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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

there's some gay-ass bee charmin' goin on...

its a movie written by a lesbian named Fannie.

i'll give you a moment to let all that marinate.

"Fried Green Tomatoes" is the gayest non-gay movie since "The Color Purple."



this is SUCH an amazing movie. i never noticed how lesbian that bee tasting scene is. or how lesbian that train hopping scene is. or how lesbian that....every...single...scene is. and the book is supposed to be chauk full of the gay, as im sure most of you know. im going to order the book right now on Amazon.com so i can catch up to you guys. i know im like 15 years late, but there's a lot of *gay* i have to process on a daily basis.

oh and the song in this clip is "Good Enough" by Sarah Mclachlan. and ive ALWAYS thought that if someone ever needed to play Sarah in a movie, it should be Mary-Louise Parker.

catch Mary on Showtime's "Weeds" and catch Mary Stuart Masterson on episodes of SVU.

if you haven't seen it, go rent FGT tonight and let me know what you think!

11 comments:

Cat said...

Even better, a lesbian called Fannie Flagg... Don't tell anybody, but that's one of my movies I stick on whenever I'm feeling all miserable. Or happy. Or just plain feel like it.

Britta said...

Funny enough, Rita Mae Brown (who wrote Rubyfruit Jungle - a lesbian novel) said that Fannie Flagg was too homophobic so she cut ties with her. Interesting. Even more interesting (I think), Fannie wrote the book and the screenplay for "Fried Green Tomatoes" - which means she toned down the lesbian theme. Sadness, yes?

The Color Purple is also much more "lesbian" in the book. But, then, Alice Walker is a lesbian, so that makes sense too.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe was okay. I liked the lesbian storyline, but it was a little slow. But, you know, it happens to lots of lesbian-ish novels - Mrs. Dalloway, The Hours, Fingersmith (I think it's a bit wordy). Enjoy it. I'd be interested to know what you think.

luv said...

If you listen to the commentary on the movie Fannie Flagg didn't actually write the screenplay, she tried but found it too hard to take out so much of her caracters. The guy who directed it ended up writing most of the screenplay.

I also have to say the book is one of my all time favorites. I always take it on long trips with me because I know it will keep my attention.

Panda said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MOVIE...it has been one of my favorite movies since i was little..(guess that's how my parents knew i was gay lol) And you're right..the "bee charming" scene was really gay..lol..Look at the way the character Ruth looks and Idgie ...omg..Kiss already Damn it! lol

Allie said...

i watched this movie for the first time in my film class the other day and it screamed GAY .. now i know i'm not the only one who noticed .. i think i shall read the book =]

heather said...

after seeing this post earlier i just noticed the title today "there's some gay-ass bee charmin' goin on..." and could not control my laughter lol

Alex said...

My favorite movie ever.

I have a MAJOR crush on Mary Louise Parker

Anonymous said...

This movie came out when I was 15 and just at the point of beginning to wonder about my sexual identity. I fell in love with it, saw it at the theater at least 3 times and then continued to watch it time and time again. I was in love with Ruth and wanted to be Idgie Threadgood (Still dom frankly). I saw it so many times when it was first released-- that I believe I remember a line that has since been deleted-- at the very very beginning of film when Idgie's brother first bring Ruth into her life, Idgie's mother says "I do believe Idgie's got a crush." She was referring to Ruth! This movie is absolutely about a lesbian couple, the kind of couple that was fairly easily accepted in both Northern and Southern society until fairly recently. (Boston Marriage anyone?)

Anonymous said...

Technically, it's not a non-gay story. The book explicitly states that Idgie is in love with Ruth and Ruth admits she loves Idgie at one point. Also, in the movie when Idgie goes to the bar, she's really going there to visit the local whore, which is only vaguely hinted at in the movie, but explicit (well not EXPLICIT) in the book.

The biggest change (in my humble opinion) is that Ninny is clearly a separate (though minor) character from Idgie in the novel, but it is implied that they are one and the same in the movie. This was done to cut back on the dozens of characters who appear in the book and concentrate on only two of the many storylines that appear in the novel.

carissa said...

This was my favorite movie as a little girl. I remember being like 6 years old and watching this movie over and over. I don't know how I didn't realize I was a lesbian then. haha. You rock my panties off arlan!

Gaby said...

i love this film....the book was good too....the lesbian theme wasn't toned down like in the film...hope you like it when you read it...