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Sydney: Film accused of homophobia and transphobia wins at film festival

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  1. That film is a toxic hot mess of homophobic and transphobic tropes

  2. Hmm. Not sure from the description I will find it homophobic. It is homophobic to recoil at the thought of others having Gay sex but it is surely ok for someone to not want Gay sex themselves. Many Gays find the idea of sexual congress with opposite sex most unappealing physically. This is not misogyny.

  3. Saw the movie, found it very disturbing and left a really bad taste in my mouth! Is this Australian humor? If so I feel sorry for them, they still have so much to learn and so much to understand.

  4. Alan Graham Sloan 10 Dec 2013, 5:35pm

    Why would it be homophobic or trans-phobic it is simply dealing with a plot of deception and without having seen the movie a deception on both Helen’s part tricking her former lover was she trying to prove he was gay? as if so sounds like she succeed! without seeing the film hard to comment more or am I missing something here, we can not jump up and down everytime some one shows gay or transgender people in a negative light there are some nasty people in all walks of life in all sexual cultural religious groups etc etc so to portray either as a bad ‘un isn’t homophobic just a character fact!
    I say all this as the ex partner of a pre op trans person who didn’t try to out me we had already had a gay relationship!!

  5. E Carpenter 11 Dec 2013, 6:28am

    From the description, it sounds like a movie that would have just left me scratching my head if I’d seen it as a teenager. The ex girlfriend and her partner in deception are the bad guys in the plot, not the guy who thought he was having sex with his trans ex-girlfriend. So it has a woman and a gay man as villians, and a straight guy who’s been duped into having sex with a stranger, thinking it was an ex. And he regrets having sex by the next morning? As a gay man who has slept with a lot of men, I’ve also regretted sleeping with some of them by the next morning. Sometimes in real life it just doesn’t work, and from the setup in the movie, of course it wouldn’t work.

    I’d like to see it for myself before deciding if it’s homo or trans phobic – apparently a lot of gay people who saw it thought it was worth voting for.

  6. Ok I have seen it it is distasteful in the plot line. I am transgender and I and my transgender friends were not offended we all just though i was in poor taste. The story is ultimately about the make believe show bamboozled which is ment to be some sort of explicit revenge punked type show.It appears crap television was more the target to me.
    In any event certain local vocal people who are innsenced at anything that is remotely negative are ramping this up into some big crisis . It is a waste of effort and is only serving to divide the fragmented and fragile transgender community .I really wish people would stop being so bloody precious about otherwise trivial matters and get on with proper issues .
    As a transgender activist and member of transgender community groups I am irritated at the amount of unnecessary time and effort this is wasting , as well as the community capital it is burning up.

  7. I liked the film personally. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. I really wish that so called ‘liberals’ would stop trying to censor everything.

  8. That There Other David 12 Dec 2013, 11:30am

    Australia is so backwards when it comes to LGBT issues it’s not even funny. Racism, sexism and homophobia are constant background noise down there. The sad fact is that Australians are fully aware of it, and are uncomfortable about it, but the majority don’t seem to think it’s big enough of an issue for anything to change.

    BTW the same-sex marriages performed in the ACT have just been annulled by Australia’s Supreme Court.

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