One of the more interesting developments following the release of Stomp the Yard—aside from its number one showing at the box office—was the obvious homo-erotic content.
"Since very few black movies depict positive gay characters, we live for the undertones," writes J. Brotherlove in his homo-erotic deconstruction of the film. He goes on to discuss what many of us know—that speculation has long followed at least several members of the cast, which includes a who's who of Rod 2.0 faves such as hot-ta-def and gay-friendly Brian J. White, super-hottie Laz Alonso, Noah's Arc dreamboat Nate Adams, Columbus Short and Darrin Henson. "I suspect that was a touchy subject on set," J. continues, relating an interesting story of one cast member's reluctance to read a scripted line and call another a "faggot."
Naturally, many of the boys are more-than-impressed with the film's frequent, strategically-placed shirtless scenes. The best one "took place on the top of Stone Mountain during a grueling workout by Columbus Short's frat," notes Jonathan Perry at his review. "Hot, Black, sweaty, half naked bodies pouncing all over that hard stiff mass of earth. In the words of Eddie Murphy, them boys “make me moist!”
Yes, we're quite sure that Eddie Murphy would approve.
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