X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
But if you’re expecting some hot ‘n heavy man-on-man lovin’ between Hammer and DiCaprio you better cool your jets. We’ve read the Dustin Lance Black-penned script and while there is a lot of homosexual subtext in the film, there’s really not much of a gay lover. Or at least not any kind of conventional one. Sure, there will be unspoken sexual tension and their relationship is key to the film, but those expecting cross-dressing scenes and the two smacking one another’s butts over case studies will be grossly disappointed. The gayness in the film is understated.
The atheists are back at it in Canada, launching a new series of hotly-debated bus ads in Toronto less a year after an equally-controversial series enraged Christians across the country. Although the ads aren’t even set to appear until next month, media outlets are jumping into the debate already. (via Atheists launch controversial new ad campaign on Canadian buses | Nerve.com)