Friday, February 05, 2021

I Didn't Say It ...

Marjorie Taylor Traitor Greene, elected QAnon nutbag and liar, on how great she is for America:

“I was one of those Americans that was supposed to never get elected to Congress; the elites don’t want me here. I’ve never done drugs. I’ve never been arrested. The only thing bad I’ve done is probably gotten a speeding ticket. But you know what, just like every single other person, yeah, I have said things I shouldn’t say at some time or another, but I don’t think I have anything to apologize for. For refusing to believe Trump-Russian collusion conspiracy theories, and looking things up on the internet and asking questions about it on Facebook, big deal. Just because I posted things on Facebook back in 2018 doesn’t mean that I should be removed from my committees here in Congress.”

Yes it does, asshat. You stalked a high school boy in the days after a school shooting. You said Parkland and Sandy Hook were faked. You said 9/11 was an inside job. You said no plane ever hit the Pentagon. You said Nancy Pelosi should be executed. You said Jews have space lasers to start fires.,

Maybe you should have done drugs you delusional gasbag.

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Stanley Tucci, actor who plays a gay character in an upcoming film, on the debate over whether straight actors should play gay roles:

“I have difficulty with that. I think that acting is all about not being yourself. If we were to use that as a template, then we would only ever play ourselves. I think that what we need to do, we need to give more gay actors opportunities. People who are gay have only recently, in the last few years recently, have been able to say ‘I’m gay and I’m an actor and I can play straight roles.’ They’ve always had to hide their sexuality so they could play the leading man or the leading woman. Having played a number of gay characters, you want to do it so that it’s, as you do with any character, you just want to be truthful to it.”

I like the idea of gay actors playing gay roles, but then do we tell gay actors they can’t play straight?

Sidenote: I have a huuuuge crush on Stanley Tucci.

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Adam Kinzinger, Republican Congressman from Illinois, shared his disgust with this week’s House GQP meeting concerning Liz Cheney and MTraitorG, and the standing ovation given Greene:

“It was disappointing by a factor of 1,000. The only thing that could change is if today she comes out and publicly shows that she has moved on, contriteness. That takes eating a lot of humble pie and it’s probably going to hurt her fundraising base, so I’m not sure that’s going to happen because I think a lot of this kind of boisterousness on her part is to get a bunch of Twitter followers and to raise a bunch of money. If she does that publicly today, you know, then I reserve the right to vote against the resolution on the floor. Otherwise, I do intend to vote to remove her from her from her committees, and I think it should have been done by the Republicans.”

Good on Kinzinger, though I’d vote her off no matter if she apologizes publicly or not, because she’d only be doing that to save herself.

And she needs to be relegated to the dustbin of Congress.

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RuPaul, on trans inclusion on Drag Race:

“It’s to keep an open mind. I walked into this thing with an idea of what drag is and the kids have a different idea. They keep changing it. This season we have a trans man who is on our show who is competing with the other drag queens and this man is fantastic. Fantastic! So, you know, I keep moving with what the kids are doing.”

Okay, I’m going out on a limb here. I understand a trans man doing female drag because he’s a man. But there have been people transitioning to female on drag race—Gia Gunn, I think, comes to mind—but is it drag for a woman to do drag as a woman? Am I being a dolt? It just seems odd, like I wouldn’t understand a woman assigned the female gender at birth doing drag as a female.

MM? Give me your perspective.

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Ted Cruz, GQP Senator who objected to certifying the 2021 election doing a major flip-flop in trying to salvage his career:

“President _____’s rhetoric I think went way too far over the line. I think it was both reckless and irresponsible, because he said repeatedly, he said over and over, he won by a landslide, there was massive fraud, it was all stolen everywhere. That evidence — the campaign did not prove that in any court, and to make a determination about an election it has to be based on the evidence. And so simply saying the result you want — that’s not responsible.”  

Funny, Lyin’ Ted, you weren’t saying this a month ago.

Pandering GQP nutbag.

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Jonathan Bailey, who stars in Netflix’s Bridgerton, on being gay in the entertainment industry:

“The most conservative conversations I’ve had about me being honest about my sexuality in this day and age have come from gay men in the industry, ‘Oh, no, you can’t come out. You shouldn’t really do that If you do that, you’re going to have to…’ They’re either people who work in publicity, or there’s also been casting directors who have put the call into my agent to say, ‘Just so that you know, the way that this is going to be sold is that it’s a gay story written by gay writers for gay actors. So, by just taking the role…' This was at a stage where perhaps I was coming to terms with my own sexuality, I hadn’t necessarily hidden it, but I’ve never been not honest about it. It’s just there had never been a need to talk about it. There’s a sense of shame, I think, that’s palpable throughout gay men within the industry. But then there’s also this heteronormative, heterosexual understanding of sexuality. So, in my generation, the out gay actors are now being poached, and you get a script sent through and they’ll say, ‘Must be comfortable with talking about sexuality.’ So that is in one way a brilliant thing, because it’s saying we’re not encouraging anyone not to talk about sexuality, but it’s also showing that sexuality is becoming a commodity. That actually there needs to be this sense that studios are hiring gay actors to play either gay actors or straight.”

