I thought this movie was completely horrible; at least the birdcage was watchable, this film deserves to be burned. That being said, I found the same concepts in both films in regards to hetero-normativity. I tried to scan the article for the line "trading in sex for comfort, change for stability, and improvised relationships for marriage are all bad deals," but I could not find it. If I was to wager a guess, I would assume he is referring to the familial structures based in both films. I found it hard to imagine two lesbians watching gay porn and lusting after men. Actually I found this to be heterocizing homosexual culture.
Read gender theorist, Jack Halberstam's, post on Bully Bloggers, titled, "The Kids Aren't Alright!" Respond to his claims that the film perpetuates the notions that "trading in sex for comfort, change for stability, and improvised relationships for marriage are all bad deals." Compare your findings with your reactions to both The Kids Are Alright and The Birdcage. Does Halberstam's quote apply to the latter as well? How or how not? Use evidence from the films and your readings to validate your points.