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TOP GUN's Not Homoerotic Enough For You?? Get Ready For Tony Scott's Chippendales Movie!!

Merrick here...
Tony Scott is pulling together a project about Steve Banerjee, the man who created Chippendales.
With a tone similar to the Scott-directed "True Romance," pic will follow the improbable rise and fall of Banerjee, who went from pumping gas in Culver City to running a high-end nightclub that evolved into Chippendales. After hiring a New York choreographer to polish the all-male dance troupe, Banerjee became wildly rich, as well as unreasonably competitive and paranoid. Banerjee hired a hitman to murder the choreographer when negotiations went sour. After being arrested, Banerjee died in jail awaiting trial.
...says Variety HERE. The script will be written by Lisa Schrager, who evidently ahs a project called GANGSTA BITCHES over at Universal. GANGSTA BITCHES...a very promising title indeed. I want to know more.

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  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Impossible to Film without Patrick fucking Swayze..

    by conspiracy

    or Chris Farley. Those guys defined Chippendales.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    wow, this is gay

    by Judge Briggs

    like Top Gun gay. like two guys in a park kissing gay. now, if it was two girls kissing in a park. totally awesome.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Who will play Steve Banarjee?

    by Chakraborty

    That's what I want to know. The forerunners will be Kal Penn, Dev Patel, and the dude from Community.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    THIS is the movie Tobey Maguire and Leo DiCaprio should do!

    by YackBacker

    Stay the fuck away from THE THIRD MAN and go make THE WELL-OILED MAN.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this postpones his proposed remake of...

    by SubliminalJones

    ...The Warriors, in which he wants to cast actual LA gang members ( aka muderers and child asassins, whom he lovingly refers to as "the boys" as if they were mischevious little street urchins), and dreams of 10.000 of them together on the Vincent Thomas bridge for a spectacular shot. Nice moral compass there, Tony, you dotty old hack.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    playin with the boys

    by Stifler's Mom

    ironic when Anthony Edwards is the most masculine actor in an ensemble.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    reminds me of 30 Rock

    by Canuck815

    when Liz Lemon bullied that guy in high school by telling him he was gayer than the volleyball scene in Top Gun

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    women go mad when men oil up and do the

    by emeraldboy

    full monty. women get mad when women strip. they call it degrading. and sleazy. hypocrisy?...

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    of course it's hypocracy.

    by Hipshot

    Women want to control the discourse, just like men. When men can see perfect female bodies, it raises the bar...sort of like women looking at men with Ferraris. Get the joke, and the whole thing is pretty funny.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    And yet no Freddie Mercury biopic...

    by FlickaPoo to that.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    What, Ultimate Fighters Aren't Homoerotic Enough?!?

    by HapaPapa72

    "And you forget,man, these faggots are guys, man, they'll kick your ass. That's some embarassing shit to get beat up by a faggot." Eddie Murphy, the prophet of 1982.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    so it's like Coyote Ugly but with cock?

    by Meadowe

    He should ask Denzel to make Crimson Tide II: Rainbow in the water. It's like the tailhook scandal + queers + denzel= $!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    eventually people will realize

    by j_difool

    that both Scott brothers, and all their works, are GAY.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    "died in jail"= happy ending for him ;)

    by Meadowe

    Big black prisoner named Midnight: "so, you're the guy who decied to have buff dudes in only thongs, oil, and a bow tie?" banerjee: "well, when you put it that way, yeah?" "hey you dropped something behind you." "I don't see any---OHHHH SHIIIIIIIIITTTT!!!!!!!"

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Does this mean we'll see Denzel shaking his money-maker?

    by JuanSanchez

    That's a pretty terrifying prospect.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Would it be inappropriate...

    by JuanSanchez

    to name the inevitable Freddie Mercury movie after the Queen song "Too Much Love Will Kill You"?

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Domino territory

    by skimn

    And we know what a cluster fuck that was.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Kiera Knightly is so flat-chester she could play a male stripper

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    flat-chested, that it. Flat-Chester sounds like a messed up

    by JuanSanchez

    Nickelodeon show.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The Ultimate In Homo-Eroticism

    by Media Messiah

    The only thing that could make this even more homo-erotic, is if it is in 3-D!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Gangsta Bitches

    by Media Messiah

    The movie title is obviously taken from this popular underground song...Gangsta Bitch. See web address. Cut and paste it in your web browsers, but take-out any space, or spaces, that may appear in the address before you push the enter button on your computer keyboards, or else you'll be re-routed to an error message.<BR><BR>

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Junk coming at you in 3-D!!!

