Watch Me Entertain Myself!
Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Free To Love
I really would have liked this TV commercial a whole lot more, if it weren’t for just that one line. The one wherein the priest says: “If only gay people could stop feeling guilty for being different.”
Excuse me, Father. No wait, that’s just an actor playing a priest. Excuse me, Mister Copywriter and Mister Creative Director and whoever else is responsible for approving that line. But we gay people are not different. And we shouldn’t even feel that we’re different (even if others want us to), much less feel guilty. If I had my way, I’d re-write the line.
“If only people would stop making gays feel guilty for being themselves.”