Monday, 11 July 2016

Shorter Simon Pegg: "Shut Up, Actual Gay Chap! Outta My Virtuesignalling Way!"


Pegg has said he intended the revelation in the new film that the character – now played by John Cho – is in a same-sex relationship as a tribute to Takei’s gay rights activism.
But on Thursday the actor responded by saying he thought the move was “really unfortunate”, as he felt it suggested sexuality was something that could be retrofitted. He also said his concerns had been ignored by the film-makers.
Pegg wasn't taking this snub lying down. What does an actual gay man's thoughts matter, anyway?
“He’s right, it is unfortunate, it’s unfortunate that the screen version of the most inclusive, tolerant universe in science fiction hasn’t featured an LGBT character until now. We could have introduced a new gay character, but he or she would have been primarily defined by their sexuality, seen as the ‘gay character’, rather than simply for who they are, and isn’t that tokenism?”
"Bloody hell, these identity politics rules are confusing! It's like they make them up on the spot, or something.."
...Pegg said that Roddenberry’s pioneering work exploring diversity in the series indicated he would have welcomed such a move.
"How can you argue with a dead man's wishes (as expressed by me), eh? EH?"

7 comments:

stengle said...

It's just Follywood trying to make money. Still, not from me. I doubt I will be seeing it.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, gays won't get the hump when they find out Will Smith didn't have the balls to do front the sequel, 'Men in Black Panties'.

Woman on a Raft said...

hasn’t featured an LGBT character until now.

Really? I always assumed that the driver of the emotional plot was Bones and Spock competing for the homoerotic favour of Kirk.

The only unambiguously straight man was Scottie, provided you consider an intimate relationship with a female space ship counts as heterosexual.

Andrew Scarborough said...

I will watch the film when it makes its way to television. I will NOT bother to watch Gut Busters, or whatever it's called.

Bucko The Moose said...

Star Trek is set hundreds of years into the future. They've found the cure for gay.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Star Dreck isn't for me. It's way too smug and self righteous.

JuliaM said...

"I doubt I will be seeing it."

Like Andrew, I might catch it when it comes on Sky. Unless there's something better on.

The original was on Saturday afternoon. It's still good.

"Really? I always assumed that the driver of the emotional plot was Bones and Spock competing for the homoerotic favour of Kirk. "

So did a billion fanfic writers!

"Star Trek is set hundreds of years into the future. They've found the cure for gay."

There's no Muslims either...