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Do any of you get sick of the obsession with the Oscars on Datalounge or in gay culture in general?

I wondered if any of you felt it gets overdiscussed here or among gay men generally.

by Anonymousreply 4902/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 102/04/2013

More details, r1?

by Anonymousreply 202/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 302/04/2013

I get a chuckle when some queen gets his panties in a twist over "Best Supporting Actress" from six decades ago. It's almost as good as the never-ending Judy-worship.

by Anonymousreply 402/04/2013

This is what DL is all about.

by Anonymousreply 502/04/2013

My computer came with a scroll bar so I can pass any thread that holds no interest. You should invest in that OP.

by Anonymousreply 602/04/2013

I lost interest in all things Oscar many years ago. But of someone else enjoys it, why spoil their fun?

by Anonymousreply 702/04/2013

I dont get the fascination either.

The show is boring as hell and the same set of white people get nominated every year

by Anonymousreply 802/04/2013

Yes, I have almost no contact with popular culture in the US at all, I often wonder why I'm here.

by Anonymousreply 902/04/2013

those types of threads are started by f lamers

by Anonymousreply 1002/04/2013

Any Oscar thread will be more welcome than the cacklefest occuring in B'ways nastiest actresses official 2013 thread.

by Anonymousreply 1102/04/2013

No, I usually just skip them since I'm not very interested in the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 1202/04/2013

I believe that these people must lead fairly lonely and desolate lives. They've created an imaginary world full of exciting movie stars and somehow have come to the conclusion that part of their OWN lives have somehow become invested with the life of the star in question.

They may "love" friend Ben and "hate" AnnE because she represents some sort of threat. And to these people, these relationships with two dimensional images on a screen replace the healthy friendships and loving partnerships that the rest of us have with the real people in our lives.

by Anonymousreply 1302/04/2013

Get a load of Mary! @ r13.

by Anonymousreply 1402/04/2013

I have to agree with R13. There is a lot of latching on to other peoples lives as if it's their own.

Think about it, no one latches on the the Paramedics awards, or the Nurses Awards or the Bowling awards.

People who obsess over Hollywood are all suckers who don't know they are suckers. The original reason they made awards was to get public attention for people to come to the movies, not some altruistic reason based on talent and merit.

50 years later, they have generations of sheep blindly following. Gay men are the most blind of all.

by Anonymousreply 1502/04/2013

Of course if they can't write a coherent sentence, they say things like "Get a load of Mary!"

by Anonymousreply 1602/04/2013

I will pass on Mary's load, thank you.

by Anonymousreply 1702/04/2013

I get tired of all the threads about 60-plus year old actresses. Who gives a fuck what happened to them in the 60's?

by Anonymousreply 1802/04/2013

Fuck off op

by Anonymousreply 1902/04/2013

Do you get sick of "gay culture" in general? YES!

by Anonymousreply 2002/04/2013

I pay no attention to gay culture, unless we count jerking off at the urinals with other dudes. That's part of the "culture", right?

The Oscars are for queens, or movie nerds. It's all a meaningless bore, nothing to be taken seriously. I hardly ever see new movies and couldn't care less about any of it.

by Anonymousreply 2102/04/2013

I don't get NEARLY as sick of talk of the Oscars as I do the Super Bowl, which is just downright obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 2202/04/2013

What r22 said.

by Anonymousreply 2302/04/2013

Wait until the TONY® Awards, darling.

by Anonymousreply 2402/04/2013

Yes! When I was starry-eyed, I was interested. But now, it seems to be passe among my gay acquaintances.

by Anonymousreply 2502/04/2013

Oscar talk is national,since everyone has seen the films; Tony talk is pretty much limited to the overbearing dilettantes of NYC who love dropping names as if they actually know these performers. It's laughable.

by Anonymousreply 2602/05/2013

r21 = another hypocrite claiming to have no interest in gay culture, which he types out on the gay forum he hangs out on.

by Anonymousreply 2702/05/2013

I blame the Streep Troll. He takes it to a whole new level.

by Anonymousreply 2802/05/2013

It is amusing to me that so many think the Academy Award is some how more legitimate than the other acting awards shows.More prestigious perhaps but no more legitimate than any of the others.

by Anonymousreply 2902/05/2013

What R29 said.

by Anonymousreply 3002/05/2013

I get sick of the inability of people on DL to avoid threads in which they have no interest.

