4. The Weird Take on Homosexuality
Other reviewers have written about the creepiness of Steve Buscemi’s character, who picks up Paradise and Moriarity only to be seen through a cracked door, bare-assed, with a naked Moriarity/Garrett Hedlund above him, getting screwed for $20. Here’s the thing: the scene’s not in the book—not the screwing, not the seedy approach to homosexuality. In the book, they get a ride from the Buscemi character, who admits he’s gay. But when Moriarity suggests sex for cash, the Buscemi character isn’t interested— and it never happens. Nor is Paradise repulsed by it, as he seems here.
All that said, here’s four reasons why you’re probably going to go see it anyway.