Acclaimed director Oliver Stone is convinced America's awkwardness about
homosexuality ensured his epic movie Alexander was a box-office disaster, even
though the title character's bisexuality was not a major part of the plot.
Stone was counting on UK audiences to appreciate elements of the movie
Americans missed, but was disappointed when British critics slammed the release
almost as harshly as the US press.
He says, "Once 'Alexander The Gay' came out - that was the headline - that
killed it. You don't combine homosexuality or bisexuality with military men in
"I was hoping the British would look at it in another light but it was
impossible to overcome.
"In Britain I got some of the worst reviews, next to America, that I've
got in my life."