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(Entertainment Weekly)   Bold & the Beautiful to lick the last TV taboo: lesbianism   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 66
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2012-04-11 09:36:34 PM  
WTF is "The Bold and the Beautiful"?
 
2012-04-11 09:36:35 PM  
Subby: Bold & the Beautiful to lick the last American TV taboo: lesbianism

FTFY.
 
2012-04-11 09:42:01 PM  
...haven't soaps been doing gay-themed storylines since the 70s?

And how can lesbianism be a TV Taboo? Hell, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had both the Daxes dyke it up in the 90s. When Star Trek does it, it's not a taboo.
 
2012-04-11 09:49:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Hell, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had both the Daxes dyke it up in the 90s


Star Trek lesbian thread!

www.beertripper.com

i23.photobucket.com

ui08.gamespot.com

that last one was about to lez out at any moment
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-11 10:02:38 PM  
Does Tootsie count as prior art for gay-themed soap opera?
 
2012-04-11 10:10:04 PM  
Of course, RTFA reveals that B&B is bringing back a popular lesbian character from Guiding Light. Subby's headline is meaningless.
 
2012-04-11 10:10:43 PM  

Mugato: WTF is "The Bold and the Beautiful"?


mattwisdom.files.wordpress.com

"Obviously you're not a golfer."
 
2012-04-11 10:18:17 PM  
Sarah Michelle Gellar's character was a lesbo on All My children 15 years ago
 
2012-04-11 10:20:48 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Sarah Michelle Gellar's character was a lesbo on All My children 15 years ago


Go on...
 
2012-04-11 10:39:59 PM  

Mugato: NuttierThanEver: Sarah Michelle Gellar's character was a lesbo on All My children 15 years ago

Go on...


Her lover was killed, SMG's character went psycho, and the town of Springfield was destroyed by a dark magic.
 
2012-04-11 10:52:43 PM  
Aren't there teen lesbians on Glee?
 
2012-04-11 11:04:55 PM  
Since this is a TV thread: HOLY FARK Psych season finale.
 
2012-04-11 11:45:13 PM  
Puh-LEEZE! Lesbians are SOOOOOO 1990s.
 
2012-04-11 11:47:07 PM  

Mugato: NuttierThanEver: Sarah Michelle Gellar's character was a lesbo on All My children 15 years ago

Go on...


and ABC never let her do anything with her girlfriend besides hold hands and stare longingly at each other.

/PS SMG was damn hot as a young hot brunette
 
2012-04-12 02:14:28 AM  
Lesbians aren't taboo. The only reason they're no in more TV shows is because no one cares. Girls kissing is hot and it's been on TV often enough no one would question a bit more romance. But lesbian or straight, it doesn't change anything on any show I watch. Except maybe Game of Thrones. 'cause then you'd see them actually do it.
 
2012-04-12 02:41:16 AM  
The L Word and Lip Service would like a word.
 
2012-04-12 02:53:41 AM  

NuttierThanEver: Sarah Michelle Gellar's character was a lesbo on All My children 15 years ago


Meh. Roseanne did a dyke bar and a kiss in '94.

/ years after Martin Mull started playing a gay guy on the show.
 
2012-04-12 02:55:41 AM  

LectertheChef: The L Word and Lip Service would like a word.


And the abysmal The Real L Word would like to get a word in there too.
 
2012-04-12 02:59:27 AM  
LA Law - 1991 - Amanda Donohoe and Michele Green


i1127.photobucket.com

I thought this was common knowledge
 
2012-04-12 03:02:43 AM  
I guess maybe it's still taboo on the 700 Club?

It seems most shows have the "very special lesbian episode" the same way shows in the 80's had the drugs or racism episode.
 
2012-04-12 03:04:39 AM  
You know what the greatest thing is? When a soap gets cancelled and the soap-opera pamphlet magazines at the supermarket register lose their collective shiat like the network execs came to their workplace and personally stabbed them in the balls. I can't get enough of that.
 
2012-04-12 03:18:52 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: I guess maybe it's still taboo on the 700 Club?

