Should “Dilemma” Be De-Gayed?

Vince_Vaughn_at_the_2010_Tribeca_Film_Festival_-_ShankboneWhat with all the anti-gay crimes occurring at the moment (news flash: they never stopped occurring), sensitivities to homophobic activities are heightened. But are we really going to start policing comedy, which by its nature tends toward the irreverent? In the case of Ron Howard’s upcoming flick “The Dilemma,” starring Vince Vaughn, it seems reasonable to pull a negative use of the word “gay” from the trailer, but taking it out of the movie itself strikes me as excessive.

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