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Here's The Trailer For STRUCK BY LIGHTNING!

Nordling here.

I don't watch GLEE anymore - it's lost its way, and some people will say it never had a way - but I still enjoyed Chris Colfer's performance on the show.  The writing has taken the character of Kurt to some strange places, and for a while there there wasn't an episode in which he didn't cry in it, but I think they've changed that up since then.  I've only seen an episode or two of this season.

Chris Colfer took his visibility from GLEE and wrote a screenplay, which got made into a movie, and the result is STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, and I was pretty impressed with the cast that they got for it.  Although a few of the lines feel like they come from Screenwriting 101 there's a nice rebellious vibe to the trailer that I liked.  It looks  funny and sweet, and I'll give it a shot.  Here's the trailer, courtesy of E! Online:

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST interest in seeing it.

    by gk1

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    looks like Glee-lite

    by BadMrWonka

    and making Glee look deep is no easy task. I love Allison Janney, though. She's always good.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I have to admit, that looks awesome!

    by D o o d

  • I support gay rights but that shit is too damn much.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    The pilot episode of Glee was fantastic.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    That's about it.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Dharma4

    I agree with that so much. I actually dug the first season, but then it just became way too gay. Literally. -Namaste-

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Are we supposed to like the main character?

    by BillEmic

    He seems insufferable.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    *became not because*

    by gk1

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Super gay

    by bat725

    I mean Glee, not Nordling. Except when he's plugging that Amazing Spider-Man reboot garbage, which is also super gay.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Is this theatrical?

    by UTexLex

    Looks pretty decent, but why does the film/coloring look like a Disney Channel Original/ABC Family film?

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Dug the trailer, hated the title cards.

    by Dharma4

    Seriously, was that shit made with Windows Movie Maker? -Namaste-

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    so you just admited you have wet dreams about Colfer?

    by chien_sale

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    No can do!!

    by Fandude7

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    This shit look slike Glee the MOVIE!

    by MOOMBA is HERE

    WTF Hollywood?! Here's two ways you can tell a movie will be gay or not... 1) Stars the gay guy from the gay GLee. A show that is gay, btw. 2) The gay in question has an annoying, fat girl faghag sidekick. (Why do gay guys and fat chicks always travel in pairs?) This movie is the result of 'Hollywood Gay movie formula' that was discovered by Albert Einstein and used by the NAzi's to turn jews gay! Mooma has Spoken!!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Ferris Buellers Gay Off

    by Loosejerk

    Penis? Penis?

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Sooo Gay looking just like the dweeb actor

    by Naruto_Uzimaki

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I don't care about High School

    by rockhpi

    I'm 40 years old. As soon as I see a program or movie includes high school drama/politics/caste systems, I immediately tune out. It is all ultimately unimportant. I officially want all movies to be about over-20s.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    the problem with Glee

    by Cobb05

    They have to try to make all the villains good. Sue wants to ruin the glee club, but then she does nice things for them. Kurt gets terrorised by a bully, who turns out to be a closet case and is now friends with him. Even when Kurt can out to his dad, they needed to make it seem like his dad wouldn't approve, but they didn't really do it so when he came out, you knew his dad didn't care. They want to show the glee kids win all the time or overcome their problems, but they wrap stuff up too easily. Also, they want to be treated fairly, but they look down on people too. It's very hypocritical.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Glee was and is a gleaming piece of shit.

    by MajorFrontbum

    Shows about High Schools, gays, singing and dancing are made to be endlessly mocked in talk backs such as this one.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST

    For fucks sake! Who would pay to see this drivel?

    by Baron Von Penguin

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 3:42 a.m. CST

    You lost me at...

    by buggerbugger

    ...something about some fucking crying guy from 'Glee'.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Glee lost it the SECOND we found out the Bully was also Gay ...


    TOO MUCH ...

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST

    worth seeing if ACTUALLY struck by lightning

    by steve lee

    not homophobic, but irritating a-hole-ophobic! i didnt actually watch or listen to the trailer properly like i imagine most of you here didnt, but i think we can safely assume!

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Looks alright to me

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Not sure what you homophobes are getting so worked up about.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    So they basically told the blonde girl "act like Jonah Hill"?

    by tangcameo

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    This happened to me in Grade Six

    by tangcameo

    Someone decided to start a one page newspaper for the elementary school. Class gossip decided to become a gossip columnist for it. Caught me and another teacher's kid kissing (for the first time) on the fire escape. It was the gossip's top story on the first issue - thankfully the last issue too.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    It's Beware the Gonzo meets Glee.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    That's right kids.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Looks alright

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Something to catch on cable on evening when bored. Well done to Colfer though, for actually using his new found clout to actually be creative and make a film of his own. The industry thrives on indie film makers, even if they come from an established background.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see it, looks interesting.

    by MattHooper

    As long as there isn't any singing in it and there isn't any overt pro-Gay agenda in it and there isn't any commercials in it and there isn't any Oh Wait, it's not Glee, I don't have to worry about any of that -- Whew ! Crisis Averted, people; Move Along; Nothing to See Here !

