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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Conservatives have an inexplicable fetish for Hollywood-bashing, whenever the subject is a movie that isn't about Jesus.

Now don't get me wrong, I loved Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and was just as amused by all the liberal critics who called it "too violent" days after praising Kill Bill 2, as I am over the conservatives' constant whining about bankrupt values and morals in Tinsel Town.

Yes, Oliver Stone's new movie, "Alexander," which opens next Wednesday (I should have an early review coming soon), is a biopic starring Colin Farrell who plays the legendary Macedonian emperor. And yes, he's -- gasp -- bisexual!

The conservative blogosphere has already started taking notes as they did with the exaggerated disaster film, The Day After Tomorrow, because it dared to pretend that global warming was a problem. "Alfred Kinsey" (unseen by me), the movie about the famed sex researcher is being protested, and "Alexander" is being met with the same resistance as if a secret homosexual agenda is in play. Powerline is obviously no fan of Oliver Stone:

I may be wrong, but I don't think this film stands to break Stone's streak of execrable movies dating back to 1986's agitprop bomb "Salvador."
The public audience will determine next week whether or not "Alexander" is a good film, but until then there are more important things to gripe about than homosexuals in the movies.