Pop Culture Whore

I have been out since 1993. Why does it still matter to me so much whether some celebrity is openly queer? Why do I feel so disappointed to know that Queen Latifah is back to being coy and nonresponsive about her orientation, and yet ridiculously elated about the fact that Jodie Foster has, after decades of coyness, decided to come out?

I mean, I understand all the intellectual reasons why it matters, all the sociological and political reasons why it matters, but why does it affect me emotionally? Because after all, does it really have any impact on my life? No.

In unrelated news, Barack Obama is apparently surging as is Mike Huckabee. Apparently I’m not the only pop culture whore, if Chuck Norris’ endorsement of Huckabee makes that big of a difference to bring him from being “Huckawho?” to the #2 candidate in the polls.

I have to say, I am most swayed by Obama. But he seems to me to be the least experienced when it comes to foreign policy, and also the least homo-friendly. But he also seems to be the most honest, the most thoughtful, and the most likely to be able to steer this country away from becoming a theocracy in any sort of positive, unified way.

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~ by realsupergirl on December 12, 2007.

One Response to “Pop Culture Whore”

  1. Oh that’s really good news – about Jodie Foster I mean. I don’t know, I suppose it is none of our business to a large extent, but it can’t be good to have to hide it and not be able to acknowledge your partner or whatever. This seems to show she is happy in her private life, which is good to hear.

    I’m sad that my dream scenario – of Obama as Hilary’s VP – seems long gone. I like her because I think she would just work really hard to make the right decisions, much like her husband did. And time as a VP would make Obama an incredible candidate for the future, I think, whereas he worries me right now – obviously foreign policy is a worry from over here! But mostly it’s so good to see two such good democratic candidates in the running. Let’s just hope the republicans make the wrong choice and make it easy!

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