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    The homophobia in this talkback staggers me.

    by pr0g2west

    Not once did they mention anything about "gay" in that trailer. Just slightly effeminate. Just because the lead character is gay in real life doesn't mean the movie is gay...and so what if it was? Brokeback Mountain was "gay" because it has two dudes fucking...I don't think I saw anything like that in this trailer.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Did he say eckskape at the end of that trailer?

    by JackSlater4

    Thought he was a writer?

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by Mistahtibbs

    One guy makes an obviously crude and stupid comment that is critical of gays and the blonde chick in the film and it "staggers" you? Geez, grow a thicker skin, man. BTW. Movie looks OK. Probably watch it on Netflix. And, yeah, GLEE is one HUGE 'GAY IS AWESOME!!!" public service announcement. Loved the show at first but got tired of having the ghey, the lesbian and the hard left political messages shoved down my throat.... Let me rephrase that. Don't propagandize, Ryan. Tell good stories. Geez.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    You mean "tell straight stories" don't you tibbs?

    by blackwood

    The two easiest ideological cubbyholes for bigots to hide in -- "I don't have a problem with gays but don't shove it down my throat!" (implying that one show in a sea of hundreds spending even a moment on a queer storyline is like the gestapo at your door forcing cock in ass) and "Don't be so sensitive!" (to which I say, sure thing, nigger!)

  • as to dismiss what they say. So much easier than actually coming up with a counter-argument. Oh, and pretty much every show on television has a gay or lesbian character or plotline far exceeding their representation in the general population, so, no, it's not one show out of a "sea of hundreds," friend, it IS a "sea of hundreds." It gets tiring. Like every movie or tv show has to have a jewish character or use yiddish in some fashion like everyone knows what it means....I mean, I do but that's not the point. I think it hit me when Ryan Gosling, in Crazy Stupid Love, says to Steve Carrell something like, "does my schwanz disturb you?" Cripes, Yiddish? Just drew me out of the movie. Anyway, Shalom, everyone.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Pretty good supporting cast

    by Bass Ackwards

    Though I'm pretty burned out on high school stories of kids unethically gaming the system. I'm sure he'll learn blackmail is wrong, write a piece confessing what he's done, and the piece will be so amazing every college will want him, and everyone who made fun of him will earn a begrudging amount of respect for him, and learn a little bit about themselves in the process.

  • Feb. 18, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    music sets my teeth on edge.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    What is that music supposed to do, or evoke? This doesn't look "funny and sweet," it looks like it swerves between clumsily mean-spirited, creepy, faux-cynical and maudlin. You know what movie captured adolescence and being the experience of being "different?" WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE That was a movie with teeth. That was a "rebellious" movie. not this cutesy-poo cinematographically lazy television-palette crap.

  • Feb. 19, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    contains no lightning

    by kingoflight

    not even a spark. The main character is a complete cunt, hopefully it ends with him getting struck by lightning.

  • Feb. 19, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Lots of homophobia in this talkback

    by D.Vader

    Yep. I guess we shouldn't be surprised. It IS an AICN talkback.

  • Feb. 19, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    by Conrad Rocamora

    I read this script in development. It is top 25 worst all time. Kid got good actors in his movie because of Glee, but everyone is about to see how green and universally untalented he is.

  • Feb. 19, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    by Naruto_Uzimaki

    homophobia is so gay!

  • Feb. 20, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    This movie's main flaw, just gleaned from the trailer.

    by Orbots Commander

    It features a lead character so insufferable and condescending, I wanted to smack him upside the head every time he spoke. And it's another in the high school movie genre, where popularity is EVERYTHING or, like, the world will end.

  • Feb. 20, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Because, that's assumed, Spewbacca

    by D.Vader

    Hetero is the default "normal". There's no reason to "yell it". That's the point.

  • Whether you realize it or not.

