When I saw the film for the first time, I thought this was quite an unusual storyline for a film of this type (SF B movie). Knowing that Emmerich is gay makes it even more interesting. Is it an example of self-loathing homophobia, or sneaky homoerotic titillation?
Rape is never 'titillating', whether gay or straight. It is sad and painful and life-destroying. Only a major sicko would find rape to be titillating.
Get a load of r1, the soi-disant Morality Gestapo Chief.
Whatever your thoughts on the right or wrong of it, r1, it's a fact that rape scenes were included for titilation purposes in old exploitation films all the time.
There are a lot of people that find that hot. We are everywhere. In your schools, at your job, in your neighborhood, even in your own home.
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Gay rape is no more homophobic than straight rape is heterophobic. It happens.
That movie is totally homoerotic for me. Lots of sexy tough guys, Emmerich knows what turns me on. I could never get a decent copy of it downloaded though. I hope it's been released on bluray by now.
[quote]Gay rape is no more homophobic than straight rape is heterophobic.
No. Straight rape is misogynistic.
Look at R8, presuming that straight rape automatically is male-on-female rape and not vice versa.
Right r9 Look at you ignoring the point.
Female on Male rape happens but it is rare and it doesn't carry the same systematic prejudice and oppression. It is also not seen in media that often.
Whereas Women aren't flooded with images of men in sexualized positions on an hourly basis everyday. Women who read comic books aren't likely to see their male super heros drawn in the most ridiculous over-sexualized manner while contorted into humanly impossible poses. They're not taught that Men are lesser beings for fuck purposes only on a daily basis.
Men are taught that gays are laughable, evil and like WOMEN. Hence the threat of rape as a power play applies to both.