Lets discuss the movie "Remember The Titans" (2000)
I love this movie! I was a kid when it came out and used to watch it over and over, and still watch it whenever it comes on to this day. Such a great movie and story, and one of Denzels best, IMHO. You even see Ryan Gosling pre-nose job.
There is one issue I have with this movie, and it is the character "Sunshine". He is originally from California, and is gay, and doesn't hide that he is gay to his team, but none of them take issue with it? This was set in the 60s! He even kisses one of the athletes on the mouth and the team kind of acts like its no big deal outside of the one that got kissed and everyone just accepts that he is gay.
While this is how it should be, its not realistic or believable that they would be so ok with Sunshine. He would have gotten his ass beaten numerous times! It is Virginia 1960s! (the scene below)
Outside of that unrealistic character, the film is very charming, sweet, and pulls at your heartstrings.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/22/2021|
Not really OP. Northern Virginia is not like rest of Virginia, culturally. I would say DC was just as progressive as NYC in the 60s and even more so today. Its not that be of a stretch with the civil rights movement sweeping large cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/15/2019|
R1 you’re delusional if you think they would be fine with Sunshine in the 60s. Even NYC had major homophobia and gay bashing.
You’re living in a Utopia.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/15/2019|
This film took place in the 70s. I never said homophobia didn't exist. Are you that fkin dense. Don't twist my words, you stupid fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/15/2019|
I haven't seen this movie for years, but I didn't read it that his character was actually gay - he got labeled as such by certain teammates because he had long hair and was from California, but instead of angrily denying it or freaking out or whatever, he just decided to mess with his teammates. It was just meant to show that he was an open-minded hippie type.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/15/2019|
R3 you’re the stupid fuck. You are claiming the team would be fine with Sunshine and even be ok with him kissing one of the straight guys. No. The 70s were no better for gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/15/2019|
r4, Thats what I remembered as well from this film. But I didn't want to disappoint the OP. Great film, nonetheless.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/15/2019|
I'm with r4 He wasn't gay, he just knew which buttons to push. Sunshine was a real guy and not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/15/2019|
r5, you must be a hysterical mary. Learn how to fight and protect yourself. Life was not a 24/7 hell hole for gays even in the 70s, IN suburban dc. Educate yourself, and stop being a victim all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/15/2019|
Majority of straights hated gays, even in DC.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/15/2019|
Dame Maggie was great in it!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/15/2019|
He wasn't gay. Watch the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/15/2019|
I didn't recognize Ryan Hurst from Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead as Bertier for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/15/2019|
They’re giving this now on USA network
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/15/2019|
A good movie. I enjoy it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/16/2019|
I watched this tonight. I hadn't seen it in almost 20 years. It really has a great cast. A young Hayden Panettiere. As the OP indicated, a pre-nose job Ryan Gosling. Donald Faison post-Clueless and pre-Scrubs and looking sexy and ripped. Wood Harris is an early role as well.
Denzel is the star but Will Patton almost steals the film. I forgot what a great actor he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/21/2021|
That fat guy is super hot now.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/21/2021|
He'd be hotter if he wasn't a Scientologist.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/21/2021|
I currently work with Jerry “Rev” Harris; you want me to ask him?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/21/2021|
No. I work in budget and Jerry works in payroll.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/21/2021|
Wow this thread has really walked down some intriguing paths.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/21/2021|
I don't think Sunshine was gay. He was supposed to be so chill that he was okay with being considered gay. Maybe he was supposed to be bi. It's not clear in the script.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/21/2021|
Thank you Larry King, s R10! It's one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/21/2021|
Is this the one where Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a mentally retarded black man that rides around in a shopping cart?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/21/2021|
The character Sunshine WAS NOT GAY you twats.
The movie was based on a true story and that guy really existed. If he were turned gay for the movie or if he was gay in real life we'd have heard it EVERYWHERE.
But we didn't. Because neither the character nor the real guy were gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/21/2021|
R1 Virginia was always pretty backwards up until around the mid 2000’s. My high school had been renamed to Justice H.S. and now T.C. Williams the high school in the movie is up for a name change. Even here in Northern Virginia the confederacy and it’s losing loving lovers are still in place (hiding their pride mostly but still here).
There are still backwards boomers here and I had the displeasure of running into two this weekends while enjoying the Kanto weekend in Pokemon Go.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/22/2021|
I moved from California to Alexandria, VA (where the movie takes place) in 1978, so just a few years after the period which the story covers. I found it horribly unrealistic. The movie made it seem like Alexandria was some sort of typical southern backwater town, when in fact it's directly across the river from Washington, DC and adjacent to Arlington.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/22/2021|
R20 - I meant that I work with the REAL Jerry “Rev” Harris, not the guy who played him in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/22/2021|