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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Hollywood star Cameron Drake really an honest supporter of gay rights, or is he just using gay equality as a platform to increase his own recognition? What really calls this into question was his acceptance speech, where after he thanks his former teacher for inspiring him, he deliberately blurts out "... and he's gay!" When you look at the speech alone the closer is so awkward that it comes off more as a desperate attempt for attention, instead of as giving credit to someone who inspired you.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Hollywood star Cameron Drake really an honest supporter of gay rights, or is he just using gay equality as a platform to increase his own recognition? What really calls this into question was his acceptance speech, where after he thanks his former teacher for inspiring him, he deliberately blurts out "... and he's gay!" When you look at the speech alone the closer is so awkward that it comes off more as a desperate attempt for attention, instead of as giving credit to someone who inspired you. Of course, he spends the entire rest of the movie trying to make up for his gaffe once he's realized it, so the movie clearly intends him to be a fairly moral and considerate sort of person who just screwed up.


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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:



* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: [[spoiler: When Cameron tells poor, insecure Emily she was BeautifulAllAlong.]]

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: [[spoiler: When Cameron tells poor, insecure Emily she was BeautifulAllAlong.]]



** It may be closer to HarsherInHindsight than ValuesDissonance, as 20 years later, ''many'' of the stereotypes parodied have yet to fade from public consciousness.

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** It may be closer to HarsherInHindsight than ValuesDissonance, as 20 years later, ''many'' of the stereotypes parodied have yet to fade from public consciousness.consciousness.
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* AccidentalAesop: "It is wrong to fire someone based on their sexual orientation," after the board of education fired Howard after coming out (although they denied the cause as Howard's sexual orientation, it was obvious that was the real reason). The only reason this is an accidental Aesop instead of an intentional one, was this was in the 90's where people still thought it was illegal to terminate employment based on sexuality, although nowadays it's all too painfully obvious this is not the case (in reality, Indiana was and still is one of the 29 states where it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay). This also gives the movie a new relevance to issues concerning gay rights in today's society.

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* AccidentalAesop: "It is wrong to fire someone based on their sexual orientation," after the board of education fired Howard after coming out (although they denied the cause as Howard's sexual orientation, it was obvious that was the real reason). The only reason this is an accidental Aesop instead of an intentional one, was this was in the 90's where '90s when people still thought it was illegal to terminate employment based on sexuality, although nowadays it's all too painfully obvious this is not the case (in reality, Indiana was and still is one of the 29 states where it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay). This also gives the movie a new relevance to issues concerning gay rights in today's society.

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* HilariousInHindsight: One of the Best Actor nominees Cameron is up against is none other than Creator/ClintEastwood, for a film called ''Codger''. While intended to be a TakeThat at Eastwood's advanced age, ''Film/GranTorino'' essentially brought the idea to life 11 years later.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "Volume One: '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8YKAp7o53E Get a Grip!]]'."
** "Fuck BarbraStreisand!"

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: CrowningMomentOfFunny:
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"Volume One: '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8YKAp7o53E Get a Grip!]]'."
** "Fuck BarbraStreisand!"Music/BarbraStreisand!"


* ValuesDissonance: The film has an unfortunate tendency to reinforce stereotypes about what types of personal traits, interests, tastes, etc. are inherently "gay", even as it mocks its characters' espousal of those same stereotypes.

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* ValuesDissonance: The film has an unfortunate tendency to reinforce stereotypes assumptions about what types of personal traits, interests, tastes, etc. are inherently "gay", even as it mocks its characters' espousal of those same stereotypes.


** It may be closer to HarsherInHindsight than ValuesDissonance, as 15 years later, ''many'' of the stereotypes parodied have yet to fade from public consciousness.

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** It may be closer to HarsherInHindsight than ValuesDissonance, as 15 20 years later, ''many'' of the stereotypes parodied have yet to fade from public consciousness.


* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer made this look like a lighthearted comedy of errors in which a [[CampStraight heterosexual man with some stereotypically gay mannerisms]] gets [[MistakenForGay accidentally outed]] at the Oscars by a former student who is now a successful actor, and must spend the rest of the film repairing his reputation when the whole world decides he must be gay just due to the way he walks or his impeccably stylish clothes. Of course, the actual point of the film is that Howard is [[TransparentCloset deeply closeted]] and won't even admit his sexuality to himself until forced to confront it. It also gets pretty serious near the middle when Howard's sexual orientation gets him fired and has the entire town turning against him.


** Given that the screenwriter is openly gay, this could just be RuleOfFunny.

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** Given that the screenwriter is openly gay, gay himself, this could just be RuleOfFunny.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer made this look like a lighthearted comedy of errors in which a [[CampStraight heterosexual man with some stereotypically gay mannerisms]] gets [[MistakenForGay accidentally outed]] at the Oscars by a former student who is now a successful actor, and must spend the rest of the film repairing his reputation when the whole world decides he must be gay just due to the way he walks or his impeccably stylish clothes. Of course, the actual point of the film is that Howard is [[TransparentCloset deeply closeted]] and won't even admit his sexuality to himself until forced to confront it. It also gets pretty serious near the middle when Howard's sexual orientation gets him fired and has the entire town turning against him.


* AccidentalAesop: The fact that it is wrong to fire someone just because of their sexual orientation, after the board of education fired Howard after coming out (although they denied the cause as Howard's sexual orientation, it was obvious that was the real reason). The only reason this is an accidental Aesop instead of an intentional one, was this was in the 90's where people still thought it was illegal to terminate employment based on sexuality, although nowadays it's all too painfully obvious this is not the case (in reality, Indiana was and still is one of the 29 states where it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay). This also gives the movie a new relevance to issues concerning gay rights in today's society.

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* AccidentalAesop: The fact that it "It is wrong to fire someone just because of based on their sexual orientation, orientation," after the board of education fired Howard after coming out (although they denied the cause as Howard's sexual orientation, it was obvious that was the real reason). The only reason this is an accidental Aesop instead of an intentional one, was this was in the 90's where people still thought it was illegal to terminate employment based on sexuality, although nowadays it's all too painfully obvious this is not the case (in reality, Indiana was and still is one of the 29 states where it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay). This also gives the movie a new relevance to issues concerning gay rights in today's society.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Hollywood star Cameron Drake really an honest supporter of gay rights, or is he just using gay equality as a platform to increase his own recognition? What really calls this into question was his acceptance speech, where after he thanks his former teacher for inspiring him, he deliberately blurts out "... and he's gay!" When you look at the speech alone the closer is so awkward that it comes off more as a desperate attempt for attention, instead of as giving credit to someone who inspired you.

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* AccidentalAesop: The fact that it is wrong to fire someone just because of their sexual orientation, after the board of education fired Howard after coming out (although they denied the cause as Howard's sexual orientation, it was obvious that was the real reason). The only reason this is an accidental Aesop instead of an intentional one, was this was in the 90's where people still thought it was illegal to terminate employment based on sexuality, although nowadays it's all too painfully obvious this is not the case (in reality, Indiana was and still is one of the 29 states where it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay). This also gives the movie a new relevance to issues concerning gay rights in today's society.

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** It may be closer to HarsherInHindsight than ValuesDissonance, as 15 years later, ''many'' of the stereotypes parodied have yet to fade from public consciousness.

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**"Fuck BarbraStreisand!"

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