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Michael Medved: 'There's Not a Seething, Bubbling Hunger to See Straight Stars Impersonating Homosexuals'


The NY Post today resurrected a February rumor from tabloid News of the World that Guy Ritchie has put a gay spin (that they warn could possibly backfire) on the relationship between Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock) and Jude Law (Watson) in his update of Sherlock Holmes.

Medved While everything so far shows a stronger physicality in Downey's portrayal as well as some Odd Couple style co-habitation dialogue ("When do I complain about you practicing the violin at 3 in the morning. Or your mess? Or your general lack of hygiene, or the fact that you steal my clothes?")

So there's nothing really new here except a weigh-in from former Post movie critic Michael Medved (whose discomfort with gays is certainly nothing new) saying audiences just wouldn't want to see that:

"There's not a seething, bubbling hunger to see straight stars impersonating homosexuals. I think they're just trying to generate controversy . . . They know that making Holmes and Watson homosexual will take away two-thirds of their box office. Who is going to want to see Downey Jr. and Law make out? I don't think it would be appealing to women. Straight men don't want to see it."

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Christopher Ciccone Calls Guy Ritchie a Miserable Homophobe, Again

Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone reportedly let his feelings about Guy Ritchie be known in a recent interview with Dutch TV, Liverpool Click reports. Said Ciccone:

Mrsritchie"I really disliked Guy Ritchie. He is miserable. Always is, always has been and I can see why she is not with him anymore. I don't know why he is... I just think he is naturally miserable. I also think he was very threatened by my relationship with my sister. None of the other men in her life have ever felt that way. I honestly have never experienced anybody so insecure. She had to wear a jacket with his name on it for God's sake, it just never made any sense to me.

"I had to be black-mailed into going to the wedding. I had done an interior design job for Madonna and she said she would only pay me if I went to the wedding. I had to go because I wanted to get paid but it really was a horrible experience. She asked me to give a toast at the reception and I said to her 'You really don't want me to this because I'm in a bad mood.' But she insisted. So I got up and said, I would like to toast this happy moment. It happens only twice in a person's life- which was a dig at her first marriage. And I said 'If anyone wants to f*** Guy, he will be in my room.' I knew he would be angry about that because he is a homophobe. I probably ruined his wedding day but I just didn't care what he thought."

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