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    this fliq will release with Lady GaGa's newest cd

    by Meadowe

    Puh puh puh poker face fuh fuh fuck her face (ma ma ma ma!) Puh puh puh poker face fuh fuh fuck her face. Seriously if aint Lady "puss puss= kiss kiss according to my papparazzi music video" GaGa it'll be some pop starlet loving the idea of the objectification of men.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    "Let me Entertain You"

    by Sailor Rip

    The Freddy Mercury bio pic. Make it happen. <p> Free stick on mustache at the premier.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Hired to "polish

    by Royston Lodge

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Hired to "polish" the all-male dance troupe?

    by Royston Lodge

    Too ... many ... jokes ...<p> Brain ... can't ... handle ... the ... pressure ...

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    This picture will be Harry's big screen debut

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    In a leading role

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Watch, he will have Denzel play Banarjee

    by dailysportspages

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    sacha baron cohen..

    by emeraldboy

    was supposedly linked to a mercury biopic. then bruno came out. nothing.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Too bad Swayze and Chris Farley are dead

    by RobertBaron

    They would have been perfect for this!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Will Smith as Banarjee...

    by ZoeFan

    Before anyone can respond...AWWW HELL NAW!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I hope there's a Beach Volleyball scene...

    by ZoeFan

    with cool high fives all around!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    why does harry not mention his wife..

    by emeraldboy

    on this site any more.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    The casting for this should be a breeze..

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Just hire the entire cast of Troy. homoerotica is guareteed.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    They made this already. It was called 300.

    by HoboCode

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I dunno, this actually sounds pretty good...

    by HarryCalder

    ...eps. if done in that "True Romance" style. Great potential date movie. Oiled guns for the gals, Tony Scott mayhem for the dudes. What's not to like?

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo


  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    What's valleyball?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    ...who were the Chippendales for? I never met...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a female who was into oiled up dancing guys. Are they all liars?<P>Next you guys will tell me that girls masturbate too...that's just crazy talk...

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    But first, some more dancing with BRUNO!

    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    "Top Gun:

    by HarryCalder

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    As I was saying, "Top Gun:" the worst successful movie...

    by HarryCalder

    ...ever made? Just thinking again about how truly, utterly horrible the dialogue is in that movie. It's quite remarkable, really... And Kilmer's performance? Fantastically bad.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Top Gun was awesome

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Fuck you elitists who slam everything. Go watch another Terry Gilliam fuck fest.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Gee Merrick, I really never thought about that vollyball scene l

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Top Gun was made for women

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Then again, I don't watch the volleyball scene over and over like some people here do,

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Lockes, hang on a sec...

    by HarryCalder

    Most of my friends would die laughing if they heard someone calling me "elitist." I am as populist a moviegoer as you'll almost ever find. I do like plenty of highbrow stuff, but "Tommy Boy" is one of my favorite comedies ever. And I'll admit that the flying sequences in Top Gun are awesome. That shit is guy-candy. But the movie's story, characters, and dialogue are atrocious, IMHO.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    You want sexual tension?

    by HarryCalder

    Watch the scene between Ford and McGillis in "Eyewitness" again. THAT, my friend, is sexual tension. Not the bullshit in Top Gun.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    is the dialog really that bad though? I know people that say that shit in REAL LIFE. It's a military competitions movie. The Military isn't known for sparkling dialog.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    The military dialogue is fine...

    by HarryCalder

    ...anything to do with the combat or training is okay. It's all the stuff about Maverick's daddy issues and McGillis' classic "I couldn't let anyone see I've fallen in love with you"-type howlers that make me puke.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    ...sexual tension is Keanu Reeves and Swayze...

    by FlickaPoo POINT BREAK. Saw it again recently and I was stunned...can't believe that didn't make me squirm and run for the sixteen year old homophobic hills when I saw that as a kid.<P>Movie still holds up pretty well too...

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I should revisit Point Break, if only to honor Swayze's memory

    by HarryCalder

    I'm curious to see if I catch the love vibrations between Keanu and Patrick... sure don't remember from my first viewing...

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    ...the pants are blazing. It's pretty great.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Sweet. Katherine Bigelow (sp?) doesn't work often enough

    by HarryCalder

    "Near Dark" kicks so much ass, the folks who are making the Twilight films should be forced to watch it until they beg for mercy.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    ...every stunt/action scene is basically a love...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...scene and after they roll around on the ground and pant...they practically light up a cigarette.<P>Mrs. FlickaPoo had never seen it (she loved it) and she just sat there staring at the screen in open mouthed amazement.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    How many doctoral theses could be written...

    by HarryCalder

    ...on the homoerotic underpinnings of most male-targeted action movies? A lot, I'm guessing.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    This sounds like the biggest mistake since...


    ..ASIMOVLIVES purchased a ticket for Star Trek. Don't do it Tony!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Why do people need to read sex into everything?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Oh, I forgot, you're probably 19.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    This should be a Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie

    by YackBacker

    Move over, Tony Scott- let the professionals take over.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Boy, do I wish I were still 19...

    by HarryCalder

    ...and people read sex into everything because it's in almost everything. "Paging Dr. Freud, paging Dr. Freud..."

