The creator and producer of the show Duck Dynasty played a gay adult film star in 2001. Scott Gurney, who is billed as the creator of Duck Dynasty, starred as a drug addict who acts in gay adult films in the 2001 movie The Fluffer. For those who are unfamiliar with the job responsibilities of a fluffer; in all adult films, whether gay, straight or somewhere in between, the person whose job it is to keep the male film actors, uhm, “up to the task,” is called a fluffer. The end goal is generally achieved by keeping the male star stimulated so that he will be ready for his scenes. Gurney starred as the love object of the fluffer in the movie of the same name, which must have been heavy on plot, because it was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s dubbed in French (which means it’s fancy…right?) It was also an official selection at the Berlin Film Festival.
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson ignited a firestorm of social media outrage last week when he made anti-gay and racial comments, comparing gays to those who commit bestiality and saying that blacks were “not singing the blues” before the civil rights movement. (As John Stewart later pointed out- “that’s when the blues started.”) Many people have been claiming that Robertson’s comments fall under “freedom of speech,” a protection given to everyone in the United States under the First Amendment. However, it seems obvious that no one who thinks the controversy is a freedom of speech issue has actually read the First Amendment and/or has any idea what it means.
The First Amendment guarantees that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” Nothing in the amendment says anything about private companies not being able to discipline their employees for saying offensive things. In fact, companies have that right, and that right was exercised in this case.
Given that the creator of Duck Dynasty played a gay adult film star, and may very well, in fact, himself be gay; and knowing that Robertson views gays as “sinners,” and that he compared them to people who commit bestiality; does that mean Robertson has, all along, been working with someone he views as he would view a person who engages in bestiality? Maybe the idea of “love the sinner, not the sin” is at play here. However, a tape has now emerged from 2010 in which Robertson said of gays:
Women with women, men with men — they committed indecent acts with one another and they received in themselves the due penancey for their perversions. They’re full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, god haters, they are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless, they invent ways of doing evil.
Whew! That’s a whole lot o’ sinning in one mouthful! Given that one (and probably more) of Robertson’s bosses could very well be a member/s of this “murderous, evil” community, it’s amazing that Robertson stayed employed at A&E as long as he did.
The film, The Fluffer, is available in a rated-R version as well as an unrated version. The unrated version is described as having “slightly more nudity” than the tamer one. However, an attempt to view the clips provided online proved fruitless, as they were so boring it would be amazing if they held anyone’s attention. That being said, if you’re interested in seeing the Duck Dynasty creator shirtless, flexing his muscles and (gasp!) making out with a dude, then by all means, give it a go.
The creator of Duck Dynasty played a gay adult film star. What will we find out next? One thing’s for sure: Duck Dynasty is tearing us apart as a nation, and it needs to end soon so that we may return to matters of actual importance.
By: Rebecca Savastio