“We may not know our stereotypes, but we know a gay when we see one!”
We step back in time to 1969 this week, a time of sexual freedom, a time of silly sound effects and a time where all gay men are flamboyant drag queens or sexual predators, at least on film anyways. Rich brings the gang The Gay Deceivers, a ‘comedy’ film about two irredeemably awful guys who attempt to escape an army draft by posing as gay men and all the complications that come with it. Rich tries desperately to defend this one, which to be fair attempts to be progressive by addressing some issues with gay life at the time, but it’s an uphill struggle. So come and listen to him, Abi, Ant and Jamie discuss such things as garish interior design, whether it’s gay men or women that come off worse here and how far the excuse “It was a different time” can really stretch.
[Ep. 144, Rec /2016]