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"Electric Cars are gay" The Dilemma (movie)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. vfx

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    So says the Vince Vaughn character in the trailer for the new Ron Howard film, "The Dilemma" .

    Gay rights groups are up in arms and the trailer has been pulled but maybe EV groups should say something as well. What exactly does he mean by this?

    http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/08/universal-pulls-gay-scene-from-vaughn-trailer/?iref=allsearch
    http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/universal-pulls-gay-slur-dilemma-trailer-21569

    It may be no big deal. All of Vince Vaugn's movies are about him being a jerk -and then not. The end.

    This scene is probably from the "before" part of the movie.
     
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    Actually, if you watch the trailer, I think the point of his "presentation" was to make electric cars with the "muscle of the Dodge brand." (Or something like that.) Ala the now defunct Dodge Circuit EV, I suppose.
     
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    This was on Jalopnik. I think they cut that part from the trailer after the reaction.
    http://jalopnik.com/5661131/vince-vaughns-electric-cars-are-gay-line-cut-from-unfunny-trailer
    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/10/are-electric-cars-gay-or-is-vince-vaughn-an-idiot-or-both.html

    Full quote here:
    "electric cars are gay. Not homosexual gay. But my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay."

    I can't imagine a movie like this making much of an impact on people's perception of EVs, so I don't think it warrants much attention, although the gay rights group is understandably concerned about "gay" being used as a slur.
     
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    Gay review of the Roadster
     
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    So what's the verdict then...are we dealing with an industry-wide, EV perception problem promulgated by some mal-informed Hollywood ink-stained wretches? :confused:

    Might have to call on TM (TeslaMan) to vanquish this lot. :biggrin:
     
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    This problem is more prolific than I thought. Katy Perry's "Ur so gay" has the following lyrics:

    Perhaps, instead of fighting and protesting the joke, we should embrace it and defuse it. Now I don't claim to be a humorist nor a publicist, but if someone says, "having an electric car is so gay." One could reply, "Wow, until now I didn't know gays were so cool." Instead of saying, "stop using 'gay' as a derogatory slur, and don't insult electric cars, because you are hurting my feelings <waa waa!>"

    Perhaps someone with more flair will understand what I'm saying and phrase it better.
     
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    My usual retort for anything stupid like this - is to say the ev haters are actually terrorist sympathisers. Usually works.
     
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