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    WOW its 1994...

    by TheBLIGHT

    Really, was TRUE ROMANCE even cool in the 90s? Sigh.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    "you can ride my tail anytime" "you can ride MINE!"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Will Jettl93's script go unedited

    by MacReady452

    Oh, and TheBLIGHT, shut up stupid.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST


    by peopleintrees

    i believe the correct term is Bromoerotic and not homoerotic

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    well at least Val Kilmer looks the same these days

    by Brannagins Law

    no link. google image the man yourself you lazy bastards.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by eXcommunicated so many nerds find "homoeroticism" everywhere. I find none in Top Gun.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    It's ok to feel a little tingly down there.....

    by Onin Solstice

    So is Tony Scott gay? Is he like the Fredo of the Scott Clan. Ridley being the Sonny.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    will it have penises?

    by The_Crimson_King

    it's funny how rare naked penises are in movies, I'm sure they'll be plenty of manass though

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    of course...

    by The_Crimson_King

    when I saw Watchmen the audience giggled at almost every scene of Dr Manhattan's blue penis, so maybe that's why, people just don't have the maturity to handle seeing a penis (despite the fact that every guy has seen one his entire life)

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    The_Crimson_King: Yeah but...

    by Royston Lodge

    The one every guy sees daily is massive, and strong, and manly, and awesome. The ones that belong to every other man is shrivelled and wussy. Heh heh heh heh

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    The best ever sexual tension moment in film history

    by thelordofhell

    "It's a Wonderful Life" <p>When Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed are listening to the phone together.....the sexual tension in that scene is powerful.

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Most sexually charged scene for me

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Out of Sight, stuck in a boot with JLo.

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Tarrentino's character "Sid" in "Sleep with Me" (1994)


    Sid: You want subversion on a massive level. You know what one of the greatest fucking scripts ever written in the history of Hollywood is? Top Gun. Duane: Oh, come on. Sid: Top Gun is fucking great. What is Top Gun? You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots. Duane: It's about a bunch of guys waving their dicks around. Sid: It is a story about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It is! That is what Top Gun is about, man. You've got Maverick, all right? He's on the edge, man. He's right on the fucking line, all right? And you've got Iceman, and all his crew. They're gay, they represent the gay man, all right? And they're saying, go, go the gay way, go the gay way. He could go both ways. Duane: What about Kelly McGillis? Sid: Kelly McGillis, she's heterosexuality. She's saying: no, no, no, no, no, no, go the normal way, play by the rules, go the normal way. They're saying no, go the gay way, be the gay way, go for the gay way, all right? That is what's going on throughout that whole movie... He goes to her house, all right? It looks like they're going to have sex, you know, they're just kind of sitting back, he's takin' a shower and everything. They don't have sex. He gets on the motorcycle, drives away. She's like, "What the fuck, what the fuck is going on here?" Next scene, next scene you see her, she's in the elevator, she is dressed like a guy. She's got the cap on, she's got the aviator glasses, she's wearing the same jacket that the Iceman wears. She is, okay, this is how I gotta get this guy, this guy's going towards the gay way, I gotta bring him back, I gotta bring him back from the gay way, so I'll do that through subterfuge, I'm gonna dress like a man. All right? That is how she approaches it. Okay, now let me just ask you - I'm gonna digress for two seconds here. I met this girl Amy here, she's like floating around here and everything. Now, she just got divorced, right? All right, but the REAL ending of the movie is when they fight the MIGs at the end, all right? Because he has passed over into the gay way. They are this gay fighting fucking force, all right? And they're beating the Russians, the gays are beating the Russians. And it's over, and they fucking land, and Iceman's been trying to get Maverick the entire time, and finally, he's got him, all right? And what is the last fucking line that they have together? They're all hugging and kissing and happy with each other, and Ice comes up to Maverick, and he says, "Man, you can ride my tail, anytime!" And what does Maverick say? "You can ride mine!" Swordfight! Swordfight! Fuckin' A, man!

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    The ACTOR!


    Quentin Tarantino

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST



    Quentin Tarantino's famous 'Top Gun' speech was originally written by filmmaker and friend, Roger Avary, for another project. The "Top Gun" speech in Sleep with Me actually misquotes the real Top Gun script for intended humorous effect. Although Avary's speech claims that Iceman (Val Kilmer) says, "You can ride my tail any time" to Maverick (Tom Cruise) at the end of Top Gun, the character actually tells Maverick, "You can be my wingman any time."

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I feel the need, the need for valleyball!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Hmm, a movie with dicks swinging all over the place = blockbuste

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    sword fight!!

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    First time noticing this thread...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    ...Seriously? Sounds like a fuckin' joke.