Sep 8, 2008

Dyshedonia

The last three days have been real weird. Lots of things went wrong - like internet, the hair-cut, the cancellation of the photo-shoot etc. But one thing went well – the GB Movie festival. There is something that makes me surer every time that I go for watching a film fest that it’s simply stupid to watch ‘straight’ films anymore. In fact, I even think that ‘straight’ film-making is pointless.

No, I’m not straight-bashing. Neither is this thoughtless, juvenile gay activism. It’s just a sense of amazing quality in these movies – a holistic jump in terms of screenplay, plot, characters, acting, cinematography and soundtrack. Amazingly, each and everyone of this would have been made in about one thousandth of a regular bollywood movie. It just brings forward a question – what are these bastards in Bollywood or Hollywood doing?

If anyone wants to check these out for themselves, here is the list of the movies a german movie called ‘Guys & Balls’, a documentary called ‘Small town gay bar in the mid-west’ and the drama called ‘Shelter’.

A rather unexpected walk with Vikster after a weird conversation about a life-changing decision of his (check his blog for details) around the poshest parts of Bandra amongst the luxurious bungalows, apartments and buildings owned by the richest of the rich put me back into depression about my own economic situation. A conversation with Vinokur over the phone did pick me up to bring some hedonism back into my life. And that showed in my recent conclusions about the gender disparity in India thanks to Burkha Dutt’s ‘We The People’ on NDTV 24X7. Please, don’t take this in ‘heavier’ vein.

  • The gender disparity in places like Haryana where M: F – 1000: 700 is the clearest indication of natural selection of gays above others. Come on about 300 guys per 1000 see each other! And most of them are hot – refer to Vijender Kumar, Sushil Kumar.
  • Kerala’s status: It is the only state where M:F is more in favor of females. You know what this means? It means that in addition to about 300/1000 males who are still seeing each other, about 350/1000 females are seeing each other as well!
  • The lost plot of X-men: I’m watching the animated series of X-men these days (downloaded). Magneto believes that mutants are superior and should rule humans. And why should Charles Xavier believe that? Guess what, Homo superior! Hello, gays are superior!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

i saw small town gay bar a year ago and it was so "off beat" that I took a road trip there with some friends, this was a while back. the place was a dump just like it was in the doc but we did have a lot of fun, place was kind of packed. seems to be a destination of sorts. totally whacked out scene. ( did not get lucky nor did i want to, shheeesh, totally a double condom and saran wrap sex situation )
i mentioned that i wanted you to be with V because
(even though I hate to state the obvious) it must suck to be apart, i cant even understand how you do it. Please say hi to VIK and tell him not to spill all my secrets!-dh

Anonymous said...

-once again ( and this goes for Vic too)
you can't buy a personality or a sense of humor. those rich folks are all super bored-dh

Prash said...

Ah these mallu boys ! I miss them ! ;-) LOL

I strongly believe that India should accept homosexuality and I would like to tell the stake-holders that this could be a solution to control the population increase ~! ;-)

Kris Bass said...

@ Duncan Hines: That must have been fun. And about me and VInoKur, it's hard to manage. The sheer volume of love helps the cause of course. And I will pass the message on to him

(PS: Were you referring to him when you say VICK, VIK etc?)

Kris Bass said...

@ Prash: Mallu boys eh? Why wouldn't you want Mallu MEN huh? I'm itching to give a call to the health ministry to convey your suggestions! :)

Prash said...

Why would I want Mallu boys ? let's say..to play cricket ? or to play chess ? :-) LOL

I visit Cochin every time I go to India !

Gays are superior, what a bold statement ! We need more statements like this...:-)

Anonymous said...

Hear hear!
"Gays Rule", in the words of the mighty Karen Walker(all hail!)

Yes, I dislike straight movies as well. With nice gay romances, what's the point really?

Anonymous said...

Hear hear!
"Gays Rule", in the words of the mighty Karen Walker(all hail!)

Yes, I dislike straight movies as well. With nice gay romances, what's the point really?

Anonymous said...

u and vickster=dh

Kris Bass said...

@ Prash: Okay, okay! You don't want mallu boys just for non-contact 'sports'!

Kris Bass said...

@ Prash: Okay, okay! You don't want mallu boys just for non-contact 'sports'!

Kris Bass said...

@ Unsungpsalm 'n Prash: Haven't you guys heard of the phrase Homo Superior from X-men? Karen could be our spokeswoman!

Kris Bass said...

.@ DH: Oh, I see!

Vee said...

Period or Commercial. Homo superior or phobic. Doesn't matter. U got bad cinema and good cinema. I do not classify cinema any other way.

Kris Bass said...

@ Oxy: You've got a very valid point there. (applause)

Mansi Trivedi said...

Will check them out for sure!

kaleidoscope said...

Honestly Kris, I think it is unwise to tag films as purely-good or purely-bad (leave alone filtering everything through the lens of sexuality). For even good films have sometimes a few "bad moments" and bad films have sometimes a few "good performances".

No wonder good film critics are such a rarity these days. Speaking of some promising films, read my blogpost on "moments of inspiration and thought". It includes snippets of three films on my list of must-watch films.

...In closing, thanks for that little gesture/comment to Prash in your previous post.

Anonymous said...

No offense. But even you seem to be prejudiced against straight people in general. As I said in my previous comment in another post, not all straight people are morons. But the others most definitely are!

PS: Not able to keep myself updated to your blog because of the frequency of the posts. Don't worry, it's good. :)

Kris Bass said...

@ Mansi: Okay!

@ Kush: I see your point. But again, look I was not so serious about those views. And, you're welcome.

@ Indiapavan: Again dude I was just trying to be funny. Trying a little mock Heterophobia.

Vinz said...

have been following your blog…
nice write ups with a bold outlook…

it requires great guts to speak what you are..!!
and to do what you want..!!

Cheers..!!
Any performance in Pune..?