Thursday, May 18, 2006

X-Men 3: Brokeback Mutant

Sir Ian McKellen, star of stage, screen, and Lord of the Rings, was pushing for a gay love scene between Magneto and Professor X in the upcoming X-Men 3.

Why? What in the fantastic story between the good and evil mutants would compel someone to think "Hey you know what would go good here? Hardcore dude-on-dude action."

Any true X-Men fan would see this as blasphemy.

McKellen has been on a roll this week. On Wednesday he claimed that they Bible "should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction."

He said this while on the Today Show to promote the steaming pile of week old ape droppings that is the Da Vinci Code.

I always thought the Da Vinci Code was the one that let you see all the people in Mortal Kombat naked.

McKellen is not going to win the hearts and minds of middle America with talk like this. This is just another example of Hollywood being out of touch.

The Smug cloud continues to gather.