Isn't it possible to have a minority villain whose evil isn't directly tied to his or her minority? I don't recall the exact number, but let's say that 1 person in 20 is gay. Wouldn't it make sense then that 1 movie villain in 20 would be gay? Or 1 gay protagonist in 20? Obviously, we don't have the 1-in-20 ratio, because popular movies seem to to adhere to the thought that a straight movie goer has more difficulty relating to a gay protagonist than a straight one (which I always found puzzling, as I never had any problem relating to straight protagonists). As for Haute Tension, I was always aware that one could read two pretty opposing messages into it, but I still have no problem enjoying it as one of my scariest movie experiences ever. I am outraged and disgusted by how blatantly the human rights of homosexuals are disregarded in, say, Russia, but I simply don't feel disenfranchised, vilified, or personally offended by a movie such as Haute Tension.