Man Caught with Pants Down at 'Love Lies Bleeding' Screening, Gay Twitter Responds

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Twitter was... well, atwitter as a photograph circulated of a man who fell asleep at the screening of "Love Lies Bleeding" with his junk exposed.

"A 33-year-old man got busted Thursday by cops in Southgate, MI – near Detroit – after they got a call that this dude had fallen asleep in a theater during a screening of KS' 'Love Lies Bleeding'," TMZ recounted, "with the obvious problem being that his penis was out and exposed" – a tableau that another theater patron photographed before sharing the NSFW image online.

"Went to go see Love Lies Bleeding," @UglyXKorean tweeted, "and this drunk guy jacked himself off to sleep".

The photo seemed to have been taken after the house lights came up and audience members near the sleeping man had left. A jacket is visible across the man's lap, but it doesn't cover everything.

Attracting as much attention as the man's ill-timed nap and his unfortunate state of exposure were the items spotted on the table next to his reclining seat, "including two small bottles of liquor, a pack of cigarettes and his ticket," Variety detailed.

@UglyXKorean "also posted a picture of police walking through the lobby of the theater," Variety added, "and, when asked about the fate of the moviegoer, wrote that the police 'arrested him. He was sitting in the back of the car when I left'."

"The eyewitness claims the man masturbated and then fell asleep – but cops didn't quite go there," TMZ relayed. "All they're saying is that the guy they arrested was allegedly intoxicated – BTW, you can see what seems to be booze in the photo – and that he was refusing to leave."

The comments that filled the replies to @UglyXKorean's post ranged from incredulous to mocking.

"Do you think he'll mention this on the letterboxd review" asked @yamixyugi, to which @UglyXKorean responded, "It's going in mine".

Another person, @mfsgottenshook, posted: "Just posting my guys small bird like that??!?"

"I don't care that his dick was out," @UglyXKorean replied. "I care about him yelling during the movie lol."

"This is how I watched Dune Part Two," one person quipped, while another posted an an enlarged detail that showed the two small bottles and cracked, "Talk about a cocktail".

"It's his world and we're just living it," another respondent offered, while another declared, "I've got to see this movie now".

Naturally, politics entered into the conversation.

"In Bidens America, you're not allowed to jerk off in peace to a movie you paid hard earned money to watch," one person joked, while another carped, "God forbid men have hobbies".

Another posted in shock, "I zoomed in because I didn't believe you. First apology goes to my mom, because I should have known better, you , because I had no reason to disbelieve you, and me for making me see that because I DID know better!!"

Added another respondent: "Bro had a lit Thursday night, I'll give him that".

Twitter users elsewhere responded in a similar vein.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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