Huggles wrote:I never really saw the Remus and Sirius thing, but again that was probably because I was thinking about the actors more than the characters. All sooo hot and I don't ever think about sharing them, even with each other.
You'd have seen it if Lupin had been played by Tim Roth as god intended. HOMG. That thought keeps me warm at night.
Huggles wrote:I will say Mr.Black is dead on for how it very likely will be perceived here. Male gay teachers are on par with pedophile priests for a stupid yet significant portion of Americans.
But with gay men who teach (I have yet to find a way to express this concept that isn't terribly clunky; if this conversation keeps up much longer I'm going to have to make up a word, probably borrowed from Japanese fetish cartoon terminology like all the words I 'make up') it's not nearly so much a matter of a small percentage of the population ruining it for the rest of them, as is the case with pedophile priests. America, taken as a stupid, miserable whole, doesn't see anything wrong with priests in general, whereas it regards all queers as to some extent inherently predatory, that is, desiring to convert our innocent children and sometimes even our innocent adults into yet more queers with their frightening yet alluring acts of sodomy, snappy attire and entertainment industry contacts. Even if no male teacher ever so much as entertained a stray thought about a male student, gay teachers would be regarded by some people as in it only or primarily for the boy-touching. That it does occasionally happen -- proportionally about as often as a male teacher touches a female student or a female teacher touches a etc etc -- just makes it worse, of course, though I submit that a man who gets a job working with children for reasons of sexual predation is not actually meaningfully comparable to your run of the mill gay man; the former type of person is usually not
interested in other men in general, only in boys. This distinction is much too subtle for the man on the street to handle, mostly because the thought of anal sex has triggered his fight-or-flight instincts and he's brimful of adrenaline.