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FOR GAY MOVIEGOERS with fond memories of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s take-no-crap gay character in As Good as It Gets, Gooding's farce Boat Trip has long had the smell of a maritime disaster. The comedy, which opened in March, sets two straight men on a gay cruise, forcing them to play gay in order to woo a bevy of women who also happen to be on board (huh?). Reached before the film's premiere, GLAAD media spokesman Scott Seomin was looking on the bright side. Although he noted Boat Trip's failure to include more gay characters of color, Seomin told The Buzz, "Many of the gay men defy stereotypes and end up being the do-gooders.... [Costar] Horatio Sanz's character develops a deeper understanding of gay men over the course of the film, and we hope that homophobic moviegoers will also have a change of heart while watching."

On the other hand, The Buzz was also struck by this dishy comment from an online viewer: "Every cliche you can imagine about a gay man is implanted here and beaten ... until its last drop of life vanishes."
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Title Annotation:portrayals of gay men in movie Boat Trip
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 15, 2003
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