It’s 2021 and still we have people being told to hide themselves and stay in the closet.

Get over it. Gay people exist. We work in every field, even TV and movies; you can’t not see us, so stop trying to make us disappear.

Sidenote: is he totally adorable or what?

Side-sidenote: I have recently had an opening for a new Husband-In-My-Head and this British bite might just be the perfect thing.

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18 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

traitor greene ain't one bit sorry for what she said, and she will say it again. FUCK YOU, RAPHAEL!

Deedles said...

Bobulah, I'm going to put in my oh so inexperienced two cents worth. I don't even watch Drag Race, I get overwhelmed. I look at drag as performance art. It's different from female impersonation. I don't know any females who look or dress like drag queens in real life. Well, maybe Dolly Parton. So I say, the more the merrier. You may remove one of my pennies.
Stanley Tucci is mine, Bitch! Oops. I'm a sweet, nice girl. I'm a sweet nice girl. My yearbooks say so.

the dogs' mother said...

MTG - may she crawl into a corner
and be quiet from now on.

xoxo :-)

BootsandBraids said...

MajorieTG and Ted speak with forked tongue and inasmuch as the GQP won't mussel or punish them, we'll just have to watch as they implode and take the entire GQP with 'em. Gottmik is doing very well on Drag Race. I'm not in the position to have an opinion yes or no and, insofar as we've been allowed to see, the other Queens don't seem to mind, so I'm just enjoying the season. If Gottmik wins THEN I expect the precedence of a trans man doing drag might be challenged. I'm rooting for Symon.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I too think Stanley Tucci is hot, but I couldn't watch his new film with Colin Firth. I watched my father disintegrate from being the most intelligent man I know. He was probably the first, if not the only, person to leave school at 14 and becoming a don at an Oxbridge college. By the end my dad was no more than a vegetable and couldn't bear to watch the beginning of the process on film.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Ohhh so much to talk about!
First, step away from Stanley Tucci. He's mine.
Second, Marge can go f*ck herself. B*tch is a money-grabbing, histrionic famewhore. She's in it for the money. Did you read the grammatically-challenged, lie-infested moneybeg she sent WHILE lying on the floor about QAnon?
Gay men are our worst enemy.
Drag: as a consumer of Drag, I see it as gender performance. Trans queens and bio queens perform as an augmented, overblown version of what they see a woman is. No girl leaves the house every day looking like Brooke Lynn Hytes. They are playing a character they invented. So yes, Drag is Drag, no matter who's underneath the several layers of make-up, the corsets, the padding and the stacked wigs. Or no wigs, as is the case with Joey Jay. My two cents, dahhlink.

XOXO

Mistress Maddie said...

Marjorie Traitor Greene is getting ready to have an "empty meaningless" presser. A Maya Angelou quotes comes to mind. " When people show you their true self, believe them."

Stanley...awwwwwwww. He is so adorable. He is on my PBS channel with a tour of Italy show, like a culture magazine if you you.

Rupaul, well first, I think she has a trans man on this season finally because she has caught heat for not letting 100% transitioned or kings on the show. And in the past was not the most support of the few who revealed they were transiting while on the show like Sonique, Gia and Jiggly...but since then Carmen, Kenya and Serna ChaCha and Monica Beverly Hills all transitioned. Many use the platform to find their way and then even after the transition many still continue to do drag since they are already comfortable performing and cam make it a living. While I can see your point, drag is really an art form of inventing a over the top campy character, even though, it's of usually the opposite sex. While it's uncommon to see a trans woman do drag, there out there. Gigi Gorgeous is a good example. And Amanda Lepore has always blurred the line, even though she is now a woman. I even know a cis woman who does drag and you'd would swear she is a real man doing drag she is that good. In my mind she is every bit a drag queen. And I find it rather flattering that she loves drag that much too do it. When people find out she is a real woman not a man their in disbelief. I think we all just got use to it only being men as drag queens. THIS is a intresting topic that may need a post.....

Jennifer said...

I had to Google Jonathan Bailey to see which character he played on Bridgerton...turns out he's Anthony. And good news! The second season will be all about Anthony! He's a hottie.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I watched a British TV series last year called "Drag SOS" whose premise was that doing drag gives people self-confidence to live their true inner selves. So this busload of drag queens went around Britain helping ordinary people do drag for that purpose. They made no distinction about gender, helping both men and women gain self-confidence through drag. They saw drag as being so much more than just the gender of the performer and I thought it was quite profound.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, and I think Stanley Tucci is right, too. When actors from any minority have equal access to any role, people won't nitpick any more about "who" can legitimately play "who." But right now, minority actors are restricted and shut out of most mainstream roles, so it's an insult when they are not even chosen to play roles representing their own minority group.

uptonking said...

