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Derren Brown to make a straight man gay

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February, 2013 | Comment icon 88 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Illusionist Derren Brown is planning to change someone's sexual orientation for his latest TV stunt.

It isn't the first time one of Derren's stunts has attracted controversy, his past tricks include a game of Russian Roulette on live television and an attempt to predict the correct lottery numbers. His most recent trick involved convincing a teaching assistant that the end of the world had arrived. Now Derren has decided to turn his attention towards something a little different - turning a straight man gay.

"I was thinking about this the other day - it would be interesting wouldn't it ?" he said. "To take a gay guy and make him straight and a straight guy and make him gay." The illusionist insists however that he isn't interested in causing controversy, despite the fact that many of his tricks tend to attract a lot of it. "Controversy has never interested me for its own sake," he said. "It's always been about doing stuff that feels dramatic."

"The television illusionist Derren Brown is courting controversy again by planning his most audacious trick yet persuading a straight man he is gay."

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Comment icon #79 Posted by ExpandMyMind on 21 February, 2013, 15:18
He was given the name 'Derren' at birth, and used 'Darren' as a stage name. What would you have him do? Change his name to seem less pretentious? And how are those titles pretentious? Illusionist, mentalist, artist, writer, hypnotist; none of them are pretentious in the slightest. They are fields of, mainly, psychology, that have existed for far longer than he has studied them; fields in which he is undoubtedly an expert. I'm not following your logic here and believe that your opinion is based on a biased, negative view of the man, for whatever reason. There are few thi... [More]
Comment icon #80 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 22 February, 2013, 3:13
I like Derren, he reminds me of the demon Crowley (now king of hell) from supernatural.
Comment icon #81 Posted by Lord Vetinari on 22 February, 2013, 7:47
As i've tried to explain, the reasons are because he's (a) smarmy, and ( a TV Celeb. Of course, the two are usually synonymous. And surely being an "illusionist" means that he's admitting himself that he is in fact actually a fake, and none of the things he does is actually real? How can someone who's made a career out of faking things hope to be taken seriously? ... Oh wait, he is in fact very very serious really .... Whereas Darren Brown makes loads and loads of money from TV shows and books out of being a professional Skeptic. But as he's a Skeptic, and is... [More]
Comment icon #82 Posted by minera on 3 March, 2013, 17:36
lots of weirdos in this world
Comment icon #83 Posted by ancient astronaut on 6 March, 2013, 15:36
Maybe he's gonna do the trick on himself.
Comment icon #84 Posted by Rye17 on 8 March, 2013, 17:34
People are so gullible now days they believe anything they see, read, or hear... I blame Fox news
Comment icon #85 Posted by The Skater Boy on 10 March, 2013, 18:12
He uses actors. The guy in the end of the world stunt was a former actor. Says it all.
Comment icon #86 Posted by burt_ie on 5 April, 2013, 4:00
I wonder if he will be using actor's again this time? I know plenty of gay men who turn straight men gay every weekend, all it takes is a shead load of beers! And how is Darren going to test this gayness? Will he allow his subject to kiss another man? Sleep with another man? I smell BS.
Comment icon #87 Posted by RigDigman on 28 April, 2013, 20:51
I think it'd be harder to turn a gay man straight than a straight man gay. It's easier to feed someone something they haven't tried, than it is to feed someone something they know they hate.
Comment icon #88 Posted by CRYSiiSx2 on 29 April, 2013, 23:11
I'm pretty sure I know I would hate another man's turd factory. I don't need to try it, I like boobies.
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