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The Hollywood Reporter Tries to Make 'Stromo' (Straight Homo) Happen, Fails Spectacularly

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 25, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 25, 2015 |

The thing about trade news outlets is that they shouldn’t try to make words or trends happen. They’re like the embarrassing Dad of pop-culture journalism: They are great for breaking news and keeping us updated on the latest casting announcements, but when they try to be hip, they’re like Phil Dunphy talking to his daughter’s girlfriends.


No, man. No, you’re not.

Here was their latest effort:

Channing Tatum, Nick Jonas, Chris Hemsworth and others have moved beyond metrosexual. Think of these stars as “straight” plus “homo” — modern, lady-loving male actors who amp up their appeal to gay audiences for pride and profit … With the current crop of “straight homos” — call them “stromos” — some very blurred lines have emerged.



Twitter, at least, had a good time with it.

No hard feelings, THR. You do good work over there. Just stick to your strengths.

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