Friday, October 07, 2005
"You're Sayin' The FBI's Gonna Pay Me To Learn To Surf?"
Falling victim to the oldest gay fallacy in the book, Australian filmmaker Ed Aldridge has decided to make a movie about gay surfers.
The film will be shot around Sydney’s beaches in January, and tells the story of a teenage surfer from a small community who falls in love with another boy. The two will embark on a passionate love affair, which Aldridge says will be “sexy”, pushing the boundaries and comfort levels of the mainstream audience. It explores the themes of sexuality, teenage lifestyle and love. “Everyone in the film industry keeps telling me to tone the sex down,” Aldridge says. “I think part of it is an inherent homophobia in society that is happy to deal with gay characters as long as they’re not actually having sex.”
About the subject matter, Aldridge says: “There must be gay surfers, I just don’t think they are out.”
We hate to be the ones to do this, but it seems like it's time...
JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT SOMEONE TO BE GAY, DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY ARE.
I mean, God, we all wish there were gay Mormons, or gay cowboys, or gay hobbits, or gay Cillian Murphys, but we can't always get what we want, okay?
And plus, didn't they already make Point Break?