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04/19/2007


Jamie Bell: Tintin Might Be Gay

Nightlife.ca asks Jamie Bell, who voices Tintin in the forthcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation, whether he thinks Tintin is gay:

Bell“I mean, I think that there’s always been that conversation; there’s always been that argument. No one has ever said no to that argument; there’s nothing definitive, so I mean, it’s up in the air. It’s an interesting question, because there is a lack of women and females in the entire Tintin universe; there’s only one and she’s represented as this annoying person who is singing all the time and bugs everyone [Ed’s Note: La Castafiore]. So there’s more mythology and curiosity about that. In all fairness, marriage and relationships aren’t really on his radar, though; he’s got bigger fish to fry and a larger treasure to find.”

It's certainly something that has been discussed, however.

If you missed the full Tintin trailer, it's HERE.


The Second Full 'Tintin' Trailer is Here: VIDEO

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A second full trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin has been released.

Said Spielberg to Empire last November of the CGI motion capture adaptation of the comic created by Belgian artist Hergé: "The first part of the film, which is the most mysterious part, certainly owes much to not only film noir but the whole German Brechtian theatre — some of our night scenes and our action scenes are very contrasty. But at the same time the movie is a hell of an adventure."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
Tintin outed by British Columnist [tr]

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'The Adventures of Tintin' Full Trailer: WATCH

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A full trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin has been released.

Said Spielberg to Empire last November of the CGI motion capture adaptation of the comic created by Belgian artist Hergé: "The first part of the film, which is the most mysterious part, certainly owes much to not only film noir but the whole German Brechtian theatre — some of our night scenes and our action scenes are very contrasty. But at the same time the movie is a hell of an adventure."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
Tintin outed by British Columnist [tr]

Continue reading "'The Adventures of Tintin' Full Trailer: WATCH" »


Watch: Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Tintin'

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The trailer for Steven Spielberg's Tintin has arrived.

Said Spielberg to Empire last November of the CGI motion capture adaptation of the comic created by Belgian artist Hergé: "The first part of the film, which is the most mysterious part, certainly owes much to not only film noir but the whole German Brechtian theatre — some of our night scenes and our action scenes are very contrasty. But at the same time the movie is a hell of an adventure."

Watch the first teaser, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
Tintin outed by British Columnist [tr]

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First Look: Steven Spielberg's 'Tintin'

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Empire magazine has posted the first look at Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's Adventures of Tintin, which won't be out for another year but makes heavy use of motion capture CGI.

Said Spielberg: "The first part of the film, which is the most mysterious part, certainly owes much to not only film noir but the whole German Brechtian theatre — some of our night scenes and our action scenes are very contrasty. But at the same time the movie is a hell of an adventure."

The beloved Belgian (and gay) lad Tintin is played by Jamie Bell, and Daniel Craig plays Red Rackham.

Two more shots, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Tintin Outed by British Columnist

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Matthew Parris, a well-known gay British columnist, radio and television presenter, and pundit, posted a lengthy column (a mad rant, perhaps) today, outing the comic character Tintin, created by Belgian artist Hergé.

Writes Parris: "What debate can there be when the evidence is so overwhelmingly one-way? A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor? A sweet-faced lad devoted to a fluffy white toy terrier, whose other closest pals are an inseparable couple of detectives in bowler hats, and whose only serious female friend is an opera diva...And you're telling me Tintin isn't gay?"

Tintin3Among Parris' 13 points of argument:

"Background and origins: A total mystery. Tintin never talks about his parents or family, as though trying to block out the very existence of a father or mother. As psychologists will confirm, this is common among young gay men, some of whom find it hard to believe that they really are their parents' child. The “changeling” syndrome is a well-known gay fantasy.

"Domestic circumstances: Tintin does not, in fact, move in with his sailor-friend, Captain Haddock, until 1940 (The Crab With The Golden Claws). As is so often the case with male homosexual couples, a veil is drawn over how and where the couple met, but Tintin and his mincing toy dog Snowy are invited to share Haddock's country home, Marlinspike Hall. The relationship, however, is plainly two-way, for although when Haddock first meets Tintin (before the sea captain's retirement) he is drinking heavily and emotionally unstable, he is calmed over the years, settles down and is finally ennobled by his younger friend's companionship when, in Tintin in Tibet, he offers to lay down his life for him.

"Snowy: The only unambiguously heterosexual male mammal in Tintin's entire universe. We know that because of Snowy's tendency to be distracted by lady dogs: a tendency in which he is consistently foiled by his master and by Hergé's plot. Pity this dog, wretchedly straight and trapped in a ghastly web of gay human males."

Of course Tintin's gay. Ask Snowy [the times]


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