Television May Be Embracing Gay Characters, But Where is the Same-Sex Intimacy [Buzzfeed]
The hard truth is gay sexuality is considered inherently more risqué than heterosexual sexuality. And that’s not limited to sex — a kiss between a man and a woman is expected on nearly every TV comedy or drama, but a same-sex kiss continues to give pause. Filmmaker Kirby Dick addressed this phenomena as it relates to films in his documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated, which pointed out a major discrepancy in terms of how the MPAA rates films with LGBT content. In a 2011 blog post on The Wrap, he wrote, “By rating films with gay subject matter more harshly, the MPAA is clearly saying there is something objectionable about gay sexuality.”
The thought process seems to be that the MPAA is protecting more conservatively minded viewers from what they might consider to be objectionable content. And television appears to be following the same model: Shows hold back on how much they depict of LGBT sexuality out of fear that viewers will protest — or, at the very least, change the channel. But representation is important, and that goes past stated identity. After all, the LGBT spectrum isn’t all about labels: As Tom Daley and Maria Bello have demonstrated, sometimes coming out simply means expressing a romantic attraction to someone of the same sex. TV is still stuck in the old model, where gay is something stated, not expressed. Because, well, expression can be scary.
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Hate to admit I laughed during the “unaired” Christmas episode. It was played so over the top and the actors seemed to be having so much fun. I feel like the whole ep was played as a joke. Even with all that I thought it was just jaw droppingly bad. So sad, no new Glee Christmas music for me this year. Didn’t care for any of the music. I’m surprised to find that some people thought it was a real unaired episode. Guess they didn’t notice Sam’s long hair. Anyway, can’t really comment on much since it’s not a real episode. Disappointed, though, because I actually have loved all the Glee Christmas episodes because they have always left me with the Christmas spirit. This one seemed like it tried to shoe horn that in at the last minute but it missed the mark by a wide mile.
Probably a very unpopular opinion but I am really looking forward to tonight’s Glee. It’s not the nature of the episode I care about, I’m just happy to have a new episode to watch and to have my favorite cast on my screen. I’ll watch the “aired” Christmas episodes later on DVD, but for tonight I’m going to try to enjoy every minute since no new episodes until February!
What is the spoiler about Kurt’s band breaking up and where did it come from? Anyone know?
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I enjoyed the heck out of this episode. I couldn’t bring myself to be overly critical because those puppets and Blaine were so damn cute. Ok, hated the Bree/Jake/Marley stuff, seemed out of place in this ep but overall really liked it. Although I hate this whole extended year, so far enjoying this season so much more than last season because it has been so much more fun, with the exception of the obvious.
I can’t bring myself to vote on my favorite 10 songs to be sung in the 100th episode. They were my favorite performances for a reason and I would rather they just left them alone.