Gus Van Sant or Bruce LaBruce - Who do you respect more?
Bruce LaBruce...assuming HE'S not a boy-hungry pedophile.
OP, just for future reference, in case you didn't know, it's whom do you respect more, not who.
And to everybody else out there, please note it is possible to point out a a grammatical or spelling error without being a bitch about it.
Gus has better taste.
I've noticed that [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool]s tend to dislike Van Sant, probably because he's a normal gay guy.
A normal gay guy? Some of us like fucking MEN who are LEGAL.
Yeah the constant obsession about older guys is definitely a fem thing.
GVS discovered Alex Frost who was hot as fuck in Elephant.
Gus is the better artist by far, despite being a pedo creep.
BLB is a hack who likes porn who learned a tiny bit of queer theory in college and thinks it makes him an important artist.
I guess Gus likes teens but how can you be sure?
If your last name is LaBruce who would name their kid Bruce? It's like Taylor Taylor.
I think they both fucked Keanu Reeves.
Because he's a normal male and has good vision, r9.
What about River Phoenix, r11?
R10, I work with a guy with a redundant first and last name. I won't say what it is, but it's along the lines of William Williams or Robert Roberts.
Bruce LaBruce is just a stage name. His real name is Brian Bruce.
Gus was attracted to Keanu, sexually. He said Keanu was the best looking thing North and South of the Tropicana Grill. River and Gus were friends.
Bruce and Keanu both grew up in Toronto, I think.
[quote]He said Keanu was the best looking thing North and South of the Tropicana Grill.
Gus van Sant speaks in weirdo Forties cliches? Who knew?
Bruce LaBruce is a poor man's Gus Van Sant.
Yes he does and you would know, if you read his book.
Gus van Sant speaks in weirdo Forties cliches.
I love Bruce LaBruce so much more than Van Sant. I love the fact that Bruce came up in the punk rock scene as a zine editor, and went on to make super 8 movies that were truly underground. I liked that his mission was to confront punk rockers with their homophobia, and the mainstream gay media with their acquisitional consumerist bullshit. He seems genuinely transgressive.
Van Sant strikes me as in the "transgressive chic" circle with such group-approved names as Dennis Cooper and Mary Gaitskill. They were all tricked by that chick pretending to be JT LeRoy.
So what exactly are these stories about Gus? I love the film Milk, but it was done by a pedo?
Dennis Cooper was insulted by JT because he really wanted to fuck him. Of fuck the 13 year old JT. Van Sant didn't let it bother him. He said he would spend hours on the phone talking to JT...what did they talk about? I'd like to quiz Laura Albert about their conversations...talk about a book, I think she could have a new one.
Gus is not a pedo. You guys watch what you say. It's is stupid to wrongly accuse someone of doing something illegal.
I don't think Gus fucks children but in all honesty, when I was 16 I fucked whom I wanted.
Oh, dear me.
I have never seen one of LaBruces' pornos, are they any good.
It's a joke that Gus gets called a pedo here, right? No one ever backs it up with even just a rumor, all the actual gossip I read is about him and young adults.
Whose ass did you pull out the name Bruce LaBruce? The guy made a few home movies, he is no film maker and couldn't shine Gus Van Sant's leather chaps.
Neither. How can anyone respect anyone they don't even know???
Very true. Van Sant is a famous successful director who has won awards...Bruce is more edgy and he's bald, where Gus has a full head of hair. It makes a difference.
While respect is a bit far for me to have for anyone, especially someone who "directed" a shot-by-shot remake of "Psycho", Van Sant is quite a good director and recognized the beauty of The Damon Butt by lingering on it and framing it beautiful in "Gerry". "Gerry" is almost a minimal sonnet in film to The Damon Butt.
Interesting post from the GVS Message Board on IMDB:
Unpalatable Man Making Compelling Movies.
by KameronG (Wed Sep 24 2008 00:19:17)
I live in the Portland (Oregon) area, and I think it is interesting the reputation Gus Van Sant has here as apposed to his national view. I know, he is artsy and his movies are hit or miss with most people, but that isn't the thing I really take issue with. I personally have really enjoyed some of his films.
In stark contrast, however, in the Portland area he is known as a pretty big skeez. He throws parties and sleeps with copious amounts of young gay men looking to get their break into acting. It is common knowledge that he subscribes to "casting couch" logic, and I just think it is interesting / disgusting that this hasn't really been brought to the main stream light.
I am not saying everyone my never enjoy one of his features again, I think Milk looks very compelling and many people really enjoy his style, however, he is no moral compass. It is like Wal-Mart logic, sure most companies use similar practices, but how comfortable should you be standing behind a company that does it so very brazenly?
More so than anything, I am just very upset that he is out there representing gay men: though he may be a compelling director, he as a person is foul, and I for one think that makes him pretty useless as a human.
Other than Michael Parker and Scott Green...he slept with when they were teens (I assume), do we know who he has slept with? Scott and Mike were both rent boys, so why wouldn't he sleep with them?
I respect the one that puts more full frontal male nudity in his movies.
I guess we could all agree on that but has Gus ever had full frontal nudity in his films?
I've never heard of Bruce being a boy hungry pedophile...so him.
Well obviously it's Van Sant on talent and it's LaBruce on being a non-pedophile.
Well, Gus Van Sant is a better pedophile, and Brue LaBruce is better at being a NON-pedophile. And they both have some talent.
See how easy it is?
Oh - the question was respect. Well, I can't respect either one, considering how bad their hair looks.
R2 is an idiot who did not study grammar beyond grade 8.