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Jim Carrey was interested in starring in an Ambiguously Gay Duo movie

02.18.2015

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There were all kinds of fun Saturday Night Live tidbits revealed in the days leading up to the SNL 40 anniversary special, and here's one more from Robert Smigel. In an interview with EW, Smigel says there was almost a live-action movie based on his The Ambiguously Gay Duo cartoons.

The animated shorts followed two superheroes named Ace and Gay who may or may not be gay, hence the title of the comedy sketch. Robert Smigel says although he thought it would be boring, he eventually warmed up to the idea, and he was considering "a live-action one with Alec Baldwin and Jimmy Fallon.’”

Saturday Night Live showrunner Lorne Michaels was also down for a The Ambiguously Gay Duo flick, but it didn't happen because of ownership disputes between Universal (who held the rights since the cartoon debuted on The Dana Carvey Show) and Paramount.

Smigel goes on to say the project found new life in 2003 after Jim Carrey and his BRUCE ALMIGHTY co-star Steve Carell (who voiced Gary) started talking about the cartoon.

Carell told Jim that I had thought about doing a live-action movie. And Carrey just lit up at the idea.

Smigel did get the OK from Universal to write a script and he gave it to Jim Carrey, but he says "it sort of died on the vine again.” While a live-action feature film version of the cartoon is more than likely dead, there are two stars Robert Smigel has in mind for the movie.

A year ago, I was like, ‘What if I went out now to Channing Tatum and Justin Bieber?' I would go to see that.

Would you go see a live-action The Ambiguously Gay Duo movie starring Tatum and The Biebs?

Source: EW

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10:53AM on 02/19/2015
I wouldn't go to see an Ambiguously Gay Duo film, period.
I wouldn't go to see an Ambiguously Gay Duo film, period.
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3:34PM on 02/18/2015
Jim Carrey, yes. But Justin Bieber? No. Just no.
Jim Carrey, yes. But Justin Bieber? No. Just no.
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3:10PM on 02/18/2015
Jim Carey is just going to trash the movie (after he's paid, of course).
And Justin Beiber is just a bunch of bullshit!!!
Jim Carey is just going to trash the movie (after he's paid, of course).
And Justin Beiber is just a bunch of bullshit!!!
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2:22PM on 02/18/2015
Jm Carrey and The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Two things that should be left alone because their shelf life has long passed.
Jm Carrey and The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Two things that should be left alone because their shelf life has long passed.
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12:03PM on 02/18/2015
"Channing Tatum and Justin Bieber"

Two perfectly good reasons not to see it.
"Channing Tatum and Justin Bieber"

Two perfectly good reasons not to see it.
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11:20AM on 02/18/2015

So he can denounce it just before it comes out?

I don't know how Hollywood views Jim Carrey these days, but I would be leery of working with the guy after the whole KICK-ASS 2 fiasco.

I also don't think the Ambiguously Gay Duo concept could be sustained in a feature length feature.

Hollywood's still pretty homophobic at the executive level; look at the trouble Steven Soderbergh had trouble getting BEHIND THE CANDELABRA released because executives thought it was "too gay," and that was a damn good movie.
I don't know how Hollywood views Jim Carrey these days, but I would be leery of working with the guy after the whole KICK-ASS 2 fiasco.

I also don't think the Ambiguously Gay Duo concept could be sustained in a feature length feature.

Hollywood's still pretty homophobic at the executive level; look at the trouble Steven Soderbergh had trouble getting BEHIND THE CANDELABRA released because executives thought it was "too gay," and that was a damn good movie.
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11:16AM on 02/18/2015
AAAAAAAAARE YOU GAAAAAAAY?
AAAAAAAAARE YOU GAAAAAAAY?
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9:58AM on 02/18/2015
Sounds awful.
Sounds awful.
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