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07 June 2008 @ 12:13 pm
Madames et Monsieurs, I forgive you.
I understand it is difficult dragging someone from a time distant into ours, especially from a time of decreased sexual morals and a somewhat more liberal attitude towards the subject matter, and trying to tell their story to an audience that may contain conservative viewers...and that offending certain bigoted mouthbreathers may damage your reputation and need for monetary gain.

I also understand that while heterosexual sex scenes are considered necessary for the most part to cement the seriousness of a relationship in films, while same sex/multiple sex scenes are still unfortunately and unfairly labeled as pornography (and would relegate your films to the back shelf of the video store.) And that choosing to omit or underplay this sexuality to concentrate on other aspects of our beloveds life is sadly necessary if you wish to reach a wider audience. I can accept that.

But please for the love of the gods, do not end the plot that has been oozing latent bisexual eroticism from its very pores since the whole thing began with a blazing reinforcement of heteronormality. It feels like an apology, reinforces the belief that Married With Children is life's true calling - !to the exclusion of any other purpose!, and that bisexuality is merely "playing around"..

...it broke my happy.

PS: Okay, okay.. I find it sweet that you included the children. That was creative, and cute. I am not against the idea of adding them in there. Dysfunctional families are fun. But STILL.
Current Mood: sillyonly half-serious
gileonnen on June 7th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly with your point, although I admit that I'm not sure what you're talking about--is 'Madames et Monsieurs' a show, a film? Or just a way of addressing the audience?

But, anyway, bi/pansexuality is a reality of the human sexual experience, and of many animals' sexual experiences as well. It's a real shame that heterosexuals and homosexuals alike are leery of in-betweenness and thus see fit to stigmatize it.
screamingsatyr on June 7th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
It was a reference to the directors and the movie being in French ^^;. Unfortunately without my husband/portable translator handy, that's about as Française as I get >_<
I'm just complaining about a guilty-pleasure older film that I really wanted to see, that I -thought- couldn't possibly fall into that trap, but managed to anyway.
But yes, thank you :) And thank you for mentioning that it's not just heterosexuals that tend to share this opinion. I've dealt with that way too often.
gileonnen on June 7th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Aaah. I have practically zero French--I can't construct in it except to say very basic and soppily affectionate things, although I can read a fair bit by now. (Not a correction, but just a question, because I love languages--are 'madames' and 'monsieurs' acceptable plurals? Because I've always seen 'mesdames' and 'messieurs,' but that may just be an outdated, over-formal way of pluralizing.)

Bah. We need fiction--film or written--with people actually confronting how love triangle tensions are not just uni-gender-directional.

It's cool. I'm genderqueer and pansexual; I'm used to people being uncomfortable with my leeriness around neat categories. ^_~
screamingsatyr on June 7th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
I see it all the time here (Quebec), especially when spoken with a grain of sarcasm.. I'm not sure how 'acceptable' it is, maybe it's just a dialect thing.
I love languages as well. I just have a horrible time learning them. Heh. I've gotten to the point I can order off a menu or get through a cash line without someone with me, but if it gets much deeper than that, my mask is off :P

Yes we do.
This is now the third movie I've seen that dealt with a bisexual(?) man from the past that I greatly admired, where any hint of a male lover was abolished or used as a "falling" of his character, or the root of his pain, while his having a family is pushed to the extreme (by the film-makers) to prove that he's 'just like everyone else, after all!!'. It's.. saddening.
And because I'm cantankerous, also inspiring.

And wow, we seem to have this in common.
gileonnen on June 7th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Aw. Are you in Quebec the city, or Quebec the (province?)? Because I'm moving up to Buffalo, and the proximity might give sun_huntress more reason to visit us be interesting.

May I inquire as to which man this is?

Nice. *grin*
screamingsatyr on June 14th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Quebec the province.. right northwest of Ottawa :3. And yes, she most definitely needs to visit! *stares at her from far away*

On another note, I keep finding awesome people that are living where I used to live, and not a one of them I've ever met. It's like the Midwest got so much cooler once I was gone...
gileonnen on June 14th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Agreed! My lady lives out in Colorado. I miss her to aching.