I don't believe it's offensive to the modern gay community and I have no desire to vilify or upset any blokes who ride, or not, and are gay, I just thought it was a pretty funny flick, stereotyped for sure, but that's how it was back in the day . . . . just like John Inman in 'Are You Being Served', Billy Crystal in 'Soap', Joe Hasham in 'No. 96' or any other shows of the time daring enough to include gay characters in their storylines . . . .
I'm not sure how it was recieved when it was released in 1971, only a few years after the 'Summer of Love', but I get a feeling it may not have furthered the gay cause for equality and acceptance . . . . I don't have any real 'point' here other than homophobia, racism and bigotry of any kind is not cool, if you're gay, black, Muslim, Venusian or any other fucking thing, I couldn't care less . . . . be cool to me and I'll be cool to you.
Strange how some of these stream of consciousness blitherings take me off in tangents I had no initial idea of heading . . . . oh well, no apologies, I don't do retractions.