Another Crash bash(ing) courtesy of Queer Beacon. He's got the whole text (a good read from the Boston Globe), but this passage stood out to me as a bit more insightful than a lot of the horse race banter that I'm sure we've all read enough of this week:
It's fine for Hollywood to urge gay tolerance. But it should give America an actual homosexual to tolerate first.
The defeat of ''Brokeback" exposes this blind spot all too clearly. Best-director winner Ang Lee praised the fictional ''cowboys" in his movie for their bravery. But the real -- and truly audacious -- Truman Capote went unthanked in best actor winner Philip Seymour Hoffman's acceptance speech.
The culture of the movie business isn't all that different from the military or sports. An accusation of homosexuality can turn a star litigious or, in some cases, relentlessly straight. Obviously, the movies are in the business of illusion. And anything that shatters the illusion is bad for business.
...There are no gay film stars. We all know the gay actors go to Broadway (they want Tonys!) or come from England. Seriously people, Ian McKellen can't do all your work for you.
It also mocks the superficiality of Crash as the title quote implies. (my parenthetical review: good movie, fluffy writing, parts greater-than-whole, made me so paranoid that random crime would hunt me down to pay for my sins that I was shaking like a leaf as I walked the very safe walk from Subway to home through my park... definitely not the best film of 2005)