No, OP, I don't get sick of it because I don't read threads about people's obsessing over Oscars if I'm not interested. To be at the point of being "sick" over a thread on DL, about any subject?

by Anonymousreply 3102/05/2013

[quote]I get sick of the inability of people on DL to avoid threads in which they have no interest.

[quote]No, OP, I don't get sick of it because I don't read threads about people's obsessing over Oscars if I'm not interested. To be at the point of being "sick" over a thread on DL, about any subject?

Look back again at the three sentences you've written. Any logical inconsistencies leap out at you? Think very hard.

by Anonymousreply 3202/05/2013


I've lost interest in the Oscars because I don't care much for the films being made. I don't generally like who is being pedaled as film stars. And so I do a good enough job of ignoring what's playing ... at the movies.

I don't begrudge those who are still embracing today's films. And for anyone wanting to discuss the Oscars, I have no problem with it. It seems appropriate for this site. (And the timing is right.)

by Anonymousreply 3302/05/2013

[quote]Wait until the TONY® Awards, darling.

The nice thing about the Tony Awards is most of us have no idea what the hell they're on about.

by Anonymousreply 3402/05/2013

I resent it that they aired a video in which Adam Sandler talked at length about how important "You, the Audience" is to Hollywood the same year Sandler robbed his audiences and beat them with a shit-bra called JACK AND JILL.

by Anonymousreply 3502/05/2013

I used to enjoy it. Now i find it annoying.

I guess some of us grow up.

by Anonymousreply 3602/05/2013

And the proliferation of awards ceremonies is just making it worse. (Like the Golden Globes, which we all just used to laugh at, and now they treat it like it's holy writ.)

by Anonymousreply 3702/05/2013

you post this every year op.

by Anonymousreply 3802/05/2013

The OP wants a gay forum without the gay. This isn't and it's never going to be.

by Anonymousreply 3902/05/2013

I'm not an Oscar queen at all. But I've learned to love the DL for all things Oscar. Streep Troll notwithstanding, the guys here know their shit. It's fun to learn about a topic I don't know much about.

by Anonymousreply 4002/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 4102/05/2013

[R40] Yes, often gays know their shit. Problem is all they know is shit. Reminds me of the song bird and poetic Macy Gray's lyrics "You ain't shit".

by Anonymousreply 4202/06/2013

Then what the fuck are you doing on a gay forum r42, if you have such a disdain for gay people? If you love straights so much, go hang out with them.

by Anonymousreply 4302/06/2013

[R43] Coprophillia

by Anonymousreply 4402/06/2013

I wouldn't think R13 could form healthy relationships, what with his head so far up his own ass all the time. What a snotty douche.

by Anonymousreply 4502/06/2013

What R28 said. The Streep Troll ruins any thread on here about movies and awards. I don't open them anymore because I can't stand him. It's too bad he's such a pretentious boob because underneath all of the Streep madness I think he actually knows some stuff about film.

by Anonymousreply 4602/06/2013

Oh, R32, you're so amusing!

by Anonymousreply 4702/06/2013

Streep Loon eats shit.

by Anonymousreply 4802/06/2013

OP, I adore old movies and movie stars when they were real stars.I get sick of our society, straight and gay's obsession with these losers from the film industry and the Oscars! People go nuts over these celebrities who look like an average next store neighbor ,and who are so uninteresting and boring as hell! I haven't watched the Oscars in a long time because as far as I'm concern, its dead.

by Anonymousreply 4902/06/2013
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