seconds to say "All aboard!" we count that as one more hour of "inclusive programming," with annual kudos going to the network counting the most such "hours."

    Posted by: Gregv | Feb 28, 2012 11:12:58 AM

  12. Brilliant. ROFL. Although I feel the big screen gets it right more often than the small screen.

    Posted by: JAMES | Feb 28, 2012 9:06:27 PM

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