Bad Movie Beatdown - I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

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  • V3g3t4
    That movie sucks...just like about every Sandlermovie :/
  • LikaLaruku
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    Sandler's one of those guys you think is funny when you're a kid, then you grow up & you're like "what was I thinking?"

    Well...I do have a soft spot for Little Nicky though....In a "so bad it's good" way.

    Every fujoshi who walked into this movie regretted it. & that one about the fake gay couple on the cruise ship.

    So, what is everyone's least favorite Sandler movie? Eight Crazy Nights for me.
  • Psychicllamakiller
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    little nicky. i know you think it's so bad it's good, but i can't stand it. i can't like comedies in a so-bad-it's-good way, because a film is so bad it's good when it tries to be serious and fails, generally speaking. a comedy isn't trying to be serious, so a bad comedy is just trying to be funny and failing, and failed comedy is uncomfortable at best, obnoxious at worst >_
  • Stochatic
    I understand so bad it's funny comedy mentality--still, they are not worth reviewing in that way.

    It's like, you're just sitting their going "oh-my-god this is so ridiculous, how did anyone like this?" It has to be something that is either liked by a lot of people, or once was. And you need to have the sense of humor to be able to laugh at that. I see what you mean though, and my only rebuttal to that is, "why so serious?"
  • EarthboundXE
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    Little Nicky was the turning point for me, when I started to stop liking Adam Sandler.

    Just wasn't a dumb kid anymore.
  • Sheeyah  - Agreed
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    You know what, Lika, you're exactly right. The older I got, the stupider I thought his movies were. It's not just movies he stars in, though, but also the ones his company produces for friends like Kevin James.
  • Chunin2000
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    You just highlighted Adam Sandler's biggest problem, he has Peter Pan syndrome and Eight Crazy Nights basically Adam Sandler's usual gross out/mean spirited humor without no limits
  • V3g3t4
    If they only kept that sentimental bullshit away at the end of those movies....
  • Jekefka
    What's your schedule like, Film Brain?
    I only ask because Bad Movie Beatdown is probably my favorite show on the site, comparable with Nostalgia Critic and Atop The Fourth Wall, and I wish you came out with more of these more often. I'm sure you're busy with school and/or work, and you've also got your Projector show, but the world needs more Bad Movie Beatdown. It's not only funny but insightful and informative, and your jokes are pointed and witty. Big fan of this stuff.
    Anyway, looking forward to more Happy Madison reviews. :)
  • Minion of Yahtzee  - .....OY vey this movie.
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    I am honestly surprised that the gay community didn't form a lynch mob to chase down Adam Sandler after this was unleashed on the public. You still have a whole month of Sandler movies to go after this? Good Luck, also will you be covering only Happy Madison movies or just the ones starring Sandler? Because if you do the master of disguise be sure to expect fans wanting you and the critic to do a crossover. Again good luck, you'll need it for Grandma's boy.
  • DrZulu2010
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    I'm more surprised the asians didn't do a lynch mob to chase down Sandler with Yellowface Rob Schneider.

    Still, this movie is as much of a pro-gay hypocrisy junk fest as Family Guy were with Jasper and the Family Gay episode. If you wanted to say that gay people are ok, than why the hell you make them as a bunch of promiscuous flaming stereotype?

    Speaking of Nick Swardson, will you do Bucky Larson? The movie where his career as a leading man begins and ends with suckitude?
  • Fantasiaxylie
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    Ugh, I never liked Adam Sandler. Even as a kid I found him annoying.
  • trepiechick
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    I loathe Adam Sandler and his type of ignorant, hateful, white male privileged non-humor.
  • psycher7
    I was thinking Breakfast at Tiffany's, too. I have a theory, it's usually about suspension of disbelief but it works here, as well, that we tend to be a lot more forgiving of something in a good movie and a lot more critical when the same thing happens in a bad movie. Mickey Rooney was cringe-worthy, but at least it a) was a long time ago (similar to your comparison of original and remake Jazz Singer) and b) was the only strike against an otherwise classic film.

