Dumping Them Out: Nuremberg Trials, Jesus Christ, Comedy Store

Welcome back to another episode of Dumping Them Out. This episode is being written as I watch a Hitler documentary. I've heard people say that a tried and true way of telling that you're getting older is when you start getting into WW2. So I must be getting old because I just found myself thinking about that Dog Walk Draft the Chicago guys did where they drafted "moments you wish you could have been a fly on the wall for". I think the Nuremberg Trials would have to be one of my top picks (given I could have everything translated to me in a convenient way).

Or maybe the crucifixion or resurrection of Jesus. I'm not necessarily a big believer in the Bible, but something happened back then and I'd like to see exactly what went down.

And if not the Nuremberg Trials or Jesus, I read an article the other day about a house on the hill above the Comedy Store where a bunch of different famous comedians either lived or frequently hung out and partied at one time or another. Being around to experience that would have been amazing. That place fascinates me. Comedians like Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay, Marc Maron, all sitting around a table blowing coke trying to one up each other all night long. Random comedians sleeping in every corner of the place. It honestly probably ruined more careers than it made, but there's so much history there. I'd link the article but it was on a site that I don't think I'm allowed to drive traffic too. It's not hard to find though. And credit to them, it's very well done and they actually manage to speak with some of the people who actually lived there.

Speaking of shows, I watched Bridgerton on Netflix. The one about England in the early 1800's where the only problem in the entire country is trying to figure out the identify of a mystery gossip columnist. Also there's no racism, which is great. But am I just supposed to believe people of all races were living in perfect harmony in the early 1800's? Like there's not a single person in all of England who has some not so politically correct opinions about certain groups people? Feels like there would be at least one. But good for fictional regency era London. They're the most progressive society in the history of the world.

But that's aside the point. I was thinking about one of the main character's who is played by an actor named Luke Thompson. For the first 2 seasons his character is a hot, womanizing rich guy from a super important family. Then in the third season he starts dating someone. Then out of nowhere, the girl wants to bring a dude into the relationships. So all of the sudden this actor has to do all of these sex scenes where he's passionately making out with another dude. 

What do you think actors like Luke Thompson and other actors or actresses who are put in these situations think when they get that script? You think they're pissed? When out of nowhere, for seemingly no reason that has anything to do with the plot, your character has to do a full blown gay-sex scene. I swear in one episode every 10 minutes they cut back to their super graphic 3-way sex scene that doesn't have a single thing to do what's happening in the show. Just 3 or 4 times during the show they went away from the main storyline to check in on this orgy like, "Oh and by the way these people are still fucking."

I'm sure women and non-straight white dudes have it far worse when it comes to being forced into uncomfortable sex scenes than straight white dudes do. I'm also watching that James Franco HBO show The Deuce. The shit that Maggie Gyllenhaal has to do for that role looks miserable. For 90% of the first season she's either naked, having sex with some repulsive fat dude, or getting the shit kicked out of her by a pimp. So I guess that's much worse than a straight guy having a do a single gay sex scene as a straight dude. But as a straight white myself I relate more to the Bridgerton guy.