'Bernie' Trailer Released - Funny Dark Comedy May (or May Not) be Gay
Here's the story behind the new movie Bernie, which stars Jack Black as Bernie Tiede, Shirley MacLaine as Mrs. Nugent, and Matthew McConaughey as the town’s blustery District Attorney, Danny Buck Davidson.
In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent. She was an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs, and she quickly became fully dependent on him. But unbeknownst to everyone in town, Bernie struggled to meet Marjorie's increasing demands, and they were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time; Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.
The trailer below looks hilarious, but did you know that Bernie might have been gay? According to Wikipedia, "Bernie is based on a 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article by Hollandsworth, "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas," that chronicles the 1996 murder of 81-year-old millionaire Marjorie Nugent in Carthage, Texas by her 39-year-old homosexual companion... According to the Amarillo Globe-News, police searched Tiede's home and found many videotapes showing Tiede 'engaging in homosexual acts.'" We left out some info in there so that we don't ruin the plot for you, but only time will tell if this gay story was included.
Check out the trailer now and let us know what you think.