    At least as bad as repeatedly inflicting Rob Schneider upon the world is Sandler's determination to take down GOOD actors like Steve Buscemi and even Dan Aykroyd. I think I died a little inside when I saw Ving Rhames. How do you go from Julliard to a gay stereotype in an Adam Sandler movie?

    I suppose I should come clean. I don't actually hate Adam Sandler...at least not entirely. Happy Gilmore is stupid, but a guilty pleasure. I genuinely like Wedding Singer. Fifty First Dates was a cute movie, and managed to use as the main plot device a legitimate disability without ever being mean. I haven't seen his dramas yet; is it just me or in that 9/11 movie was he a dead ringer for Bob Dylan?
  • guneagle01
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    The one scene of Jessica Biel's ass in her underwear more than made up for anything else in this movie
  • LikaLaruku
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    Not for me, though if I had to chose between her ass or Sandler's, I'll take the one with less hair.
  • ColeYote
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    Unless you're watching this as a gay man...
  • Lassope
    If I could ignore the fact that it's such a desperate move to not lose every straight man in the audience, it would for me too.
  • GoldenSolitude04
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    Not really. There are way better non pornographic flicks for such cheesecake if that is what you are looking for. Sorry if I failing at my duties to be a stereotypical hormonal man.
  • SpeedyEric
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    I was hoping you would get to reviewing more Adam Sandler/Happy Madison films, evn after Doug's review of The Master of Disguise.

    9:19- Tila Tiquila's in this thing? WTF? Did she not get enough money from those reality shows whe was in?

    11:39- I don't blame ya. I would also watch a movie like this that way, too (or better yet, look away from the TV screen in embarassment).

    14:24- This shows why I actually like Jar Jar Binks and The Autobot Twins, because they were CG aliens, and Schnider's character here is a real life human being with make-up.

    Jessica Biel and Adam Sandler together is like putting an American Republican in the same room with an Iraqi.

    I'm so happy that I either never seen these kind of films in the theatre or not see them in any for.
  • Vent
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    "Jessica Biel and Adam Sandler together is like putting an American Republican in the same room with an Iraqi."

    Wow. You're just awful.
  • Extreme-Madness  - re:Vent look who's talking
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    Do not be a hypocrite. You're doing the same thing with other political beliefs with which you disagree.
  • Vent
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    "American Republicans hate Iraqi's!" isn't a "political belief", it's an offensive caricature based upon an ignorant stereotype. Haven't we had enough of that after this godawful movie?
  • Extreme-Madness
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    "...it's an offensive caricature based upon an ignorant stereotype."
    As I said before do not be a hypocrite.
  • Vent
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    You don't seem to understand what that word means.
  • Extreme-Madness  - re:SpeedyEric
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    Please, no political comments.
    I hate when people start a political debate on this page. Especially about American politics. ugh
  • mrrubino
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    Honestly, I'd say the new crop of people I keep seeing all around the Internet who are suddenly so "Independent" and "moderate" that the slightest mention of politics, no matter how minor, immediately sends them into hysterics will end up being much more damaging to discussion than the "both sides" who "are just as bad".
  • cannedfury
    "look who's talking Do not be a hypocrite. You're doing the same thing with other political beliefs with which you disagree."

    "Please, no political comments. I hate when people start a political debate on this page. Especially about American politics. ugh"

    You realize what "look who's talking" and "Do not be a hypocrite" mean, right? Because Vent never even showed a political position.
  • trlkly
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    Yes, he did. He voiced the opposite one.
  • Extreme-Madness
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    I'm more alluding to his comments that he had previously left at some blogs on this page.
  • SpeedyEric  - @EVERYONE
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    Sorry!
  • GoldenSolitude04
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    I guess jokes of that nature don't sit well with this audience. I thought it was hilarious. Extreme-Madness,You should have mentioned that at the beginning. Not everyone here cares about the blogs.
  • DeadlyPrivate
    Click is one of the three adam sandler movies that I like (Happy Gilmore and 50 first dates), and it was due to the main character being a horrible person and that was the point! The entire arc of the story is him realizing that he is moving through life without enjoying everything good and decent in it, with many of the emotional scenes (Particuarly the scene where his father dies) As very effective.

