A New Kind of Reparative Therapy: Fixing Monosexuality

The folks at Mr. Deity are trying a little something different this week, by highlighting a type of therapy I knew nothing about… until now. It’s part of a series called “Way of the Mister” (a play on Ray Comfort‘s show).

My favorite line: “If you’re gonna buy a lottery ticket and someone says to you, ‘Hey, I have a way for you to double your odds,’ are you just gonna blow them off?”

Love the cameo, too :)

Now, I have a sudden urge to find a banana…

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  • Grisha

    Funny, but too straight – almost linear inversion of “classical” reparative therapy stunt. 

  • Arzendiq

    I recall an old Woody Allen line: “I don’t understand why more people aren’t bisexual. It would double your chances of getting a date for Saturday night.”

    • Anonymous

      there are two sorts of people in this world. those with “chances” and those with “certainty, but selection” on a Saturday night. this explains much about Mr. Allen, as well as many bi and queer folk.

  • Anonymous

    Brian gets the creepy smile exactly right. Probably one of their best videos, though I pity them the number of actual “reparative therapy” videos they must of had to watch in order to get the satire down that well.

    • Etymon 3

      Replying to a youtube comment, Brian mentions he “did lots of research” before writing the script. It shows.

  • http://www.quietatheist.com/ Slugsie

    I call Poe!
    ;)

  • http://www.quietatheist.com/ Slugsie

    I call Poe!
    ;)

  • http://twitter.com/TortugaSkeptic A secret red slider

    My favorite Mr. Deity so far.

  • Anonymous

    I think I’ve figured out the problem with it. To be a really good satire of “reparative therapy”, we should have the sense that the people are all trying hard and perhaps have convinced themselves that it’s working but they are obviously getting nowhere with it (just like the real thing). But it seems like this version actually works, at least somewhat (i.e. Shermer’s cameo), or that the underlying theory is true (the *ahem* reaction of the reporter at the end). Cute concept though.

    • Valhar2000

      I thought Shermer’s bit was a stroke of genius. Along with the bit where Brain Dalton asks Sean Douglas if he never looks at the mirror and gets aroused.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Miles-McCullough/1026691196 Miles McCullough

    Wait, True Blood is gay?

  • cbc

    I love the bit where they’re walking down the path and he tries to hold the interviewer’s hand. 


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