What if Roland Emmerich Made a Film About the Stonewall Riots? And Other Uncomfortable Questions

Roland Emmerich © Featureflash / Shutterstock
Roland Emmerich © Featureflash / Shutterstock

Roland Emmerich, director of such galvanizing film events as "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow," has revealed that he's in the early stages of a film about the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which many consider to be the beginning of the gay liberation movement. Emmerich sounds genuinely fascinated by the subject, but I have grave doubts about his proposed script, which follows an imaginary homeless teenager who falls in with a group of outrageous characters and ends up witnessing the spectacle firsthand. Not that he's likely to care what I think! But I think he should definitely listen to what the community has to say before proceeding with this one.

Have you noticed how leading men age, but their love interests never seem to? Vulture's laid out charts that illustrate this point, charting the ages of women who've played opposite Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, and other hollywood A-Listers. Nothing we didn't already know, but it's nice to see it presented indisputably.

The only thing funnier than Michael Shannon's performance of that foul-mouthed sorority email that's been making the rounds, is imagining the look said sorority girl's face as she watches Shannon's performance. (Sadly, this is left to the imagination for the time being.) He's been an underrated actor for a long time, hopefully this will turn some heads. Michael, put this on your reel!

I was excited to hear about the new American Psycho musical production that will open in London later this year, but I admit I'm disappointed that there's no mention so far of Whitney Houston or Huey Lewis musical numbers. Even stranger, it looks like the music and lyrics will be composed by Duncan Sheik, most famous for the '90s hit "Barely Breathing." Willing to suspend disbelief as long as I get an entire song about the paper quality of business cards!

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