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A Gay Channing Tatum Rom-Com? Where And How Do I Give You My Money?

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | October 11, 2013 | Comments ()


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In a recent interview with Cinemablend’s Kristy Puchko, director Paul Feig announced he has plans to make a gay rom-com with Channing Tatum. Oh lord yes. Puchko describes the premise: “a normal schmo gets involved with someone as crazy hot as the Sexiest Man of The Year, and basically can’t cope.” So, basically, Notting Hill? With less stammering and more pectorals?

And who’s the lucky schmo? Well, that would be “SNL” newbie/prospect/potential John Milhiser. Who looks a little something like this:

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I know, I know. Him? What is he funny?

…er, no. As it turns out. Not really. But we’re not here for Milhiser. We’re here for Tatum. And for doing something mainstream and yet subversive with a gay love story. And for America. Feel free to express your gaytriotism below.

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  • caragwapa

    That John Milhiser guy looks like Buffy in that picture.

  • e jerry powell

    It was destined to happen, and I am destined to ignore it.

  • Dita Svelte

    I love how Hollywood is remaking 'gay for pay' pron movies, but with no explicit sex! Those execs will squeeze a dollar from the driest, crustiest rag.

  • e jerry powell

    So to speak.

  • miriam

    It is odd, that in this day and age, there are so few gay romantic comedies. The only one I can think of is Kissing Jessica Stein, and that is from a decade ago.
    Unfortunately, I really dislike Tatum, so will give this a miss.

  • Jezzer

    There are a shitload of gay romantic comedies out there. Romantic comedies are the second most common genre of gay cinema, right after "Longtime Companion" Grief Porn.

  • Limbo

    Lesbian cinema is NOT gay cinema. Two different species. Go to Netflix if you want to prove my theory

  • Jezzer

    Why should I prove your theory? It's your theory. And I wasn't talking about lesbian movies -- which are gay cinema, you divisive crazy person -- but about the fact that I've personally watched a ton of gay male romcoms.

  • Anna von Beav

    God bless the gays.

  • anikitty

    Yummy. I hope he makes a fabulous spud.

  • ryallen

    I like how openly you want this Joanna. Nice to see that its only us dudes wanting girl on girl stuff all the time.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I recently read a novella with this exact plot. It was even worse than one would expect from a free romance novella from Amazon read on a kind of fact-finding mission to see how bad bad can be whilst simultaneously trying to own one's shame and sacrificing farm animals in the hopes of being released from one's romance obsession. Answer: Really bad and it didn't work.

    It could only have been worse if it was a romance novella featuring shape-shifters which, yes, I have read (strangely enough Amazon was giving that away, too); in fact, I only read shape-shifter novellas (there have been 4) if it's two men because a. I agree with both of them and b. I have standards.

    Don't tell Hollywood any of this because if they can fit in some werewolves or other kind of "werekin" (there's your word for the day) and appeal to Twilight fans, you know they will shoehorn that sh*t into the script faster than they added stipulations regarding shirtlessness into Tatum's contract.

  • Michelle

    I think I love you after this comment.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Pardon? I can't hear you. This shame spiral is louder than a tornado in a trailer park.

  • Four Eyes

    As a friend of mine often tells me when I go into these spirals (everyone has them....or so I've been told): Own your shit!

  • Mrs. Julien

    If you will consult paragraph one, sentence two of the diatribe, you will note a reference to the owning of one's shame. In furtherance of said ownership, one might also observe that discussing one's choices in a public setting such as this (scathing comma bitchy) might also be considered a public ownership gesture.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I like the idea of a gay romcom with the Tatum, but not if it's neurotic gay standing in for neurotic female. That's not really an upgrade from the conventional.

    I did just watch This Is the End, though, and Tatum seemed willing to go there in that flick...

  • emmalita

    That was my favorite part of the entire movie.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I enjoyed the beginning, but it got tedious in the middle (there's only so many times I need to hear the word "come" - repetition did not equal humor for me), and with the monster chasing - and then got amusing again at the end.

  • bonnie

    I'm so excited about this. It's a testament to the Potato's Charm that I will watch him as Magic Mike, and I'd definitely want to be his beard, too.

  • Allijo

    Joanna, I must say that "gaytriotism" followed by that still of Magic Mike is your best work yet. *slow clap*

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    Totally agree.

  • Jezzer

    Ugh. If The Gays keep coming here and stealing our jobs, there won't be anybody left to save Katherine Heigl from herself in romcoms. >:(

  • Wednesday

    That's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. For freedom.

  • e jerry powell

    Oh, Hell to the YEAH.

  • clementinesalmassi321

    my Aunty Sienna recently got a year old Jaguar only from working off
    a home computer... Recommended Reading J­a­m­2­0­.­ℂ­o­m

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