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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:32 PM

Gotta Love This Coming Out Video: Kid Tells Mom

It's made the rounds, apparently - but not here, AFAIK.

I just stumbled across it tonite after re-watching the "Savage vs. MSM Journalists of Tomorrow" brouhaha ( which itself is magnificent, BTW.)

And... hang in there for the post-script.

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Reply Gotta Love This Coming Out Video: Kid Tells Mom (Original post)
Smarmie Doofus Apr 2012 OP
teddy51 Apr 2012 #1
Smarmie Doofus Apr 2012 #3
teddy51 Apr 2012 #6
digonswine Apr 2012 #2
Smarmie Doofus Apr 2012 #4
digonswine Apr 2012 #5
beyurslf Apr 2012 #7
Fearless May 2012 #8
Smarmie Doofus May 2012 #9
Fearless May 2012 #10
Smarmie Doofus May 2012 #13
WillParkinson May 2012 #11
HillWilliam May 2012 #12

Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:59 PM

1. That left me confused, did she want him to give up being stubborn, or being gay? I kinda

 

liked the way that she accepted the fact that he came out though.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:09 PM

3. Stubborn. Come on, Ted!

Seriously: glad you liked it.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:26 PM

6. Strange, but I think that mom's are more accepting of there son's being gay, than are

 

fathers. You know what, it really doesn't matter, cause coming out is the right thing to do IMHO. I have stated in another OP that I am straight, but that I totally understand, and accept the GLBT community. Many friends that are in this community, and appreciate all of them and their input to society. All GLBT folks, you know that you have my full support.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:03 PM

2. That was nice to see--

but he is still texting throughout the conversation. It takes away from the moment-
Just for the record-I have no kids and do not deal with this(texting, etc)

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Response to digonswine (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:16 PM

4. That's pretty typical. It's a way of displacing anxiety associated with the situation.

Which , from the get-go, it is apparent, makes him uncomfortable as hell.

My guess is he was pretending to text. Remember she was also on his case about the usual mother vs. almost-grown-son stuff ( stubborn, etc.) Actually berating him for not coming out earlier.

I found the situation... and the individuals.... very real.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:25 PM

5. I get that-

it is silly to harp on dumb stuff like that.
I'm happy to see any event in any family
end well.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:07 AM

7. She had a honest and genuine reaction of acceptance.

That was nice to see.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 12:15 AM

8. I get a strange feeling that it was staged.

Still a great video though!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:40 AM

9. Not me. It was "staged " in the sense of.....

... 1. the kid video'd it; 2. mom basically knew... or strongly suspected.... he was gay; 3. kid pretty much knew that mom pretty much knew.

But I think mom's reaction was totally genuine, and no one can "act" that well.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:31 AM

10. Just very good camera positioning and the mother looks straight at it several times.



Either way.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #10)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:32 AM

13. She knows the camera's there. There's talk early on about stuff he's putting on ....

... youtube. So the camera-awareness was something they didn't appear to hide.

I think the *content* of the discussion was a surprise.

Not , obviously, a shock... as the ensuing dialogue makes clear. But that's what I liked about her. Her nonplussed-ness ( I'll bet that' not even a word; how about matter-of-factness?).

She absorbed the "news" in exactly the way that news like this OUGHT to be absorbed. With exactly the right sense of proportion.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 05:25 AM

11. Agreed that it was staged...

Or at least very heavily edited. At 1:32 in the video the blue bag on the counter magically blinks into being.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:08 AM

12. Awwwwwww!

You go, Mom!

Daniel, don't be afraid of being who you need to be.

(He's an adorable little puppydog, too!)

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