Movie Reviews: In & Out (1997)


Did you ever see the movie “in and out” which came out nearby 20 years ago? It was about an English professor with a fiancee of several years. All throughout the movie everybody kept assuming he was gay. Towards the end of the movie he cane out of the closet.

The lead character (played by Kevin Kline) cane out at his own wedding on top of that. His fiance of three years was played by actress Joan Cusack, who went on to star in Shameless on Showtime as Sheila Jackson. Tom Selleck also starred in the movie.

The question this movie begs to ask is : did the English professor in the movie “in and out” really cone to terms with his sexuality? Or was he a victim of society’s brainwashing because they tried to compartmentalize him according to a stereotype?

Not to be confused with In &Out Burger. Which I think is the most disturbing name for a burger restaurant. Sounds like something that would come out of California.

All things bi-something in the 21st century?


In the last few years, I have grown weary of hearing the word bipolar. For a rare condition it seems as if over half of the mentally ill people in the United States have this label. Then I started to realize maybe all of human nature is bipolar; what with the ups and downs of life.

The word bisexual is another word that I hear a lot of. The magazine Psychology Today even had an article that read something like 80% of humans are bisexual, with very few of us going entirely one way or the other. I would venture to say that since this pisses people off hearing it, there must be some truth to it.

The great Philosopher, Kurt Cobain, once had a song back in the 90’s where he said “What else can I say, everyone is gay.”

Next up we have bi-vocational. As a writer, I realize very few writers can support themselves off of their writing alone. Most are either educators or businessmen. Most people in general have two or more jobs. This includes some people who make six figures a year. The latter may have one full-time job, one side business and be partner in one or more businesses which generate passive income in addition to the other two.

When I think about that last sentence, I almost get tired just thinking about all of those hours.

So we have bipolar, bisexual, and bi-vocational. What’s next? Bifocals?