As usual, that notorious rascal Michael Musto (Out) is causing trouble in Oscarland again! But this time he seems to be goosing other gay Oscar nuts! Just when lavender song-lovers have the Best Picture of their dreams — that gorgeously camp cream-puff-of-a-musical “La La Land” — Michael spits out the cream.
“In what universe is the straightest date movie ever made a gay fantasy come true?” Michael harrumphs. “Give me a f–king break!”
I scream in protest (of course), but Michael will yield only slightly: “I’ve seen ‘La La Land.’ It has some enchantment to it. It’s pretty cool, but it’s pretty routine. It’s not an Oscar Best Picture …. There’s nothing there. I’m sorry. ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is a gritty, meaty drama. It’s the kind of movie that wins Best Picture. Remember ‘Ordinary People’?”
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