15 Same-Sex Romantic Comedy Pairings That Would Make Gay Marriage More Popular
In Biden's remarks in support of gay marriage earlier this week, he also attributed some of the mainstreaming success of it to "Will & Grace," a show that helped to personalize gay relationships. In 2005, Brokeback Mountain helped people to understand that gay relationships are just as loving and often devastating as straight ones. "Modern Family" gave us a loving, gay couple with a child as a cultural reflection of gay parents.
But here's the thing: If gays want marriage, they should not only receive all the benefits of it, they should suffer the consequences. To wit: They should also be forced to suffer through rom-com dreck devoted to their relationships. There have been a lot of gay characters in movies and television, but there's never been a big, Hollywood mainstream, insipid, Kate Hudson-style romantic comedy with leading gay characters. That's exactly what we need to further mainstream gay marriage: Shitty broad comedies with lame romantic gestures. When the rest of America sees Hugh Jackman run through an airport to stop Daniel Craig from getting on a plane, then I think ALL of America will finally accept same-sex marriage.
When Hollywood finally decides to make a lightweight romantic comedy devoted to gay characters, I've helpfully provided the pairings and titles to 15 Romantic Comedies with which they can start.
Ewan McGregor and Jude Law in Sunday Morning Funny Business
Idris Elba and Gerard Butler in Spike Lee's Gay Jungle Fever
Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel in Between a Rock and a Hard Man
Mark Ruffalo and Adrian Brody in Hulk Smash Your Heart
Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy in Magneto Got His Groove Back
Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman in Double-O Yeah
Adam Scott and Jon Hamm in Broskis
Jason Statham and Ricky Hatton in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Pectorals
George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean's 11 Inches
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel in I Love You, Man 2: This Time, I Really Mean It
Jeremy Renner and Zac Efron in The Hurt Locker
Chris Pratt and Jonah Hill in Awesome Sauce
Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins in the Gay Erectile Dysfunction Comedy, Deadwood
Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Bang Kiss Bang