Aug 29, 2013
Beerfest: Gay-Positive Guys Behaving Badly
The second thing you notice is the lack of homophobic panic and gay slurs, very unusual for a "guys behaving badly" movie. In fact, one of the protagonists is gay but not a swishy stereotype.
The main cast belongs to the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe, formed when they were students at Colgate University. Their Super Troopers (2001) also lacks homophobia, and has a bisexual character who isn't evil: the cop Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar), who makes a date with a male-female couple, and approaches them both with equal gusto.
I don't think any are gay in real life, but they certainly sound like gay allies.
However, Club Dread (2004) contains a homophobic slur, and Slammin' Salmon (2009) contains a panicked reaction to an implication of gayness.
Why do they alternate gay-positive and homophobic?