I know this sounds like a strange title for a blog post. But I watched “I Love You Phillip Morris” last night right after watching Donald Trump in a news clip.
Trump gave a speech in Florida and he started ranting about the President’s birth certificate. Blah, blah, blah…I’ve already posted about this and I’m not going there again.
The reason why Trump fascinates me so much is because of his hard stand against legalizing lgbt marriage. And this lack of protection, for lgbt couples who’ve been together for years, can be financially devastating when a life partner dies. This issue is simply too important for lgbt people to ignore…on so many levels.
I’m not going to get into how I feel about Trump on a moral or ethical level. He’s made a lot of his money in gambling. And I’m not a huge fan of legalized gambling of any kind, not even lotteries. And, I’m not a fan of Trump’s own questionable marriage record, especially since I personally know many lgbt couple, men and women, who’ve dedicated their lives to each other without being able to legally marry. Which is something Trump seems to take for granted: his record speaks for itself. And, like Trump is so fond of saying all the time these days, I also went to a good college, received good grades, and I’m a relatively sane person.
But after watching “I Love You Phillip Morris,” I couldn’t help wondering whether or not Trump really knows any gay people that aren’t like the characters in “I Love You Phillip Morris.” I know he lives in places where there are many gay people. But I can’t help wonder if he knows that the people in films like “I Love You Phillip Morris,” aren’t all like that. I know the film was based on a true story. And there are actually gay people out there like this. I’ve met them myself and I’m not very impressed with them. When I see them I smile and try to move on as fast as I can. But we’re not all like that.
I actually did like “I Love You Phillip Morris” in spite of the tone of this post. I thought it was very entertaining. But I’d like films like this a lot more if there were more of a balance. In other words, the lgbt community is very diversified. And we’re everywhere, not just in Florida, California, and New York. I know many gay Republicans, most of whom are extremely disappointed by Donald Trump’s harsh words against civil rights.
I think Trump might want to pay more attention to who and what the lgbt community is all about…on a realistic level instead of the pop culture level he’s obviously so used to seeing. Because he’s definitely missing something very important.