Footloose Has A Gay-Positive Moment

The new remake of Footloose maintains the old version's theme about the irrepressibility of youth and how old Tea Party types always try to squelch it down.

I always thought the whole thing could be a metaphor for the homosex, but you'd have to dig way beneath the line dancing to find any actual evidence of that.

So while I'm temporarily dropping that whole theory, let me report that at least the new version features a moment that's explicitly good for the gays.

Here goes:

Bad Guy: I thought only fags do gymnastics.

Good Guy: I thought only assholes use the word "fag."

Yay! Let's hear it for the boy.


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