Bil Browning

Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen are winners

Filed By Bil Browning | June 05, 2007 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, You Gotta See This
Tags: award winning, Best Kiss, entertainment news, movies, MTV, Sacha Baron Cohen, Will Ferrell

Congratulations to Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Farrell for winning the MTV Movie Award for "Best Kiss." I'm not a Will Ferrell fan and Nascar, well, let's just say I'm not a Nascar fan either so I'm sure you're shocked to find out I haven't actually seen Talladega Nights. If you've seen it tell me about the kiss. Tell me why you're a Nascar fan too (if you are). The joys of watching a machine roll around a dirty circle has always escaped me - especially for someone from Indianapolis.

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It was surprisingly pro-gay - the Sacha Baron Cohen character is a French, gay formula one driver that is (Will Ferrel's) Ricky Bobby's nemesis in the film. He's somewhat femme & stereotype-like, but he's portrayed as an amazing driver and beats Ricky in several races in the film, and also beats the crap out of him in a bar fight at one point.

At the end, they two characters have a mutual respect for each other that results in a not very sexy kiss at the end of a race. They could have gone for a lot more homophobic humor, but they chose to make the gay character a likeable guy and a friend.

I thought it was quite funny, which was why I was so disappointed in Blades of Glory, which I thought played a lot on homophobic humor, and a lot on derogatory jokes about figure skating, too. I'm not sure which I was more offended by.