It’s A Mixed-Up Muddled-Up Shook-Up World

Writing for Big Hollywood, a site devoted to the proposition that modern Hollywood is a sinister plot against good solid right-wing American values (sample editorial: “I Pledge to Ridicule Celebrities Who Refuse to Recognize We Are At War With People Who Want to Kill Them, Too”), original-BSG actor Dirk Benedict rails against the modern version of the show, calling it (I’m not making this up) “Lost in Castration.” Evidently the late 1970s were a glorious period when women were women and men were men and you could drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola. I may have this slightly wrong.

What’s especially hilarious is that despite the clear polemical bias of the site, a significant number of the commenters quite clearly recognize that Benedict is making an total twit of himself. Really, don’t miss the comment section.

Personally, I always find it especially piquant when cultural conservatives, usually quick to profess their devotion to the Free Market, rail against the success in said market of some product of which they disapprove. Modern BSG’s modest excursions into gender-bendiness must be due to sinister plots by “metrosexuals” in suits; they can’t possibly be because Americans, in the privacy of their home theaters, actually eat that gender-bendy stuff up with a spoon.


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