Billy Crystal: Gay scenes on TV 'Too much for me'

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  1. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    Not funny, or fun...

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/19/billy-crystal-gay-scenes-tv_n_6501156.html

    Billy Crystal was one of the first actors to play a gay character on television, but that doesn't mean he isn't wary of some of the gay content that ends up on the small screen.

    The beloved comedian opened up about his feelings regarding the nature of gay scenes on television while speaking at a panel for the Television Critics Association on Sunday in Pasadena, California, the Independent reports.

    "Sometimes I think, 'Ah that’s too much for me,'" Crystal said. "Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you which ones they are."

    "There were times where I would say to [the actor who played his boyfriend], 'Bob, “I love you,' and the audience would laugh nervously, because, you know, it’s a long time ago, that I’d feel this anger. I wanted to stop the tape and go, 'What is your problem?' Because it made you sort of very self-conscious about what we were trying to do then. And now it’s just, I see it and I just hope people don’t abuse it and shove it in our face -- well, that sounds terrible -- to the point of it just feels like an everyday kind of thing."

    Kevin Hart, too:

    Earlier this month, comedian Kevin Hart also sounded off on gay roles in Hollywood. "I can't [play a gay character] because I don't think I'm really going to dive into that role 100 percent, because of the insecurities about myself trying to play that part," he told hosts of the Breakfast Club on New York's Power 105.1. "What I think people are going to think while I'm trying to do this is going to stop me from playing that part the way I'm supposed to."

     
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    Beloved? Billy Crystal is beloved? Don't tell me, Crystal wrote the article, right?
     
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    I can't watch two guys kissing. It makes me uncomfortable to the point where I look away from the TV or change the channel.
     
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    And cue the "groups" demanding an apology followed by Crystal saying his quotes were "taken out of context." :coffee:
     
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    I guess he was the Jackie Robinson of gay roles on teevee. Or something.
     
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    Please apologize and state that that statement was taken out of context. Thank you in advance.
     
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    Yeah. I don't think I'm a homophobe, but I always avert my eyes when two hairy legs put the lip lock on each other.
     
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    No, I think Paul Lynde was:
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    Apology please.
     
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    Apologize for which? For not being a homophobe or not wanting to watch 2 guys make out?
     
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    I feel the same and I'm female.
    It just feels 'icky' :p
     
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    "We're here, we're queer, we will not disappear!"

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    (This picture is from a 2010 protest over a grocery store named "Kings" refusing to change their name to "Queens".)

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    AHA!! Exactly!
     
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    Billy Crystal is too much for me...
     
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    His FIRST role was a gay flight attendant (David) in the 1977 SST Death Flight, a cornucopia of stars:
    Famously riffed by MST3k in one of the pre-American episodes from Canada, so the quality is VHS bad but I took the liberty of starting you off in his biggest speaking role in the film:
     
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    I don't think anything is wrong or it makes anyone a homophobe if they are not into watching something or change the channel because something turns them off. I think saying people should die or wanting to harm someone for their private choices makes them a homophobe or bad. :dontknow:
     
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    "So you can take this to Howard and you can shove this up Howard's stupid fucking ass."
     
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    Now that isn't fun or funny. Just for that, I'm writing to Billy Crystal and renewing Stuttering John's question....."Will there be a Mr. Saturday Night, Part 2 ?"