Benedict on the interviewer’s question why we do not see Alan Turing having sex in the film.
okay you know what, this is absolute bullshit
if that’s true then why do we have to have straight sex scenes in EVERY MOVIE EVER??? I know they’re straight and in love
no one ever says this about straight historical figured in movies
IT IS NOT BAD OR UNSUBTLE STORYTELLING TO HAVE GAY CHARACTERS WHO ARE SEXUALLY ACTIVE
ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING ALAN TURING FUCKING OTHER MEN IS LITERALLY THE BEGINNING OF HIS TROUBLES
NOT BECAUSE HE LOOKED AT THEM, NOT BECAUSE THEY EXCHANGED SUBTLE GLANCES, NOT BECAUSE IT “WASN’T RELEVANT TO THE PLOT” BECAUSE IT ABSOLUTELY IS
BECAUSE ALAN TURING HAD SEX WITH OTHER MEN, BECAUSE ALAN TURING LOVED OTHER MEN WITH HIS BODY, BECAUSE ALAN TURING FUCKED MEN
AND IT WAS ILLEGAL
AND THE GOVERNMENT FORCED HIM TO POISON HIS BODY AND DETERIORATE HIS MIND
AFTER HE SAVED ENGLAND’S ASS DURING WORLD WAR II WITH THE BOMBES AND ENIGMA. AND IS THE FATHER OF MODERN AI AND MODERN COMPUTER SCIENCE
AND HE WAS ALSO GAY
AND THESE THINGS ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER
HOW DARE ANYONE PULL A DUMBLEDORE ON ALAN TURING’S LIFE STORY AND SAY ANYTHING OTHERWISE WOULD BE “UNSUBTLE”
Maybe Hollywood should learn how to write gay characters without erasing part of them in the name of “subtlety”.
A movie about Alan Turing’s life cannot avoid discussing the fact that the reason he died young was because he committed the “crime” of having sex with a consenting partner of the same gender.
I will fucking cut someone my dislike for Benedict Cumberbatch has increased now to hatred. Alan Turing is one of my personal heroes. Bendydick Gofuckyourself does not deserve the honor of portraying him onscreen honestly. I already thought that before, but now I’m sure. Fuck this.
So I guess the question is—is it worth it to make these cuts to the story in order to get a PG-13 rating? I suspect there are queer teenagers who really don’t want to tell their parents they want to see the gay mathematician movie, but is that still a thing in an age where every first-run movie can be found on sketchy download sites?
me: *has an opinion*
me: *realizes that my opinion is a result of my limited world view*
me: *stays in my lane*
IF EVERYONE COULD LEARN THIS
Do u know how many posts i write a comment on and then discard cus i realize i dont know what the fuck im talking about? A lot.
are there any laws pertaining to the moon
GUYS I THINK I FOUND MY NEW CAREER.
LAWYERS IN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE.
“You see, the reasons - which are very important - are the causes behind this. That’s because there are things that make it so we can’t do this, like reasons. As we said, the reasons, are very important. It’s almost like there are obstacles ahead of us, which there aren’t, but it’s AS IF there are. So we can’t do it, because of the important reasons and the obstacles, which are imaginary, but scary like dreams.”
— Anyone from Marvel (ever) on why they aren’t making a film starring a female superhero (ever). (via westerlingss)
Ah, I see they got their arguments from “How To Combat Gay Marriage In Court” or whatever strategy guide NOM is using these days. To be fair, when you have neither data nor principle on your side all you have is “Because reasons.”