How fun that even in a Duck Dynasty world a well-known lesbian being picked to host the Oscars can be categorized as vanilla. I love Ellen, I do. But she’s a safe and inoffensive choice. She’s angel food cake.
Here’s her first promo directed by Paul Feig and filmed on what looks like the set of How I Met Your Mother. Or maybe I’m just having a suit association.
But when your promo calls to mind the cozy brain relaxation of a CBS sitcom with a soundtrack (by Fitz And The Tantrums) that sticks in my head like a particularly pernicious car commercial, well, then you’ve hit the mainstream baby.
And like I said, in a Duck Dynasty world, a mainstream lesbian host is controversy in its own right. It shouldn’t be. Some day it won’t be. Politics aside, though, I cannot wait for Ellen’s Oscars. After Billy, Seth, Anne and James, this should be a breath of fresh, sneaker-clad air. Get ready to dance.