    This film, however, should be simple! Homophobes are forced to be gay married, realize what it's like, and take a stand with them. But instead, the film FORCES us to think that being gay equals=loud, brash, and purely sexual.

    (P.S. Count how many times a Adam Sandler's movie deals with a problem by using violence or tricking people)
  • MavenCree
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    K, the splits and then punch that the kid did was kinda cool. Also familiar. Took me a second to remember - that's a Jean Claude VanDamme move. :-)
  • smjaiteh
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    I dislike almost all of his and Adam Sandler's comedy movies, but I don't hate Kevin James. WHY DON'T I HATE KEVIN JAMES?!
  • DeadlyPrivate
    Because he was in Hitch and he did pretty good in that.
    ...and the fact that he works alongside Adam Sandler and other horrible people which makes any faults of his very mute.
  • ladydiskette
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    I like Kevin James too, which was one of the reasons I considered seeing this movie. Just for his performance alone. Heck, I fell in love with his comedy antics when he was on "King of Queens". But this movie did him no justice at all.

    Which makes me sad because he could be so much better than this.
  • TooMuchFreeTime
    Ug if this movie is even half as offensive as I imagined it to be I dunno if I even want to watch this review. (Particularly because offensive movies usually mean the review ends up being just angry shouting at the camera.) I'll have to think about this one.
  • jjramsey
    One thing crosses my mind about the premise of the movie. Do "domestic partnerships" even require the people in them to sleep together or be in love? Yes, they'd need to live in the same household and probably be expected to stay together for the long term, but I don't think sex is required.
  • trepiechick
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    Is sex really required in any relationship? I mean that seriously, I'm curious.
  • guneagle01
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    no actually, some people can actually be asexual, where they feel no sexual attraction to either sex or have any interest in sexual activity. They still do, however, have a desire to seek out romantic relationships.
  • Nizwiz
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    bs
  • purplemouse
    I think it varies by place. I'm not completely positive I'm remembering it right (a couple years ago I helped some dear friends with research on what would be the easiest way for them to get married living in a state that doesn't allow gay marriage, and it all sort of runs together now) but I think in Ohio where they live you don't even have to be in a relationship to have a domestic partnership. I sort of remember some kind of not-marriage legal thing where people could declare they were in this sort of partnership regardless of whether they were a gay couple or a straight couple or just friends and get some kind of benefits. Or at least there was in 2009.

    Even for a full marriage-type situation like the premise here, it seems kind of unenforceable. How would anyone be able to verify where you slept or if you were having sex with them?
  • Ppleater
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    I'm ashamed to say that the first time I saw this movie I liked it. I was still unsure about my opinions on gay people, due to lack of exposure, and I went to it because I wanted to prove I was "open minded" about gay people. I felt like by liking it it meant I liked gay people, even though it honestly made me uncomfortable. Now I'm much more informed, and understanding, about the gay community, and seeing even just the scenes in this review make me angry. Their depictions and jokes are repulsive, and every step forward they take is followed by eleven steps back.

    I especially like how you bring up that Chuck could have claimed to be bisexual, as bisexuality is far too overlooked in the media. I am asexual myself, with bisexual and gay friends, and now I can look back and see how this movie shared a lot of the same mindset that I (and other people who were uninformed and underexposed to what gay people were like) Had.

    This movie could have focused on accurately portraying gay people and their struggle, allowing people to become more informed. Instead it just pushed the same old stereotypes that cause these problems in the first place.
  • GreatScott
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    I had the exact same reaction Film Brain had to a number of scenes in this movie; namely, I could only watch them through my fingers, cringing. There are few things that irk me more in a movie than homophobia, and this movie seems to want to leave no stereotype unused. I think it's safe to say that Sandler and the film makers' view of gay people is entirely formed by those stereotypes.

    An entire month of Happy Madison, huh? Better restock the liquor cabinet.
  • sugarfrosted  - Bideletion
    I'm confused, why does Adam Sandler have to pretend to not be attracted to women? I don't think that really has anything to do with same-sex marriage/ domestic partnership. That actually offends me way more than the stereotypes.
  • LikaLaruku
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    It reminds me of something I've seen on several Youtube video comments before "gay or straight, you can't be both" "no such thing as bisexual" "bisexual is still gay."

