Below is a deleted scene from Knocked Up, which is tres hilarious (and very unsafe for work). Definitely fits with my perception that the oft-referenced “You know how I know you’re gay?” scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin is not homophobic, but a flawless depiction of a very particular kind of straight dude of my generation—guys who might best be described as sexual libertarians, who seriously do not give a fuck about their friends’ sexual orientations, who are just as easily friends with gay guys as straight guys because video-game bonding knows no bigotry. These guys, gay and straight alike, will use words like “fag” and “gay” with each other, but the straight guys intuituvely know that “My gay friend doesn’t care if I call him a fag” doesn’t mean they can use that language anywhere, with anyone, and they will “Dude, that’s not cool” anyone who thinks otherwise. They’re more likely to be stoners than metrosexuals, and they are also the fiercest male defenders of a woman’s right to choose that I know. It’s an emergent archetype; Apatow’s got his finger firmly on its pulse.
[Via Sully, who picked exactly the right bit for the post title.]