Man In the Orange Shirt...
I watched the film on PBS last night. I had some difficulty following it because I was doing something else while it was on. I looked away at the sex scenes because they were soft porn. I hate that. But at least it shows that gay sex is not just kissing and hugging and ... it is what it is.
This isn't about the film however. Oh - I didn't like the film, BTW. Gay films are all over television on the re-run channels this month, because it's Pride month. They are fairly superficial comedic-love-stories with sad parts - but wholesome gay stories. Men kissing looks normal within that context.
I have noticed over the past few years that men kissing and playing around with man-crush jokes is very common on television and in film. What's up with that? When I was little and one of my abusers tried to kiss me I pushed him away and said, 'Boys don't kiss!' If I had been exposed to what kids are exposed to today, I probably wouldn't have said that.
Obviously I don't get out much, but it seems to me that this whole men-kissing stuff is an attempt to normalize sexual fluidity between same sex friends.
We claim to be a country concerned about the protection of children, and look at what we show them, look what we do to them.
Man In the Orange Shirt
soft porn scene.