I’m all about tolerance: letting people live the way they want, however it makes them happy, and not making them feel guilty about it in the process (as long as no one or no thing is hurt in the process).
But not everyone is — something that I can’t comprehend. Why are there so many anti-gay people out there? I watch these politicians debating or chatting with show hosts, and I just sit in bewilderment as they consider homosexual people a different and dangerous species.
A lot of the anti-gay rhetoric creates homosexual people as dangerous monsters, rapists, and predators, dating back to the 1950s all the way to current times. How can we still be so close-minded about homosexual behavior?
With my remix I aim to display the absurdity of the anti-gay rhetoric. I found a few 50s PSAs about homosexuality — and there is, of course, Rick Santorum. There’s so much fuel in politics that I will juxtapose with the innocent-kid-heros such as Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street and Spongebob. For music, I’m mostly digging Queen with a mash of political and horrible anti-gay quotes with Freddie Mercury belting his heart out in the background (or dancing!).
Now, thinking associatively: gay = rainbow. Rainbow = light reflected through a prism; prism = ship lighting (not sure if I want to take it that far…. but hey,) sailors considered “gay” too, or portrayed as such. Sea-man, semen, get it?
Right, I think I’m getting off track. But, back to the Rainbow = light reflected through a prism = the album artwork for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon.
So, using images such as these, clips from politicians, music from Queen, and voice-over from PSAs, I want to show the absurdity of anti-gay rhetoric in our society. Like I said before, I am a strong believer in tolerance and peace between all people. This is my stance.