    That seems to be a common mentality among youths who are incredibly insecure about their masculinity. The worst thing is that they don't know how many women find bisexuality in a man incredibly hot.
  • GoldenSolitude04
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    Judging by the porn results it seems to have a decent support. Still if I were ever to get a girlfriend she has to be bisexual and be willing to share a woman with me. But I will not ever have a threesome with another man and a woman. Sorry but tough.
  • TheBechtloff
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    By no means am I saying this is a good movie, but why is every gay joke met with accusations of homophobia? Can we all be a little less sensitive?

    I used to really like your reviews FB, but lately it just seems like you find offense with everything. This is sexist, that is racist, this is homophobic. Your getting to be almost as bad as one of those Moral Majority religious nuts who think everything is evil and of the devil.

    This movie sucks, but it sucks because the jokes are unoriginal and lame, not because it pokes fun at gays. Comedy that tip toes around because it's afraid somebody might get their feelings hurt isn't really comedy.

    Comedians shouldn't have to walk on eggshells afraid of offending people. If any group of people should be free to speak their minds it's comedians. What hope is there for a kingdom when even the jesters can't be honest?
  • Vent
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    Mmmmno, many of the movies jokes are actually, literally, offensively, homophobic in nature.

    The jokes suck because they were unoriginal and lame, and they also make fun of gays.
  • Blakout  - Nope.
    This film isn't just poking fun at gay people, it's a mean-spirited and stereotype-abusing film that has no sense of comedy. If you find this sort of arrogant, crude, and pridefully ignorant trash an acceptable form of comedic self-expression, than you clearly are far more forgiving of human indecency than you should be.

    Also, I'd like to inform you that merely being offensive is not good comedy. In fact, if you find a comedian doing that, it's probably because they can't write something genuinely funny. While it is possible to mix shocking content with actual humour, it doesn't work often and isn't really necessary.
  • Pistonrage  - Preach It Brother!
    Exactly!

    There's a black gay guy, so it's racist AND homophobic. Having known several gay guys who have "come out of the closet" their attitudes do change, it's called finally being free to be themselves. It's usually not as extreme as in the movie, but it does happen.
  • Plutoburns  - Condom dispensers
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    While they may exist in America, they aren't nearly as common as they are in Britain. So that line doesn't really ring true on this side of the ocean.
  • trlkly
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    Except, uh, THE MOVIE IS SET IN AMERICA? You think Film Brain of all people doesn't know that it's an American-only thing?
  • Spyder
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    How is nobody freaking out about that kid being the real life Johnny Cage?! All he needs is the $500 sunglasses and the six pack.
  • Sychodellica
    Adam Sandler has one strength and that is his ability to surround himself with people much more talented than him. As such, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that if I like a Sandler movie it is because of the other actors in it.
  • Sewblon
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    17:12 What is that?! Why is it in the movie?!

    So the moral of the story is, lying, physical assault and defrauding municipal governments is acceptable as long as it is for your children and/or a wrongfully oppressed minority. It would not be easy to make a movie more ethically bankrupt.
  • ColeYote
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    As with all Adam Sandler reviews. I am expecting to cringe. As a gay man, perhaps more than usual.

    *Sees first scene*
    Well, that didn't take long. I've gotta wonder, does Adam even realize how much of an ass he is in all of his films?
  • Trekkie313  - It's Not That Bad...
    It has Dan Aykroyd and Steve Buscemi! I look forward to your reviews, but lately you've picked movies that don't need a beatdown or are just plain boring.
  • Undertaker91
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    Good actors do not make for a good movie. This movie is a horrible piece of shit, just watch the review
  • ColeYote
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    Movie 43 had plenty of good actors, doesn't mean it wasn't complete shit.
  • JayDeth
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    I really wish I didn't know this movie existed. I are sad. :(
  • The Movie Explorer
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    Yes...everything you said AND...it’s not even an original concept! It’s more or less the same film as The Gay Deceivers, which was made in 1969. Of course in that one, two straight guys have to pose as a gay couple to dodge the draft (TOPICAL!) but it’s more or less the same plot, right down to lots of bedding of females by the two leads to reinforce their heterosexuality. I’d like to say THAT movie was a lot better than this one but...no, it pretty much sucked too. It’s very dismaying that, nearly forty years later, they’re still making films that are THIS disrespectful of the gay community.

