Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Predictions:

Best Picture: The Artist

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, "The Help"

Best Animated Feature Film: Rango

Best Foreign Film: A Seperation

Best Original Screenplay: The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay: Hugo

Best Art Direction: Hugo

Best Costume Design: The Artist

Best Original Song: Man or Muppet, "The Muppets"

Best Documentary: Pina

Best Documentary (Short): Saving Face

Best Cinematography: Hugo

Best Film Editing: The Artist

Best Makeup: The Iron Lady

Best Sound Editing: Hugo

Best Sond Mixing: Hugo

Best Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Short Film (Live Action): Pentecost

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Why would anyone choose that life?

My response to Mel Sundquists tumblr thing...cause I don't know how to actually respond to it on tumblr

First of all, I love being gay. I would never choose to be straight if I was magically given the opportunity. However I do understand where the argument comes from, and there is some truth in it. While I would choose to remain gay now, when I was first discovering my sexuality in my early teens, it was hard. It was a long journey, and given social pressures of what I should be compared with what I was, it was a deeply internal struggle. However much I value that struggle I went through now, if given the choice then, I certainly would not choose to add more confusion to my already confusing teenage life if just being straight like everyone else was an option. Basically, the argument is rooted in something that I think is legitimate and true, however I think that it gets used in a way that is very misleading. Being gay is awesome, especially if you can get past dealing with all the bigoted assholes.

Also, getting into the issue of whether or not it is a choice IS annoying. I didn't choose to be gay, I just am, but sexuality is more complex than that. It's not the same for everyone and sometimes it's more fluid, but that really doesn't matter.