Bloated, blotchy, red-faced, and greasy-haired has-been/director Oliver Stone recently spoke with his idol Russian President Vladimir Putin about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law.
“It seems like maybe that’s a sensible law. As you know, I’ve been very rebel all my life. Still am. And I have to tell you, I’m shocked by some of the behaviors and the thinking of the new generation. It takes so much for granted. And so much of the argument, so much of the thinking, so much of the newspaper, television commentaries about gender, people identify themselves, and social media, this and that, I’m male, I’m female, I’m transgender, I’m cisgender. It goes on forever, and there is a big fight about who is who. It seems like we miss the bigger point.”
To which Putin replied: “They live too well. They have nothing to think about.”
Stone has since gone on the defensive saying on Facebook that… *big sigh*… neither he nor Russian President are anti-LGBTQ.
As to gay/LGBTQ beliefs in Russia, again much misunderstood. Mr. Putin made himself clear in “The Putin Interviews” — he’s not anti-gay/LGBTQ. Nor am I. Have another look at “Alexander,” for which we took a beating in 2004. Beyond the Hephaestion story in the sexuality department, I prominently featured Alexander’s love for the Persian eunuch Bagoas, certainly an example of a third sex and emblematic of Alexander’s world vision, which I much admired. Do not bring American expectations to Russian life any more than you expect Iran, Korea, Venezuela, or China to follow our political or social demands.
See? He’s not anti-LGBTQ! He had a gay character in one of his movies!
He then plugged the DVD release of his 2017 documentary series The Putin Interviews in which he accused the the CIA, FBI and NSA of fabricating evidence to suggest that Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election.
What an asshat. What a dangerous, dangerous asshat.