EXCLUSIVE: Count one prominent gay rights group as unsurprised by the gooey soft opening for Ron Howard's buddy flick, 'The Dilemma,' over the long weekend. Despite the appeal of having a huge director and major-draw stars like Vince Vaughn and Ron Howard, the film grossed a mere $21.1 million during the four-day period. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) tells me that producers alienated fans when they opted to keep the now-infamous "electric cars are gay" joke in the finished film.

"Although there are a million reasons why a film can fail, we hope that Ron Howard and Universal will recognize from this that alienating audiences isn't a recipe for success," said Herndon Graddick, deputy director of programs at GLAAD, who oversees GLAAD's work with TV networks and film studios.