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11873 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 03 Jan 2013 at 10:26 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-03 01:58:29 PM  
2 votes:
Mike Seaver.  Totally gay.
2013-01-03 11:20:19 AM  
2 votes:

WhoGAS: Onkel Buck
We're not supposed to care right? I mean thats what we keep being told and yet we have to celebrate it everytime someone comes out.

I'm with you on this. Be gay...I'm fine with that, but why is it such a big deal these days? Seems a little insecure to me at this point.

/Straight or gay, doesn't matter...I still ain't gettin' any! :)

It's the first decade in modern history where someone can be openly gay (to the point of it being reflected in popular culture and media) without it being something that is taboo, hidden, attacked, or apologized for. There are some stigmas to get through, but a tipping point has been reached. I think it more of a celebration, not really a forceful "big deal". It's an area of media that couldn't be developed until recently, and now it's open. There's going to be lots of attempts to capitalize on the market and develop it before it becomes fully integrated into the mainstream. It'll carry for a while as the political fight continues.
2013-01-03 11:16:23 AM  
2 votes:

The following people are gay.
2013-01-03 08:42:11 AM  
2 votes:
I think Chuck Cunningham was gay.

Seriously... he disappeared upstairs, and was never seen again. In fact, Howard Cunningham disowned his son so thoroughly, he once stood up in court and said, under oath, that he only had two children.

I bet Chuck ran off with the black drummer Richie and Potsie had in their band that one time, explaining why we never saw ether of them again. Plus, the interracial homosexuality was so distasteful to Mr. C, Well, he completely refused to recognize he had a third child.
2013-01-03 04:54:16 PM  
1 vote:
Too mch gay on tv. It is part of the reason I won't let my kids watch any old tv. Thank god we now have things like netflix; and with an old crt tv that won't pick up digital signals I don't have to worry too much.
2013-01-03 02:59:23 PM  
1 vote:

Uncle Arthur gave me hope as a scared little gay boy. He was so obviously flaming, and yet he was completely accepted by his family and beloved by his niece. I was convinced I would one day lose my family and be hated by them forever when I eventually came out, so it was reassuring to see an example of a gay man who still had his family's respect and love.

Plus, he was an uber-powerful Warlock who pushed-around the uptight anti-magic Darren and teased him mercilessly. Most of the humour of Bewtiched came from watching the conservative priggish Darren being befuddled by his more powerful and intelligent wife, and it was the same with Uncle Arthur - a witty gay man in a position of power above a weaker straight guy was just not something you saw on tv.

Actually, I'm not sure it's a dynamic you see on television today, come to think of it. Bewitched was pretty subversive for it's time.

/I just watched a Bewitched marathon on New Year's Day. I hadn't seen it in decades - it was awesome. I'm going to order the dvd sets now.
2013-01-03 01:54:12 PM  
1 vote:

T.rex: I was thinking the other day... are spoons the gay items of the utensil world? thoughts?

2013-01-03 01:46:08 PM  
1 vote:
2013-01-03 01:42:20 PM  
1 vote:
Max from Happy Endings seems to be the only gay man on TV who isn't a mincing stereotype (and perhaps not coincidentally is closer to how most of my gay friend tend to be)
2013-01-03 01:28:17 PM  
1 vote:

Boudica's War Tampon: boyvoyeur: Wait a minute. Paul Lynde was gay?

Wait another minute. You mean to tell me that masculine hunk of he-man Charles Nelson Reilly was gay?

Charles Nelson Riley was a mighty man....
2013-01-03 01:10:10 PM  
1 vote:

entropic_existence: Meh, I think we are at the point now where having an awful person, who happens to be gay, shouldn't be chalked up as a bad stereotype. Besides, I'm not sure Thomas falls in to the whole "evil/immoral" category anymore, he's had a lot of growth as a character.

Well, I'm keeping honest and didn't pirate season 3 and even cut a check last week to PBS because I appreciate Downton that much. From what little I get concerning him in season 3 is that he's definitely going to be more fleshed out and we get a better peek into his life to see how it is he came to be. However, back in season 1, that initial introduction was definitely cringe worthy.
2013-01-03 12:34:56 PM  
1 vote:
Learin the gay...
2013-01-03 12:27:19 PM  
1 vote:

Buttknuckle: I'm gay! What do I win?
2013-01-03 11:48:15 AM  
1 vote:
Really? I'm the first?
2013-01-03 11:45:02 AM  
1 vote:
Tom Cruise.
2013-01-03 11:27:12 AM  
1 vote:

Boudica's War Tampon: boyvoyeur: Wait a minute. Paul Lynde was gay?

Wait another minute. You mean to tell me that masculine hunk of he-man Charles Nelson Reilly was gay?

He once ran a four minute mile blindfolded, with an engine block strapped to his back.
2013-01-03 11:15:47 AM  
1 vote:

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: madcan34: I'm so glad I don't own a television and that I'm better than everyone else because of it.

I sincerely hope that was sarcasm. I'm fed up with this "I don't own a television. I streamed Dexter last night though it was really good." You don't get to lord over all humanity because you don't use the old-style idiot box and watch everything on the new-fangled idiot tablet/console/laptop/desktop/phone. My new totally untrue elitist statement has become "I don't consume entertainment media."

bragging about not watching TV while on the internet has always been a very odd thing to brag about; especially on Fark.
2013-01-03 10:49:12 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, MacGyver's gay.
2013-01-03 10:48:22 AM  
1 vote:
But too often, says Bendix, these are small roles played by exoticized, slinky femmes. "Like, 'the other' is always going to be the other," she observed ruefully.

That's because people don't want to see real lesbians on TV. TV!=reality. The same principle applies to porn.

If I had a choice between a 200Lb, butch hambeast who's a "real" lesbian, and ScarJo saying "I Like to have sex with girls!", I...


...I'll be in my bunk.
2013-01-03 10:39:10 AM  
1 vote:
We're not supposed to care right? I mean thats what we keep being told and yet we have to celebrate it everytime someone comes out.
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