It seems most shows have the "very special lesbian episode" the same way shows in the 80's had the drugs or racism episode.


LOL that reminds me of that episode of Growing Pains where Mike goes to a party and that chick breaks out the coke. That shiatty PSA at the end of the episode was absolutely hilarious.
 
2012-04-12 03:39:20 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

O hai! What's going on in this thread?
/or does bi not count?

GAT_00: Since this is a TV thread: HOLY FARK Psych season finale.


And this^
 
2012-04-12 03:51:44 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: I guess maybe it's still taboo on the 700 Club?

It seems most shows have the "very special lesbian episode" the same way shows in the 80's had the drugs or racism episode.


Speaking of, there was an early Facts of Life episode in 1979 or 1980 in which Blair accused one of the other girls of being "strange" (70s code for lesbian) because she liked to play baseball and hugged the other girls a lot.

...and then Jo came in the next season and became the second lesbian on network TV.

/Miss Jane from the Beverly Hillbillies was the first. You know it's true.
 
2012-04-12 03:55:58 AM  
Last taboo on television? Until I see the Paedobear Happy Fun Time Family Hour on pre-watershed there will still be more taboos to be broken.
 
2012-04-12 04:25:43 AM  

Snapper Carr: LA Law - 1991 - Amanda Donohoe and Michele Green


[i1127.photobucket.com image 300x219]

I thought this was common knowledge


Lair of the white worm, indeed! *wink wink nudge nudge*
 
2012-04-12 04:39:22 AM  
Wake me when iCarly does its very special lesbian episode.

/I'll have a seat right over there
 
2012-04-12 05:03:24 AM  

hammettman: Wake me when iCarly does its very special lesbian episode.

/I'll have a seat right over there


As was discussed in another thread, both Carly and Sam are legal, so you don't need to have a seat anywhere, and are even free to remove your pants.
 
2012-04-12 05:34:23 AM  
My first exposure to a gay character on TV was Billy Crystal in Soap, and IMO, it's rarely been done as well, either by men or women.
 
2012-04-12 05:36:05 AM  

Six_By_Nine: My first exposure to a gay character on TV was Billy Crystal in Soap, and IMO, it's rarely been done as well, either by men or women.


Incidentally, that probably had one of the first "It Gets Better" speeches.

/OK, the guy didn't know Jodie was gay
//But still...he got the point
 
2012-04-12 06:05:55 AM  
This headline brought to you by my Islamic grandmother.

/Doesn't have an Islamic grandmother
 
2012-04-12 06:55:13 AM  

Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Hell, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had both the Daxes dyke it up in the 90s

Star Trek lesbian thread!

[www.beertripper.com image 508x389]

[i23.photobucket.com image 200x168]

[ui08.gamespot.com image 436x317]

that last one was about to lez out at any moment


If I may?



Even the fans get in on it!

/I'd get in on them, if ya know what I mean, and I thnk you do.
 
2012-04-12 06:55:53 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Hell, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had both the Daxes dyke it up in the 90s

Star Trek lesbian thread!

[www.beertripper.com image 508x389]

[i23.photobucket.com image 200x168]

[ui08.gamespot.com image 436x317]

that last one was about to lez out at any moment

If I may?



Even the fans get in on it!

/I'd get in on them, if ya know what I mean, and I thnk you do.


Feck...here. (new window)

/preview THEN post...
 
2012-04-12 06:56:50 AM  

PizzaJedi81: PizzaJedi81: Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Hell, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had both the Daxes dyke it up in the 90s

Star Trek lesbian thread!

[www.beertripper.com image 508x389]

[i23.photobucket.com image 200x168]

[ui08.gamespot.com image 436x317]

that last one was about to lez out at any moment

If I may?



Even the fans get in on it!

/I'd get in on them, if ya know what I mean, and I thnk you do.

Feck...here. (new window)

/preview THEN post...


FECK!

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-12 07:23:48 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: NuttierThanEver: Sarah Michelle Gellar's character was a lesbo on All My children 15 years ago

Go on...

Her lover was killed, SMG's character went psycho, and the town of Springfield was destroyed by a dark magic.


