You know it's bad when Oliver Stone caves to the wingnuts
Politically focused, rabble-rousing filmmaker Oliver Stone must have been hijacked by a pod person. He’s going to snip the gay-flavored content out of Alexander because the poor American homophobes had their sensibilities rattled. What kind of ball-lessness fever is spreading around these days? Did it ever occur to him that the film flopped because it wasn’t good? Read his bullsh*t quotes; it’s sickening. (SFGate):
Director Oliver Stone has cut the gay references from his “Alexander” movie for the DVD version of the 2004 flop. Stone claimed his epic was unpopular with American audiences because of the subtle homosexual content.
He said, “They didn’t even read the reviews in the South because the media was using the words: ‘Alex is Gay.’ As a result you can bet that they thought, ‘We’re not going to see a film about a military leader that has got something wrong with him.'”
In the DVD version, the relationship between Colin Farrell’s Alexander the Great character and Hephaistion — played by Jared Leto — will be portrayed as simply a friendship. However, fans of Rosario Dawson will be pleased to know more angles of her character Roxanne’s naked exposure will be included in the DVD.
Thanks to House Blender Paul for the pointer.