Great Scott, could time travel make Marty McFly gay? A recently viral video shows Michael J. Fox making a gay joke that has made this Back to The Future deleted scene quite controversial on blogs and LGBT websites.
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Back around 1985, making gay jokes and using homosexual slang as insults was completely Hollywood safe, with Bill and Ted even going so far as to call the devil a f*g. Time travel 20 years forward and the PC thought police would send their stormtroopers in if such a joke was ever allowed any screen time.
The Back to The Future deleted scene has Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly talking to Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown about their plan. The conversation gets awkward when Marty points out he may have hit on his own then-young mother in order to make everything work.
"I can't believe I'm actually going to feel up my own mother," says Marty. "You know this is the kind of thing that could screw me up permanently. What if I go back to the future and I end up being... gay?"
Keep in mind that the deleted scene is set in 1955, so Doc Brown innocently responds, "Why shouldn't you be happy?"
The scene has already become controversial on blogs, forums, and social media, with some claiming that Michael J. Fox's character made a "homophobic" joke since the character expressed fear of the idea. Others say it's still funny, but say that it was probably for the best that the scene was left on the cutting room floor.
The debate also centers around whether or not it's possible to choose to become gay. Marty McFly expresses the idea that the effect of the plan on his mind may make him gay. Either that, or something got lost in translation and his actions will somehow have a butterfly effect which forever alters his future self. In that scenario, Marty is expressing the fear of time travel changing a person to something other than himself.
What do you think about Marty McFly's gay joke?