Thankfully, they had been in a position to safe an deserted elementary college and Dillard College, a small HBCU (Traditionally Black Schools and Universities), to shoot their college scenes. However the homophobia did not cease there. Seligman additionally mentioned that securing product placement was primarily a non-starter, together with these so-called “progressive” firms as a result of they had been all “too offended by the content material” of the movie. Seligman hasn’t outed any of those gutless worms (my phrases, not hers) however she did say, “Simply consider any liberal company that has a Pleasure float. They had been like, ‘Not solely will we not do one thing with you, however don’t put something of ours in there.’ It was actually disheartening.”
At this level, I want I might say that I am shocked or upset, however 2023 Pleasure was an absolute joke of corporations waving pleasure flags whereas donating enormous sums of cash to anti-LGBTQIA+ legislative teams or partnering with well-known activists solely to double again out of concern that they’d lose the enterprise from the type of people that need us lifeless. If you happen to hate us, say it along with your chest and stop losing time with lip service, you pathetic losers! Do I sound indignant? It is as a result of I am indignant. That is my secret, Cap (err, reader), I am all the time indignant.
Thankfully, “Bottoms” is among the finest comedy movies of the yr, and no quantity of hate-fueled fear-mongering or bigoted nonsense can change that. Ignorant haters can deny queer artists funding, areas, and product placements to make artwork all they need, but it surely will not make their weirdo propaganda movies any higher.
“Bottoms” is now enjoying in choose theaters.