I am for the most part un-shockable and un-offendable. I laugh at jokes about gays. Hell, I tell jokes about gays. I'm not hypersensitive about pokes at the tribe. I actually liked The Bird Cage in which a gay couple is put into a heterosexual mold. They aren't the only kind, but there are couples like that. What bothers me is when people demonstrate their extreme lack of understanding of how it is. When a girlfriend of mine was talking about the "man" and the "woman" in gay male relationships without any hint of irony the frustration boiled to a point where I had to leave her presence. Similarly, the idea that "gay" is one thing and one thing only bothers me. Gay people are men and women of every stripe, culture, tradition, religion, racial/ethnic group, geographical location and time in history. To say that someone is "gay" doesn't sum anything up.
Also, media hysteria over things like gay gangs ignores the fact that gang violence is common and not something that a "pack of lesbians" started on Christopher Street.
All that's neither here nor there in regards to this: The premise of the movie Chuck and Larry is not only stupid, it is also kind of offensive. First and foremost, the idea that entering a "domestic partnership" is the resolution to making sure your kids get your firefighter's pension if you die is a huge, contrary-to-reality twist. The reality right now, in this age of the "gay marriage" debate in the United States, is that gay people are routinely denied access to things that a hetero-gendered partner would not be, from hospital decisions to pensions to basic rights of legal marriage. In fact, the real scam is marriages between out gay people and knowing hetero partners of the opposite sex.
This movie is a recent example of what Sarah Schulman describes in her book Stagestruck: gay people are made secondary characters in their own stories and heterosexuals are portrayed as heroes who save them. (The same thing happens with black characters. More often than not it's a teacher that really sticks with it and straitens out all those wild ass black kids, who, in the end, become huge successes in only the arts and worship the teacher.) I haven't seen Chuck and Larry and don't plan to, but I would bet my big toe that the conclusion provides a "humorous" moral lesson about how we should be nice to gays! And people like Chuck and Larry can have open minds and kind hearts too! And Jessica Biel is sexy!