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The sketch featured two gay cultural critics, Blaine Edwards Damon Wayans and Antoine Merriweather David Alan Griercommenting on aspects of popular culture, including movies, art and television. The sketch was revived on the late-night comedy series Saturday Night Live when Wayans hosted. Both Blaine and Antoine were portrayed as extremely effeminate.

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Some LGBT people and organizations felt this portrayal was insulting to gay men, although response within the community was split. African American cultural critics have identified "Men on The first installment of "Men on Hosts Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather introduce themselves and explain that they will be discussing films of the day "from a male point of view". In each instance the film is reviewed with an extreme gay male interpretation regardless of any actual gay content or sensibility; in some cases, the review of the film is based solely on the film's name or the name of Wayans brothers gay stars.

Do the Right Thing is praised for its supposed message of "Do the right thing, come on out the closet, don't be afraid to be who you is", whereas Karate Kid is panned for not exploring the possibility of a pederastic relationship between Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso. Black Widow and Miss Firecrackerboth of which feature women in the leading roles, are dismissed with a simple "Hated it! Subsequent sketches would explore other aspects of popular culture, including art, books and television.

With each installment the sexual puns would become cruder and more abundant, the costumes would become more flamboyant and the "snaps up" would become more and more elaborate. Speaking to NPR inGrier explained the inspiration for his characterization: "I had already done Dreamgirls on Broadway, and being in a musical and working with other performers who were gay, I was privy to that vocabulary backstage.

They were being themselves. So a lot of it was hijacked from what I heard in the theater and what was permeating around. Now at that time, if Wayans brothers gay gay person was going to read you — to tell you off — it was always accompanied by snaps. Now I don't know if it was a gay thing, but it was also a very black thing. Fox was hesitant about the "Men on According to series creator Keenen Ivory Wayansthe chairman of Fox sat down with him to try to persuade him to pull "Men on Films" from the premiere episode.

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Eastern Time to p. What I said was taken out. It happens a lot. The "Men on At the time Blaine and Antoine were the only recurring gay characters on network television, also making them the only African American gay characters on the air. Half of respondents found the sketches humorous while the other half found them offensive and dangerous. Well, first off, all the sketches on the show have to be looked at within the context of the show, and it's not as though we isolate any particular group.

We make fun of everybody, and so I don't think anybody should have a chip on their shoulder—when it's a free-for-all.

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And the other thing, too, is, the sketch is not a bashing sketch. We don't do jokes about any issues related to gay people. It's really a play on the extremes of the stereotype, and that's it. Author J. Kingwhose writings explore the down-low phenomenon within the Wayans brothers gay American male community, cited Blaine and Antoine, along with drag performer RuPaulas images of what the word "gay" means to African American men who have sex with men to explain one reason why such men do not identify themselves as gay.

Cultural critic Angela Nelson places Blaine and Antoine in the context of what she identifies as the "sophisticated sissy" alongside characters like Lindy Antonio Fargas from the film Car Wash. The "sophisticated sissy" characterization frequently appears in dialogue between two ostensibly heterosexual black male characters, often in the context of one character accusing the other of being weak in his handling of women, and is often accompanied by a stereotypical limp wrist or hip swishing gesture.

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