I think it’s going to bomb. The American public has a remarkable ability to sniff out turkeys, no matter how heavily hyped. And Alexander has “turkey” written all over it. Colin Farrell’s response to a threat of a lawsuit by outraged Greeks reveals the sophisticated, nuanced thinking that lies behind Oliver Stone’s portrayal of a gay Alexander:
Colin Farrell is challenging a group of Greek lawyers to sue him for portraying Alexander The Great as bisexual in new movie Alexander. A group of 25 Greek lawyers insist the legendary conqueror was heterosexual, and they’re now considering suing film studio Warner Bros and director Oliver Stone for claiming the contrary.
The group has sent an extrajudicial note insisting that the studio include a reference in the credits saying the movie is fictional, reports Femalefirst.
But Farrell, who plays the historic figure in the movie, said: “Do I think Alexander was bisexual? Absolutely! Don’t sue Oliver Stone… Sue me! And try and tell me there’s something wrong with it. Try and tell me… how you’re gonna prove physically this man wasn’t.
“Get out of your bigoted frame of thinking and just see that it was a beautiful thing. If anything we have… de-evolved because of our ability to judge and our insistence on judging. Why is it even a big deal? Just go and see the movie.”
That’s a classic statement of a certain kind of mindless leftism: “We have…de-evolved because of our ability to judge and our insistence on judging.” Liberals, of course, never judge anyone. So you dumb red-staters should “get out of your bigoted frame of thinking” and go see Alexander. Yes, that will bring the movie-goers out in droves.