This movie was obviously written to chalk Alexander up as a hero for the gay community. It capitalized on his gayness rather than his accomplishments. Alexander may or may have not been gay. We don't know. None of the ancient writers address this clearly. He was probably not. The gayness of Alexander was fabricated by Mary Renualt(herself a lesbian)during the 20th century. You won't find any sexual or loving relationship(other than love between friends) between Alexander and Hephestion in the ancient writings by authors such as plutarch and others. In the movie the main characters were not muscular warriors but mascara wearing whining fairies with feminine "feelings" cheering on the gay scenes. This was bad. There was an obvious uneasy feeling that Hephestion and Alexander were more than friends from childhood to death. Very bogus. The ancient writers do not refer to them as lovers or "erastes" but friends. That's why the whole gay premise is just bogus. In is written that Alexander had many heterosexual relationships: Barsine(huge relationship), Roxanne, Thais, Thalestris, Stateira and others. Only Roxanne is mentioned in the movie where he rapes her. After watching the movie, you would think that Alexander was not hetero at all. Again . . . very bogus. This movie is not worth the plastic used to make the DVD. I sincerely hope that another Alexander movie is made focusing on his accomplishments, greatness and true sexuality in the tradition of "The 300" or "Troy." I can't blame Brad Pitt for turning down the role of Alexander in Oliver Stone's movie.