Friday, August 06, 2010

Know Your LGBT History - Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

The Wayans family is the first African-American film family of Hollywood and they got this monicker through their brand of blue humor comedy movies.

Some are funny, others areastupid and in a few of them, the lgbt community have been made fun of. But to be honest, so have a lot of other groups and nationalities.

Now their first movie to hit it big, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, (1996) was a takeoff of the annoying plethora of movies which featured black men in danger of being murdered through gang activity and neighborhood violence.

I hate to say it but this movie grows on you and there are some serious laugh out loud scenes.

But I had a discussion with a friend of mine involving two scenes which didn't necessarily talk about the lgbt community per se but is still of some interest to us . . . maybe.

The first scene is a take off of the cookout scene from the movie Boys N Da Hood. In it, the head villain is bragging about how he is not afraid to go back to jail. And his sentiments are echoed by members of the cast, until the last part:

Here is the thing - I don't know if that is insulting to the lgbt community per se more than a mockery of how some romanticize the prison culture without taking into account all of the things that go on in prison.

Now the next scene I will not show, but talk about because it so vulgar.

It is a take off from a scene Menace II Society in which a crack addict is gunned down after he offers the drug dealer oral sex.

In Don't Be a Menace to South Central, the scene has a, shall we say, less violent and more mutually beneficial outcome to the parties involved.

Again, I will not feature this scene but the link is here for those who want to see it.

And again, I would like your thoughts on whether or not the scene is insulting to the lgbt community.

Past Know Your LGBT History postings

Know Your LGBT History - A Different Story

Know Your LGBT History - Victim

Know Your LGBT History - The Color Purple

Know Your LGBT History - Making Love

Know Your LGBT History - A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

Know Your LGBT History - Noah's Arc

Know Your LGBT History - Ode to Billy Joe

Know Your LGBT History - Adorable Adrian Adonis

Know Your LGBT History - The Night Strangler

Know Your LGBT History - All in the Family

Know Your LGBT History - Tongues Untied

Know Your LGBT History - The Celluloid Closet

Know Your LGBT History - Querelle

Know Your LGBT History - Theatre of Blood

Know Your LGBT History - Strange Fruit

Know Your LGBT History - Designing Women

Know Your LGBT History - The Children's Hour

Know Your LGBT History - Sylvester

Know Your LGBT History - Once Bitten

Know Your LGBT History - The Boys in the Band

Know Your LGBT History - Christopher Morley, the crossdressing assassin

Know Your LGBT History - Midnight Cowboy

Know Your LGBT History - Dracula's Daughter

Know Your LGBT History - Blacula

Know Your LGBT History - 3 Strikes

Know Your LGBT History - Paris Is Burning

Know Your LGBT History - The Women

Know your LGBT History - Soul Plane

Know Your LGBT History - The Player's Club

Special Know Your LGBT History - Fame

Know Your LGBT History - Welcome Home, Bobby

Know Your LGBT History - Barney Miller

Know your lgbt history - The Jerry Springer Show

Know your lgbt history - Martin Lawrence and that 'gay guy' on his show

Know your lgbt history - The Ricki Lake Show

Know your lgbt history - Which Way Is Up

Know your lgbt history - Gays in Primetime Soaps

Know your lgbt history - Boys Beware

Know your lgbt history - The Boondocks

Know your lgbt history - Mannequin

Know your lgbt history - The Warriors

Know Your LGBT History - New York Undercover

Know Your LGBT History - Low Down Dirty Shame

Know Your LGBT History - Fortune and Men's Eyes

Know your lgbt history - California Suite

Know your lgbt history - Taxi (Elaine's Strange Triangle)

Know your lgbt history - Come Back Charleston Blue

Know your lgbt history - James Bond goes gay

Know your lgbt history - Windows

Know your lgbt history - To Wong Foo and Priscilla

Know your lgbt history - Blazing Saddles

Know your lgbt history - Sanford and Son

Know your lgbt history - In Living Color

Know your lgbt history - Cleopatra Jones and her lesbian drug lords

Know your lgbt history - Norman, Is That You?

Know your lgbt history - The 'Exotic' Adrian Street

Know your lgbt history - The Choirboys

Know your lgbt history - Eddie Murphy

Know your lgbt history - The Killing of Sister George

Know your lgbt history - Hanna-Barbera cartoons pushes the 'gay agenda

'Know your lgbt history - Cruising

Know your lgbt history - Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones

Know your lgbt history - I Got Da Hook Up

Know your lgbt history - Fright Night

Know your lgbt history - Flowers of Evil

The Jeffersons and the transgender community

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'Porno Pete' LaBarbera's 'Truth Academy' flopping big time and other Friday midday news briefs

Bulletin: Porno Pete’s ‘Truth Academy’ a Poorly Attended Dud - And we should be surprised by this lovely turn of events?

This is not a parody - But mercy, I wish it was. The GOP gay group GOProud is inviting (wait for it) Ann Coulter to speak. Coulter hasn't exactly been verbally nice to the lgbt community. I still am in the Twilight Zone about the flyer in this link calling Ann Coulter the "right wing Judy Garland." That had BETTER be a parody.

Martin Ssempa didn’t like the article on gays in Uganda - Dr. Poo Poo doesn't like it when others tell facts about the lgbt community.

Hospital Responds to Discrimination Trans Flap - So it admits the wrong done to members of our community. Good. Now fix it.

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Religious right blame game continues over Prop 8 decision

In two separate interviews, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America continued to place game on the Prop 8 decision - which they lost big time - on other reasons. Never mind their side just couldn't defend its mess.

It was the classic religious right strategy of using talking points to evade the question. I don't think the hosts (Rick Sanchez or Chris Matthews) were having any of it though:

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