Could bromance flip in ‘Hangover III’ have helped it to flop?


The ‘Hangover’ concept of the super-horny white guys drinking themselves silly so they have no memory of what they did always did have a subtext of gay bromance. But, maybe it went too far in this third and final installment.

The movie opened to a lackluster showing, taking in about $53 million in the four-day holiday compared to $135 in the same period in 2011 for “Hangover II.”

Critics have universally panned the movie, and almost all of the reviews refer to the bisexual advances and uncomfortable attitudes between Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Phil (Bradley Cooper) in this latest installment.

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Mike Szymanski

Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.”

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