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Kellan Lutz to Play a Bullied Straight Person in a World Dominated by Gay People

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Kellan Lutz and Camilla Belle have been cast as a secretive straight couple living in a world where gays are in the majority, in a new film called Love Is All You Need?, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

The film is set in a world where homosexuality is the norm and follows several storylines. Belle, who is in final negotiations, will play a star quarterback (yes, you read that right) adored by a large fan base while Lutz, whose deal is closed, is an aspiring journalist. The two fall in love, with their relationship growing in secret, but when the romance becomes public, the two find themselves being bullied.

The film was co-written by and will be directed by Kim Rocco Shields.

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  1. That just sounds like a B-movie mess waiting to happen.

    Posted by: Charles | Jul 25, 2012 3:18:26 PM


  2. This sounds stupid.

    Posted by: Jeff NYC | Jul 25, 2012 3:20:27 PM


  3. Wasn't there a race-themed movie like this? Where blacks were the majority and whites were the minority? I don't think movies like this make the impact that the writers/directors intend on. The far right will use it at as a means to say "this is what will happen if we become complacent and let them take over and give them the freedom to marry." Making a real splash would've been to just have Lutz (who is one of the biggest sex symbols and teen idols out there) play a gay football quarterback. You then even bring up the issue of a gay out football player and if done right, Lutz gets an insane career boost. Which he could use after those awful Twilight flicks. JMO

    Posted by: PJ | Jul 25, 2012 3:27:33 PM


  4. This was the set up of another novel from a guy who wrote A Clockwork Orange (over 40 years ago).

    The set up was that it was about population control and then population control was no longer needed because....

    Posted by: QJ201 | Jul 25, 2012 3:30:09 PM


  5. @PJ, it was called "White Man's Burden" - and yes, it was about a world culture where black and white were *flipped*.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jul 25, 2012 3:30:10 PM


  6. Not sure how i feel about this. At best it has all the potential of a dated Twilight Zone episode. At worst, who is going to pay $10+ in a theater to watch it anyway? What's their target market? Unless he's taking his shirt off through most of the film, I can't see a lot of reason to watch it.)

    Posted by: Keith | Jul 25, 2012 3:33:02 PM


  7. During freshman year at Columbia College, an art school in Chicago, this was the premise for every other screenplay.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 25, 2012 3:33:06 PM


  8. Sounds like a silly project, but I guess you gotta take work when you can get it.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 25, 2012 3:33:28 PM


  9. Jeff in NYC says it sounds stupid - actually I think - IF DONE RIGHT - it would be VERY TELLING indeed!!!!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jul 25, 2012 3:34:02 PM


  10. Wait this movie was already made, basically, but with a "nobody". It's called "Almost Normal".... Oh so Kellan Lutz is going to play a straight guy in an "almost-all-gay-movie" whoa way to show some depth of character.

    Posted by: Mike Naz | Jul 25, 2012 3:35:35 PM


  11. It took me a while to react to the plot, and now that I've thought about it I'm having a problem with it. Gays become the majority so of course we automatically become bullies?

    Posted by: Butch | Jul 25, 2012 3:40:02 PM


  12. The problem with movies like this is that at the end of the day they're still centering the focus on straight people. At the end of the day the movie will end up being about the poor straight (most likely white) couple. Thus the entire point is missed. Why can't they just make a movie about the various struggles and hardships faced by LGBT people? Oh because Hollywood doesn't think that it would "sell."

    Posted by: New-new | Jul 25, 2012 3:40:24 PM


  13. Sounds like Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War". . .minus the war.

    Posted by: ghostwhitehorse | Jul 25, 2012 3:43:17 PM


  14. This didn't work when Star Trek did it, and it isn't going to work now.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 25, 2012 3:44:56 PM


  15. um. this was the off-broadway musical "Zanna Don't"

    Posted by: doug | Jul 25, 2012 3:45:43 PM


  16. Reminds me of a Ray Bradbury short story I read about 50 odd years ago.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Jul 25, 2012 3:48:57 PM


  17. LURV those lamps!

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 25, 2012 3:50:19 PM


  18. Will he have to "fake it" with a guy to fit in?

    Posted by: Gus | Jul 25, 2012 3:55:52 PM


  19. Hollywood has a long history of depicting our community as predatory. It's long overdue to stop perpetuating this stereotype.

    Posted by: CVP | Jul 25, 2012 4:05:47 PM


  20. The main problem with this kind of story is it will only highlight stereotypes. Gay culture was created in contrast to straight culture, more so it was all figured out over a long time. Many cultural influences makes it relateable to other people.

    So when did humanity decide to procreate intentionally instead of haphazardly? because that would be the time that the minority of straight people would begin. How does masculinity change when the majority now have a lesser interaction with femininity?

    That is why I assume this movie will suck. It will probably be a campy major populace, that is extremely violent still (to make it relate to "real" men), and I will wager a guess that everyone is extremely close minded. Too hyperbolic, this is only enough plot for a porno, and I would watch that over this any day.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 25, 2012 4:11:36 PM


  21. Does no one understand that this movie isn't meant to make the gay community look bad. It's a direct representation of what the straight community has done and when it's flipped, it is meant for the straight people watching to identify with the main characters and therefore see the problems in the current society. It's really not rocket science. Give it a chance. The concept is sound, and if you watch the short film this is based on (it has the same name), you'll understand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2OmY_0Ojsc

    Posted by: Andrew | Jul 25, 2012 4:15:05 PM


  22. As long as gay people are seen as bad and heterosexuals as good Hollywood will make the movie. The director will say something about this story making heterosexuals understand what gay people go through when in reality they won't.

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 25, 2012 4:15:25 PM


  23. Could be interesting.

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 25, 2012 4:15:39 PM


  24. "You'd do it to us if you were in our position" is an old and tiresome rationale for hateful speech and behavior. At its core, the premise of this film serves as a justification for actual hateful speech and behavior which makes it the opposite of gay-affirming, IMHO.

    Posted by: Dale Lazarov | Jul 25, 2012 4:16:01 PM


  25. EVIL Mean Gay people. Finally the truth. Evil mean Gay people. All those str8 kids being bullied. Hetero-folk just want equality. What's next, witches burning Catholics at the stake?

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jul 25, 2012 4:16:18 PM


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