Thursday, April 6

"No gay cruising on this gay cruise"

Tom Shales is bored by Rosie O'Donnell's HBO documentary about a cruise ship vacation by hundreds of homo partners and their kids, premiering tonight. He blames O'Donnell for presenting a politically correct, mainstream-friendly picture of wholesome familes who happen to have two mommies or two daddies. It's

a scrubbed-up, politely tidy image of gay men and women -- a portrait meticulously devoid of the drag queens, pierced nipples and campy vamping one often sees when a local TV station rushes off to cover a gay-themed event.

Well, that's progress for ya. Sounds like we all can skip this one.