  • Feb. 20, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Anyone who likes hairy male ass raise your hand?

    by Naruto_Uzimaki

  • That is why you don't see hetero's dressing up in extreme hetero clothing and having a parade- there is no NEED to. Being hetero is the expected, normal, default position. There's no need to have a parade to "shove it in people's faces" bc its ALREADY shoved into people's faces everyday. Every day on tv and at the movies, heterosexual sex is shoved in our faces. Did you ever think of it that way? Boy chases girl, boy sleeps with girl, girls comment on how hot the guys look at the bar, girls prance around in bikinis for the guys, etc etc. Its the default. Its what's expected and accepted by everyone. You - "All I want to know is WHY a LOT of gays feel the need to shove it in your face." No one is shoving anything "in your face" any more than black culture is shoved "in your face". That's why I brought up race. Comments about having gay culture shoved in faces makes me think of whites complaining about blacks all over their television on shows like The Jeffersons or Soul Train. "I don't wanna see that. I wanna see shows about white people like me." It takes all kinds of people in this world. Why can't an oppressed group such as themselves be out in the open? But to answer your question, why do gays feels the need to express themselves and make themselves known? Because for a thousand years western culture has been *against* them, has made them feel ashamed of who they are, has made them hide, has made them lie to themselves and others. Do you understand that? You can't understand that, can you? There is tremendous pressure in certain communities for gay people to not come out, to live a lie, to feel depressed because they can't be themselves. By "having parades", they can show these repressed citizens that they aren't alone. They can hopefully become more accepted by the rest of society so that there will no longer be a time when a gay person *has* to hide. And then people like you won't feel its shoved in your face because by then it will just be accepted. Its not about shoving it in *your* face anyway. Its not about *you*. Its about them and the ones who can't be free. You- "I'm not trolling OR hating." No. You're not *understanding*.

  • I think you're just not understanding the other side or being empathetic enough to see things from their point of view is all.

  • I live in the city and I can't tell you how often I see someone who's *obviously* outwardly gay. It doesn't happen that often. I've never seen anyone is assless chaps. I see drag queens from time to time when there's a show. I sometimes interact with people when I'm out and about and by their body language and style of speech I'd assume they're gay, but they're not throwing it in my face, they're being themselves.

  • Feb. 20, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Oh, and just one more tiny point

    by D.Vader

    I forgot to put this up above. My apologies, Spewbacca. You said "All I want to know is WHY a LOT of gays feel the need to shove it in your face. Who gives a shit." Unfortunately, far too many people give a shit. If the majority didn't, then there'd be no more oppression.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Spewbacca, I meant "normal" as "the norm", "the majority"

    by D.Vader

    I think you know that! Anyway, I found your last post interesting, but mainly bc of your friendship with gays. If you have so many gay friends, why don't you ask them why "they feel the need to make it as public as possible whenever they can."? Why ask us when you can go straight to the source, your lunch buddies? Note I'm not painting you as a bigot or a racist. I just don't think you get it. And even if you say you have so many gay friends and that you respect them, I find that hard to believe as its hard to reconcile respect for them while also proclaiming they are unnatural. The two don't fit well. If it fits well with you, I salute you, you are rare. But if it truly worked with you, I don't think you'd have an issue with them being prideful of who they are. And if you *do* have an issue, then I don't believe you truly respect them and instead pay them lip service because you are a polite person (which is great). But just think that for every person like you who is "fine" with gays there are numerous others, possibly hundreds of others, who openly hate them and project violence upon them. Knowing that, do you really have to ask why they want to be more accepted? I notice you ignored my points about how gays have been oppressed for centuries to instead focus on your own relationships with gays and your own beliefs on them (more on that later), and that's fine, but it doesn't mean that what I said up above isn't true: gays are persecuted for being who they are by people who believe it to be unnatural. Like I said, its great that you aren't one of those, but for every one that is persecuted for being open, there is another one who is hiding and lying out of fear. As for you "understanding perfectly how gay people are," I have to wonder just how many gay people you know. All I can do is speak from personal experience, and every gay person I know has said they've always known they are gay. It is NATURAL for them. They didn't chose that lifestyle any more than YOU chose to be straight. And why would they chose a life that is going to bring them numerous enemies and hate? So when you say you know friends (plural) who were gay but then went straight, I just find it difficult to believe that they were ever truly gay in the first place like the people I know, or if they were just very experimental (like many females who are more secure in their sexuality to begin with). As for an absence of a "gay gene" proving that being gay is unnatural, that's just absurd. There is no "schizophrenia gene" that has been found either, and your argument completely ignores the presence of homosexuality in the animal kingdom (you don't get any more "natural" than that, do you?). You say "I don't think being gay is natural because 2 men cannot have children," but what I hear instead is you don't think being gay is natural for the *purposes* of having children, in which case you are correct. But based on every gay person I've ever known, hearing all the trouble they've gone through and all the heartache and stress and depression over being something that many in society deem to be unacceptable, I have to believe that's who they are, deep down, *naturally*. But your belief and my belief is neither here nor there. I go back to what started this discussion: why do they feel the need to let people know they are gay? I gave you my answers, my assumptions, and if you want more, I really suggest you talk to you friends.