I think I love you.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-12 07:26:12 AM  
It seems most shows have the "very special lesbian episode" the same way shows in the 80's had the drugs or racism episode.

They were doing special gay episodes by the 1990s. Murphy Brown, for example, had to interrupt the humor so gay guest character could preach about something.
 
2012-04-12 07:46:39 AM  
Already been done:

"Class....I'm gay."
"....again?"
images.wikia.com
/hot
//OH YEAH, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!
 
2012-04-12 07:47:26 AM  
Last TV taboo, eh? My wiccan dominatrix would like a word.

'Coming this fall, from the producers of Whitney...'

Noooooo!
 
2012-04-12 07:57:41 AM  

GAT_00: Since this is a TV thread: HOLY FARK Psych season finale.


I heart Jules.

media.screened.com

The one where she dressed in all the outfits Alicia Silverstone wore in Clueless finished me.

The season finale was a little dark for Psych.
 
2012-04-12 08:30:26 AM  
There is no such thing as gay women. Just icky gay men.

/my priest told me that
//in the shower
///it was a manly shower so it was ok
 
2012-04-12 08:36:14 AM  
It was the doom of the Ellen Degeneris show. But that was because they quit focusing on trying to be funny and were focusing on the first lesbian kiss, the first lesbians in an elevator together, the first lesbians playing canasta, and then they ran out of things for lesbians to do first that weren't mind numbingly boring (and that they could show on TV).
 
2012-04-12 08:46:06 AM  
I thought lesbianism - or at least girl-on-girl kissing - was a standard sweeps fixture.
 
2012-04-12 09:00:25 AM  
Lesbianism is taboo on TV? Then what is this electronic device I have been watching?
 
2012-04-12 09:19:21 AM  
Flannel shirts and strap ons?
 
2012-04-12 09:26:16 AM  
Hardly groundbreaking. All My Children had a major character (Erica Kane's daughter) come out of the closet in 2000 and she and her partner got married in 2009. CBS soaps have always been way behind the times.
 
2012-04-12 09:27:03 AM  

ZAZ: It seems most shows have the "very special lesbian episode" the same way shows in the 80's had the drugs or racism episode.

They were doing special gay episodes by the 1990s. Murphy Brown, for example, had to interrupt the humor so gay guest character could preach about something.


I still say Titus had one of most realistic portrayals of homophobia. I was pleasantly shocked when they let them use gay slurs on broadcast television (it was as necessary as n***** in Blazing Saddles to prove a point). It also had the best epilogue of the whole series (new window).
 
2012-04-12 09:28:56 AM  
Lesbians are relatively rare on soaps compared to gay men. Of course given that their audience is overwhelmingly female, that's no big surprise.
 
2012-04-12 09:59:33 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: It was the doom of the Ellen Degeneris show. But that was because they quit focusing on trying to be funny and were focusing on the first lesbian kiss, the first lesbians in an elevator together, the first lesbians playing canasta, and then they ran out of things for lesbians to do first that weren't mind numbingly boring (and that they could show on TV).


Hey, the canasta episode was a monumental moment in television history!
 
2012-04-12 10:05:42 AM  

Oysterman: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 354x400]

O hai! What's going on in this thread?
/or does bi not count?

GAT_00: Since this is a TV thread: HOLY FARK Psych season finale.

And this^


She played a lesbian on The O.C. too, if I recall. I remember a video clip of her from that show, where she's kissing another woman.
 
2012-04-12 10:26:51 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: It was the doom of the Ellen Degeneris show. But that was because they quit focusing on trying to be funny and were focusing on the first lesbian kiss, the first lesbians in an elevator together, the first lesbians playing canasta, and then they ran out of things for lesbians to do first that weren't mind numbingly boring (and that they could show on TV).


This. Though, to be fair, the show was already going downhill at that point and was arguably past its prime, so I don't know how much of the post-coming out story decline would have happened anyway as a result of writers running out of ideas.

Incidentally, I had never seen The Puppy Episode until I hunted it down on YouTube the other week. It's so ridiculously dated watching it for the first time in 2012--it's hard to believe that it was so incredibly controversial when it aired.
 
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