Jonathan Bailey... how nice that he lives in these times.

Ted Booze Cruz... Whatta dick. He will say anything to stay in power... he is the Geraldo Rivera of politics. What a douche. He's a liar, a traitor and a terrible, terrible human being. He needs to be censored for his role in the attack on the Capital. F him. He is a slippery dick and needs to be canceled.

Ru... sashay away. Thank you for your service, but honey, you are so done. Tired of all the manipulation. Queen is in it for the money and everything else? Is about the money. Frack her.

Adam.. really? If she apologizes? Well, she didn't. But she did get a standing ovation from you tools. I gotta say, grow some balls, Adam. Fix your damn party. You let the Marjorie's in, and you have the NERVE to complain about AOC?

Tucci. Sexy as F. Seriously. Would ride that to Vegas and back. As for the question. I would hate to see gay actors not get to play straight... but I HATE straight actors robbing gays of roles. Double standard? Yep. Live with it. We put up with suffocating in the closet and not being represented in an industry gays run. So... suck it up, buttercups.

Traitor Greene... Adam is right. This is about power and money and staying in power and making bank. You know that creep Ted got on the phone and told her how to play the game. She needs to go. And there are three more that need to not be there, as they are dangerous human beings. Cancel culture. Yeah, I am okay with it if it means getting nutbags out of positions of power.

Thanks for the round up. My fave every week. (And, yes... I am one glass of wine in... can you tell?) Kizzes.

Bob said...

@AM
She's just trying to save herself.

@Deedles
I get the art of drag, but I think a woman would have it easier making herself into a drag queen. It's be like if I tried to be a drag king ...
And The Tooch is mine. You HAVE a balder half.

@TDM
Failing that she could simply go way.

@Boots
But Mik is a trans male, so through his therapies and such, he's taken testosterone and that changes his features slightly, to more manly.

@Helen
It does sound like a sad film, but I like the two actors.

@Siz
All you ho's get off'a my Tooch!
And we need to remember that Traitor Greene ran unopposed in 2020; that won't happen in '22.
And yeah, I get the art of drag is so of a heightened experience and far be it from me to tell anyone what they can and cannot do, I just feel a woman, whether assigned female gender at birth or trans, has an edge on a male doing drag.

@MM
I'll be watching The Tooch's show when it comes on here. Can't wait.
I can see someone using drag as sort of a stepping stone, in a way, toward transitioning. And I guess I just need to focus on the art of it all, makeup, hair, dress and drag and personality. I mean, it was the amazing art that attracted me to drag in the first place. It all becomes very Victor/Victoria ... a woman playing a man playing a woman.
Thanks!

@Jennifer
I haven't seen Bridgerton but now I might just have to!

@Debra
That is a good way to see it, and I've heard several drag queens say their found their strength and their place in life by doing drag.
And i just think actors should be allowed to play gay or straight, whether they are gay or straight. No, I don't wanna see any more Emma stone trying to be Asian on film but ....

@uptonking
And living so cute in these times, too!
Rafael seems to think people will forget what he hs said and done. No, honey, no.
Frack her!!! Perfect comeback!
And Traitor Greene, if allowed to continue will divide and implode the GOP ... which may not be so bad.
Tooch Hotness Overload. And I see your point, but if Tucci only played straight cute bad men I might be less interested in him.
Just one glass??? =)

Dave R said...

Green desperately wants to be the MAGA prom queen, she's too stupid to know that to succeed is to fail.

Tucci's right.

Adam's right... and cute, and has a future because he is both.

Cruz publicly shit in his pants. Good, now get that stinktard off the stage.

Jim said...

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a perfect example of all that is wrong with America.
And watch out with Kinzinger. People here in Illinois don't really trust him. He supported Trump way too much when it came to voting on legislation.
Kinzinger was my rep in the U.S. House (3rd District-Illinois) before the redistricting a few years back. The only reason he won in the 2010 "Tea Party" wave was because former long term Congressman Jerry Weller retired.

Richard said...

Who is Stanley Tucci and why should i care? Evidently he has many fans. I never heard of him. I suppose it's ok if he plays a gay character. Not for me though. He's not so hot that i forget what it is like playing straight out here in the hinterlands. I wish him well. He is not relevant.

Bob said...

@Jim
That's what I've long said about Kinzinger ... he voted with _____ far too much. Good that he's speaking up now, when _____ is gone.

Steve Reed said...

Marjorie Taylor Greene is AWFUL. Truly the nadir of our current politics. (Now that Trump is out.)

I think Stanley Tucci is right. I generally disagree with this idea that only certain actors can play certain parts. I think everyone should be able to play everything. That's the essence of being an actor.

whkattk said...

On Greene: I think she just said it all very plainly post-committee stripping: "It is not the republican Party, It is Trump's Party." Aaaannnd, there you have it.

Tucci is right. A certain Lawrence Olivier is said to have quipped: "It's called acting, my boy. You should try it sometime."