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Andy Cohen Thinks We Should Film Gay Porn in Brunei-Owned Hotels

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The resistance will be televised.

You know a true act of resistance? Filming gay porn. Ty Mitchell, he of the Saturday Night Live appearance, in fact threw the first dildo at Stonewall. Well, Andy Cohen thinks we should use that thread of resistance as an act of defiance in the face of Brunei's queerphobic laws.

In an interview with the Washington Blade, the Watch What Happens Live host was asked whether he stands with calls for a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester Collection hotels. Celebrities like George Clooney and Ellen Degeneres initiated the boycott after the Sultan of Brunei enacted laws to allow the death by stoning of those convicted of homosexual acts. After global outcry, the Sultan later announced an informal moratorium on this sort of death sentence and the punishment would not be carried out. The laws themselves have not been repealed and there has been no such moratorium announced on laws that would allow the whipping or imprisonment of lesbians.

Cohen says he "absolutely" stands with those boycotting. He went on: "I said on my show that I think the gay porn companies should start making gay porn at those hotels and making sure that you can tell where it's being made. I think that would really piss the Sultan of Brunei off. I was kind of only half joking. But of course, I stand by that boycott. But you know the workers could go on strike too, which was Lisa Vanderpump's idea and I think she's right. It's gotta hit them from all sides."

Well, with everyone on fan sites like JustFor.Fans and OnlyFans, anyone with a cellphone can get in on the resistance. A novel idea.

As he preps to take his AC2 tour back on the road with Anderson Cooper, Cohen has been on a bit of a press tour. This week, he also appeared as the first guest on Shangela's new podcast where he talked about everything from how Andy Warhol influenced him, to being a dad. He even gave some tips on preparing for the future like keep a journal as you never know when you might need those memories for a book. But of his comments, one stuck out.

When asked about receiving the Vito Russo Award at the recent GLAAD Media Awards, he talked about his current relationship to the larger gay community. "I have to say I didn't know what to expect," he said, commenting on the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker made a "really great" speech in his honor. "You know it's funny: the gay community, whenever there's press about me anywhere, if there's pick up on some of the gay blogs like Towleroad or whatever, the comments are so mean. So it felt really nice to get so much love from the gay community in that room because it's not something that you feel every day.

"Online it doesn't come at you that way."

So be nicer in the comments you guys! Andy is reading.

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