    Speaking of...will you be tackling Boat Trip any time soon?
  • cinevore  - i can't take this anymore
    i tried, i really did, but i just can't take this anymore. You accent alone is one of the most annoying sounds in the entire world. It just drags on and on. On top of that, your reviews either don't make sense or are entirely made out of nitpicks. Talking about every detail of a movie for 30 min doesn't mean you a good reviewer. I do very much enjoy your acting in the TGWTG movies and I congratulate you on your success but i just can't do this anymore. Before i go, does anyone actually agree with me. Even if you think his reviews are actually good, his accent, that bloody freaking accent, has to make you want to kill yourself.
  • Namorat
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    I think his accent is great

    I haven't seen the movie, but this review alone shows me I never want to watch it anyway. Horrible characters, stupid story, and low punches at gays. I dislike bigotry. Gladly I never liked Adam Sandler or I would be disappointed by this point in his career.
  • trlkly
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    No, because I'm not a racist. Seriously, hating someone's accent is about as offensive as anything in the movie he reviewed. Grow the fuck up.
  • redhairsword
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    It's not his accent so much as his annunciation. The way he ends every sentence with this slow-down monotone makes it very difficult for me to listen to as well. I like Film Brain, I just can hardly understand what he's saying at some parts. I can understand how it could be grating. Some people don't like the Nostalgia Critic because he shouts so much. It's his opinion on style. I don't think he needs to "grow the fuck up."
  • Salackto  - Why does everyone think this is a homophobic movie
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    I am an openly Bi-Sexual man, with dozens of Gay and Straight friends and all of them agree that this movie is not the homophobic plague that almost every internet reviewer claims it to be. I am a long time fan and always believe that you are telling us your true opinions FB but this time I just can't think that you could find every single joke to be an insult to the LGBT Community. Also the Gay Pride Party was a real Gay Pride Party and having lived in NYC you sadly haven't seen how ridiculous they can honestly be.
  • MilitantRadical
    I think the most 'offensive' thing about the movie is how it stereotypes homosexuals (and heterosexuals) as being a certain way and liking certain things. I think the 'gay' kid in the movie is the greatest example. Most kids that age aren't aware of their sexuality, but just because they can do the splits or like things that are more 'effeminate' doesn't mean they are gay or will be gay. Just because a kid isn't interested in baseball doesn't mean he's going to turn out gay.

    Being gay is a sexual preference and it isn't defined by the things you like, how you dress, or how you act. This movie seems to believe that homosexuality or your sexual preference defines who you are. I think that is insulting to anyone, not just gay people. And by the end of the movie 'gay' people are still kind of portrayed as kinky, queer, odd, or perverted. The only actually gay characters in the film are clearly not normal people. They are kind of freaks. It is backhandedly homophobic.
  • redhairsword
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    Yeah, The kid hasn't even hit puberty yet. His future sexual preference is a completely moot point at that age. Let him have his hobbies!

    I also agree with your second point. But there seems to be this prevailing attitude that 'straights fall in love, gays have sex'. But then again, Adam Sandler is defining his character solely by his having sex with women....

    The bottom line is it's immature. Like a teenager who thinks that adulthood is defined by sex and that all people revolve around who they can and do sleep with.
  • hatlesswill  - So Painful
    I was dragged into seeing this movie once, and there were several moments where I considered driving nails through my face a less painful option then actually watching the movie.

    The only reasons I didn't was because I would've had to clean up the mess and I couldn't find a hammer.
  • Lieju
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    So, bisexuals don't exist, then?

    Also, the lawyer doesn't point out that a heterosexual marriage could be used exactly the same way.

    I'm sick and tired of hearing 'but if we legalize gay marriage, what about all these straight people getting married who just want the benefits!?'.

    I could already do that.
    In fact, if I knew I'd never be able to marry someone I love, why not marry some gay man for the benefits for both?
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